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Famous Dave's

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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922
+1 865-694-9990
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

My daughter took me here to celebrate my upcoming birthday with a phenomenal plaque. The food is great and one of my daughters favorite places to eat. I got a full slab of ribs and the smoke flavor is one of a kind. Visit here if you are ready for a great meal.

Thank DouglasStauffer
Grand Bend, Canada
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142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

This is a very popular restaurant. We tried the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The ribs were the best of the thee meats. Looking at their menu, ribs seem to be the house specialty & they are very tasty. The baked beans and corn bread was also very good. we had a visit from the manager to ensure we were... More 

Thank 28Huronshores
Sudbury, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Great décor and better food. The food lived up to it's reputation. This is the first time I have tried Brisket and the way it was prepared made me fall in love with it. My whole family had a fun time and all left laughing even after we entered cranky and tired. Great southern hospitality.

Thank DaveBelyea
Lexington, Kentucky
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

As always, the BBQ at Dave's is the Best you can find. My wife and I did the Feast for Two, which is a sampling of ribs, chicken and brisket (or you can do pulled pork) along with corn on the cob, beans, cole slaw and a corn muffin. Awesome food!

Thank swatsp0p
Hudson, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Maybe it was because we got there 5 minutes before the closed but we asked and they said it was no problem. The food was all cold don't think they even bothered to reheat the fries or onion rings! The staff or friends of staff were there at the bar banging there feet on the stools and talking loudly making... More 

Thank 2Good2Bme
Kalamazoo, MI
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

The price was up there... not too bad, though. And the food was great, with many varieties to choose from. And walking distance from the hotel.

Thank Snickers511
Morristown, Tennessee
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161 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2014

Yes, the food is splendid. The best BBQ pork that I have ever had. The sides were also very tasty. We had the cole slaw and the mashed sweet potatoes. NO for service. We were there at 2 o'clock on a week day afternoon. They had only a few customers to serve but did a very poor job. My wife... More 

1 Thank 277CarlM
Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014

While Famous Daves is a chain, the Famous Daves in Knoxville used to be pretty decent for chain bbq. My recent visit will be my last, however. I ordered a pulled pork plate and the bbq was very dry and overcooked. The sides tasted as if they were straight out of a can. I think they the management or the... More 

1 Thank James W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

Meals were priced pretty good for the amount of food you get. The Ribs and Brisket was great. Sides were also excellent. Staff seemed a little unfriendly, but may have been just because it was raining.... I will def go back for the food.

Thank Jim R
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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290 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

It has been a few yrs since we have been to this restaurant. We got there around 2pm and it took several minutes to be seated. Once seated our order was taken promptly....it took FOREVER to get our food. Turns out they lost our ticket in the kitchen! Once they figured it out we got our food quickly (i would... More 

Thank Valerie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 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: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-694-9990

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