Reviews of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que (Coffee Shop)

1110 E Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA 52807, United States

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Currently this firm has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 and the score is based on 936 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que IN Iowa

Katie Palmer

I had the chopped pork sandwich “Memphis style” (topped with slaw). I don’t like slaw with a strong mayo flavor - this was perfect! My husband had the 3 meat platter with chopped pork, ribs & brisket. He said the brisket was some of the best he’s had & the side of beans had great flavor. The lunch rates are so cheap!

Hermie Wilson

Their brisket is very good and tender. I liked the choice of side dishes they had available as well. Some of their other meat options that I like beyond the brisket. Burnt butz and jalapeno cheese sausage are great choices. Not to say the other options available are not good. Those are just what I preferred.

Evelyn Uresti

Super Delicious. Waitress was awesome. Super helpful w the kids. Always

Raymond Hannon

Well folks there's been an update. Had tried Famous Dave's approximately 9 months ago. Food was not so good. Went there last week thinking that possibly it would have gotten better. Sadly to say it's still in the gutter. What a shame because they used to have good food. If you wanted good BBQ you went two Famous Dave's. This one is slipping and I mean fast. One foot on a banana peel the other one on a hot skillet.

LeAnn Norris

Great service...great portions for the price!!!

haven does games

This place is dirty. The bathroom was disgusting, the tables weren't clean, the waitresses are reusing the cardboard drink coasters. Gross! I don't want my drink sitting on some used up BBQ stained coaster. Those things are meant to be thrown away. The food wasn't terrible but it was all microwaved. Why? Why is the food microwaved??? And my fiance's plate of food was soooo small. For $15 he should have gotten a decent amount of brisket. He's not even a big guy but he seriously left there with still hungry.

Mark Michels

Excellent barbecue. Fast friendly service.

Sherri Ludlow

Best BBQ in the area they have such a large variety of BBQ sauses they cant display them all on the table but 6 are there. Great food!


Its expensive but well worth the money. Awesome place for BBQ and a better place to take a date or family.

Jay Thomas

Great food. Big portions. Great service. Always on my top list to eat at.

Diana Wolf

Terrific wait staff and the food is always great!

Floyd Taber

Excellent staff, friendly atmosphere a great bunch of people. Excellent service, food. Great place

brothers alarms

The ribs are worh the drive, love the sweet tea

Sarahy Arriaga

Server, not good and or patient. Food was dry and pricey. Not going back any time soon.

Nicole Margaret

The ribs are fantastic and Celiac friendly. I've never gotten sick from eating at Famous Dave's. My only complaint would be that the wait staff here never seems to remove dishes from the table even when clear signs that your are finished with them are given.

Cheryl Morehouse

This was my first visit and I must say I loved everything! Very generous portions, great garden salad, loaded baked potato, brisket and spare ribs. DELICIOUS!!!

Harry Slaymaker

We stopped for lunch just before noon. There was no wait at that time. Food was good and the staff is friendly and helpful. Although we had catfish fingers and rib tips I think ribs are their specialty.

Charles Harris

Food was great. Between the 2 of us, we sampled all 3 styles of ribs and burnt ends. No complaints on any. Sides were good and service was great.

Stephanie Musser

Friendly staff and the food is great!

Charles Godfrey

Know dave personally

Chris Klauer

Been here many times. Food is pretty good, the Mac and cheese being the best thing on the menu. Drinks are average. Service is usually on top of it.

Heidi Hart

Loved it.. They have a great lunch menu that's perfectly priced.

S J Russart

Where we were seated was drafty and cold. Food was not hot.

Melissa Hill

Amazing food

Heidi Brown

It's bad when you waited 20minutes after order your drinks and you have to go to the bar your self to get them and when you have to mix your own drink because they don't know how to make a drink. Then the ribs were just over cooked and rubbery. They really need to get more help and do better training.

Claudia Reyes

Always a great experience. The food is really good and the staff is friendly. Never had to wait to be seated unless it's Mother's or Father's Day. Place it's pretty big and comfortable.

