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Famous Dave's

435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
+1 608-253-6683
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (80 reviews)
“corn muffins” (12 reviews)
“rib tips” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We eat at Famous Dave every time we go swimming at the Dells. It's a chain restaurant but they have really good flavors and big portions. I think the best worth it item is their full slab for $26.99. It's huge and comes with 3...More

Thank Sw33t_Soul
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food is ok, on par with Chilis or Applebees. But the prices and service are what makes you disappointed when you leave. The website says they deliver, but when you call they laugh and say they don't. When you arrive, the shaved head, tattoo...More

Thank lofguy
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I decided to eat this establishment and on first impression the classic old style decor of a bygone golden 'rock and roll' era really enticed me. The service was very poor, the prices not commensurate to the portions. The salmon was tiny and there were...More

Thank Nimapolice7
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had ribs with beans and slaw and it was excellent. The ribs were meaty and well cooked and the sauce very good. Sat at the bar as I was traveling alone and the service was good. Prices are a bit on the high side but...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I ordered a feast for two from my hotel. It was ready on time,but I think they mixed up my order with one that they were going to take home for one of their dogs. This is the first time I have ever written a...More

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Pricey for what you get. Very dissapointed in the food too. I have been to other Famous Dave's and had much better food. I was not happy when the chopped pork sandwich was half fat😧. I won't be back

1  Thank Jackie D
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We ordered the small feast, and I wasn't prepared for the quality of all of the food items at this restaurant. It was soooooo good. The ribs tender, the chicken tender, the pork brisket, tender, beans and cole slaw, delicious.

Thank Tapcon
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Our family was large, 18 including some young ones, and they were able to accommodated us in a nice area upstairs so we could all be together. The waiter was fantastic, dealing with our mixed up families on separate tabs, refilling waters and drinks and...More

Thank Melanne B
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on with my husband on a whim. Glad I did. Cool atmosphere, great service and delicious food. Had the burnt ends and they were very good. Great barbecue!

Thank Alaina H
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Service was good, restaurant was clean. Food was good, portions were good, in a good location downtown. Would eat here again.

Thank C5963ZSjessicas
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10 April 2016|
Response from Scott T | Reviewed this property |
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Joe S
20 February 2016|
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Response from 196LindaC | Reviewed this property |
Famous Dave's has a full bar and there are many options for anyone that does not want alcohol. The prices were in line with any other restaurant that I have visited throughout the country.
27 July 2015|
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Response from Beverly H | Reviewed this property |
We have always eaten inside the restaurant. We have never had this experience with Famous Dave's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Wisconsin Dells
  • Phone Number: +1 608-253-6683
  • E-mail
Our founder, Dave Andreson, lives for bbq. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, Dave's passionfor ribs began when his dad would bring ribs home from work in his lunch bucket. His dad would get the best tasting slow-smoked spare ribs from street corners vendors who used 55 gallon smokers filled with charcoal and smoldering green hickory wood.
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