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Famous Dave's

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201 Pierce St., Sioux City, IA
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We thought the food was very good and we had excellent service. The prices were good and our portions were more than we could finish.

Thank debras844
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It wasn't busy, was told to wait 5 min. cause they needed to set up a table for 9 of us. It was 10 min and they sat us at a table that was already set up. No waiter came to take our drink order. Not even a glass of water. We walked out.

Thank Denise P
Bali, Indonesia
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102 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I like the baby back ribs! They have lots of different sauce! The cornbread muffins are really good.

Thank rye726
Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent food and many wonderful things to chose from. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. Haven't been disappointed yet.

Thank Kay D
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The food was good and they delivered right to our hotel room. So nice to have this convenience! We ordered an assortment of appetizers and it was the perfect "dinner" for four.

Thank 380margaretb

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, 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?