Marianne Brundies

Excellent service and food

Steve Harvey

This is one of our favorite Famous Dave's locations! This location takes pride in preparing the meals well and gives you generous proportions!

Steve Homer

Best place for barbecue in Knoxville. Have choice of different sauces at table.

Kevin Dixon

I ordered the salmon, and it was very dry!! Over cooked!!

Brian Briggs

Good food nice place

Ben Petersen

Everything's good except sometimes the chicken is a little dry but the good seasoning on the skin makes up for it

Glenn Hoffmann

Love Dave's. Visited a friend and stopped here. The platter for two can feed three. We ate most of it. One if the best servers I've had. She was attentive and always smiling. Forgot her name. I'm old.

Shelly Cannon

My son and I went here for lunch and it of course was delicious! We always get the 2 meat combo and share it. At lunch it was only 9.99 which was fantastic! Our food came out in an efficient time and our waitress was very nice. The manager even stopped by to check on things which I always think is a great thing. We will definitely be back!

Scott Anderson

It's pretty decent bbq. The burnt buttz is particularly tasty.

Gina Kaufman

Saturday 330 pm not many peep. Hostesses/ seaters ignored us for 6 minutes while they laughed about what someone in the kitchen did. And what the one was doing that evening. Service was excellent. Food was very good.

Allen Bailey

Great lunch good service. BTW, I too better than suggested on your bill. I am offended by that, just saying.

nick blieu

I've had good service each time I've been here. The food is pretty good and the portions are large. I can share a rack of ribs with my girlfriend and eat for around $30 for both of us.

Ruthann Alcorta

No prob. The best here in Davenport.

John Gallagher

The best ribs going. Nice crust, easy pull, the right spice and the ribs are thick.

John Scharff

Best Barbecue around. And I'm picky. Always satisfied.

Nate Coates

"The Manhandler" came out a little cold, but our server Lacy took care of it. Great service, food and bread pudding is always amazing.

Rachel Griffith

Omg. This is the most amazing place that I've ever been to for barbecue! I've never tasted such good meat!! The brisket was to die for and we will definitely be back to try more! Our waiter was phenomenal also! Always was ready with our needs and demands.

Alice Apple

Great server. U have to like meat. Nice place to say

William Byrd

This place is excellent! Had the brisket sandwich. Cooked to perfection.

Don Abernathy

I wish Peoria Il store could take lessons from this store. Quality of the food and service were great!

Neil Hamilton

The brisket lunch deal with cornbread and Mac n cheese were very good

S Rostenbach

Update: They have now earned a back a star. Last few times we got food from here it has been good and order was done as requested. Employees seemed interested in helping you. Good job! Dave's you are doing way better again on your Chicago Style rib tips. Keep up the good work.

Heather Mcclure

Awesome food. Awesome service. Have never had a bad experience

Seanna Lanich

Delicious food. Booze needs work as I had a mixed drink that tasted more like watered down juice. Our waitress was great.


Good food. We will be back

Barb Stoffel

Excellent... good food.. friendly staff

Brandon Robinson

Great food. The ribs are FIRE


Food tonight was SOOO GOOOODDD!!! Props to the cooks! It was amazing!! Thank you for satisfying my taste buds!! The staff rocks too!


Great food, great service and decent prices. What is not to like for when you want to pig out on piggy ;)

Saralyn Ostwinkle

Soooo good!! Chicken was very juciy! Burnt ends where nice square chunks of meat. And the corn bread muffin was as yummy as ever!! Our service w as excellent!

Joe Miller

Tasted good, but had an awfully large amount of waste on my back ribs. Almost like a spare rib. Still it hit the spot.

B Fuller

Great bread pudding. Barbeque is a lot better as they must have hired a new chef

Elizabeth Kuhnle

Sides were very unimpressive. Ribs were still good.

Bill Goodale

Don't know didn't go there I went to the Mexican restaurant next to it

Cameron Goode

It's chain restaurant ribs. You'd be better off giving Jim's Rib Haven some love though.

