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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

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1631 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-6707
+1 630-261-0100
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10:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 23:00
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beef Brisket was excellent along with BBQ Chicken. Choice of many tasty sauces. Not thrilled with the potato salad, was full of raw onions.

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Thank Jim H
Illinois
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133 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is definitely one of our go-to places for good food in a great place. We normally get the combo that feeds all of us. Great sauce. We like the roadhouse decor, and the music too. And the staff are always nice.

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Thank sellacct
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Being by myself on this trip, I was happy to have quick service. The waitress took my order and my meal was out in less than 10 mins. Pork sandwich was good and the dollar beer special was a bonus.

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Thank Tim H
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

In general I find Famous Dave's to be inconsistent, but the good experiences far outweigh the bad. Today they had a special,so I ordered St Louis ribs and catfish. The catfish was good but disappointing; I was expecting fillets but what they served were fingers. The ribs,however,were as good as ribs get. They were tender,juicy, and with just the right... More 

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Tennessee
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284 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I am from the city and state (Tennessee) where the original started. I love Famous Dave's here and it is very good in Addison as well. I must admit my pork sandwich with coleslaw did taste a bit under spiced but still good. The wait staff was excellent and the place was clean. I would go back for sure when... More 

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chicago, il
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

It seems like a bunch of freezer and/or pre-made food. Not terrible but not fantastic. Service can be questionable but can also be fine.

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Thank dnde
Wisconsin
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 7:30 pm and were seated right away. The food was typical to the chain and the service was good. They do have a full bar at this location but in my opinion their drink prices were a bit high so if your on a budget you might want to stick soda.

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Thank chrisdeann
Merida, Mexico
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Clean restaurant. Reasonable prices. Super service. Amazing food. So damn delicious. Good sized portions. Warm and cozy atmosphere. Just go.

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Thank Denis M
Des Plaines, Illinois
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was the first time for my family. It was a Birthday celebration for my Godson. there were 7 of us and we all tried something different. We were presently surprised at the friendly service by our wait staff. We were seated quickly which surprised us since it was a Sunday, but maybe we were early for within an hour... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We live out of state and Famous Dave's is at the top of my husband's list of restaurants to visit when we are in town. Our service was excellent. I wish I could remember our server's name because she did an excellent job answering questions and bringing drink refills. My husband ordered two meats and sides and ate it all.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 - 22:00
Monday
10:45 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:45 - 22:00
Thursday
10:45 - 22:00
Friday
10:45 - 23:00
Saturday
10:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1631 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101-6707
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Addison
  • Phone Number: +1 630-261-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?