Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

Famous Dave's

BBQ Joint
3001 Hennepin Ave. (at Calhoun Square), Minneapolis, MN 55408, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 9:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Award-winning ribs and meats, sandwiches and salads! 


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  • What you need to know
    CBS Local
    Check out their open blues jam on Sundays.(2 Tips)
    julio v.
    BEWARE!!! Wilbur's XXX HOT Sauce will melt your lips clean off!(2 Tips)
    Michael D.
    Great early happy hour (4pm-7pm).(3 Tips)
    Caitlin M.
    Come visit our patio on Saturdays we have live music from 1-4(3 Tips)
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42 tips. Filter by taste:

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  • open blues jam
  • happy hour
  • barbecue
  • wilbur
  • brunch food
  • music
  • rib tips
  • wifi
  • cocktails
  • corn fritters
  • great value
  • outdoor seating
  • dancing
  • chicken wings
  • good for groups
  • family-friendly
  • good for a quick meal
  • mac & cheese
  • beer
  • casual
  • Phil K.

    Nothing here is good except the live music if you can tolerate the awful everything else.

    Phil Kelley · February 1
  • Stephen K.

    If you combine the BBQ with rib meat, mashed potatoes, beans, coleslaw and cornbread... well then you've just made yourself a hell of a casserole, my friend.

    Stephen Koontz · August 29, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Famous Dave's BBQ as seen on Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Kathy B.

    Get the platter for 4. It has enough for six, but who wants to share even more?

    Kathy B. · August 7, 2014
  • City Pages

    From the noise of the "El" train rumbling overhead to the Disneyish, chic-shack décor, there's a lot for barbecue snobs to get their panties up in a bunch about at Famous Dave's. Read more

    City Pages · August 5, 2014
  • La S.

    Fantastic every time I come here on a Sunday!

    La Scarver · November 3, 2013
  • La S.

    Fantastic every time I come here on a Sunday!

    La Scarver · November 3, 2013
  • Gary C.

    Sunday brunch best I have had in a long time!

    Gary Crawford · April 21, 2013
  • Patrick R.

    Do not get the burnt ends rib sandwich, only fit for an Eskimo, cubed chunks of blubber on a bun. Should come with a side of nitroglycerin.

    Patrick Rottach · April 9, 2013
  • Wayne A.

    A little Stella on tap and ready to hear "Hookers and Blow"

    Wayne Anderberg · April 7, 2013
  • Christopher P.

    Try the Texas Toast...you're not going to get a better toast outside of Texas.

    Christopher Pollard · March 30, 2013
  • Steve P.

    If your server is April tip her well she deserves it!

    Steve Pearson · March 17, 2013
  • julio v.

    BEWARE!!! Wilbur's XXX HOT Sauce will melt your lips clean off!

    julio vasquez · January 19, 2013
  • julio v.

    Crankshaft is killin it!

    julio vasquez · January 17, 2013
  • Justin S.

    The homemade chicken tender basket is amazing!

    Justin S. · November 21, 2012
  • Gabriel M.

    Wifi: Wilbur!!

    Gabriel Mylin · November 11, 2012
  • April S.

    We have WiFi now! Ask your server for the password :)

    April Sutch · August 19, 2012
  • Larry

    Honey Island Swamp Band is amazing and highly recommended!!!

    Larry · July 6, 2012
  • Sonia T.

    Keep your receipt and do the survey for a free dessert. Pretty nice dessert options.

    Sonia Tandon · June 21, 2012
  • Caitlin M.

    Come visit our patio on Saturdays we have live music from 1-4

    Caitlin McCarthy · June 9, 2012
  • Diana G.

    Best Brunch on town!!'

    Diana G · April 8, 2012
  • Kym R.

    Order the corn fritters! Awesome as hell

    Kym Rolf-Zambrano · March 24, 2012
  • Alex H.

    Beefy briskit. Get it! 2.50 pbr's arent bad either..

    Alex Howie · February 6, 2012
  • Celia M.

    Tuesday night Salsa dancing! Best time you'll ever have!

    Celia Magistad · January 11, 2012
  • Joanna O.

    Sub par bloody mary bar, when did they stop putting out meat and cheese? It's Axel's for me from here on out.

    Joanna Olson · January 8, 2012
  • angela s.

    Get the rib tips! Yum!

    angela schuster · January 7, 2012
  • Mark J.

    The day before Thanksgiving is Drinksgiving at Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que & Blues! It is ALWAYS a blast. Thank you White Iron Band for always putting on a great show!

    Mark Johnson · December 27, 2011
  • Nick G.

    They make excellent long islands! You have to get like 6-7. ; )

    Nick G. · December 23, 2011
  • CBS Local

    Check out their open blues jam on Sundays. The stage is only for the brave, but the shy and hungry can still enjoy wings and beer. - CBS Minnesota Read more

    CBS Local · December 6, 2011
  • Jofoto612

    Earlt bird special b4 5:30. & chix sand 4 happy hour! 3$ wine

    Jofoto612 · August 26, 2011
  • John E. T.

    Don't order the ribs. Go for the BBQ chicken and the catfish fingers.

    John E. Thompson · August 23, 2011
  • Foodcart Media

    The bands are the cornerstone for this location, a cheap night for 2 getting there before 7:30 on Fri/ Sat without cover charge. Order off the catering menu, much cheaper getting double winger.

    Foodcart Media · August 11, 2011
  • Laura D.

    Ask for server Ashley Pederson! She is the best

    Laura Decker · July 15, 2011
  • April S.

    Make a reservation! Packed fridays, saturdays, and Sunday brunch. Get your cocktails from Collin & make sure you try the Daves mac n cheese.

    April Sutch · June 6, 2011
  • steve c.

    Great music and the Sunday Brunch is incedible. The only downside on the brunch is you can only eat so much

    steve clarke · March 11, 2011
  • Nicole D.

    Best HH ever! Cheap food and cheap drinks and they have deals until 7!

    Nicole D. · January 26, 2011
  • Michael D.

    Great early happy hour (4pm-7pm). $2.99 BBQ buddies and $2 tap beers make a meal. Good tap beer selection.

    Michael Dilks · November 1, 2010
  • John😎 W.

    Good luck checking in here because this place is a black hole of reception. I literally had to walk outside to get reception. Probs not going back until that problem is fixed.

    John😎 Wallace · July 1, 2010
  • Nate D.

    Try rubbing the sweet and zesty bbq sauce on Kolby's balls. It's to die for.

    Nate Dykstra · May 21, 2010
  • Warren H.

    Live Music on a Friday night with friends

    Warren Hansen · January 17, 2010
  • Joanna L.

    Awesome food, great music all in one place! Read more

    Joanna Lowinger · December 15, 2009
  • eryn o.

    Open Blues Jam w/Moses Oakland on Sunday nights = free blues music and happy hour drinks. Omfg yes.

    eryn o · August 17, 2009

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