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Famous Dave's

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370 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3319
+1 703-533-3418
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Basking Ridge
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309 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best BBQ, but that is hard to find in DC area. We like it and have been to a number of different "Dave's" and know what to expect. BUT, WE DROVE BY YESTERDAY AND IT IS CLOSED - VERY SURPRISED.

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Thank trvel4fun
Arlington, Virginia
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162 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ribs and pulled pork here are really good. A bonus are the various BBQ sauces at each table that allow you try out what you like best. The place itself is a bit dark and could use some updating. Service was friendly but also clearly trying to get us out of the door as quickly as possible.

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Thank Busydays
Falls Church, Virginia
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109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Famous Dave's is a great BBQ restaurant. They have a nice dining room and also do takeout. The BBQ is amazing! We go there every couple of months and are never disappointed. The Brisket burger is our favorite--one of the best burgers I have ever had!

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Thank dejindc
Vienna, Virginia
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370 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

First of all, kudos to the two staff members who made sure our margaritas were charged happy hour price when we showed up one minute before it ended. Bravo! Our server was top-notch and fun as well. He took care of drink refills, worked hard to get an answer to a margarita question and handled the details of us sharing... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Falls Church, Virginia
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Placed our takeout order online. Arrived to find out that they were out of brisket -- no real apology and an odd takeout area. No one was in the restaurant and two people just kind of stared at me when I walked in. The barbecue we got was greasy. We were considering them to cater a party, but after trying... More 

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Thank chris g
Catlett, Virginia
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We showed up with 6 for a meeting & lunch , they set us at a nice round table , perfect for being able to look & talk while eating lunch . The waitress was spot on , keep us in everything we needed & was very pleasant , lunch & the meeting went off well

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Thank cmecamp
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The second visit to Dave's and having been under whelmed on the last visit I was pleasently surprised. The hostess explained they were short staffed and it would take a while but it was not that bad. We ordered two kids meals and for the two adults shared an appitiza of wings and a main salad. It was plenty. Every... More 

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Thank Helena L
Columbus, Indiana
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

For an originally mid-western chain, this place does alright, even in a southern locale used to homegrown bbq like VA. Was driving down the Leesburg Pike and spied it going past on the way somewhere so decided to get some carryout on the way back. Got the two meat combo with chopped pork and hot link sausage with mac and... More 

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Thank interceptpubs
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Still coming once to twice a week for lunch. The lunch two meat combo is the perfect amount of food for me. Service and food meet my high standards on a regular basis. Always impressed with the cleanliness of the bathroom and the fact they turn out the lights via motion sensor. The touchless water, soap, and towels consistently work... More 

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Thank David H
Arlington, VA
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159 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My wife and I go to this location occasionally and have always been pleased. Not this time though. First I thought the service a bit slow from what I experienced in the past. But secondly and more importantly I thought our meals were not up to par from our other visits. The Mrs had the baby back ribs as usual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3319
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-533-3418

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