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Famous Dave's

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1718 Eglin St, Rapid City, SD 57701-6117
+1 605-341-2115
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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South Dakota
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got quick, friendly service during our visit. The kids meal was well done not over cooked or under sized. I inhaled my beef brisket and hubby said the baby back ribs were really good (better than our last FD outing in Minnesota). All in all would certainly go back.

Thank DakotaGirl18
Kissimmee, Florida
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered the brisket which should be able to cut easily with a fork. Mine was so tough shoe leather would have been more tender. My friend ordered chicken and loved it.

Thank Jerrystr
Sioux City, Iowa
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318 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Pretty good BBQ if you don't have any other options. We usually avoid these but it was close to our hotel and we didn't want to run around. It took a while to get the order but the staff was friendly and offered me water while waiting to go.

Thank jnobz
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This time they do amazing job the to go girl was really nice my food was amazing, everything was in my tray even they put some extra corn and muffins from last time they forgot ,thanks so much.

Thank DaniloSalan
Rapid City, South Dakota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Food was wonderful! We love getting the Feast platters so we can have a taste of everything! Our server was very friendly and attentive! Great atmosphere and great service! We have younger kids (10 & 8) and they love it. The Feast for Two was just enough for us. But for a family with more kids or older children, the... More 

Thank nisen4
Ramsey, New Jersey
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Having been to the Famous Dave’s BBQ in Bozeman, MT, we decided that this was a reasonably good bet for Barbecue since this is a chain restaurant. We were not disappointed. The service was just as prompt and courteous and the food was just as good. We decided to order the Feast for Two or Three since they had a... More 

Thank looksatsmallthings
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We love famous Dave's! The menu has many different options for everyone but a must have is their cornbread. Delicious.

Thank the4bruces
Black Hawk, South Dakota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great place to take kids. If you're looking for a quiet, intimate time - this is NOT the place. Great service, but hard to talk to each other over the noise

Thank Inger0sa
Williamsburg, Virginia
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236 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The only things that saved this experience were the sides & soup and the great service we received from "famous Maurice". The brisket was either not cooked long enough or it was low quality because the meat served was very tough. Saving graces besides Maurice were the chicken & wild rice soup and the beans. Avoid the grilled pineapple -... More 

Thank GWR757
Elwood, Nebraska
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Tried to wave down any waiter to tell them our order was wrong for 5 minutes. We were told to eat our sides whole they redone order. We left

Thank jlakemonter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Eglin St, Rapid City, SD 57701-6117
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Rapid City
  • Phone Number: +1 605-341-2115

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