Famous Dave's - Rainbow

4.5
44 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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4.4
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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
10 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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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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MargieN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our overall experience was excellent.
We were celebrating my friend’s birthday. Famous Nick was our server and the bartender. He was very nice and patient with us and has a great sense of humor.

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ShatoyaJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FOOD WAS GREAT! for our first visit, plan to go back again, but with the kids next time. Place was clean waiters were friendly and attended to ever need. Social Distance was practiced at the location we visited overall a nice place to go out and eat at an affordable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with the amazing bartender/ waiter.

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NightOut
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went to a late, reserved dinner. The food was great. The service was good. We will be back.

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asher
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beef ribs on your menu would be a welcome addition

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vipNVlady
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Right now, one of my top criteria for rating is safety. Not only was Famous Dave's following all the protocols, they also took temperatures.

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Yeyita
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What I love about this place is that team members are taking safety very seriously! 😊 thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service and the food was great.

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LisaU
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a long while since we ate at Famous Dave's. They did not disappoint. My husband enjoyed it immensely making it perfect for Father's Day. The service was excellent and food delicious. We will definitely be returning.

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LarryB
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was great. The ribs and brisket was exceptional

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PatriciaS
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Your ribs were great.Service so so. I will come back for the ribs.

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TrishaB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife are so glad they are open with some of the best Bar B Q. Great people and Great food

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ZeroCustomerService
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation online. Me and my husband walked in and no one was at the podium or in the entrance. We stood there for over 5 minutes counted 5 employees who walk right past us and did not say one word. So we left. There was no customer service, we will never go back

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JerryBruce
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have always loved Famous Dave's BBQ! We are leaving very soon for Kansas City, MO where they have wonderful BBQ, too! We were so glad to have the opportunity to dine there before our trip. We'll certainly see you next winter, when we return to Las Vegas.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday party for fifteen, there was another one going on at the same time. It didn’t effect the service at all! The Waitress was really efficient and brought out the food hot. We were all served at the same time due to the team work of the wait staff. The food was very good and I’m glad I decided on Dave’s. 8 people, $213 +$45 tip. (The other 7 people were on a separate check). Not bad for drinks, appetizers and dinner. $28/pp

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xmasbabe
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were a group of 12, we are retirees and we were happy that we were seated at a kind of semi-private room. which gave us a chance to laugh, tell stories etc. without interrupting other customers.
Food was great, price of our meal were excellent. We will do it again soon
Our waitress was very accommodating

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Florance
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, appreciated we could order meats a la carte. Famous Nick gave us great service.

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thank you for giving us five!

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Aymmmm
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I hate to say this because we were huge fans of Famous Dave's, but this was not the best experience. In fact, I don't think we will be back. I had made the reservation in early afternoon for dinner, and when we got there, our table was given to another party. This upsets me because they didn't take the time to make a reservation. They just had a bigger party. It was my father's birthday so I didn't say anything. We had to wait a couple of minutes but were seated after they got the table ready. The biggest problem were the tiny red seats. My parents had a problem sitting in them. It was such a problem, it was impossible to enjoy dinner. The staff was nice, but our waitress was not up to par with the menu or pretty much how things worked. The man that sat us told us about the free chips with BBQ sauce that was new to us and to ask the waitress. She didn't know what we were talking about. She brought chips after our appetizer and didn't say anything. Then the food came and I'm sorry to say, disappointed. Three of us had ribs and mine were overcooked and dry. This has never happened here. The famous muffins didn't taste good which is shocking. My dad and I got brisket, his was perfect but mine was mostly fat. My mom got the catfish which was her favorite, but it tasted terrible. Had a bitter taste. Most of us didn't eat much and took it home. But the most disappointed thing was when I reserved our table, I mentioned it was my father's birthday and they didn't do the birthday song. They did it to the table behind us for another party but somehow forgot our table. I didn't bring it up because my dad wanted to leave. I didn't talk to the manager because I didn't want to upset my family. We come here often, but it's my dad's favorite place and have been coming here for his birthday every year for as long as this particular restaurant has been opened. We are such fans that I had this location cater my brother's reception dinner years back. So it's sad to end it like this.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie was our waiter and was amazing! Great service great food!

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vipVanB
Las Vegas
109 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We had not been there in several years--and the ribs we ordered were not at all like before.( The St Louis Ribs) They were rather dry( lots of choices of sauces on the table to be used, however), and were really quite spicy, a lot more "heat" than we remembered, and therefore not very enjoyable. The service was good, and our server offered to replace the ribs with something else, which was nice, but having eaten about a third of what we ordered, we declined her offer. The onion strings, however, were really excellent, so we finished those, ate our "sides", paid the bill and left.

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vipMeandGuy
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab-u-lous!! Yum! The beans are the best yet and the meats are done to perfection. Definitely a new regular spot for us!

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thanks for sharing the love! We hope to see you again soon.

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed great food with the dinner platter, and very good service. Seeding was immediate and so was the start of service.. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes great BBQ, beans, coleslaw, and fabulous steak fries with the lightest & very tasty seasoning. The fries were crispy on the outside as we requested with a full potato flavor on the inside. BEST Fries in the Las Vegas Valley and all of the many states where I've lived & visited.

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you for all the BBQ love Jeff! We hope you come on back and visit us again soon.

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DebraD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been there for the first time last week. We arrived at about 4:30pm. Was not to crowded at that time. We loved the decor, and the food was good and reasonably priced. Staff was prompt and friendly. Will be going back.

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JennieZ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the food to the staff

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Rick
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrived a few minutes early go reservation
Waited 20 minutes for table. Restaurant was not full. We waited 1 hr and 20 minutes for our food after we ordered. Food was cold when served. Wait staff was not very attentive. Very disappointed from a restaurant we love. Food was cold when served.

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vipFrankM
Las Vegas
54 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

we went to Famous Daves on Rainbow in Las Vegas, we got seated promptly, in a back room so the noise level was acceptable. The waiter we had was a little disengaged, orders came out sporadically, 3 of us had our dinner but the fourth waited another 5-8 minutes for hers to arrive. Getting him to our table was tough, long duration of time between visits. our area did not seem especially busy so I don' t know what the issue was.

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CindyA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always pretty good food but the draft beer was very bad. Coors light AND Blue Moon tasted funny. Exchanged the Coors for Dos Equis & still was not tasting right.

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ASdiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quick service. Super friendly

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thanks for your review! We're glad to hear your enjoyed your visit.

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JazmineF
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The lady that waited our table was wonderful...we had a large group and she accommodated all of us!!!
Thank you so much...I hope the tip I left showed my appreciation!!!

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on February 18, 2019

Hello Jazmine! We're happy you all enjoyed your meal with us. We're always happy to have you over for 'que whether its a small group or a big one. :)

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MeredithM
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food is average. The atmosphere is wanting. The service was great.

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Do Dave's several times a year and always have a group and they can easily handle large groups

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vipOpinionated
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best barbecue, and surprisingly serviced, I have had in years, we all said we need to start going more often !!!!! 💗💗💗

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on November 28, 2018

Hey, thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it as it helps us ensure us in giving you the best BBQ experience you deserve. Come back and visit us again real soon! #getsauced

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Michael
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving Day meal there. The atmosphere was very pleasant and the service was fantastic. The staff was very pleasant and gave my family that "welcome feeling". We will definitely visit the establishment again.

Famous Dave's - Rainbow
Responded on November 28, 2018

Hey, thank you for your feedback! We appreciate it as it helps us ensure us in giving you the best BBQ experience you deserve. Come back and visit us again real soon! #getsauced

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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 4.5 stars by 44 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.