Famous Dave's - Reno

4.4
50 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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What 50 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Michelle
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother's Day with my kids and Boyfrend

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renoactor
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time when you want barbecue. Great selection and great service from Elva.

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JasonH
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the price was great for what we ordered. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! The brisket was some of the best I have ever had!

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JanE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salad dressing on the Sassy salad was too sweet for me, but the brisket was delicious

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RobinS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only problem we had was that there was a lot of food on the floor under our table which made it very slippery and that our table was pretty wobbly. Our waiter was excellent and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The burnt ends are gross! It’s not even fresh meat. Disappointing!

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tomb
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the ribs and onion strings. Caesar Salad ok, way too expensive for what you get.

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MaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had to wait too long for the check. Otherwise it was great and so were my leftovers.

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vipGeeW
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Homey place

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Mare
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

So nice to dine in!!! Prompt friendly service. Will return

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KristinD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, good food and fairly priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome would definitely recommend

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FoodLover
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I absolutely love the food at this restaurant. I ordered a cocktail the night that I went, and on my second sip, a super long hair came through the straw. I cannot look past this because it's just one of those things that really really bothers me. They didn't say anything and gave me the one drink for free, but I feel like I should have gotten either more, or the staff showing some type of empathy. I will still eat here because there isn't another place that is comparable food wise, but it will only be togo.

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LisaP
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and they have a lot of different choices on their menu. We go there for the ribs and haven't been disappointed ever. I would prefer they serve the corn muffins warm, but they're still delicious!

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vipJRRP141228
Tahoe
35 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Consistently good food and service - really enjoyed my dinner - thanks!

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MoisesT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica was really nice and polite. Super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq I’ve had in a long time and the amount was a great value! Hard to find with bbq

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JimL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and the very best service! All the bartenders are best around town.

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vipSeanL
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, brisket was amazing

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blues2
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

usually the food is very good, today not the case. brisket was tough with no flavor and the hotlinks were charred. We ate in the bar with Rob, excellent service as usual, he is truly an asset. atmosphere was good. they have a good draft beer selection.

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Nashville
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly Staff and Great Food! Been here several times and has always been wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a high quality experience. Great food. Friendly staff. Comfy booths.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Food was awful waitress was awesome. My husband was sick to b his stomach as soon as we left.

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ChristopherP
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was quite bad and we eat here 2x a month. We shall not be returning.

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vipCharlotteD
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Ribs tasted good but did not fall off the bone and were a bit chewy and soup off the menu? Server was very nice, Ashley!!!!

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Seefu
Tahoe
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Good food and good service. Brisket sandwich was excellent. So much so, I ordered takeout for dinner!

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Nashville
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh cooked absolutely perfect! Server was very kind and right there if needed anything

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vipSuzanneB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was delicious! The server was very good- prompt and cordial. They sat us right away, and the private separated booths felt very covid safe! Highly recommended- looking forward to coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Good food and great service

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is very good, the Cheese Curd appetizer were great. The service was great at the beginning but was lacking after we received our food. For the Veterans out there they give a Military Discount.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve with my wife

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GayleA
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was perfect

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kirkm
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I am sure that Famous Dave’s had to make cuts. It was an entirely different experience than the last time we are here.
The buns on my daughters burger fell apart before she could eat it. It appears they are using a cheaper bun. I get it. The chicken was extremely dry. Could not eat the 2 pieces from our appetizer. My wife’s burger was disappointing. The chicken was also very dry. Her bun also fell apart. They did not do that at prior visits.
The food was brought out in a timely manner. Our server could have been more friendly.
We did buy BBQ sauce and pickles. Those are always great.
I did watch an employee sanitize each table after a seating. That was great.
We will try other BBQ places in the area.

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Gramacia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner at Dave’s with our young grandchildren. They loved the kids menu and the adult menu is delicious also. Our waitress Ashley was great.

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GeorgeN
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Reservation made for 645. When arrived, we were told they were 45 minutes behind schedule.

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StBerry
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always have had a very good experience at Famous Daves, wheter dine in or take out. Ribs are always tasty and the sides are excellent. Servers are always responsive and on top of their job. Drinks can be a little slow coming out ot he bar area, but they're excellent when they finally arrive.

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vipLonghorn
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Disappointing first visit...brisket and smoked turkey were awful. The pulled pork and link sausage were good. The corn muffin, coleslaw, beans, and potato salad were very good. Overall, definitely not worth the price point. Fortunately, I had a very good server (Ashley) and the staff were very nice, but it's going to take more than that for a return or recommendation.

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love the signature sodas.

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Myke
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

It’s a Famous Dave’s. Burnt ends all day long and the beer was cold. The one star off was only because they were out of several sides.

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MaryM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food is very mediocre. Service and ambience was excellent.

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Reno using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Reno also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 800-3488.

Famous Dave's - Reno is rated 4.4 stars by 50 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.