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Famous Dave's

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1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
+1 920-991-9700
11:00 - 22:00
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Wichita, Kansas
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

The Famous Dave's in our town shut down so I was delighted to see a Famous Daves's here.. Great service and great BBQ..

Thank John J
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

My husband and I went here for his Birthday this year. We ordered all of our usual favorites (I like their boneless wings and he likes the chopped pork open sandwich) We also always get the onion haystack. It's very greasy, but always delicious and the dipping sauce is to die for. This trip was not as great as usual.... More 

Thank Angela S
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Just do not go there often enough. Excellent tender tasty vitals. Have never been let down on any count. Clean restrooms.

Thank Wazoo3
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

Always wanted to try a Famous Dave's. Went here on a Saturday night and the place was packed. We left as waiting a long time for food doesn't thrill us. Came back the next morning when they opened and are glad we did. Great service, super friendly, nice variety and huge portions. I had my wings with the sides and... More 

Thank Paul and Linda J
Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2013

Having been to both Milwaukee and Fox Valley Famous Dave's, each one seems right at home. Excellant ribs. Corn bread muffins, extra muffin no problem, attentive wait staff, Many sides, lots of paper towels to clean up with!

Thank Molly M
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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400 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

My wife and I had some shopping to do on a recent Saturday and we headed for Appleton, WI- a half hour trip from our home. We decided to have lunch there and quickly decided on Famous Dave’s- it’s become our favorite place for lunch when we’re in Appleton. We like the atmosphere, the smell [BBQ] and the food! We... More 

Thank DonnieOshkosh
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2012

Very great food, yummy food. Ribs are tender and juicy and the hambergers are great. Build your own burger bar has lots of options

Thank AppletonMumzy
Appleton, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

Good comfort food. A lot of it. Sometimes the service can be a little off but I have not been there in a while.

Thank MikeisMike
Menasha, Wisconsin, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

Had actually never been to a Famous Daves until a few months ago. The atmosphere was amazing, tons of antiques to look at, has a great vibe. I was there with a friend and we ordered a 'Feast' which had everything you'd ever want. We had more than enough to eat, everything was cooked properly, the service was timely, and... More 

Thank Jesse F
Appleton, Wisconsin
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137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

The staff here are very good, and always keep your diet Pepsi full. I recommend the Loaded BBQ Chips appetizer, then enjoy the menu. The brisket is excellet. Corn on the cob is crisp and never chewy.

Thank Gordon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-991-9700
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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