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Famous Fat Dave's Food Tours

New York City, NY 10013
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Won't be the last time with our new "friend"!

My 21 year old son and I spent a week in NYC, on a foodie journey as he is studying to be a chef... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chort
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Ontario
It's like your buddy is showing you around

Fabulous tour! Dave totally feels like one of your buddies right away who happens to know all about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick G
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The Woodlands, Texas
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Eating tours by classic Checker cab, minivan, or on foot with Famous Fat Dave himself!
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  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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“checker cab” (50 reviews)
“dave's tour” (39 reviews)
“coney island” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New York City, NY 10013
Manhattan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 21 year old son and I spent a week in NYC, on a foodie journey as he is studying to be a chef. We searched for food ideas, and Famous Fat Dave kept coming up. We took the leap, based on the many positive...More

Thank Chort
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous tour! Dave totally feels like one of your buddies right away who happens to know all about the NYC area and where to get fed. It's not just about the eating, though - learning about different neighborhoods and their people/culture was fascinating. You also...More

Thank Rick G
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Yep. We’ve gone on Dave’s checker tour 4x now! We can’t get enough of Dave and his hidden secret gems that you can’t get in Midtown... or the Midwest! Dave is an amazing guy full history and knowledge of all things New York and the...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Spent 5 hours on FFDFT, and it was the best thing I did in New York, Dave is a book of knowledge and so easy going, all the food stops were excellent and you meet so many characters on the tour. It’s just a great...More

Thank yil08
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This tour was the best thing we did during our stay in New York. Dave was able to take us in his old Checker Cab which was so cool. He took us to places we would never have found and even if we had seen...More

Thank Pam C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Family of 6 and dietary polar opposites - 3 carnivores and 3 vegans - had the best food adventures with Dave! A 4 hour whizz around Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Coney Island started with hot chocolate in Jacques Torres for the non-vegans and waiting in...More

Thank Ginny S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We met Dave in Jacques Torres' chocolate shop on Hudson Street. We had 3.5 hours of chat and food. What a lovely bloke Dave is! He is so friendly, chatty and is clearly very enthusiastic about what he does. We ate hot dogs in Local...More

Thank t755
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We just did Dave’s tour for the second time, this round in Harlem and the Bronx. Just like our first experience, this tour was great. The food was interesting and delicious, but just part of the overall experience. Dave’s encyclopaedic knowledge of New York, and...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The best thing about a Famous Fat Dave Food Tour is how much you can customize the experience. Dave will accommodate your preferences, and make the experience unique! Do you need a great meal at 3 AM in downtown Manhattan? Dave will bring you to...More

1  Thank Judit U
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We went on a 3 1/2 hour walking tour with Dave. Dave brought us to over 17 different places to eat. I was beyond impressed with his knowledge about food and NYC in general. This tour was the highlight of our trip. I can’t recommend...More

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Carl D
21 October 2017|
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Response from Dave W | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to email him... not post it on TripAdvisor ;) Dave at FamousFatDave
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Cheri S
28 December 2015|
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Response from Jill W | Reviewed this property |
Daves tour was by car, I'm sure that they will be running in Feb, send him an email. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Jill
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