Famous Dave's - Rainbow

4.4
78 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition and hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available to create mouthwatering experiences! In addition to our BBQ and grilled meats, our menu features a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.

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vipLaJolla
Las Vegas
90 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Famous Tina and Famous James were amazing. The Quality of the food and temperature was not great and one of our sides the arrived after my Mom had to have her food heated as it was cold and the loaded baked potato came out as we were leaving. If you want Barbecue do yourself a favor and forget Famous Dave’s!!!

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StaceyR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very upfront when we came in about the wait due to being short staffed. Our waitress was great. The food came a bit quicker than they indicated it would. It was hot and delicious.

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vipHappyDiner
Las Vegas
57 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a very good place for Bar BQ. Food is very well prepared.

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vipSuSi
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had a reservation, host sat us at a dirty table. I went up and asked for cleaning supplies. No wait staff acknowledged us, I asked a male server walking by. He got our server. She was not a good server from the get-go. Service was poor at best. Food was good. Prices were decent for portions.

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JorgeL
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most of the sauces had pineapple. I’m allergic to pineapple, I know isn’t their fault but there were not more options in sauces

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CeriaM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

The catfish was over cooked the brisket was extremely dry and the waitress interacted with us 3 times over 1 and half hours. Will never eat here again.

JD
JohnD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was really outstanding, we will go back.

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MarthaM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great! However the noise level was too loud for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very trustworthy place. Good is very consistent, the wait staff is always very friendly.

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LatoyaE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were super busy but the waitress was very respectful very quick and very nice!

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Jimmy
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Terrible! Got there on time for our 6:00pm reservation and was seated immediately! We noticed that there were not many people seated but the ones that were seated had no food yet.
Everyone was complaining it was taking over a hour to get food! I ask our waiter and was told it was because of the amount of “TakeOut”, orders and when got caught up the people sitting at table would be served! Terrible! Store Manager really needs to be replaced! Never will go back to the store on Rainbow!

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ClaudiaSarahi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, recommended .

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Lupe
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. No wait time. Service was great. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Margot is an amazing server.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food and service

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GeneH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience great food great service will recommend the place

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good Experience for last minute booking for special occasions!

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RodK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Due to COVID, it's been over a year since we've dined at Famous Dave's, so we were a little disappointed to discover their new "look". The nostalgic décor has been replaced with big-screen TVs, which are noisy and distracting, making the restaurant feel more like an adult sports bar, rather than the fun family BBQ house that we had come to love. That aside, the food and service was great and we look forward to our next visit.

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LarryB
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was a lot better than last visit

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TerriP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendship and efficient. The food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was an excellent server and bartender! got in and out in under 40 minutes

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vipPhil
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I waited too long for my food to be served. Approximately an hour wait.

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NormaR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to dine in for first time the staff realy good Nice and clean the waitress was so nice and making sure everything was ok

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was awesome, she was very friendly and attentive!! The food and atmosphere was great, no concerns....
Excellent Bread Pudding!!!

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ThomasD
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely Outstanding
Waiter service excellent

JA
JohnA
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service was outstanding. Margo was great. The place was just meh as far as ambiance goes.

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RannelleH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Famous Nick!
Food is always great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Great food, great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great service. Clean and comfortable.

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CarmenU
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We waited 40' for a rack of ribs that was cold, the place wasn't packed, no excuse for the long waiting time

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MaryannE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I would definitely go back. It was very clean.

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vipSparkyKwaj
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BBQ was delicious. Jessie always make the experience a pleasant one when she is working the bar area. I enjoyed the ribs with chicken tenders. I took advantage of the gift card special giving two $5 reward cards for each $25 gift card purchased. That was a Black Friday special, but you can still get one $5 reward for each $25 gift card, a 20% return.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We tried telling her we had a reservation she didn't listen. But we were still seated quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service was terrible. It took 15 minutes just to get a server to come over because “ours” was soooo busy. SMH! I kept seeing employees walking around and continuously make eye contact, but never ask if we needed anything.
The food was cold. The cheese on the nachos wasn’t even melted. Our drinks took forever, once they were ordered. My boyfriend’s beer was warm. No one ever asked if we wanted refills.
However, they did rush to cash us out and get us out of there. It was a literal sh#! show! Never going back again!

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vipPattyH
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

No one knew how to check us in with the Open Table reservation.

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NormT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Next time we will wear coats, not take our grand son and will wear ear plugs. We arrived Oct 17 for our 6PM reservation, we was our name on the TV monitor at the reception desk. There was a two minute discussion about and and they sent us (party of 3) to a back room with 3 total tables. I was seated and immediately noted it was under the A/C and asked to move....she moved me to another seat at the same table. I used the paper towelling given to the table to wrap my arms so I could stop the shivering. In the main dining room we were taken thru there were covid ready booths available. We prepped our grandson about the corn muffins....he had only tasted them when in elementary school. We told him Daves would be far better....nope...schools were better.
We did not like the newish decore ...plain slabs of wood wannabe, all of the old stuff gone....and we knew about this but we agree with others....it is too bad the old days are gone. The food was good, we were torn between pulled pork and choppoped pork until we were told by our server they were the same, tho the menu disputes that. the salad was wonderful, the ribs great, the cole slaw fabulous, and yes, the pulled pork/chapped pork was really good. The drinks kept coming.
We miss the Flamingo location AND the decore on Rainbow. We were chilled to the bone, and tho the temp was 85 we turned on the heater going home.
We will go again but know how to prepare.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good Experience

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TaniaH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The young lady at check in gave me the absolute worst service I’ve had in a very long time. I attempted to check in and she ignored me and took the people behind me. When I mentioned I hadn’t been check in she told me “yea yea” luckily the young man was kind enough to seat myself and my family. I spoke to Chris the manager he comped 2 dessert for my party of 5. Needless to say we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Your chili cheese fries barely has any chili. 80% of the fries had the tip of chili. There was a decent amount of cheese but no chili. I brought the attention to the waiter and he said it’s pre-proportioned and he would charge me for another portion which I would of done but 1 more portion of nothing is still nothing. Look at your chili cheese fries and show me chili please. Maybe 3 fries had chili on it. That’s ridiculous. Beware of their chili cheese fries. Also your burnt ends are roasted cubes.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service throughout and awesome food!

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Rainbow using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Rainbow also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 646-5631.

Famous Dave's - Rainbow is rated 4.4 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Rainbow does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.famousdaves.com/LandingPage/Gift-Cards.

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.