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Famous Dave's

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1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
+1 920-991-9700
11:00 - 22:00
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two couples out for dinner. Meat was tough, not tender. Service a bit slow though the place was nearly empty. Restaurant looks a bit worse for wear- tablecloths torn (vinyl torn), tile walls scuffed, toilet seats in ladies' room were actually chipped.

Thank Alle
Kilkenny, Ireland
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went here with friends while visiting from Ireland, food was had ribs, chicken, fires, and few other things, it was pretty good really enjoyed and staff ware friendly and free re-fill always nice.

Thank irishgamer1986
Appleton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Friendly and attentive trough out the entire meal. Food was wonderful. Loved the Country roasted Chicken and ribs!

Thank Gina J
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

All I can say as a Texan is I cannot believe I bought ribs that good this far north. Hardy portions awesome beans Great coleslaw all the things that make me feel at home. Bravo

Thank Sean M
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of this restaurant, everybody who knows me knows that. I love the St. Louis style ribs. They are so fall off the bone flavorful and good, you don't have to add any sauce to them, even though there are sauce options on the table. You're going to need a lot of napkins. You have your choice... More 

Thank Marc A
Fort Myers, Florida
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

The food is not unique nor were the portions generous. The waitress was kind enough but not very available. It's consistent but not remarkable.

Thank Maggie R
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

I've been to countless bbq restaurants and I also do my own bbq on a regular basis at home for family and friends. My understanding is that real bbq implores the use of wood for the smoke flavor. We ordered the sampler meal, and not 1 item tasted of smoke. Ribs were not flavorful, and the brisket dry. The only... More 

Thank Kevin K
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

The best barbecue in the area. Worth the 35 mile drive just to eat there. I had the big plate with three kinds of BBQ. The corn muffin is so good it is almost like a dessert. I wish I would have thought to ask for a second one

Thank Frank C
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

The food is decent. Nothing that will leave you craving it again again. As can be expected of a franchise, you get a consistent quality most of the time. Even though that is consistently average, you know what you are getting. How does this compare to your typical one off BBQ joint? It is really nothing to write home about.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Famous Daves had some great food! From the moment we walked in we were greeted and sat down immediately. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. The amount of food that we got was a nice size.

Thank Jasmine D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1170 N Westhill Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: +1 920-991-9700
Famous Dave's of Appleton has been serving the Fox Valley Community since 1997. For the past 15+ years we have been providing the Famous BBQ that Famous Dave Anderson came up with and perfected over a 20 year period. The first Famous Dave's was opened in 1994 in Hayward, WI and there are over 180 Famous Dave's through the United Sates and Canada. For take-out, catering or dine-in Famous Dave's of Appleton is the place to be!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?