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“Worth the wait.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #8 of 272 Restaurants in Saginaw
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Coldwater, Michigan
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Worth the wait.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

The hubby loves his barbecue so we stopped here while in town. We got take out which might be why we waited about 30 minutes for our food. Fortunately the food was good. Prices average but food not! Worth the wait.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bay City, Michigan
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“Haven't been in years....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

Went on a Monday night around 6 PM. Not busy at all. Seated immediately, in a booth, after requesting one. Service was very attentive, but gave us time to check out the menu thoroughly and digest our food before dessert. I ordered a chicken dish, and DH had ribs. Loved the ribs and chicken, the potatoes and Mac -N- Cheese were good but not great. Prices were okay; a bit high for what you get. Competition is fierce with all of the restaurants nearby than it was 5 years ago. Hopefully they improve their menu to offer other choices.

Parking lot large, bathrooms clean. I wouldn't be all tempted to return any time soon. Just too many other places nearby that I prefer.

  • Visited July 2014
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SAGINAW
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“We never really think of Famous Daves. Until.......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Until we have been stopping once a week for a month. And all we can say is FANTASTIC! Great food, great service, decent prices. It's a wonderful change. Food always hot and smoking good. A well rounded menu is also very nice. It's also very nice to see a manager going around making sure that your meal is okay. Start out with the sampler. It's a great meal all by itself. Have had 4 different meals, and have thoroughly enjoyed every one.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank JOHN S
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Bay City, Michigan
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“Catfish fingers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

The catfish fingers were really good. Just the right amont of spice. Yummy. The server was friendly. Would like to see what they could do with more fish selections.

  • Visited November 2013
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Saginaw, Michigan
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“Smell the Smoke”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Although Famous Dave's is a chain restaurant, don't let that stop you from trying the best BBQ in the Saginaw area! You can go for lunch and get a small portion or go for dinner and go all in with the Trash Can Lid, which is just as big as it sounds! My favorite is the brisket, but there are many other fine selections. Prices are normal for rib joint and service is very good, they will answer your questions and make suggestions.

  • Visited August 2013
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