Brian Keitel

Normally sit in the bar area and have great service. Favorite item is the 2 meat platter. I vary between brisket, pulled pork and the hot link sausage. All of their BBQ sauces are good, especially like their pineapple rage. Their corn muffins are great and the bread pudding dessert is amazing!

Carol Saldivar

Service can be slow. But I love the 4-bone meal with 2 sides. Just enough.

Theresa Schnowske

Not satisfied. Cole slaw and cornbread good. Thats it.

Tayler Hein

Great food and to-go options!

Lucinda Kerkhoff

Great service, good eats

Patricia Riecke

Awsome pickles corn bread good ribs...not the best but darn good.

Matt Bladel

Was served old chips, had to say something they were so hard

Jim Hickenbottom

Great food and great service

carissa nelson

everytime we come it's a good time with great service and delicious food.

Harry and Cindy Straut

Brisket was the best ever

Crystal Dhamers

The food was delicious! Best barbeque in town!

Thomas Stillings

My order arrived incorrectly. Had to wait for a re-order. It used to be a real good place for ribs, not so sure anymore. On one other visit, my wife's St.Louis style ribs had look and texture of an old leather boot. It's hard to believe they think that was acceptable to serve to a customer.

Daniel Westmoreland

Not very good BBQ at this location - dry and lacking in flavor when I was there. That was a year ago so what’s that tell you?

Cory Bennett

Always a great experience. The wings are pretty good for 50 cents.

Jacob Evans

Good food, good BBQ sauce, excellent service

Janet Iwanowski

Good food and service


Great place to meet up with friends and family and chit chat.

Kris Sikkema

I love love love the onion strings

rachel Carney

Our server Katy was very attentive and nice. Food seemed to take kind of a long time since it wasn't busy, but it was worth the wait! Everything was very hot and tasty!

Todd Seemann

Service and food we're both good.

Leandra DeLeon

Bbq tasted like ketchup on my BBQ pulled chicken!! Also the chicken itself wasn't that great either.

Unique jonez

Cool but high prices

Debra Crocker

Great food

Kathy Anne

Great service! Our server Junior was amazing! He was so attentive and kind. He cleared our table when we were finished with the appetizer and any napkins. I highly recommend the catfish sticks! You wouldn't think they're any good but they are yum!

Kim Davis

Had the drink of the day. Raspberry Vodka cooler. AMAZING. The server Anissa was the sweetest server and very knowledgeable. The Manager Tab made my drink for me and even came over to see how I liked it. Definitely a place I'll be back to.

Dan Oliver

The food is always good. The service was friendly and made sure we were taken care of. The food got to us in a timely manner. We had recently downloaded their app. We were able to use the coupons from it without any difficulty. It was an all around good experience.

Jessica Lear

Great bbq!!

Bob Costin

Wasn't to on bad. Devils Spit sauce really helped the brisket. Brisket on its own was just okay. Thier famous Mac n cheese was a surprising delite .

Max Kastar

terrible food i’ve had ribs here multiple times thinking they just messed up by accident the first time but it tasted as bad every time, only thing good here was the biscuits

Laverne Baker

First time there at famous Dave's all l can say omg food so good makes you want to slap your mother

p b

Sometimes it's good sometimes not so good.

Robin Cooper

Honestly I didn't think it was great. Ribs were tough and cold

philip seward

Famous Katie in the bar area was fantastic. Awsome service.

Justin Marshall

I really had a good meal! The service was on point place was clean. The food was what you would expect out of a chain restaurant good tasting but not excellent. Overall good experience

Stacy Newton

Food was amazing but the wait was a little too long!

Katrina Witt

It was a great lunch. Just my son and I today. Nice lunch date. There app is good to know they have. It's simple to download. Enjoy

Donald Coulson

As normal, food is always good. Tried something new. It's Burnt Butts. Has a Blackberry BBQ sauce. Sorry to say, not my favorite. It's very good but I love is the Rich n Sassy. I'm old enough to be set in my ways, yet still looking for new tastes.

Deanna Thomas

Great lunch specials and fast, friendly service.

