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Famous Dave's

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31 Meadowview Dr, Lake Delton, WI 53940
+1 608-254-8900
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were conveniently staying next door so we thought we'd give it a try since we had a local Famous Dave's that wasn't so good. The service, food, and atmosphere was a pleasant surprise.

Thank Deb F
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Love Famous Dave's in Madison so wanted to try this one on our yearly trip to the Dells. The food was good although was a little disapointed they don't have a lunch special menu like in Madison. This means you pay more. I guess I should expect higher prices when i travel to the Dells.

Thank hubert124
Huntley, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Many BBQ choices of entrees and a good amount of BBQ sauce to accommodate anyone's taste. Love the cornbread! Ribs and brisket are hard to beat!

Thank Roni R
Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Let me start by disclosing that I am quite biased with my BBQ as I am a girl from Texas, and I recognize that I shouldn't have expected much from this place. We arrived to the restaurant approximately one hour before closing. The waitress seemed very blah, meaning that she looked like she had a long day and wasn't in... More 

Thank jsegovia85
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stopped in to Famous Dave's in Lake Delton for a quick BBQ dinner and were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was even better than at the Famous Dave's we visit regularly in Madison! Great flavors and friendly service - what more could you want? And the beer is always cold and ready!

Thank robertwM358EW
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I ordered a take out menu and picked it up, drove over a mile to my hotel room, prepared to eat the meal and discovered my meal had no utensils, no salt or pepper, no napkins. I did not want to drive back and let the food get cold. So, as you can imagine, eating mashed potatoes, beans and BBQ... More 

Thank Jim C
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The foods were very good specially the BBQ, my family loves it. The service was good, the place was clean and the price was reasonable.

Thank chicagoyz
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I'm not a big BBQ person, so it was just ok to me. My husband and father-in-law liked it, and my one year old daughter like the macaroni and cheese. I personally thought it was pricey for what it was - especially the kid's menu. The kid's macaroni and cheese was advertised as Kraft and was $6.50 ( it did... More 

Thank Family875342
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We came into town late, and since this place is open until 10 on Fridays we were able to order takeout! We got just what we needed and it was packaged greatly.

Thank Alisa J
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

For as much as I've heard about Famous Dave's, I expected this to be some pretty stellar barbecue. Unfortunately it wasn't. I had the burnt ends, which really weren't burnt ends so much as chopped up beef brisket in sauce. Meat wasn't all that tender and it is overpriced for what you get. Service wasn't great either. Waitress brought our... More 

Thank Shannon B

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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, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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: 31 Meadowview Dr, Lake Delton, WI 53940
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Lake Delton
  • Phone Number: +1 608-254-8900
We're passionate about BBQ-and honored that BBQ lovers from coast to coast continue to select us as America's best. Authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors.
We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we're in a competition.

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