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Famous Dave's

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910 Commons Pl, Manhattan, KS 66503-3007
+1 785-537-2401
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Manhattan, Kansas
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dry Flavorless and yet very fatty brisket! Dry chewy ribs, burnt burgers,Raw chicken,cold fries. The worst ran place ever the managers should be fired!

Thank mrsoupman1969
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty bbq sandwich called the manhandler. Had french fries as a side. Several great bbq sauces on the table to choose from. Great service and the price was pretty good. If you're looking for bbq then try this place, I think you'll enjoy it.

Thank the_rev_jjk
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Slow paced meal with limited service. Students are gone on break and there was little business that night. Food was delivered we didn't order. Right food finally came. Did enjoy the food we ordered.

Thank Rdh09
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Awful experience! Had hair in salad and a bottle cap in salad dressing. Manager said she would comp the meal and still tried charging me half of the meal.

Thank arromero320
omaha, ne
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is very good Famous Dave's. They know how to move people in and out, the wait wasn't long and we were there on a Friday night, but it was busy. The food was good, and this one even had some good specials, which is rare for a Famous Dave's.

Thank omahaart
Connersville, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and drinks! Very clean, good prices, good service, family friendly. Very good kid's menu. Highly recommend their nachos as an appetizer, yummy!! Can't say enough good things about this restaurant!!

Thank Doris K E
Topeka, Kansas
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260 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We lost our Famous Dave's in Topeka because of poor management. Recently while visiting Manhattan, I wanted the sweet water catfish fingers. The manager at this Famous Dave's in Manhattan must be hitting all the marks because the host was very polite and friendly, our server was very attentive and the food was definitely good. This Famous Dave's is a... More 

Thank KSMeadowlark
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place has wonderful BBQ and even better people! Their drinks are also surprisingly very good! We try to go here at least once or twice a month! Would recommend to just about anyone!

Thank Tyler B
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Famous Dave's has very good food with generous portions whether you dine in or pick up a take out order. I like to eat their food monthly if I can. Some menu changes have been pleasant surprises, such as fish and chips which were tasty and of the just right consistency. However, I miss some items that have been removed... More 

Thank Donna C
Crestview, Florida
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312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Tough ribs, cold mashed potatoes, cold beans, and cold mac-n-cheese. Poor slow service. Pass this place up and find something better. We have been to several Famous Dave's all over the United States and this one was very poor, pass it up and find something better.

Thank ScubaRock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 Commons Pl, Manhattan, KS 66503-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 785-537-2401

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