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Famous Dave's

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8820 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227
+1 317-859-1102
11:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 10:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 11:00
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118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to Famous Dave's. I was surprised when I opened the menu how overpriced everything seemed. It's only BBQ. What surprised me more was after we placed our order how long it took for us to get our food. Again it's only BBQ, which is already prepared so you only have to put it on a... More 

Thank Phil J
Ashland, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious! Clean and family friendly. Even handicapped availed seating accommodations Awesome service!! This is a must stop!

Thank grandma2wyatt
Columbus, Indiana
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

my wife and I decided to try famous daves in our quest to find some great bbq. for us, this was not it. we tried the brisket and chopped pork sampler upon recommendation from our server.the pork was very dry, they didn't have any sauce we cared for and the brisket was chewy, and fatty.after always hearing people rave about... More 

Thank bill812232
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered a huge lot of ribs, briskett, and coleslaw for our labor day party from daves. With beer punch and sangria, greens, cornbread and fried chicken this was a meal fit for a king. I havent ate that good in awhile, those ribs were soo tender, that brisket was delicate and flavorful. Best bbq in a long time.

Thank mamalila
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

First I've got to give A++++ to Pamela excellent service !! Brisket was super moist and tender 😀pork platter scrumptious,,, the Feast 4 1 w BBQchix great and Baby n Meat delicious,,, sides of Wilbur beans, Mac n cheese and fries, and red smashed taters real good + corn cob! Also just ❤️ the chips and corn muffins! For five... More 

Thank Dorothy D
Martinsville, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went here tonight for the first time and it was awesome. The food was awesome and are waiter David did a great job kept our drinks full and everything even had some jokes which always make it better and gave us all kinds of suggestions we will be back!!!!

Thank cgalyan
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

All I can say is "if you leave here hungry something is wrong ". The Texas tips are delicious, as for the bbq chicken and pulled pork . Enjoy !

Thank josejitsu
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? We have been gone to Famous Dave's a number of times and have yet to disappointed in either the food or service! The recent visit my wife and I shared one of their BBQ Nachos and I must say I was in heaven! My absolute favorite meal so far is their Ultimate BBQ Hamburger. So incredibly... More 

Thank lsant38
Greenwood, Indiana
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

For Valentine's Day, we decided to try someplace new. Being lunch time, we were seated immediately and we had great service. The wait staff were in the holiday spirit with their clothing which was cute. Neither of us had ever us, so we had the roast chicken platter and the pork platter and we shared all of the food. It... More 

Thank ParisFanaticKRS
Evansville, Indiana
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I'm a big fan of Famous Dave's and attempt to eat there anytime I'm in an area that has one. I had the 2 meat combo with baked beans and macaroni and cheese. I was not disappointed and even order a dinner to go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8820 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-859-1102

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