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Famous Dave's Barbeque

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355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2305
+1 218-740-3180
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The whole key to famous dave's, if you ask me, is to go with friends/family and order the huge meals they offer where you get some of a lot of the things they offer. That way you can try lots of different things and really enjoy yourself! The music is blues which is super cool and fun. It fits right... More 

Thank Bill S
Duluth, Minnesota
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Since I was not staying at a hotel in the Canal Park area where this place is located I needed to drive there and find a parking place. Even though it was not high tourist season it was still difficult to find a place to park without resorting to the closest lot which charges $5.00. Once inside, I was very... More 

Thank gracerk
Thompson nd.
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Famous Dave's is the only BBQ place i will go to in this one is great like all the other ones I have went to the food was great the service also the best if you are downtown go there

Thank jeromew323
Atlantic Mine
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

As always great food and service. We had a big group and call ahead and they were ready for us. Everyones food was perfect.

Thank Puddler2014
Grey Eagle, Minnesota
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586 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I can say a lot of things about this restaurant but two words "the best" sums up everything. Food, wait staff that smile and make you feel welcome, prices, comfortable and interesting atmosphere, our whole family loves it from grandparents to little kids, service, and especially Charlie A. he was great and patient with us. We look forward to going... More 

Thank minneapol
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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253 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Good BBQ. It has won awards. The big platter was great to share. It had multiple types of BBQ which allowed you to find what you like for the future. You can get the sauce in a grocery store for this brand but here you can see what it is in real life cooked by the maker.

Thank cdhcch
Chisago City, Minnesota
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Duluth to spend the day together & we went down to Canal Park to look around & we went to Famous Dave's to eat, that's down in Canal Park. The staff was very friendly & nice. The waiter that we had was very nice. The atmosphere was good & it's very cute, has that BBQ feel. The... More 

Thank Michel H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and pretty much like other locations in MN. I've been here a few times and once they did run out of corn. The location is great. Centrally located among all the hotels on canal park.

Thank Jenny H
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Although most restaurants in Canal Park are mediocre at best this restaurant stands above the others for good food, value and service. I ate here once before and it hasn't changed. I had the grilled brisket salad, kind of unique but very good and appealing! It came with corn bread that tasted like it was just out of the oven.

Thank Xenos2
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

$5 parking in the lot, but easier than trying to find a spot on the street. BBQ was great. Casual atmosphere, good for families.

Thank wannatravel970

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 S Lake Ave, Duluth, MN 55802-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Duluth
  • Phone Number: +1 218-740-3180

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