Our family of four (myself, the husband, our 14-year-old son, and his best friend) dined at Famous Dave's as part of our week-long Dells vacation in late June/early July 2010. With 3 males in the group who are die-hard meat eaters, the prospect of an authentic barbecue restaurant had them salivating before we even arrived. With such a great build-up during our pre-vacation research, I was a bit worried that Famous Dave's wouldn't live up to our expectations. Happily, this meal ranked among our favourites of the trip! (we enjoyed it so much, we visited the other location at Lake Delton just a couple of days later)
The food was hot, plentiful, and absolutely delicious. It was served promptly and was very reasonably priced (if you eat before 5 p.m., you get two meat selections of your choice, a side dish of your choice, a hot cornbread muffin, and corn on the cob for under $10). We had two of the Fun Cards (since the Fun Card site advertised that a family of four would need two cards in order to get the buy-one-get-one-free discount on the meal), however they would only honour one per meal. No biggie, considering another reviewer stated that they wouldn't honour the Fun Cards at all when they visited that same location. All in all, our foursome ate a HUGE, quality meal for $30 plus drinks, tax and tip .... you can't go wrong with prices like that!
We found the servers to be great, with outwardly friendly and happy attitudes towards the customers. One of the young men who was not even assigned to our table came over and even offered to take family pictures of our group.....which was totally appreciated as we were collecting as many vacation memories as we could on the camera! Each of our requests, from drink refills right on down, was handled efficiently and without delay.
The location was great (right downtown), and both the atmosphere and decor were bright and fun. Famous Dave's is a definite must-do when dining in the Dells!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.