LaDonna Bell

It was awful. The ribs were dry. The baked beans tasted old. The corn tasted like they put imitation butter or oil on it with no seasoning. The whole experience was a waste of time.

Melinda Capen

Tami Pardie

I had chicken strips, loved the dipping sauce my party also ordered a hamster and it was really good

Rebecka Witmer

My waitress was very kind and did s great job. My low score is for the quality of the food. The chopped/pulled pork had one quarter sized slice of bone, and we were spitting out chunks of grissle that really made it a bummer. Cole slaw was good, baked beans were more soupy sauce than beans and meat. The corn muffins were so browned burnt on the edges, that the muffins were dry. I guess that is what you get when you order carry out.

Martin Mayers

Great ribs brisket, wish they had more selections of sausage. When you are craving bbq this place will satisfy your cravings!

Dylan Mayers

Love the food service is great

mudit mittal

Awesome place to eat barbecue.


The food tasted alright. Chicken better than the beef. Brisket was tasty. Waitress mumbled, talked fast, but was slow and complacent. Burger we ordered was missing toppings.

Tony Cook

I love famous Dave's! Great restaurant, be great staff

Janet George

Love Famous Dave's! Our meal was delicious and our waitress Shannon was great :)

Charlie Pepping

Best bbq I've had in the QC since big mouthz closed. I like that it didn't feel like most big chain restaurants.

Kevin Boyd

The ribs are small, dried out , tuhf and the help is under staff. They don't no what they are doing. I give the Ribs a big boobooooo!! The chicken is yummy. But not anuf

Tam Allison

Very disappointed! After driving 50+ miles to Famous Dave's in Davenport IA on Nov 12, 2018, for the Veteran's Day free meal (2 meat meal), we were met with a sign saying that this location was not participating in the corporate Veteran's Day free meal as advertised on Nov 11-12! Instead they were giving a free sandwich on Nov 11 only. The food was good as usual and our server, Stephen was wonderful, apologetic and gave my husband a free beverage, and thanked him for his service. There were other Vendors, who must not have noticed the sign and ordered the free meal without asking first, they were unhappy when the check came. I did look it up online and it did say "at participating locations". So we will probably choose the Peoria, IL location next time.

Christina Gadbury

If you walk away hungry, it's your own fault! The staff are friendly the food is great! The memorabilia is stunning! Very lively place with unique decor. So many BBQ sauces to choose from! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Come for the experience & stay for the food!

Alex Vazquez

Food was good. Our server did a great job. There were 8 in our party, 5 adults and 3 children. We ordered the American Feast for all to share. It came with plenty of food that we had leftovers to bring home.

Mike McMahon

It was very good. Only had one issue with something looking undercooked (it probably wasn't) and the manager replaced it right away no questions asked. The waitress was nice and accomidating but didn't hover over the table. I recommend the raspberry vodka. Very good.

Charlene Paper

Really really good brisket here! I've had it sliced as an entree and cubed on a loaded baked potato and both were delicious. Love their potato salad and also their Mac and cheese side. Can't beat their cornbread muffins. The service is friendly and prompt. A friend of mine loves their BBQ pork too.

Ken Wood

Very good Bar-B-Q. My first visit there and I'm hooked. I had the loaded back potato with brisket definitely recommend it. If you're in the area stop by for something good.

April Limburg

I give 4 stars for the coleslaw but 2 star for the brisket. I wish it had more flavor.

Vincent nelson

That was a Dam good burger! It's not always easy to get a good burger but i must say Famous Dave's did not disappoint me.

Felecia White

Even though I talked down on the BBQ especially since we just had it, the brisket was the bomb! BBQ sauce was a bit spicy. Chips were good, too, just a bit salty. Food was a bit pricey.

