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This Restaurant is classified in the category of Barbecue restaurant.
Usually Famous Dave’s is pretty good but this location dropped the ball a bit. The brisket was dry and the ribs were borderline but the flavor was there. The food came out warm not hot, the service was good overall but my wife and I agreed we probably won’t eat at this location again.
I like they're sauces. Generous portions and their beans are so good. We had good service the few times we have been there. We like it and will go back.
We had a awesome time w/ r Men & Women fellowship mtg ; & enjoyed da awesome food &Service
The Apple crisp has absolutely no flavor.. It was like mush
Loved it...the food was delicious!! Couldn't even finish my meal. A big Thank you to my boyfriend for taking his mother n I out...
Good BBQ, a little pricey.
I always make it to Famous Dave's when I visit family. I love the ribs tips and the amazing dessert - especially the bread pudding.
I went there today with my friend Jim who lover BBQ. This place food is incredible. If you like real BBQ food, this is your place. Our waitress was Tea, she is very nice, explained different dishes and suggesting the the best ones. I highly recommend this place .
Food was delicious, server was very good, but who moved me the most was Elizabeth, the Hostess. I took my 77 year old Mother to lunch, and she walks at a slow pace. As soon as we walked in the door, and Elizabeth saw me helping my Mom, she immediately grabbed two menus and set them at the closest table. When we were finished with our meal and got up from our table, Elizabeth saw us and immediately went to the door and opened it for us. She gently tapped my Mom on the shoulder and wished her a good day, and asked her to come back again because she would like to see her again. The smile on my Mom's face made my day. Elizabeth is amazing. Although I was already a fan of Famous Dave's, my loyalty has increased tenfold. Elizabeth definitely deserves some recognition from Famous Dave's. I encourage everyone to visit Famous Dave's at Chandler Fashion Mall and mention you read a wonderful review about her. I bet it would make her day.
Good food, fast service!
Famous days though it's a nice place to eat make sure you get their South side rib tips. Great customer service make sure I ask for complimentary Mini chips. I love the variety of sauces a taste for every tone
The other night, I ordered Famous Dave's through a delivery service and had to wait almost 2 HOURS to receive my food and it wasn't the delivery service fault at all. The driver contacted me almost immediately stating that they didn't have my order yet and that was okay, I liked the update. However, one hour after the order was placed, he still kept in contact saying it wasn't done. Again, appreciated. The last straw was when I was close to 70+ minutes in and the driver said he's getting frustrated with the carry out, saying it wasn't ready. The driver mentioned that most places like this ignore the delivery drivers and put them last. It sucks because we are customers as well, so why do we have to suffer. And the driver said he saw ONE receipt on the carry out slip, so we know where the priorities are. So in the end, my food came very late, almost 2 hours!!!! I'm beyond mad with how you organize your delivery. Again, not the delivery fault, the restaurant. Manager: PLEASE make sure the carry out knows about these delivery orders and it's not cool to have an order take 90+ minutes.
Love the sampler plate great value and great food
Decent happy hour pricing and ribs were good.
I mostly order the hot link sausage - it's great.
Great service, good portions and I like some of the new items they've added to the menu
The perfect amount for a nice lunch.
We wish there was one in prescott, we've eaten at Dave's bbq around the state.
Just wonderful, I'll have to visit our restaurant here in Long Beach, CA.
Friendly staff, GREAT food. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
Great ribs and bbq sauces are great.
The manager Mike resolved my issue extremely fast !
1st time and service was great. Evan was very helpful as was Trey. Food was very good HH prices were very reasonable. We'll be back.
Great bbq options on the menu and sauces. For a chain the restaurant is definitely better then other local bbq spots in the Phoenix area. The Miss Pig lunch special is a great selection if you want to sample the different types of meat options.
Burnt ends and Wilbur beans! I need say nothing else! But I will, they have a great to go entrance that gets you in and out, in about 10 minutes. Worth the trip.
I had the Mini Pig Roast and it was fantastic. Everything was perfect. The sausage had a great char, ribs fell off the bone and the sauces were so flavourful. Even the mustard based slaw and pickled onions were great. WILL BE BACK!
