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Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

1720 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1412
+1 515-267-0800
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (4 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
“des moines” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1720 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1412
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great BBQ restaurant for a chain. Love the brisket dinner....trimmed lean not fatty. Good selection of mild to hot sauces.

Thank H9973PGjosephh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bbq, good service, and nice atmosphere. Ribs and pulled pork were delicious. Gets busy but didn't have any trouble being seated.

Thank Norma P
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

In Des Moines we have become bbq snobs, or so we think with jethros and smokey d's just to name a couple. Famous Dave's is constantly good and for a good price. I would put their ribs up against the big boys in town and...More

Thank F4622YF
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Have not ate at this place for nearly 10 years however it was just as good as tonight as it was on day one lip-smacking delicious. Being on a diet pending back surgery I started off with a side salad and then had the catfish...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Love this place, décor too. Very fun atmosphere. Excellent food. Great staff. Super selection, something for everyone. Love the multiple different kinds of bbq sauce at the table.

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

There are so many BBQ places and I think the popularity of some are a status thing. This restaurant has been around a long time and still beats them. The staff is friendly and checks on the table often. They have great happy hour drinks...More

Thank Tina W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You can never go wrong here. The food is supurb and the service is mostly good if you get the right person. Pricey, but there are some good bargains.

Thank michaelcI3150WF
Reviewed 9 September 2016

food was good , not sure about some of the help.I gues some of the help made me want to check the food, mask questions.oveing to fast to

Thank bigdawgcomp1
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Famous Dave's yesterday for lunch. Our food and service were great. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Saw managers Brett and Dave on the floor and were very attentive.

Thank tbonar
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went here today for my husband's birthday. One waitress took our drink order and didn't return. Another waitress came, apologized and asked what we had requested. Original server brought the food and we noticed that there was a big difference between my brisket and...More

Thank Carla D
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1720 22nd St, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1412
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-267-0800
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