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Famous Dave's

1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
+1 253-722-0500
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (28 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This might be sort of a chain restaurant but they have some of the best bbq I’ve ever had! The ribs and chicken are super clean and prepared well; happy hour is so good and great value for the money. You can also have a...More

Thank DorisWalkins
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here for dinner. Was so disappointed that they changed their potato wedges to regular French fries. They usually have the best potato wedges and was one of the things I looked forward to eating there. The pulled pork, ribs, slaw, potato salad and...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A group of us had a surprise retirement party for one of our co-workers. She was surprised. There was 12 of us, so we had a big table. We ordered our drinks, then our meals. Drinks came out right away. Our food came out in...More

Thank teenytinyterri
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Food was great with a huge variety to choose from. The "platter" we took for 4 - 6 people was enough for 8 people.

Thank Baneta100
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Dining with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, we had a special year end dinner at Famous Dave’s. As the group was extremely large we had one of the rooms reserved for all of us. Approximately 50 of us enjoyed a great evening eating dinner...More

Thank Tuckr2
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The nice thing about this franchise is you know what you are going to get, whether it is in Tacoma, Bozeman, Billings or Missoula. The food is good and it is always a pleasant place to eat.

Thank 1949Whisler
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Every year my wife hosts bunko at our house - it's my night to out by my self. I went tonight and the bar person remembered me and even what I had for dinner last year: ribs. this year I had the catfish fingers and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped off en route back from a long day hiking in Rainier NP. Extensive menu, good food without a long wait, nice atmosphere and lots of leftovers for the next day! Nice change to the standard chain restaurants.

Thank sm1710
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Traveling through Tacoma, I visited Famous Dave's. Had always wanted to check out one of his restaurants as I participate on a BBQ team and am a KCBS Certified BBQ judge. The restaurant itself was pretty neat with cool décor and unique bar. I ordered...More

1  Thank Jay V
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Eaten at other Famous Dave's , each is always a little different. This one was ok and had a good beer selection

Thank USATraveler1000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-722-0500
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