Delesia Jones

I came with a large group from church today for lunch and they put several tables together to accommodate us. We had one server that smiled the entire time she serviced our group. For a group of 18-20 people, children included, there was only one order that was wrong and she made it right with apologies and all. I wish I was better at remembering names because she was fabulous. She was very helpful and sweet with great customer service skills. I ordered the two meat combo with famous fries, the meats were rib tips and burnt ends and a water no ice with lemon and lime. My order was perfect and oh so delicious. Sorry I don't think to take a photo of my food before digging into it but it was finger licking good.

mikele farmer

They brought our food out on two galvanized trash can lids. Two adults 3 children 110.00 bill, brisket and ribs were very good other food was basic. I must go if you have not been

Michael Cherry

Mmmmmmmm goood

Austin Meyer

Service was amazing at this place. Friendly staff with a great waitress and even better hostess. Was seated immediately upon entering and the hostess was very talkative. I think her name was Brianna and she was very friendly. Food was delicious and very good. Had the just right Brisket and was flavored just right. Will be going back.

marissa juarez

Very good food and service, nice atmospheres.. family friendly place

Sandra Scott

OMG!!! Everything is always good.

Rich Lee Moughler

Excellent food and service

Donald Feipel

Food was a bit cool, but taste good

John Niemi

Good food

Anthony Marshall

Food ok. Service waa good.

Jen Hamerlinck

Famous Dave's always has great food and wonderful service. Our server tonight was fabulous! My husband is a brisket man, and I'm a catfish gal. They have the best!

mike ketelsen

Great food and great service!!

Victoria's World

Food was great but the service was terrible. The staff was more interested in screwing around on their phones in the dining area and being loud in the kitchen then worrying about customers

Terry Moffit

Good food little hard to get to, service just ok

Danette Remarcik

Service and food was amazing!

Jamison Smith

It was ok.

joseph wilden

Very good food and good service.

Edith Edeus

Went for my son's birthday. Great food huge portions and great staff

Becki Cooper

The whole experience was fantastic. Our server "Famous Stephan" was a blast, super friendly and took great care of us. The food was delicious and there was so much of it. Just a wonderful time all around. We will definitely be going back!

jim iverson

I love BBQ, but last 3 visits either me or wife were disappointed in our food. Over or undercooked meat. But on a good day you can't beat it

Mary Johnson

Lunch was very good. Waitress was very funny a nice change

Maggie Stolley

Service was decent given that the place was busy, but the ribs were very dry the last time I was there. I'm sure it was a fluke, and it happens. I'll still go again sometime.

Ronald Greenwood

I came here to eat a few times a while back; the food was solid. I recently went back to grab a takeout order, and there was a mouse trap visible. In addition, the food tasted like it may have been cooked at an earlier date and microwaved. The service was good, and the staff was friendly. I just wished the quality of the food was closer to what I experienced a few months ago.

Michelle Petty

A little disappointing tonight. There were only two other couples there and we waited 25 minutes for our food which would have been fine if it was good. Fried fish was luke warm and soggy. Mashed potatoes were very bland and the mac and cheese was cold. Hated spending the $120 for that!!!!!!

Kevin Pauley

The sandwich was delicious. The onion strings were kind of greasy. The waiter was very efficient but spoke VERY quickly. That, along with noisy environment makes it tough to understand. Good food and good sauces.

Russell Brooks

Great meal. Fun place to eat. Good service.

Valentine Lane

It was a great place to eat. Food was awesome

Nick H.

For a chain restaurant, they really do a superb job making you feel like you are eating barbecue at some local, mom-and-pop joint. The food is always excellent and I have never had a bad meal here. I hate to admit it, but it is some of the best barbecue in the area.

Donald Steger

Love there BBQ . Drove 74 miles to enjoy a great meal.

Tonya Scott

Nice and friendly

Mylene Rogers

We did take out. Food was good .

Dave Harmon

Waitress was friendly, good food, nice atmosphere. Always a good experience!

Glenda Stephens

The food was DELICIOUS, and the wait staff is very friendly and ATTENTIVE.

maria harris

Food and service was great as always. Only complaint I have was the highchair was dirty.

Hung Lieu

Great service staff and delicious food.

Brian Muller

Great staff and fine family food.

Leesandra Ewalt

Server was on top of it! Food was amazing. Great experience.

Christopher & Debra Bozik

Great service and excellent food

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