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Famous Dave's

435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
+1 608-253-6683
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (92 reviews)
“corn muffins” (15 reviews)
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Famous Dave's is located near the Kalahari Resort, so it's easy to go there. We love their St Louis style, which is on the sweet side, not like hot Texas-style. After famous Dave's , no other Bar-B-Q ribs can compare.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Gail C
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch traveling between cities. We would definitely not recommend. Way overpriced, and total lack of service. There is much better BBQ around I'm sure, with better prices and service. Skip this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeannineShiloh_IL
Reviewed 20 October 2018

I can still taste the juicy chicken, coleslaw and a cornbread muffin, I had at Famous Dave's. We had a very friendly waitress. the guys had ribs.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mary y
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We came back to the hotel tired and hungry so we pulled into Famous Dave's for a drink and a quick bite to eat. First of all, we were disappointed to hear that all they had at the bar was wine or beer. Oh well,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank happygrama
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and grandson and I had a late Friday night dinner and the food was superb. I had a brisket and hot link sausage sandwich with beans, and my wife and grandson had pulled pork and brisket. the waiter was very good, and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

First time dining at a Famous Daves in the Dells. We love this restaurant because it is safe for our tree nut allergic son. We always order the burgers — consistently good every time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Dina T
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We have always like Famous Daves, but we were not at all impressed with this one! They only had wine and beer here...no bar drinks. Were not that fussy, but I do have complaints about this Famous days! We ordered the Feast for 2-3 people....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joy R
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We've visited Famous Dave's in Duluth and Hayward. Same great food here. They allowed us to share a meal which was just the right amount since you're staying in a motel and don't have the best storage and preparation space to do leftovers.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PaddyM05
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Visited here 4 years ago, it has changed hands since then. Mostly non-American staff. I just wanted a cheeseburger,my fries were cold. Husband had ribs and chicken platter, it was good. Not very busy on a Monday night, last time it was packed and had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joann F
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I really didn't like this place in the first place. Ordered ribs and nothing but fat. Fries were soggy corn muffin cold and the service was bad. Only reason l came here is the kids.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris M
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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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