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Famous Dave's - Minnetonka, Minnetonka, MN

Famous Dave's - Minnetonka

4.8
4.8
143 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Famous Dave's is in Minnetonka, and has a reputation for its award-winning BBQ. It is also popular because of the quality of the ingredients with almost all dishes being made from scratch. Though the menu at Famous Dave's in Minnetonka does emphasize the tasty BBQ options, it is not limited just to the famous ribs. There are chicken and pork selections in addition to alternatives like soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and an array of build your own feasts and combo plates. Kids enjoy a menu of their own and the homemade dessert selections are also one of the reasons for the ongoing success of Famous Dave's in Minnetonka

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 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–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (952) 933-9600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Request a catering quote at www.famousdaves.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Call for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood
    Hopkins
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 143 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

143 Reviews
  1. SaraA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our cheese curds came with over half of them with ZERO cheese our server said she would tell the manager. Nothing happened. No one addressed it again. We paid for a full appetizer and barely got half of one.

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  2. Earrings

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fine; the service was very slow. We asked if they were short staffed, and were told no. It took well over half an hour to just get water.

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  3. JessicaD

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Dessert recommendation from our server was on point!! Hands down one of the best meals we have had in a long time.

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  4. bluecollardiner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed with this visit. We have dined at Famous Dave’s on and off over the years and have previously been pleased with our dining experience. Unfortunately, this time was different. Service was great, from the hostess to our server and other staff we interacted with. But the food was disappointing. The ribs were not very tender and the pulled chicken didn’t have much flavor. The Wilbur beans and fries were good though. I noticed that the restaurant had very few patrons for a Saturday evening at 7 pm. In years past there would have been a waiting line of several families. I even chose to make a reservation in anticipation of a long wait. Turns out a reservation was unnecessary. There was plenty of seating. I suspect the quality of this restaurant has declined of late.

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  5. ShadyT

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat. Service was fantastic and food was quick

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  6. DaveI

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Though we arrived a bit earlier than our scheduled reservation, we were seated right away. Our food was delicious, our wait staff was friendly and accommodated our ordering a take-out entree at the end of our meal. We also asked for our desserts to be take out as well and to be honest (as a chocolate lover), I have never tasted a fudgier, more scrumptious brownie than Famous Dave's. We were there to celebrate both our wedding anniversary and a birthday and Famous Dave's was exactly the dinner spot we were looking fwd to celebrate those special days. Thank you, Famous Dave's in Mtka!

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  7. Jonesy

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are fans of the St Louis style ribs and they did not disappoint! Our friends were new to Famous Faves and loved it just like we do. They ordered the combo of St Louis style ribs with Baby Back ribs, and it was more than enough food for them to share!

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  8. Earrings

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have good service and good food, which is appreciated.

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  9. JTVH

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to bring the whole family. The kids loved the food and we didn’t have any leftovers!

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  10. RussW

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The ribs very very fatty and tough and the chicken was overcooked and dry.

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  11. SallyJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful experience, good food, good service, and an excellent value we thought.

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  12. SusanH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We wanted separate checks which the waitress would not do. We also had a additional side item charge which didn't make sense. Not checked on for refills which she didn't bring out the food order. Not happy experience. 😒

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  13. ConnieB

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My comment is regarding Open Table. The system showed they were full most of the evening. In reality there were very few people there. The host looked when I mentioned it and saw that the time slots showed booked (but were not). I would guess the restaurant missed out on significant business because of this.

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  14. PatB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated immediately. Server gave us time while getting out drinks. Food came fast and was delicious (and no problem when it was discovered that it came with bacon and my friend is allergic, replacement came quickly).

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  15. Riley007

    Minneapolis

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have going to this Famous Dave's for years. I really like the deck and they are dog friendly. I got the 3 meat combo and everything was good. Good Iced tea too.

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  16. Redoak

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I haven't been to Famous Dave's in a number of years. Haven't been to this Famous Dave's and 10-15 years. They used to have good quality food and service. The hostesses were nice. The food was absolutely horrible. I will not recommend this particular famous Dave's. Definitely not worth the money and the quality was terrible. I would like to say this is a rare occurrence, but the people walking behind us had nothing good to say about the food and the server was quite rushing and not friendly. There were only about 4 or 5 tables. So it was not because there were too many guests.

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  17. ShannonD

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very casual, comfortable atmosphere. The 2 and 3 meat plates are a good value and very tasty. The smokes meat is great as were all the side we selected. But the most delicious thing we ate was the famous bread pudding! Wow, I usually don't like bread pudding but was told I must try it. It was incredible!

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  18. queenofmiles

    Minneapolis

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been going to this restaurant lately . . . Both service & food are great! Servers are always attentive & friendly.

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  19. MarleneS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was very good as well. We were seated within 10 minutes of arrival. The waitress stopped by to check on us periodically.

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  20. overpriced

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not like the old day! Only one kind of ribs-so-so in taste. No onion rings on the menu. Cole slaw and fries were very good.

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  21. SteveD

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service the the food was great. I had the brisket and burnt ends. Fantastic. It had been a while since I was in . I’ll be back soon.

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  22. SueW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was fast and pleasant. My order had one mistake--one side incorrect (ordered cole slaw, got broccoli). Some noticeable cleanliness issues: the floor under one side of our booth had litter on it and the payment hardware was filthy--please clean these!

