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Famous Dave's - Sioux City, Sioux City, IA

Famous Dave's - Sioux City

4.5
4.5
25 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (712) 277-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Sioux City
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Value

  • Iowa

    Kid-friendly

  • Iowa

    Good for groups

  • Iowa

    American

25 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service all the way around. The host was awesome on the way in and held the door for us on the way out. Our server was just as attentive and accommodating as he needed to be. Kudos to this great team!
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on January 29, 2024
    Hello! We`re so grateful that you took the time to share your feedback with us. It's our pleasure to serve Guests like you. Have a wonderful day!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and good service at this restaurant!
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on January 24, 2024
    Guest - Sauce'some! That's what we like to hear. Stop by again soon!

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  3. LynR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. We will be coming back. Very good food.

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  4. JamesO

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the ribs were incredible! Need more domestic options on tap, like Busch Light.
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on December 31, 2023
    JamesO - Good service and great barbecue are at the heart of everything we do! We always appreciate comments like these. Thank Que for the recommendation! I will look into it!

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  5. JillH

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat when you want to attend a show after dinner. Good food and nice ambience.

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  6. RegularJoe

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Much of the food was great. The chilli I thought could use some more meat. I ordered the Smokin Ribeye at like $29 and asked for it to be medium well. It was very rare. I was very disappointed in the steak this time around. The waitress wasn't around as much as would have been preferred and there were not many patrons in the restaraunt. Overall the visit was good despite the few concerns.
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on December 7, 2023
    RegularJoe - We're sorry to hear that you had a less-than-Famous experience. We're still serving the same authentic BBQ we always have, and hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's another chance. Next time you are in ask for a Famous Manager to stop by your table. That way we can make sure to make it right for you! Thank Que!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We met as a group. Wonderful service and very friendly server. Service and food both very fast. We all enjoyed our time there.

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  8. HollyM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. We had a group of 15 and the food came out in a timely manner. Our server was on top of it. He refilled drinks and he was observant.
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on November 10, 2023
    HollyM - Thank 'Que for stopping by! We always appreciate comments like these.

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  9. Autumn

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a large group but it did take a long time to get our food. It was not very hot when we got it. Could have been a little better.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive staff. Quiet and clean. Food and drinks served promptly. Refills without asking.

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  11. StephM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress. She checked on us several times. The food was wonderful! We had a party of 10. Ordered two of the $78 platters. Plenty of food for all. A good time was had by all. Thanks!
    Famous Dave's - Sioux CityResponded on October 23, 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review about our staff! We're delighted to hear that they provided you with great service. We pride ourselves in providing the best service and food in order to deliver the best experience possible for wonderful guest like you! Hope we see you again soon! 

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of 13 and everyone was extremely well cared for - food and drinks were always there- she did a great job. Food and service both great !

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was very helpful and patient with the large group

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  14. BodieG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good for family get together when bbq is what you need & relaxing energetic atmosphere is what you want!

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  15. AlejandraF

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation for 5:00pm and didn’t get a table until 6:00pm. Multiple food orders were incorrect. We also got an order of ribs that were burnt to the point that there was no actual meat on them, just 100% black.

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  16. Tmarie

    South Dakota

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold waitress did not ask until one of us had tried everything The Cesar salad was excellent but the entrées were a disaster we were sad but did not complain they were a tad bit busy and we both decided to walk away and chalk it up to not return

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  17. KremlacekA

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there 15 minutes early to check in. 3 times different people told us they were putting tables together for us. Finally the 3rd person actually did go put tables together in the empty upstairs. We were the only people up there. Several empty tables We were seated at 4:35... rsvp was 4:00. The server forgot to bring 1 of our 13 people his food. When it was asked about there was no apology and the plate brought was cold. Another person had to walk into the kitchen area and get her own soda because it was never brought.

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  18. DanaD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated quickly, the waitress gave excellent service.

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  19. TaylorK

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I'll start by saying our server was amazing. She was extremely accomodating and just happy to be there in a genuine way. I requested a 16 person table for a 60th birthday party. I put in this request 2 weeks before the planned date. They split us up into three tables near each other - not happy. My brisket was extremely fatty. Our server was the best thing about the place.

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  20. RegularJoe

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great with the dining experience. The server was friendly and efficient. And the food was great. The only issue was making a reservation. I had a party of 9 which Open Table said couldn't be accomodated until 8pm when I wanted the reservation for 6. I was able to make two seperate reservations for two tables and asked in the special request section that the tables be next to each other which Famous Dave's easily accomodated. Seemed like an uneccessary step to create two accounts and two reservations. Luckily it all worked out.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious but portions for price was pretty small. We had a reservation for 1230 and when we got there they had seated somebody else in our section and said they were just waiting for them to leave. We were 10 minutes from our reservation and they had even ordered yet. Luckily we had less than our party than expected and they sat us in a different spot. Not the spot promised and arranged previous because of my mom's health issues. Our waitress kept forgetting our order screwed up our food brought the wrong wine and forgot one of the beers for our table. But yet they included the full percentage of the tip in the final price of the food. We had a good time with family and the food tasted good so we didn't complain but will probably make our reservations elsewhere next year for our family gathering.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Reading the menu my wife and I decided to split the pick 3 . We picked the ribs, roasted chicken and catfish fingers. . Upon arrival of our food we received 2 ribs for $1 upcharge 2!! and a 1/4 of a chicken… NOWHERE on the menu does it say your portions are smaller if you buy more. .. seems like a scam to me! It says 1/2 a chicken on the menu .. and 2 ribs!!!! WTH I paid more for products and got less!!?? Makes a lot of sense. We won’t be back

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We set a reservation for 4:45 and we didn't get seated for 1/2 an hour.

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  24. JennyW

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I made reservations. It asked me if there was an occasion which I answered yes, a birthday. No mention of by staff & no free dessert. Not sure why even asked then. HBD to me.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was fantastic. It was for grandpa's 88th birthday and one the great grandkids will never forget. He got his fill of food and drink!

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Sioux City using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Sioux City also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Famous Dave's - Sioux City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (712) 277-8800.

Famous Dave's - Sioux City is rated 4.5 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Sioux City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Famous Dave's - Sioux City

201 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sioux City
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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