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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” (86 reviews)
“corn muffins” (13 reviews)
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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435 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-1508
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for lunch with family. Interior and food was ok. Kind of expensive, $7 child's meal and $10ish for lunch plate/sandwich. Loaded baked potato was good!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 6 ate here while vacationing in the Dells. The food was good, but the service was not good. There were only 2 other tables with customers at them when we got there and still had to wait 15 mins for drinks and...More

Thank thoemom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were first seated I found a dead mosquito on the table which was gross but I do understand that it is bug season in the midwest. Then it took quite a long time for a server to come to our table and get...More

Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I ordered from here because I had some money left on a gift card. When I arrived to pickup my carryout, the clerk told me that they may not be able to accept it. I told him I bought it from Famous Daves and he...More

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I ate here in December and the food does not disappoint. The burnt ends (brisket) are an appetizer that could be a meal, sides are great and everything was tasty. Basic customer service really could use some work. We arrived at the carry-out window and...More

Thank LeSmew
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Thanks for the great service John B. Amazing job and very professional with everything. Everything was wonderful! I appreciate it all.

Thank Zach W
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

John B was an amazing waiter! Everything we ordered came at the appropriate time. He was right on our beverage refills. If I knew John would be our waiter every time, we’d visit weekly! My family and I were very pleased!

Thank Stacy H
Reviewed 11 December 2017 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
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10 April 2016|
Response from Scott T | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of
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, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large 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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