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Famous Dave's

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900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1834
+1 608-286-9400
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wisconsin
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ordered the Famous Feast for Two meal-- Spareribs, Country-Roasted Chicken, Beef Brisket, Fries, Wilbur Beans, Sweet Corn and Corn Bread Muffins. It is one of the best roasted meat I have ever tasted here in Wisconsin. They really did a great job in putting up the place and although it is a country style, the ambiance... More 

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Thank rsoul18
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. The atmosphere was good. The service could have been better. All in all it was a good meal.

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Thank Jan J
Macon, Georgia
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346 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When it was lunch time there was only one place we wanted to try out and that's Famous Dave's BBQ. The lunch special was recommended by our very attractive waitress. The fried catfish lunch meal was just what the doctor ordered. Now since we are from GA. the sweet tea was pretty tastey I so might say.

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Thank dunnonsite
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great food... Great drinks! Try the burnt ends appetizer !!! Quick service... Great price!!! Beer was cold ... Bbq hot and spicy!

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Thank Melissa Z
Fort Worth, TX
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446 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Sara was an excellent waitress today. On top of things and quick. The food was fine but my "burnt ends" weren't burned. More of a soggy mush.

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Thank Eric P
Mequon, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Obviously specializing in BBQ dishes, there is also a great selection of side dishes that accommodate any tastes. Limited menu, but fun decor and decent service. I've eaten here a few times for lunch, and we could sometimes feel rushed, but it is unique and affordable.

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Thank Joe G
Madison, Wisconsin
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416 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were on a visit to the hospital and decided to stop here before returning home. My husband and I both had the brisket, corn muffin and broccoli. I decided to try the macaroni and cheese for my side. It was spicy, creamy and so delicious. I loved it!!! The brisket was good but honestly not the best that I... More 

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Thank Marie R
Colorado
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I wanted to try a few things, and have lunch the next day day, so I decided on the "feast for 2" which claimed to feed 2-3 folks. Now, I've had Dave's before, so I knew I was in for mediocre bbq, no bark, no smoke ring, no bite through on the chicken skin, but I just moved in and... More 

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Good for a tasty lunch with family or for a quick business lunch. Service is always good; plenty of menu items; the side dishes are great even for vegetarians. Prices are very reasonable, and the decor is fun.

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Thank Joe G
Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

We ate here for lunch following a trip to the Henry Vilas Zoo. It was a weekday and while I wouldn't say the dining room was full, there were several people there for lunch. Nonetheless, we found service to be quick and friendly. The waitress in particular loved talking with my two year old daughter. Famous Dave's is a chain... More 

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Thank Mandi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 S Park St, Madison, WI 53715-1834
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-286-9400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?