Famous Dave's - Rainbow

4.4
58 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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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 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
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely Outstanding
Waiter service excellent

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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!

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

Great food, great service

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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
4 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
13 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
3 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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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
18 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
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beef ribs on your menu would be a welcome addition

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vipNVlady
Las Vegas
15 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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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 58 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.