Famous Dave's - Portland
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Baby Back Ribs
2 slow-smoked options: Original style, with Dave's rib rub, sauced with Sweet & Zesty®; or Memphis-style, rubbed with herbs and spices, hit with a vinegar mop and served naked. 1/2 Baby (590/610 cal); Big Baby (1190/1230 cal)
Texas Beef Brisket
Hand rubbed with coarse black pepper and Dave's secret spices, then slow-smoked over hickory until its juicy and tender
Dave's Award-Winning Bread Pudding
Melt-in-your-mouth, scratch-made bread pudding, topped with pecan praline sauce, served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream
Make sure your server understands when to serve your appetizer, NOT with the entire meal!!!!
Loved the food and service!!
When we arrived for our reservation, I was told it would be a 20-30 minute wait for our table. They told me other people were ahead of me. I asked if the other people had reservations and they told me “no”. Not sure what the point of making a reservation is if it doesn’t matter. The host and front manager were very unwelcoming and rude. I definitely do not recommend this location but love the food so a different location it is! Not going back.
Service and food were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Tables were spaced, but I witnessed a patron at the next table sneeze 3 times into the air with no mask and without covering his face. He put us all at risk and I was completely disgusted. Also the restroom at this location smelled insanely strong of sewer - it was the first thing I smelled before I sat down to eat. The food itself was cooked fine. It is seasoned way too heavily with salt however, which ruins the meat/bbq. My husband also had stomach issues after the meal and barely made it home to the toilet. In all, this was our first time trying to eat out since the pandemic started, and we do not think it was worth it to eat out at a restaurant. We will not be eating out in person again, and we will not be back to Famous Dave's regardless.
Great food, great service! Early bd celebration with son
Before heading back to Houston , Texas!! WE NEED A FAMOUS DAVES IN LOUISIANA AND HOUSTON ASAP!!
Great experience! Great food! Especially the bread pudding!
Best BBQ in Portland, was looking for a good meal after Covid 19 lock down and Famous dave's didn't let us down.
The staff was helpful from reservation to chasing grandpa and his walker after he loved his meal and got away with some left overs. It was an enjoyable experience and we all were first time visitors . Thank you for attentiveness and care to my family.
Food was up to par as usual but the service was terrible! Our server couldn't get our order right starting with the drinks...just a disaster from start to finish.
I took my mom here for her birthday and it was wonderful. The service was quick and our server came back to check in with us plenty. Our food orders were correct and the quality food was delicious.
Great BBQ at a reasonable price. We always stop by Dave’s when we’re in Portland.
Husbands birthday party!
Great afternoon! Wonderful food!
Service was basic, didn’t explain anything, food portions were extremely small for the price
Famous Dave's was really nice, especially for our 7 year-old granddaughter. Crayons, a great kid's menu, and lovely wait staff - for us big people, too!
I would absolutely recommend Famous Dave's! We were there with a party of 12 and there was not a pause in service. The orders were taken quickly, the food was awesome and it arrived quickly. And, just as I asked for my check, our server had all the individual checks in his hand ready to hand out. Everyone from the front desk to the server seemed genuinely happy to greet us. Sometimes, restaurants put restrictions on groups but Famous Dave's welcomes our group and does not disappoint us. I don't think I've had a restaurant handle a group as well as Famous Dave's does.
We will be back.
We had a large group but there was a lot of space. Food was great! Service was prompt. Love the multiple barbecue sauces.
A successful family gathering at Famous Dave’s! This establishment was able to accommodate our group of 15. The service was outstanding- especially that our server was more than willing to handle 5 different split checks! They even had outdoor seating that was available for one of the four-legged members of our family.
Awesome food , atmosphere and service. I will definitely continue to eat here whenever I want some fantastic Barbecued food. The sides are tasty as well.
Great BBQ. I had the Spare Ribs and my friend had the chicken. The waitress was friendly and really attentive. I will definitely come back
The online reservation tool through Google / OpenTable worked great.
I'd never used it before, but Famous Dave's was ready for our large group.
Very easy! Thank you!
Great food, excellent staff and waiters. Food was very good. There were quite a few people so the noise level was kind of high. I recommend if you haven’t eaten here yet. It’s a great place!!
Service was really bad. We were not attended to when waiting for our table. The manager never smiled and was kind of a huge jerk! The food was good and I have had better service in the past, so I will probably give them another try, but I was not impressed this trip
When we arrived the two disabled parking spots were taken. I do not understand why there's only two disabled parking spots for a whole restaurant. Anyway we did find one nearby that was a regular parking space. When we arrived the place was very busy as was the takeout window. It took us a little while to get our salads but once we got those, the entrees were soon to follow. The brisket was divine the chicken sublime, however the ribs were dry and not as meaty as I like. I would say among the items on my tray that 80% to 90% where perfectly cooked and seasoned. The french fries were awesome and salty. The cornbread was sweet and tender and my kids tell me the hot link was awesome. As the evening went on the crowds die down and the dining experience became more intimate. A good time was had by all at this, my 56th birthday celebration dinner. Overall of course I recommend famous Dave's however I did not get my pickles this time and I wish I had remembered to ask for them. I love famous Dave's food right down to their beans with brisket pieces in them off. We will dine there again for sure.
Had a great meal with family. Food was great as always. It's nice and quiet at 3pm.
Ribs were pretty good but side dishes were really lacking . Fries were really more potato wedges and lacked flavor. Thought it strange to be brought greasy potato chips (like some restaurants bring bread to table). Not opposed to chips but they were really greasy.. This is really touristy type place and you can definitely tell it is a chain restaurant.
Fun place for a family gathering. Food is great. Service was friendly.
The waiter was awesome! He was friendly and talked with each of us! The food was good for the most part! There were a few missteps. We would go there again.
Other than a very slow hostess everything was great.
I took a group of 13 people for a business dinner and Famous Dave's was great. The service was quick and professional and the food was fantastic!
The service was excellent. Part of our party got stuck in traffic and were later than we had reservations for and the waitress was very accommodating and kept filling our glasses until the second party arrived and were patient in waiting for them to decide what they were going to order.
Over priced, too loud and waitresses have attitude
The waitress was super. She came by and was polite many times, she even gave recommendations. The food was marginal and was way overpriced.
The place was very packed (obviously cause it was a Sunday) but our server managed to help us quickly and our food came pretty quickly. We’ve been to this place numerous times and they never disappoint us no matter if we come with a big group or just our family.
We were a party of 6 with a reservation but were not allowed to sit at our table until most of the rest of the party showed up15 minutes ...so we didn't get to order any appetizers. We sat and waited for 15 minutes before we asked if we could get some water and beverages.... ordered the large family platter and then waited another 20 minutes to get our food. The ribs were undercooked and it took a knife to get it off the bone and there was no bbq flavor to the ribs or the chicken. All in all it was the worst of everything in all the times we have been to Famou's Dave. We were embarrassed that we had brought our guests there after we had said how great Dave's was.
Food is really good. We just didn’t like the service. At first I called and see if they take reservations. And the Lady says yes but online. So that’s what I did. When we arrived the worker says still have to wait 20 min even if there’s a reservation. So we waited. We noticed they keep letting people go even if we got there first. So we let it go cause we’re party of 9. We’ve been waiting for 25 min and still not seated. Checked to see if there’s available table for us.and yes there’s enough table for all of us!! We got seated when we told them. Slowest service of Famous Dave’s I ever went.
You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Portland using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Portland also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 493-9000.
Famous Dave's - Portland is rated 4.4 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.