Consistently great BBQ. They are my go to BBQ place. Perfectly cooked meats, great sides and multiple awesome choices for sauces.
This was the location southeast of Chandler Fashion Center. We went on a Thursday for the all-you-can-eat rib tips. This was the only time we didn't like the food at Famous Dave's. The rib tips were heavily oversalted; a cheap eatery trick to kill your appetite. We expected better. The service was also uncharacteristically slow. We had one plate of rib tips and didn't want any more. At least they were right about one thing; that was all we could eat. We'll be going to the San Tan location from now on.
Service was great but food quality suffers. Dry meat, cold and tasteless Mac n cheese. Potato salad is overwhelmed with celery. Nothing here that makes me crave their bbq any longer. Loved their feast platters for a long time now it's just a boring . I just wanted to get up and leave. Obviously I am not the only one who feels this way judging by the occupancy at less that half full at 6:30 on a Monday. Good luck Dave, a very noticeable change has taken place.
Great BBQ! Everything on the menu is very good. You can't go wrong here.
Service was good food was cold and dry.
Service was very very slow today. Waited for 30 mins, just to get a box for my food to go, and then the credit card machine was down so had to grab some cash. That place is really going down hill from when it first opened
Great food, better service and good atmosphere.
Great food and staff was on it. My family and I really enjoyed and looking to return soon.
Excellent Baby Back Ribs!
Very good barbecue and nice size cold beers. Friendly, honest staff...will be back!
The food was good and the service was great. My only problem was I've currently got a temporary disability placard due to an injury that I received from a motor vehicle accident and the Famous Dave's catering truck was parked in a handicapped parking spot. we notified manager and they failed to do anything about it.
This restaurant in Chandler is pretty bad least to say. I would even give it half a star if I could. The restaurant itself is totally unsanitary, looked like it hasn't been cleaned in years. There's mold building up near the sink, very sticky un-mopped floors, unsanitary bathrooms, and dust on the ceiling columns. Definitely will not come back again, the food was adequate and reminded me of Chili's. The staff was also very "dull", no one seemed to enjoy their job or have a personality and couldn't take criticism lightly. The manager should have been better groomed as well. I bet they even ignored our comment to clean up better. Would not recommend to anyone, At least the one in Chandler.
Very good. A little pricey for the amount of food.
Good food and good service.
Not great. Food wasn't hot. Rib rub tasted different like a mustard rub or something. Chopped pork was so dried out I could barely eat it. Used to be my favorite bbq but we probably won't go back.
Don't eat all day then go to this 0lace to consume some good ol down home BBQ...OH and the cornbread is to die for
I always love going to this place for BBQ. They are quick. The food is good. And the service is always great.
This is more about the atmosphere than service or food. Fun and entertaining surroundings, but very standard BBQ and service from the point of walking in the door was well below par and not very friendly. From waiting while empty tables were available to unfriendly waiters to even rude waiters serving the table next to ours. Probably won't ever go back after the experience.
Great place and great food. Never disappointed
Came in Friday about 7:30 pm. Asked bartender what was good today and ordered the brisket plate. The sides were great but the brisket was tough and dry, not what I expected at all. Tasted like warmed up leftovers with no flavor. Way overpriced for this.
Service was on cue very friendly waitress constantly checking to see & ensure that we were enjoying the food and topping off our drinks and even dropping in to have a conversation from time to time, look forward to having another family get together as we always do
FOOD WAS DELICIOUS AND AMAZING!! Did not finish that platter between 2 people, but was good. I would go back whenever I crave bbq.
Thought I'd give them one more try and was disappointed again Server's have repeatedly gotten order incorrect, this time in addition to order being wrong the meat was cold and the recommended Coleslaw tasted like it was made with jalapeno Well Mike and the district manager went above and beyond to see that I had a chance to have a better experience at the restaurant. Took my daughter and 3 of her children to lunch, unfortunately Mike was on vacation. Server was exceptional and went out of her way to please, orders came out as ordered this time, only complaint was the pulled pork was very salty and had a fatty taste to it, ribs were delicious as well as the sides. Overall a much better experience Thank you both for allowing us to try the restaurant again.
