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Famous Dave's

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$$ - $$$
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431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
+1 507-282-4200
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Each time I've. Even here I've enjoyed the food and the service has also been good. The devils spit boneless wings are my favorite!

Thank Cathy R
Rochester, Minnesota
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hostess was very honest and told us it would be a long wait so we opted for take out. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks. They need to hire a knowledgeable bartender. Stick with beer or a drink that only requires a shot and water or soda. The take out was great. Ribs were tender and meaty, the... More 

Thank hinckleydavid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find quality BBQ outside certain areas especially Texas. But I didn't have to sauce up the fatty brisket (a good fat!) or pork tips. Both well seasoned, smoked and tender. Baked beans are good but white beans. Need to teach them about pintos or Anastasia beans. Nice standard side of pickled onions, too. A nice touch as... More 

Thank Harford3
Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Roasted Chicken is to die for!! Absolutely love this place!! Service is always good and they give large portions.

Thank Tina V
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious lunch and service was great. My son had kids rotisserie chicken which moist and looked great. I had pulled pork sandwich which had thick chunks of meat with none of the fat you usually find in pork sandwiches. Beans were good and Mac and cheese was good but it was pretty spicy (it had pieces of corn and jalapeño... More 

Thank Sharon V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first time at a famous Daves Loved the devils spit sauce and the portions definately allowed us to leave full!

Thank Cathy R
Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Famous Dave's is good food but it eats like a chain because it is a chain. Good, solid food at an affordable price but not exceptional.

Thank Arielf3773
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Famous Dave's catered our daughter's wedding at the Mayowood Stone Barn in Rochester. This was an excellent experience for us. Misty and Kirt were very helpful in the planning process. Then Misty brought her team of 4 to Mayowood on the wedding day and they did an outstanding job of servicing the buffet tables and beverage station. We fed 200... More 

Thank Kristy G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Mỹ wife and I ate dinner here last evening, having never been to this Famous Dave's before. The atmosphere was like most of the others we have been to. We each ordered the smoked brisket, but different sides which were included in the dinner price. I ordered garlic mashed potato salad and baked beans. The potatoes were very good, the... More 

Thank Barry B
Schofield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great food, Good portions. Friendly servers. Good atmosphere. Handy sink to wash off the sauce beats wet wipes. Stayed at adjoining hotel and got 10% off.

Thank Jerry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 16th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901-1808
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-282-4200

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