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“Just okay franchise food”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's
Ranked #16 of 71 Restaurants in Owatonna
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
St. Paul, Minnesota
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just okay franchise food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We made this part of our destination toward the Owatonna direction as we enjoy eating at Famous Dave's. Unfortunately this experience was not the best. My husband's burnt ends were burnt fat. My daughter's chicken sandwich was dry and we had to ask for ranch dressing to help it go down. I asked if they still had the loaded baked potato soup and the waitress brought me a loaded baked potato and wild rice soup combination lunch. I guess they don't have the baked potato soup anymore. Our server wasn't super attentive, but did offer a refill of our water and picked up our dishes when I started stacking them to get them out of my way.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Minnesota
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not so good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Not the best Famous Dave's experience. Ribs were dry and tough, brisket was tough and fries cold. Service was slow and they were not that busy.

Visited July 2014
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Thank RAEMinnesota
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Lake of Ozarks
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Waited an hour for food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We went to Famous Dave's after traveling all day on the Saturday of July 4th weekend. Our server was very nice and helpful but the cooks were apparently understaffed and way behind on filling orders. The manager apologized and said she had called in the other manager to help. Everyone in the restaurant was mad at the terrible wait time for food. Surely they could have anticipated that they would be busy on the July 4th weekend. When the food did arrive the ribs were overdone. I will not try this restaurant again on future trips.

Visited July 2014
Helpful?
Thank billatlake
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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gotta love Famous Daves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Memphis style is the way to go! And have the green beans. Good place to visit with family over a meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Janelle503
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lunch special on weekdays only”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

They only have the lunch special on weekdays, and they don't disclose that anywhere. They should have a large sign on the front door mentioning this.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Brett D
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