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Famous Dave's - Famous Dave's - Reno, Reno, NV

Famous Dave's - Reno

4.4
4.4
111 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition and hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available to create mouthwatering experiences! In addition to our BBQ and grilled meats, our menu features a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (775) 826-7427
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Cross street
    McCarran
  • Parking details
    Curbside spaces available for contactless service
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

111 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you so much for the great time, and great food

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  2. JesseB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ranch dressing tasted like sour cream mixed with blue cheese, nastiest ranch ever had, chicken was questionable if it was edible, ribs were slimey, not the best experience.

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  3. JRRP141228

    Tahoe

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality and service consistently very good - thank you Keiry for your attentiveness and friendlyness!

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  4. KristiM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the feast for 2 and it was so much food. The brisket was great. The ribs were meaty. The chicken was tasty. We could have used some butter for the corn and corn bread. The corn bread was moist. The baked beans had something spicy I believe jalapeños which I didn't like but my family liked them. The slaw was good creamy and vinegar-y. The fries were great. If you like hot bbq ask for some Wilber's Revenge. My husband had the Manhandler. He thought the brisket and sausage was great with just a little kick. The loaded potato skins were amazing.

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  5. Joyce

    Hawaii

    279 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super soft brisket, wonderful service, quick food delivery, fun atmosphere and I love the BBQ sauces!

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  6. CraigB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been to st Louis. The ribs were just like there

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  7. DeniseT

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and good service by the employees; however, I had made Father's Day reservations on OpenTable, but when we arrived, the restaurant had no record of it and said their reservation system wasn't working. We only had to wait about 15-20 minutes for a table, so it wasn't too bad, but it was a little annoying.

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  8. JRRP141228

    Tahoe

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dave’s was a busy this Father’s Day as I have ever seen it so the staff were all working extremely hard to keep all their patrons well served and happy with their meal! Our Server, Benjamin, was friendly and attentive. Our meal was well prepared and everything was fresh and tasted great. Due to the the busy holiday the kitchen was backed up so it took longer than usual to receive our meal, but understandable. We dine at Dave’s about once every couple of months and look forward to going back again soon!

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  9. RobertV

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, but service was lacking. To be fair service is lacking at many places these days. As far as the BBQ, I am from the East Coast and have a different take on BBQ. Overall not a bad place, but like Pizza, many different types BBQ and it may be your preferred taste.

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  10. HugoF

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    African American waitress was bad. We were 3 people, didn't bring us silverware or plates, we asked and only brought us 2 of each. Didn't come back to ask for more, so we all had to share. Only brought us 2 waters and we had to share. Everyone around us were complaining about her as well. Food was excellent.

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  11. JRRP141228

    Tahoe

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have to say that this was defiantly one of the best experiences I've had at this Famous Dave's location. Service was very good - thanks Skyler! Food, tasty and prepared well with generous portions. I would only suggest that your hostess be more lively, she didn't seem to know what an Open Table reservation was and showing us to the table seemed like a scene from The Night of the Living Dead - come on now, you are a young lady show some pep in your step!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was PERFECT!!! Food was great and our drinks were never empty. We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and our service was HORRIBLE so we chose not to tip at lunch….an absolute disaster from start to finish !! Actually ended up calling the Washoe County Health. department regarding Cheesecake Factory. Anyways, I added the tip amount that I didn’t pay at Cheesecake Factory to the Famous Dave’s bill because they were outstanding and I want to keep the money moving in the economy. Great visit!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pretty quiet for a Saturday night. Food was good and was a good value when getting one of the shareable trays. Service was great.

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  14. DianeR

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet Tuesday dinner. Nice service. Food Yummy. Large portions!

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  15. Joyce

    Hawaii

    279 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted a quick and tasty lunch and I got it. Fun interior. Friendly service.

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  16. Shannonmom

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Quick service and excellent food.

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  17. AndreK

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We were traveling through Reno and saw a famous Dave’ online. Made a reservation and asked for regular seating but we were seated in the bar instead. We could not even hear ourselves talk to each other because of one person at the bar was talking to other people at the bar 5 or 6 seats away. But the food was great.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time, it was a bit slow which was great for service but we were crammed into a circle table that didn’t leave much room to spread out the amount of family style food we ordered when there was only 2 other tables in the restaurant. Great service!

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  19. goodinprint

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the menus is OK But, famous Dave's won the Best in the West Rib Cook Off a few years ago serving pork ribs. I wish there were more pork rib items on the menus.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food. Thank you.

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  21. StacieE

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    If you are not in a booth,they have the most uncomfortable chairs of any restaurant we have been to in the US. Food was average and overpriced. Service was exceptional.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere, good food and good waitstaff Enjoyed

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  23. RobertM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BBQ is top notch, excellent service, reasonable prices, what's not to like?

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  24. Robbo

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We found the staff very friendly and tentative, they were prompt with service. The overall food quality was very good, however we ordered the "All American Feast" and thought the Louisiana Style ribs could have been slow cooked a bit longer to soften the meat more but everything else was delicious. Of course we over estimated the size of the feast and struggled to eat it all but it was definitely good value and will feed a group of 4 hungry people no worries.

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  25. Joyce

    Hawaii

    279 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    279 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fun place to dine on Bbq specialties. Brisket and chicken I had was soft and juicy. Table side bbq sauces to add zing to your bites.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best BBQ pork around, love their chopped pork and corn bread muffins. Sauces take it to the next level. Always happy to come back to Famous Dave’s

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  27. Jake006

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was a new employee, I think she was still in training. She provided excellent service and certainly will be an asset to your restaurant. Sorry I don't remember her name, but we were at the Reno restaurant at 11 AM on Saturday April 23, 2022. I hope you can identify and compliment her.

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  28. samH

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but the pork sandwiches were a little dry, need more sauce.

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  29. KingR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great .. Good service and the waitress was super nice.

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  30. Lhonikai

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made our reservations online. It was easy to navigate. The staff are friendly and efficient. The menu have happy hour special. The food was excellent. It was so good. We finished our food with no leftovers.

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  31. Harrys

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was prompt and good. Waitress was friendly knowledgeble and training a new hire.

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  32. GourmetJorge

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Tonya was excellent. Attentive and friendly. Happy hour selection was good and the chicken wings were outstanding. Just overall a great BBQ place and a good value. Kudos all around.

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  33. GeorgeW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome! And the portions were more than adequate. Our server was polite, attentive, and even had a nice sense of humor. The value of the meal and service was worth the price (moderately priced). The whole experience was the best we have had since the pandemic started.

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  34. DavidW

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, Food came out quick, hot and delicious. My soda glass was never empty.

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  35. BrisaR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here and will definitely be back.

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  36. KAthyA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very personable waitress and others. Food was deliciously prepared and attractively presented. It was a 70th birthday celebration so we had a large fudge and praline sauce ice cream sundae, yummy!

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  37. NickM

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good. The only let down was that they only have one brand of wine, and it's boxed. Ugh! We had beer.

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  38. JackieS

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and atmosphere first class

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  39. HeatherG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitstaff , huge food portions , timely service even on a busy Saturday night . Will return !

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  40. AlexF

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service , food and value for your money

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Reno using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Reno also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (775) 826-7427.

Famous Dave's - Reno is rated 4.4 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Reno does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Famous Dave's - Reno

4925 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV 89509-6548

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McCarran
  • Neighborhood
    Reno
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Curbside spaces available for contactless service
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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