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Famous Dave's

1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
+1 920-991-9700
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (7 reviews)
“potato wedges” (4 reviews)
“burnt ends” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
££ - £££
1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Over the years we have gone, this restaurant has gone from a family favorite to an real disappointment. The quality and value of the food is poor. The sauce is insufficient if the meat is over cooked and dry. The meal feels like it’s factory...More

Thank Stvb1
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The food was good and the staff was friendly but this place really needs some cleaning and fixing up. It wasn't so dirty as to make me want to leave but most everything in the place could stand a good scrubbing and some updating.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 20 February 2018

I have been a frequent customer of Famous Dave's in Roseville Michigan for the past 10 years. This time, I ordered the rip tips and fries. They served unappetizing frozen french fries instead of the potato wedges they used to serve. The reason I ordered...More

3  Thank Kimber P
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I'm adding Famous Dave's to my list of favorite restaurant in Appleton. Ribs were really good and service was kind. I recommend that place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Another money saving corporate decision it appears. Normally I would give this place 4 stars because I have eaten here for years, but at the most recent visit I discovered that they got rid of their potato wedges and went with the cheapest low quality...More

9  Thank Rich O
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Famous Dave's is a chain and the food can sometimes be hit or miss but this one is a winner. Staff was friendly and nice beer selection. Try the burnt ends.

Thank beerstl
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We had not eaten at Famous Dave's for several years. It was a special occasion so we decided to make the trip. We stood in the entrance several minutes before anyone even greeted us. They were not busy. We were seated at a table with...More

Thank Patti501
Reviewed 13 April 2017

While passing through Appleton tonight, I stopped at Famous Dave's for a late dinner (around 8:00PM). There were only a handful of tables occupied. I had a mediocre experience at this location last fall, but I decided to give them a second chance. There will...More

1  Thank skyguyWI
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I met a friend for lunch at Famous Dave's. We chose this restaurant because we had not been there in a while and remembered it as having good food. We were greeted in a friendly manner. When the hostess tried to seat us at a...More

Thank M W
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Two couples out for dinner. Meat was tough, not tender. Service a bit slow though the place was nearly empty. Restaurant looks a bit worse for wear- tablecloths torn (vinyl torn), tile walls scuffed, toilet seats in ladies' room were actually chipped.

Thank Alle
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914-5794
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-991-9700
  • E-mail
Famous Dave's of Appleton has been serving the Fox Valley Community since 1997. For the past 15+ years we have been providing the Famous BBQ that Famous Dave Anderson came up with and perfected over a 20 year period. The first Famous Dave's was opened in 1994 in Hayward, WI and there are over 180 Famous Dave's through the United Sates and Canada. For take-out, catering or dine-in Famous Dave's of Appleton is the place to be!
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