They have great service, they make there food very good and I had amazing timee
Excellent food. Reasonably prices. Very sweet and friendly staff. Very helpful. Will definitely be going again.
We ordered tonight. The food is good but the problems are many. The Russian roulette of bbq. This is the third time having it delivered. First time no BBQ sauce and skimpy quantities. Second time perfect, sauce and a great variety, the sides were healthy incredible. Tonight missing a side and magnificent other had zero sides. My brisket had 4 pieces maybe 4 inches long. If you order for delivery you never know and for the excessive cost roll the dice. Call them and that's another turn of events. Next time ask for William and tell him what happened. Who the hell is William the fricken wizard of Oz and why next time and not tonight. Not a place I care to deal with again. Be warned. I need to modify this. I was contacted by the GM Mike. He understood and worked with us. Ordering to go puts your order in others hands and can put a reputation of a restaurant at stake. Mike worked with us and have heard that these delivery services have access to your meal. Mike reached out and all is good. Sorry for the negative post. I went today for a late lunch with my magnificent other and enjoyed it so much. You must go here in person or you have robbed yourself of a fantastic experience. I thanked the GM Mike for responding to the original post. Mike is a great guy our waitress was a gem. Sorry I that I originally posted anything negative about Famous Dave's without actually being there in person. Perfect portions, great service and magnificent food. My favorite BBQ establishment.
Love Famous Dave's don't get to eat here much so when I do I really eat, my face is pulled pork o think it's the Georgia plate or something like that. They have great potatoes and corn bread and basically everything you could ever want in a bbq place and the devils spit sauce is rockin awesome
Usually good food. Staff always seem confused or stressed in the take out section. Prices decent
Well, the food was not good at all. Very dry and very bland food. Service was nice but a bit slow and selective when they felt like acknowledging you even if you're flagging them down. But again, nice people. However, nice people just aren't enough to bring me back to a famous Dave's ever again. The food just isn't worth it.
Their brisket was tender and moist. Their fries were very tasty. We bought the feast and there was more food than 2 could eat so we had leftovers for the next day. Hope you get Famous Gage for a waiter. He was a great server and a quick wit.
Great Place! Fun. Appreciate the Suggestion... Servers Have Great Smiles... Neat Happy Hour.... Cute Motif...
Always good, man I love this place! Ribs and Georgia chopped pork!
The first waitress is totally in the wrong field. The manager came and told me that she couldn't put the happy hour menu in because it was past 7pm. So she offered me the cheese, sausage & pickle plate for $8.50 instead of the happy hour $5. It would have been 7 if the first waitress wasn't so difficult to communicate with. I agreed to the plate for $3.50 more. I was hungry. The manager was quite well at communicating with me. She had another waitress tend to our table. The second waitress is why I gave 3 stars and not 1. Our beans had a burnt taste and she took them back. Our replacement beans had a burnt flavor too. The cook had confirmed that they had indeed burnt the beans. The bill came and I was charged $13.50 for my sausage plate. It was not $8.50 like the manager said.
Delicious food, nice atmosphere, great staff.
Brisket was very dry, Brussels sprouts was drowniing in a plate of oil, Corn bread was excellent, server Erica was great and busy. She took the drink order, food order, served other customers... Took almost 15 mins to bring the check so we could pay and leave because they were hectic.... Change your process.
The service was ok. A little mix up and a bit on the laxed-side.....
Great Food & Service !!
DO NOT GO!!!! They have roaches In their food and probably won’t do a damn thing about it!!
I was really disappointed with the food at Famous Dave's, in the past I had bought from from here through Uber eats and I loved it. however, this was my first time there and the steak they gave me was cold and seemed like someone else left over... I could not finish it. It was pretty bad and the service was simply okay
Delicious food and a great atmosphere!
Had an absolute awesome meal and service at "Famous Dave's" . Our waitress was sweet, beautiful, and Professional. Our 2 feast trays were impeccably delicious .
