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Famous Dave's

1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
+1 253-722-0500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (29 reviews)
“cornbread” (10 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun relaxed atmosphere, it is a great place to visit with friends. Our friends were visiting from Victoria, BC. We decided Famous Dave's was perfect for dinner. Our friends arrived first and the staff was chatting with them. We were seated right away and then...More

Thank Jacquie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

BBQ done the way it should be. Lots of meat, lots of sauces and a nice country ambiance. We stopped for lunch while driving I - 5 mid week. It was not too busy and service was excellent. The decor is sort of 1950s hunting...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Not quite as good as one we were at in Arizona, but still very good. Cornmeal muffins were a little doughy in the middle. Weren’t quite baked long enough. Ribs were very good. Certainly worth the price. The Famous Dave brand is very reliable. You...More

Thank Betty Anne M
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This might be sort of a chain restaurant but they have some of the best bbq I’ve ever had! The ribs and chicken are super clean and prepared well; happy hour is so good and great value for the money. You can also have a...More

Thank DorisWalkins
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here for dinner. Was so disappointed that they changed their potato wedges to regular French fries. They usually have the best potato wedges and was one of the things I looked forward to eating there. The pulled pork, ribs, slaw, potato salad and...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 17 February 2018

A group of us had a surprise retirement party for one of our co-workers. She was surprised. There was 12 of us, so we had a big table. We ordered our drinks, then our meals. Drinks came out right away. Our food came out in...More

Thank teenytinyterri
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Food was great with a huge variety to choose from. The "platter" we took for 4 - 6 people was enough for 8 people.

Thank Baneta100
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Dining with a group of developmentally disabled individuals, we had a special year end dinner at Famous Dave’s. As the group was extremely large we had one of the rooms reserved for all of us. Approximately 50 of us enjoyed a great evening eating dinner...More

Thank Tuckr2
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The nice thing about this franchise is you know what you are going to get, whether it is in Tacoma, Bozeman, Billings or Missoula. The food is good and it is always a pleasant place to eat.

Thank 1949Whisler
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Every year my wife hosts bunko at our house - it's my night to out by my self. I went tonight and the bar person remembered me and even what I had for dinner last year: ribs. this year I had the catfish fingers and...More

Thank John S
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Richard K
28 May 2018|
Response from teenytinyterri | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would think that the restaurant would be able to do it. I would call them to make sure. It is a pretty big place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98408-1200
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-722-0500
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