Famous Dave's - Alameda

5 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

So over rated the only thing that had a good taste was the ribs everything else was pretty tasteless

San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Late night dinner for 14 people at Famous Dave's was a bit rushed but overall we all rated it a good level of food, presentations, ambiance with a very good level for our waiter. BBQ ribs, sandwiches, and burgers were the choices we made and all were at the good level.

San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great, but our hostess attempted to seat 6 people around 2 round tables, which was awkward. We ended up in a booth that fit the 6 of us snugly. Being that we had a reservation, I was a little surprised that the table was not ready for us when we arrived. It felt very thrown together. Our server was nice, but wasn’t as attentive as we would have liked. I understand it was Father’s Day so it was kind of expected.

San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very loud, so no intimate evenings will be found here. Food was great. Service was great. We'll be back!

San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great sauces. Attractive dining room with great TVs. But. Terrible beer selection, terrible corn bread muffin, dry brisket and when the food arrived, everything was a different temperature. Piping hot beans, barely warm brisket, cold mashed potatoes. I was really looking forward to this but won’t be back. There are too many better options.