Service isnt good, for bbq it's not very good. Their sauces are good though.
Always great food and friendly staff. Pro-tip: ask your server to draw you a piggie with the BBQ sauce.
Great rib tips
Service was good and the food was excellent
Outstanding food and service. The restaurant is well managed.
Great staff but pretty average food for the money.
Love this place. Love ALL of their meats. Try their spicy pickles.
Decent prices for the portion and flavor you get. Try the firecracker green beans, they're delicious. My husband says the Memphis Style ribs are the best, but I prefer the Hot Links. Save room for the bread pudding as well. It is so good. Pro tip: do the survey on your receipt for a free dessert on your next visit. It's worth it!
My favorite barbecue restaurant. Always enjoy their ribs. There is a variety of other items as well.
Used to be awesome, this last time was meh.
Great bbq! Ive been going to this location for 6 plus years and eat bbq at least once a week from other bbq places around the east valley(lucilles!(also great), cant stop smoking, rudys, joes real bbq, andrews, honey bears etc. Im only writing this review to clear up some of the bad reviews. No matter which one you go to, if you go on a regular basis, sometimes the meat will be dryer or not as good from the last one you had. Meats, especially beef, are like grains in wood and not always the same. No the burnt ends are not always real burnt ends or they would run out so quick or be double the price(I could be wrong but it is a hit or miss on these),but i still order them every time. Hands down famous daves has the best sides of any of them. There corn muffins and wilbur beans have no comparison. A little pricey but most bbq is. 50cent wings on weds. and there really good.(get them naked, add sauce).The meats are seasoned and smoked well and the Ribs always fall off the bone. 4 or 5 diffrent sauces(Texas Pit is my favorite). Staff is always great here. The to go area needs some attention(under staffed, one person taking orders, getting, and checking food, sometimes two but still slow. They always seem new (first job) or needing manager assistance. It can be frustrating to have to wait to place your order when nobody is in the line. FYI though i hate waiting. Overall Famous Daves is definitely worth going to if you have never been and worth trying again if your meat was a little dry.
Service was pretty decent. Not the best ever but I don't have anything bad to say about them.
Such great service and the food is fantastic!
They are great and prices are good for what you get . rib tips and the nachos are really good here. kids actully eat the food here to which is nice. if you love bbq they do a good job and service is on point
Famous Dave's is mouth watering goodness every single time I go eat here. You must get extra corn bread muffins as they are simply the best thing hands down like 6:30! And you can never go wrong with the ribs wet or dry, they are amazing. Order whatever, it's good. Won't disappoint and you will go back for more without question. Dreams of cornbread muffins weekly is the story of my life and I'm okay with that!! Just do it!
Very good food restaurant is always clean people that work there are always helpful and courteous
Best cajun chicken sandwich ever. And the mac n cheese was amazing
Always good Q
Really hate to post this. Very Very poor service by the staff and Manager twice within two weeks. First visit two weeks ago ordered take out at 1:30pm (expected pick up time told was 1:56pm) arrived at pick up window at 1:55pm. Stood at window until 2.06pm never being greeted or even acknowledged, finally saw the Manager walk by ask "is there anyone working out here" his answer was "sorry we're taking care of orders" and continued walking into kitchen (now 2:12pm) finally a server walks over (2:16pm) grabs the take out food that was sitting at the window when I walked in at 1:55pm and "will this be all for you?" I responded is that my order, as there was a person sitting there waiting when I walked in at 1:55pm and I also said "I don't get a sorry for having to wait 20 plus minutes for my order that was sitting at the window all this time and now your asking me to pay $31 for cold food" and her response was "sorry we're busy taking care of orders, do you want me to make your food again"? I touch the Box it was still warm, I paid she didn't say anything. I arrived home at 2:40pm, I live about 2.5miles from restaurant. Ordered food last night, on time but not right. I will find a different location, sucks because we have been going to this location for over 10 years at least twice a month. Famous Dave's we are not giving up on you. Please take A look at your Chandler restaurant.
Really good BBQ. Have a really good lunch menu that is not expensive
Absolutely love eating here. We brought our puppy to their dog friendly patio and she loved the special attention and treats!
