Famous Dave's - Tacoma

4.2
19 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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JudyH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They've added collard greens to their side dishes. Great choice. Always good ribs and vibes.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Truly horrible food. From the salad to the burnt ends. Even our dog didn’t like it!

BJ
BrittneyJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good. The service was good too. We had a good time.

DS
DavidnSheryl
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. The service was great. The noise level (music) was so loud that we had trouble carrying on a conversation without yelling.

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DereatriceF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The side dishes were delicious. The barbecue was good, I have had better. Nice family atmosphere. Service was great.

LG
LivinGood
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved to go out as a family to eat some good BBQ at Famous Dave’s!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

BK
vipBradandKarenAnchorage
Anchorage
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Brisket must be oven baked not smoked and not tender. Only got four little pieces. Hot link was not a hot link but was sausage. Onion strings are good. Taco was 3/4 lettuce. Very poor value.

CB
CarolynB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We used to enjoy going to Famous Dave's when it was at the South Hill Mall. Everything was delicious and the meat was excellent. When we went to the new one at 72nd St we were greatly disappointed in the meals. The meat was like eating rubber, the ribs were not as good. What happened?????

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NolaT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We had a very nice dinner, there were five of us gals, a couple of us were a little disappointed in part of our meal, but are terrific waitress made the evening so enjoyable, and she made up for any errors that we felt were wrong with our meal. I think her name was Jenny, and she's a keeper.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Remodel leaves Dave's flat. "PIG" coupons are no longer accepted. Won't be back after 10+ years of dining there.

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Gabe
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great family restaurant to get good quality BBQ, the ribs are outstanding, the chicken is perfect, the muffins are outstanding. Service is five star, the staff puts the customer first and provides service in silence, not too many questions, but always shows up right when you need them, more napkins, water, to go container. Highly recommend ordering the feast!

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was great, the food was what we expected and overall it was a great night out with my kids.

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budQ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was tasty and very good, your server was friendly and paid atention to our needs, the wilber beans were great as always, and I asked for extra corn muffons and our server was quick to respond and provided us with a plate of extra muffons.

LH
LewisH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good and the server was very nice. The restaurant could of been a little cleaner.

KB
KevinB
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not have my reservation but space was available

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Angel19
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I had issues with the open table reservation. It wouldn't modify the amount of people without changing the time, irritating.

They were busy with to go orders and or appetizer took over 20 mins.

Our server gave us the wrong food order, but I didn't notice till we had already begun to eat. I asked her if this was it and she ran away. Manager came over and offered to remove the food. That was a dumb idea because we were already eating. We ended up paying full price and talking the food home.

This location does that a lot but they closed the one near my home in Puyallup.

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CynthiaR
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great service at lunchtime. The prices at lunchtime fit our budget and we left full.

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis, our server was awesome. He was very kind to our rowdy kids and very polite to our elderly mom.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Tacoma using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Tacoma also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 722-0500.

Famous Dave's - Tacoma is rated 4.2 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

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