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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
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kodak, Tennessee
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

Got the Tuesday special for two and it was sooooo good. Sides were amazing and atmosphere was great! Will def be going back.

Thank Travelingduo425
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418 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

It was literally a dark and stormy night when I was travelling through Greater Knoxville and found this outpost of Dave's, and I was glad that I yielded to temptation. I have positive memories of Dave's from other locations, and this one was consistent with them. The ribs are good, there are choices of comforting draft beers, and the staff... More 

Thank Gus B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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264 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

I have to say probably some of the best ribs in the Knoxville area. I have colleagues coming in from out of town and love to visit this location. This time food was outstanding as always and service top notch. I highly recommend this restaurant. FYI order the ribs!!

1 Thank wade c
Knoxville, Tennessee
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

Famous Dave's is not the best BBQ. We had that in Austin, TX. But Dave's is a consistent BBQ in Knoxville which puts it above the competition. The staff is friendly and helpful and the sides are pretty good. We're not big sauce fans meaning we don't want extra sauce on our BBQ and they always accommodate us in that... More 

Thank tk669
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

The best selection and most delicious sauces we've ever had! Brisket so tender and tasty, riblets smoked to perfection, large pieces of chicken, and a great deal for a fantastic pork sandwich. The best bbq in Knoxville!

Thank momofall12
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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144 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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 8 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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46 reviews
28 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

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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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?