My favorite place to eat out. Absolutely the best food ever!
Food was good device was more than a bit slow
Make sure to sign up for thier club through the app, to get a coupon for a free sandwich.
Great BBQ and service..Will definitely return!
ordered the all-american feast through grub hub last night and i made very small but important preferences.... such as which bbq sauce to include wth our meal, replacing the bbq chicken with pulled pork or brisket. replacing the chicken with pulled pork or brisket is something they always do for my family when i dine in so i dont understand why they couldnt do it for my delivery order. not only did they not follow any one of my instructions, i did not receive ANY bbq sauce for my all american feast, who eats bbq without the sauce?? i did not get any ranch for my smoked wings, even though i requested it in the “special instructions” portion of the order, half of the brisket i received was slices of fat.. who is putting together these orders to go? and who is not including bbq sauce with bbq food?? when i pay $100 for bbq i would expect alot more attention to detail for a delivery order.... not happy here!
Nice people / Dry ribs / Small sides Dickies BBQ is more flavorful to me
They have a great happy hour food menu. Food is great tasting. Service was good. Will come back to watch football.
Way better than "Can't stop smokin"...like frfr
Very good place to eat. I loved the fried pickles and rib tips.
The food was excellent. We had the ribs (six bones) and rip tip platters. We had enough to take hope and it taste great reheated. LOVE their rub style and sauces.
Good barbeque but I'm not a fan of the brussel sprouts. They were fried and mostly burned.
The Wait staff are friendly and efficient. I ordered the plank smoked salmon with a pineapple sauce over it, it was over-cooked and dry, I didn't think the sauce went with salmon.
Happy to see they offer Memphis style - dry rub on their ribs. Thats the sign of great bbq...Sauce only compensates. Have been here several times and always great food and service (in the bar)
There was a piece of wire in our chips that our 7-year-old child nearly swallowed. When brought up to the manager, all he offered was the most insincere "Sorry about the wire". Have generally been dissatisfied with this location for their food and service, but after this experience we will not be coming back.
The food's taste was dull, unless it's smoked. They highly depend on their five sauces (I'm not a big fan of table sauces, thus the 3 stars). Their famous fries has some potential to be of the best if they season it. Also, they should smoke the chicken like Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que.
Food was good but service was kinda slow.
For me...Best hamburger in the valley. Although, a bit expensive.
First time at this location but it was as good as the Tempe marketplace location. Great food and good service. Did not wait for a table on a Saturday night around 6 which was great. They gave my brother in law a nice free ice cream desert since it was his birthday.
Decent bbq. Good happy hour specials. Server was awesome! Natasha rocks!
The food is good, but way overpriced for what you get.
Food really good; Service, not so much
Hard to beat. Great menu. Great food. Good prices. Good employees. A go to place for me.
My favorite BBQ with fast friendly staff.
Best value lunch specials, lots of meat and side choices. Great staff.
Good food, quick service for a Sunday lunch.
Food wasn't good. Brisket was dry .
Amazing bbq our favorite place to go
I enjoy eating at Dave's. This restaurant was the best of those I've visited. The food was delicious. It was served promptly by a wait staff that cared about their customers. This Dave's has a bar.
Came to visit a friend here in Arizona and he wanted to come to Famous Dave's. As soon as we arrived we where greeted and seated. Our waiter (Evan) was fast and getting our drink orders and asked us if we were ready to order. It took us about 10 minutes to order because I was not sure what to order but we went ahead and ordered the Davsample platter and a big Caesar salad.
The staff has EXCELLENT customer service! I ordered a feast for 2 for the 4th of July and although they were super busy (understandable because the holiday.) the staff were very accommodating and friendly. Laney and Griselda especially! They were patient and kind! Very great location!
Food was great service was excellent.
I had an order to go which was a platter the phone service when I called to make the order they put me on hold for almost 10 minutes so I hung up and had to call back again and it was at the beginning of the day at 11 a.m. in the morning so I was not happy about that but the platter itself was good
Great food & great service from Erica.
