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Famous Dave's BBQ Ribs & Blues

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3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2647
+1 612-822-9900
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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351 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

My cousin and I came here for brunch at 1:30. They shut the brunch down at 2pm and at 1:30 everything was old or out. So, we didn't have the buffet. We ordered off the menu. My cousin had the fried chicken platter for $13 and it came with 3 sides. He said it was really good. I had a... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Generic and sweet and undersmoked and bland and this is not very good. It does not make me smile at all

Thank Alzor S
Fullerton, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were friendly and efficient. The live music was very good. However my food was disappointing. I ordered a chopped pork sandwich which was dry and tasteless. My friend ordered the St Louis ribs which were much better - tender and tasty.

1 Thank Hanepoot
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and great blues! We had brisket. Wow. Tender and flavorful. Sides were a delicious support to a fine meal. Lisa Wenger was the opening act. That lady can sing the blues. No woman in Twin Cities does it better. Tommy Castro was everything I expected and more. Painkillers made it a fabulous show.

Thank Pete Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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979 reviews
576 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

For more than a decade, our family has enjoyed Famous Dave's. I took our grand-daughter to this location, and she enjoyed the $4.99 lunch, which was a good deal. She had chicken fingers, fries and a beverage (milk). There are various other kids' options and $4.99 is quite reasonable. However, the adult menu is not a great deal. I had... More 

Thank Seniordad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

For years I've been trying to find a reason to really like this place. But over and over again the fairly expensive food is served lukewarm and seems mass-produced. Don't think I'll be there again, and it makes me sad for a locally owned chain.

Thank David S
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398 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

So good. If you are picky about your bar-be-que, you will love this place. Even on a Saturday, they offer lunch specials. Had the pork sandwich with a side for only $7. Pork was piled high and super moist. Delicious. I had beans for my side. They were spicy and good. Tried the boneless wings, my kid loved them. Good... More 

Thank southmiamijill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went as a family for a birthday dinner and ordered the Family meal deal that feeds 2-3. It was definitely enough for 3. We ordered an extra side of fries and mac and cheese. I had the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich (minus the cheese) with dirty rice. The rice is okay. The chicken was tasty. All of the meat... More 

Thank ExportLove
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Famous Dave himself comes to this location. I think it's his favorite. I Came on a Monday night once and he was having a franchisee meeting there. Was pretty cool to watch. Great food and music most nights. I always get one of the combo dishes so you can have a little bit of everything. This is the only location... More 

Thank Thomas V
Wayzata, Minnesota
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105 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoy some blues with your baby and those ribs with your baby and all your blues will go away.we can get down and have fun. Good music and good times

Thank justin l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$35
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408-2647
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Uptown
  • Neighbourhood: Uptown
  • Phone Number: +1 612-822-9900

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