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Famous Dave's BBQ Shack

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14601 W. Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
+1 612-933-9600
11:00 - 22:00
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Wayzata, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a great casual restaurant with picnic tables and rustic decor. They have rolls of paper towels on the tables in place of napkins because the ribs are that good but messy! It serves great food and also liquor.

Thank GinnyJimRy
Litchfield, Minnesota
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Love the variety of choices on the menu! We can always be sure to eat what we are craving, be it ribs, burger, roast or brisket. So tasty and excellent customer service!

Thank andyrosie12
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We ordered take out and they put our individual names on our to-go boxes for us to identify. That is a first I have seen any restaurant do. Kudos !!! And of course the barbecue stuff was lip-smacking.

Thank Sachin G
Victoria, Minnesota
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We are solid Famous Daves fans. Good food and service along with a simple family atmosphere. Rib tips and St Louis ribs were very good. My wife's initial plate was not to temperature but the staff quickly acknowledged and corrected. We arrived before the dinner rush and were pleased we did as there is always a hefty wait on weekend... More 

Thank ganoke50
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I have eaten here many times and can attest to the best ribs in town when they get it right, however; I have had burnt or otherwise over cooked and dry ribs as well.

Thank Tracy E
Hopkins, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent place to celebrate your wedding anniversary. Menu is changing but ribs are still there :) Enjoyed every second!

Thank Maria L
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619 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my Texas Brisket lunch sandwich which comes with one side dish. Famous Dave's offers numerous sauces on the tables and each has its own distinctive flavor and character. The brisket is slow cooked and tender. Slices are thick and the portion is generous. I ordered my side dish of BBQ beans and loved the flavor. All in... More 

Thank mshbnyehud
South Dakota
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I hadn't been to a Famous Daves in a long time so we stopped in. The brisket was still great. Hubby enjoyed the ribs and the kids meal choices were better than most. The sides could use a little tinkering but I enjoyed the corn muffin. Wine prices were fair. The servers are obviously well trained and were very competent.... More 

Thank DakotaGirl18
Waconia, Minnesota
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went to Famous Dave's for a family dinner. We sat on the patio and the service and food were great! The server was friendly, fast and knowledgable (I want to hire him to work in my restaurant). The food is back to the way Dave intended. They have gone back to the some of their original items (drunken apples... More 

Thank Matt W
Minneapolis, MN
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Famous Dave's always serves up the best in Smoked meat. Ribs, brisket, chicken, plus a great variety of sides. It has a great casual family atmosphere with good service.

Thank MNPirate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 14601 W. Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minnetonka
  • Phone Number: +1 612-933-9600

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