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Famous Dave's

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704 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1241
+1 630-783-1502
10:45 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:45 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:45 - 23:00
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

For a Friday night, this location was not crowded at all. We received our food and drinks relatively quickly. We ordered the feast for 2 & the food was very good. I think I licked my fingers twice! Lol! (I try not to do that in public) but could not help myself! Our waiter Santiago was very, very nice. If... More 

Thank katina M
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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177 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I've been to many different Famous Dave's from Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin to Rochester and Stillwater, Minnesota, and even out in South Dakota, but this was definitely one of my favorites. They had numerous big screen TVs (it was a Saturday after all, so we had to sit up close at the bar!). I usually get the typical beef... More 

Thank LookingForBigfoot
Lockport, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch menu has the same great food with smaller portions. Nice atmosphere and nice spacing between the tables. Fast and good service and they didn't rush us out when we wanted to stay and talk.

Thank Mary D
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We love their pulled pork sandwiches and country chicken dinner. Service is prompt and friendly. Also have a nice outdoor area.

Thank TravellingIsFun2015
Chicago, Illinois
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254 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Youo can get a two meat combo with a side and cornbread for $9.79. I had the brisket and a hot link with the Wilbur beans. This was the first time I had ever bean for lunch. It was great and I will be back soon. Service was fast and there is plenty of outdoor seating and parking.

Thank John D
Bolingbrook, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

the ribs are really good....big and meaty. they recently returned to the original family style restaurant philosophy. my favorite of course is the American Feast....it has ribs, chicken, pulled pork, the best bbq beans, really good cole slaw and loads of hot potato planks/fries, corn on the cob and corn muffins.....enough to feed a large family for about $50.00....and you'll... More 

Thank anewkindoffamily
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The food was great .. The portions where large..many different BBQ sauces to choose from and not to expensive

Thank julie c
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I've always had marginal results at several Famous Dave's locations, but this time I was part of a corporate dinner. There were about 28-30 of us, and we had reservations. We were seated at six tables near each other, and had just one server. His name was Dennis, and he was absolutely outstanding. They seemed to be quite short-handed, and... More 

Thank David H
Denver, Colorado
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237 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

The food at famous Dave's is relatively tasty but not would you recall high-quality barbecue. I had the catfish which was good and family members had full slabs of ribs that were somewhat dry and not as good as the high-quality offerings across Chicagoland for barbecue. It is average barbecue at a higher price for what you would receive at... More 

Thank Michael O
Crest Hill, Illinois
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I've tried this place 3 times now. I really don't like giving poor reviews but the food is not very good. All 3 times, my ribs were tough and they were dry. The cole slaw was tasteless as well.

Thank CherylS2216

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 23:00
10:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 Janes Ave, Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1241
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Bolingbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 630-783-1502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?