Famous Dave's - Thornton

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11 reviews
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WELCOME TO THE LONGEST-RUNNING BACKYARD BBQ PARTY IN HISTORY! We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. Reserve your seat now and join the best BBQ party in Colorado.

MADE-FROM-SCRATCH GOODNESS! A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection.

FAMOUS DAVE: HE’S THE REAL DEAL! Raised by Southern-born BBQ lovers in a world of street-corner barrel smokers, Famous Dave spent 25 years visiting thousands of BBQ joints. After decades pulling his own all-night cooking sessions, he felt he was ready to open his own BBQ place in 1994.

AMERICA’S MOST AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT! Our passion for BBQ is famous! We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!
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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

I checked in and the host let me know that the internet reservation service was not working I had to wait for an additional hour, the waiter made the night a little better

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

On our visit they were temporarily not serving alcohol. When checking and letting the hostess know we had reservations on open table we were told that their system was down so we waited an additional 15-20 minutes. Once seated, waitress attended to is right away however for a party of 2 we should not have had to wait for almost an hour for our food.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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JM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved using Open Table for reservations! We always enjoy eating here just not fond of the wait!

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N
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

While true BBQ pitmasters might not be keen on sauced meats, this is good food in a fun atmosphere with great service. Predictably delicious in every state I’ve tried at every restaurant. It’s good , hot, and served pleasantly. Brisket lovers from Texas will not spit it out, but they should stick with the ribs and pulled pork. The chicken is alsoalways juicy and flavorful. The burnt ends are fine for the rest of us. I wouldn’t pass up Nordy’s up north on the interstate or GQBBQ south on interstate or especially Wayne’s off 36 in Superior for great brisket and legendary smoke rings,but for a late night quick bite with some smoked meat and great sauce, you can count on Dave’s to deliver

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Good!

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CT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to make reservations, which not too many places allow anymore. Service and food were great.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

A good restaurant to take a large family group to eat for a reasonable price .

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Phil was very good, however the food came out very dry and tough. Compared to other times when we’ve visited this was just bad.

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AT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Made a reservation online and we got there and they told us they don’t do reservations online . Took another 20 minutes, then our food came out at different times.

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RI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome servers? Worked exceedingly well with our large party (10) special requests and was very attentive.

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