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Famous Dave's

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208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
+1 865-694-9990
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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madison, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner on April 16 about 5:00 as I was passing through Knoxville. I love famous Dave's but this is the first visit to this location. The bathrooms were very dirty. Toilet clogged and over flowed. I had the combo baby back rib and chicken. Ribs were tough and chicken skin was soggy. Chicken did taste good. Muffins were cooked... More 

Thank Vince B
Del Rio, Tn.
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate a late supper about 9pm on April 14th with tree other friends. It was right next door to the Red Roof Inn where we were staying. I just had a pulled pork sandwich with cole slaw but the others ordered supper. None of them could finish the gigantic portions that they were served. The food was great and... More 

Thank macsjoy
Kingsville, Canada
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

could smell the food from our hotel was not disappointed at staff was very friendly and helpful I am a good eater and I could not finish everything on my plate good selection of drinks will definitely stop here for supper next time I am in the vicinity

Thank Tony T
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby gave the ribs an 8.5. I had sides: macaroni and cheese and slaw, but as a mostly vegetarian, not the best place because they use bacon as flavoring every chance they get. The sides were small. But the place is clean, and service was good.

Thank Susan P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my cant wait to go back will stop every time im in the area made you feel like a friend we were staying in hotel and they made sure we had everything we needed great service

1 Thank Blaina D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stopped at Famous Daves and brought Baby Back Ribs, Memphis Style home to eat. There was almost no fat whatsoever on the ribs. The dry rub is delicious with a little sweet and a little hot spice in it. Not only are the ribs delicious, but they have a separate counter and server for Take Out. Makes it easy... More 

1 Thank mullie09
Maryville, Tennessee
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Famous Dave's still has the best BBQ Chicken I've ever had. I stopped in today for a late lunch and got the BBQ Chicken with steak fries. The chicken is always moist and you have your choice of white or dark meat. I have never had a bad meal here and still have never had room for their famous banana... More 

1 Thank jeetn
Jacksonville, Alabama
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149 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have ate at several different FD's locations across the US. This is one was the best tasting. I know they are all supposed to be standardized across the board but the food was great here!

1 Thank Jay C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not enjoy, ribs too hard. Used to love this place, disappointed. This time was nothing special, just like any other place that offers ribs

Thank Yuliia S
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend the Ultimate Burger. It is a great burger but you better have a large appetite! The burnt tips appetizer is outstanding. The staff were super friendly and attentive.

1 Thank Joe W. C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 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: 208 Advantage Pl, Knoxville, TN 37922-2335
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-694-9990

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