Famous Dave's

★☆☆☆☆
  • 200 Center Place Dr

    Rochester, NY 14615

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  • 585-663-3300

About Famous Dave's

Hours
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

Food

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First, I'd like to say that going to Famous Dave's was my 12 year old son's idea. I personally prefer to dine at non-chain type restaurants. Our party of 4 was greeted by a friendly hostess and our server was very personable.
The environment was pretty commercial. Kind of a hill-billy feel. We reviewed the menu and placed our drink order. My iced tea was nice and cold, but the lemonade was too powdery.
Ok, on to dinner. I ordered the ribs and chicken tender dinner with potato salad and elmer's beans as my 2 sides. My friend ordered the rib tips with mashed potatoes. The kids ordered a brisket sandwich and a kids portion of the ribs with mashed potatoes. The dinners arrived very quickly.
I started with a rib and found that it was so tough, I had to really work to get any meat off of the bone. And there was not much there to begin with. The ribs were very bare and not tender or moist. The bbq sauce was decent enough, but really tasted like anything you can buy in a grocery store.
I was anticipating a "homemade" style potato salad and was disappointed in that it was (again) like anything you can buy in a grocery store in the pre-packaged section. The corn bread was ok, though a little too mushy for my palette and the Elmer's beans were right out of a can. I hate to admit that the chicken tenders were the best part of my dinner.
On to the rib tips... my friend stated that it was so salty that her teeth hurt. She also stated that if she did give her dog people food, she would not give this to her dog. The only part of her meal she enjoyed were the mashed potatoes.
Overall, I would not go back to this restaurant.
If you want excellent bbq, and are without kids, head to "Dinosaur bbq". If you want a more family friendly environment, try "Sticky Lips".

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First, I'd like to say that going to Famous Dave's was my 12 year old son's idea. I personally prefer to dine at non-chain type restaurants. Our party of 4 was greeted by a friendly hostess and our server was very personable.
The environment was pretty commercial. Kind of a hill-billy feel. We reviewed the menu and placed our drink order. My iced tea was nice and cold, but the lemonade was too powdery.
Ok, on to dinner. I ordered the ribs and chicken tender dinner with potato salad and elmer's beans as my 2 sides. My friend ordered the rib tips with mashed potatoes. The kids ordered a brisket sandwich and a kids portion of the ribs with mashed potatoes. The dinners arrived very quickly.
I started with a rib and found that it was so tough, I had to really work to get any meat off of the bone. And there was not much there to begin with. The ribs were very bare and not tender or moist. The bbq sauce was decent enough, but really tasted like anything you can buy in a grocery store.
I was anticipating a "homemade" style potato salad and was disappointed in that it was (again) like anything you can buy in a grocery store in the pre-packaged section. The corn bread was ok, though a little too mushy for my palette and the Elmer's beans were right out of a can. I hate to admit that the chicken tenders were the best part of my dinner.
On to the rib tips... my friend stated that it was so salty that her teeth hurt. She also stated that if she did give her dog people food, she would not give this to her dog. The only part of her meal she enjoyed were the mashed potatoes.
Overall, I would not go back to this restaurant.
If you want excellent bbq, and are without kids, head to "Dinosaur bbq". If you want a more family friendly environment, try "Sticky Lips".

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