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Famous Dave's

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201 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in while visiting the city for a quick dinner at the bar. Restaurant was busy and it took a few minutes to be greeted, but bartender was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about local craft beers and the menu. Food was quick and hot. Manager presence all over the place during my visit. Whole staff was pretty engaged.

Thank Chris O
Lincoln, Nebraska
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We ordered take-out for our early Christmas meal for 13 people. The food was hot and delicious and surprisingly not expensive. We ordered the family feast plus another feast. Both were good values and very good. Would do this again!

Thank Gloria V
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We always stop at our favorite restaurant but this time I decided to stop and feed the kids and the Man in the family. We enjoyed our visit customer service is great the bread pudding which I've never had before ever it was great .thank you Famous Dave's for being part of our very great visit in Sioux City

Thank Escobedosalon1187
Bismarck, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I've tried this chain a few times before it was ok. Well the Rib Tips family size was near perfect, that's a lot coming from me. What was challenging was the sauces, plates and napkins took 2 trips to get them at all.

Thank Nick S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I have tried this place several times and every time I leave I say I am never going back. Food is overpriced for what you get. I usually get brisket and Cat fish fingers the last few times the brisket was all fat not any meat what so ever. I know there is fat but there should be some meat.... More 

Thank Sarah E
Bismarck, North Dakota
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent BBQ at a reasonable price. I have eaten at many Famous Dave's and the food is consistently good. Recommend the ribs and chopped pork.

Thank HAL101
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If there are no more than 2 of you in your part, ask for the worst seat in the house. It is actually a nice, private table and it comes with a free dessert!

Thank Hans K
Altoona, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The line was out the door at 9pm still. We opt'd to sit at the bar. They only had one bartender on, so she was very busy filling orders from the other wait staff. She was eventually able to get to us. Very knowledgeable of the menu and drink selections, offering up ideas. Pleasant and clean place, would go back... More 

Thank Crispypc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It is a restaurant that offers delicious food and good value for the money. It is busy. The staff is friendly and every plate is good, I think. The beef tips are a good choice

Thank GHarycki
Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just what you would expect from a chain BBQ restaurant. Service was friendly and fast but the food is nothing special. The BBQ Ribeye had a nice smoky flavor but was so salty and over seasoned it was not a pleasure to eat. I figured if I ordered something expensive I would get an above average dish. Nope.

Thank Carl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 201 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Sioux City

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