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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

New York City, NY 10013
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We took the tour on a strong recommendation from friends, and could not have been happier... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toowoomba, Australia
A must if visiting NY

Let me start off with saying OMG what a great way to explore NY. My mom and I did his tour he... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin H
Desert Hot Springs, California, United States
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Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
New York City, NY 10013

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tour on a strong recommendation from friends, and could not have been happier! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't right for the checker cab, though we got by very well nevertheless. The tour concentrated mainly on Brooklyn where we were staying, though also ventured...More

Thank Andre1892
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off with saying OMG what a great way to explore NY. My mom and I did his tour he picked us up in his checker cab which was just amazing to see it. He took us to several places for great food....More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of four who joined Dave in his white Marathon Checker cab for a five hour tour of Brooklyn. Dave picked us up in Greenwich Village and immediately took us to pick up sausage in the neighborhood to satiate our hunger on...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm the type of person who's a little apprehensive when it comes to contrived social interactions like this. I tend to feel awkward, or, in an attempt to avoid awkwardness, I'll overcompensate and end up doing extra work to sustain conversation, which tires me out...More

1  Thank Jon_loves_VT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our tour with Dave after seeing him on the Rachel Ray Show as the centerpiece for our trip to New York. The tour was amazing! Dave thoughtfully worked around the picky eaters in our group and built a custom tour that found perfect...More

Thank MauiMeowee
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dave took us all around the Big Apple and we took a bite out of everything! The variety of food, Indian, Kosovar, Egyptian, Italian, and who can forget the frozen Key Lime pie? If you're looking to spend some quality time eating your way across...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Famous Fat Dave food tour was EPIC!!! Dave has an encyclopedic knowledge of the food scene throughout New York. I have been on many food tours in the past. Quite honestly, the thing that puts Dave's tour above all others is his incredible grasp...More

Thank Pavan S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Our private food tour in the checker cab was a total highlight of our recent trip to NYC. The food was awesome, but beyond that, Dave was a fantastic host and guide, with lots of good chat - the whole thing was a real treat.

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I went with a group of 4 recently. It cost us US$720 for three hours. The food we ate was tasty but just cheap slop. It could not have totalled more than $50 for all of us. Most of the talking was just random gossip...More

4  Thank Kim F
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Dave took us on a 3.5 hour walking tour where we ate endlessly and well, everything from Chinese ice cream, to pizza, to fabulous italian pastries. Dave is funny and knowledgable about food and the history of the neighbourhoods you're walking through, so not only...More

Thank AznDos
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Cheri S
We are going to NY in February 2016. Are the walking tours available then?
28 December 2015|
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Response from Jill W | Reviewed this property |
Daves tour was by car, I'm sure that they will be running in Feb, send him an email. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Jill
How much does the food tour cost?
24 September 2015|
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Response from LifeBeginsAt170 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on if you do the riding tour, or the walking tour. The riding tour is $US300 per person for the day. If you walk, then the price drops in half to $US150 per person. Dave pays for all the food. Worth every penny.