Ask for Wilbur's revenge bbq sauce
Fabulous food. Moderately priced.
Love the ribs and tri tip. My favorite sauce is the mustard one.
My son and I came in for lunch with no wait! The food is always hot but ithis time it wasn’t as tasty. I didn’t complain but later I because nauseous and mentioned to my son he had the same symptoms. I won’t be back :(
My favorite BBQ in CHD!!
Best ribs in my own opinion
Sign up for their email promotions, I'm sure glad I did because we recently took some visiting family members there for dinner and the promo offered at the time saved us some $$. Delicious meal, great service.
Busy location but more than worth it. Located at Chandler fashion square tins of other stores and good parking
Love there food. Easy parking too
Famous Dave is good. The menu has a variety of main and side dishes to choose from. I enjoyed the breath of BBQ sauces they offer on the table. Hot, Sweet, Mustard Base, etc... a lot of choices. The cornbread muffins are very tasty.
Great place. Decent service. Not super clean...
For less quid, just share about three of Burnt End appetizers, at least for lunch. Pedestrian sauces, much better to just buy bottles at grocery store. Combo meals also "splitable" for a lunch. Nice atmosphere, good service. Food is the weakest point, as it is a little too "chain-like". Check it out if you have no alternatives. Try the Cat Fingers for a nice change of pace.
Always love their food. Hot, tasty, flavorful and fresh.
Food and service was decent, menu's were filthy.
I have a tendency to automatically think less of franchises when it comes to eating establishments. It's an unfair bias, for sure, but it is what it is. With that said, I have frequented Famous Dave's on a number of occasions and have not once been disappointed in the food. Dave's has become my go-to BBQ joint when I need BBQ in a pinch. Keep in mind, I grew up near Memphis, so I am pretty particular. Sure, I can drive out of the way to a stand-alone BBQ and get more authentic Q, but sometimes you just want it quick, and you want it with six cornbread muffins. Dave's fits the bill. The ingredients are high quality, the helpings heaving. Their meats, whether it's brisket, pulled pork, chicken, etc. are always tender and delicious.
I’ve seen a video on social media of a humongous roach inside someone’s food. It was so big there’s no way the cooks didn’t see it !
Our server was slow she got part of the order wrong was to late to complain so we just ate what they brought and left
The food was great and we had the best service by Ashley C
Prices were high for what you got. Food was okay. Don't think I'd go back
Used to be my favorite place when visiting. Idk, but this time something slipped. Can't really put my finger on it.
Great place for BBQ. Thank you.
I had excellent food here last time not so much they did make it right but by the time I got my food everyone else was done eating
Service was excellent and food was good. I would recommend less salt on broccoli. I tasted more salt than the broccoli flavor
The cooks are excellent as well as the servers. Definitely worth your money and time to visit
Great selection of sauces and smoked meats. To me it is definitely one of the best chain BBQ places.
Great service/BBQ/bar/sauces/delivery speed for a great price. Consistent, it’s never bad for any area. That’s the most important thing restaurants struggle to achieve and this specific Famous Dave’s passes in flying colors for maintaining a stellar eating experience.
Awesome food and great service. Thank you for hosting our Chamber mixer!
The food was OK but not great except for the Wilbur Beans which were fantastic. While the staff was friendly the service was slow. It was easy to see why they weren't busy. I'm not a frequent visitor to Famous Dave's so I can't compare to other locations.
Pretty good food. Nice atmosphere
fantastic food and fantastic service
I'm Vegan...lol but the Fries are CRAZY GOOD.
Famous Dave's is one of my favorite bbq spots in the Phoenix area. If you are looking for some properly smoked bbq, you should go check out Famous Dave's.
Service was good, the food was alright. A bit pricey though. The server brought me a dirty plate that wasn't properly cleaned so that had to go back.
Best bbq good price
Little. Place. Food. No good. Food
It's so good you don't even need to add sauce.
Famous Valarie was AWESOME!!! We ordered take out for 20 people, she helped keep us on budget, the food was ready when we got there and it tasted DELICIOUS!!! P.S. No leftovers here