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  23. DavidM

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid this location at all costs! A patron of Famous Dave's since it first opened in Hayward. My brother and I were over from Ireland for my sons wedding and given it was my brothers 1st time in M'sotta I thought it would great for him to experience Famous Dave's. Regrettably we chose this branch. We booked a table for 8:30pm and arrived slightly late at 8:36pm as we got a bit lost enroute, Having passed the mounds of used dishes on tables on the veranda, we entered the main restaurant and judging by the face of the server we must have looked like a pair of aliens as the welcome we got was far from welcoming who when I told him we had a reservation promptly told us that they were closing at 9pm so we should order at the takeaway counter. Understandably we were a little confused as to why then we had been offered a reservation given their reluctance to offer table service as table bookings were available until 9pm. However the best was still to come, we made our way to the takeaway/bar counter only to be subjected to what in the medical world as a rant of psychic aggression (the use of inappropriate oral and gestured behaviour) from an older guy with bushy hair wearing a baseball cap working behind the bar. I 'tried' to explain to him that we had booked a table and my brother asked a simple question, if we purchase at this counter can we sit down and eat it here. The response we simply weren't expecting, but it finished with something along the lines of I'll be giving you plastic plates and napkins and you'll be out of here as I'm cleaning up, and when my brother stupidly enquired as to what he'd recommend to order he pointed to the illuminate menu board followed by you can't order salmon. So rather than cause this guy any further stress, as he looked over stretched with circa 6-10 other customers in house, and he was only focused on finishing up, we walked out and took our business to a Texas Roadhouse, circa 10mins away, you should do likewise!

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  24. EllaThara

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our service with Julia. We go week after week for the great service and yummy food.

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  25. queenofmiles

    Minneapolis

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic & engaging w/ our special needs son. . The food never disappoints - we ordered the Feast for 2, it was more than enough for 3 people!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The labor shortage has arrived at Dave’s-we waited 25 minutes to get a server on the deck / when she arrived it was “are you ready?”- no messing around, no pre orders or drinks .Sparse crowd- I countered two servers and 2 bus kids and a manager. The food came out after another 20-25 minutes so not bad overall- but they better hire soon - any more customers and they wouldn’t have been able to keep up.

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  27. Freds

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and there was plenty of it. Server was very good.

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  28. JessicaJ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Accommodating staff and great management. The food came out very quick and was great. Thanks for working so hard!

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  29. Earrings

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    There were four of us. My food was the only one with issues. I had chicken - the one meat dinner. The chicken was horribly dry and didn't even look nice. The potato had two huge bad spots. The muffin was yummy and the corn icky. We go there somewhat often, and this meal, for me, was unpleasant.

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  30. EllaThara

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food and great service from Julia.

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  31. MelissaS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing Server she was fast and attentive.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Julia was very at tentative and super friendly. She seemed to know what we needed before we had to ask. Excellent service and food

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  33. Mega

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was cold when we got it The Server never did refills They started doing clean up around us A server in the main dining area had a plastic black bucket that she put on a chair near a table and preceded to fill with dirty glasses and dishes while people still eating.
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on March 29, 2022
    Mega - We're committed to providing exceptional service, and are sorry to hear we missed the mark here. We hope you'll consider giving Famous Dave's a second chance.

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  34. Rocky

    Minneapolis

    158 reviews

    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The smell of bbq is amazing! The service started out great and then I feel like we were forgotten. The food was great but it seemed like the pick 2 was a bit light on the meat servings The ultimate burger was really tasty and filling. Lemon cake for dessert was fantastic.
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on March 29, 2022
    Rocky - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  35. JamesJ

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent. We were seated right away. Waitress was right there and food came quickly. I think the side dishes could be improved upon. Cole slaw is a bit runny and not fond of the spices that are used. Baked beans could be better as well. Bush's baked beans out of the can are better. The beef brisket we had was top notch. We had the All American feast. Good value overall.
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on March 22, 2022
    JamesJ - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  36. Scott

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a special 97th birthday celebration for my dad. Our waitress was superb and was so kind to my dad! I really appreciate it! They also seated us in a quiet area due to my dad's hearing loss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Susan PS I wish I could remember the waitress' name but she was awesome.
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on March 18, 2022
    Scott - Sauce'some! That's what we like to hear. Stop by again soon!

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  37. JamesBinHopkins

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the all you can eat catfish

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  38. 1234

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service :)......................................
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on March 1, 2022
    1234 - That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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  39. JanL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about our dinner here was good. Food was served promptly.
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on February 22, 2022
    JanL - That's what we like to hear! Thanks for stopping by.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Taste was there, but value... not so much. $11 for 16 small cheese curds??
    Famous Dave's - MinnetonkaResponded on January 10, 2022
    We always appreciate feedback. Thanks for the review!

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Minnetonka using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Minnetonka also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 933-9600.

Famous Dave's - Minnetonka is rated 4.8 stars by 143 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Minnetonka 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 2 times today

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Google Map for Famous Dave's - Minnetonka

14601 Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345-3706

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Hopkins
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (952) 933-9600
  • Catering
    Request a catering quote at www.famousdaves.com/catering
  • Private party facilities
    Call for Outdoor Dining
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