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Famous Dave's

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26478 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4653
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Temecula, California
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Family birthday celebration, 8 people. Seated at two tables shoved together of different heights, with slanting ends. Restaurant was nearly empty, 2 tables occupied. Waited 1/2 hour for beverages to arrive and to have orders taken. Server returned and said they had no chips or wings. Had attitude, was argumentative. Another family arrived and were served immediately. Server brought me... More 

Thank BlDaHu
Vista, California
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My wife and I drove to Temucla from Vista to see the Christmas Lights. We needed to eat so we swung by here because they shut down the Famous Dave's in Vista. We shared the feast for one. We chose to get double rides because they were about to close and were out of chicken. We had plenty of food... More 

Thank Phil_and_Sandy_2008
Murrieta, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Sangria (RED ONE) was nasty. I'm fairly new to drink sangria and the one I had as far as I could see and taste wasn't one.

Thank dlloyd0808
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338 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

With a name like "Famous Dave's" how could I resist? It was a Friday night and the place was empty which should have been an indicator of the food. The waitress was great and took the time to explain the difference between the sauces. I ordered a combo which had chicken, ribs and brisket. The chicken was outstanding but the... More 

Thank joefromjohnsisland
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

While in Las Vegas knowing I was driving back to San Diego, I made plans on eating very little breakfast because I wanted to be good and hungry once I reached Temecula to each lunch at Famous Dave's. I'm so glad I did. My wife and I ordered the Feast for Two and a feast it was. It came with... More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Before I begin I just want to say that I rarely give food spots 5 stars (see previous reviews). So for me to give Famous Dave's a 5 star rating is saying something. I actually have been here a couple times now. I recently went on a Lunch date with my wife and as expected the food and service were... More 

Thank rbrown081
Temecula, California
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324 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Finding a very long wait time at our original destination for lunch around 1 on Mother's Day, my daughter secured a reservation here that required very little wait time. We were seated promptly as promised, but from there on things drastically slowed down. Our waiter (and those assisting) seemed earnest, but things were repeatedly bungled. Drink refills were slow in... More 

Thank Les J
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Received Poor service and food from another Rib place with initials Dickey's(Are thet related?) A couple dollars more and well worth it I got the Rib and Meat dinner...Still smiling in my mouth.

Thank matt m
Temecula, California
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324 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We arrived about 15 mins early for a 4:30 pick-up time for a Christmas Eve catering package for 15 people. It appeared that one very hard working lady was in charge of retrieving these orders & the bar area. A number of others were also picking up their to go orders. It was 5:15 before we were finished. (To acknowledge... More 

Thank Les J
Temecula, California
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241 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Let's face it. Cap'n Tar is more likely to be reviewing fine dining but on a dismal, rainy Black Friday in Temecula, we circled the Promenade and found this place next to Hallmark. Now since Kelly is British and not a sports bar groupie, this was a stretch. She ordered the braised beef tacos (salsa killed her), and I did... More 

Thank tarstmartin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26478 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-4653
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?