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Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown

Map & Directions 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
  • American, Barbecue
  • Sun 10am-12am, Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat 8am-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Recommended on Weekends, Accepted
  • Lot Available, Meters, Street


City Pages' Description

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. (Don't get us started about all those feel-good business stories that make it sound like it's a civic duty to support this place.) Still, it must be admitted that this home-grown monster chain has a good heart--live music at some locations, decent prices, a friendly bar, a cheap kid's menu. Plus, it's one of the better places to dine with a big group or with tots. As far as the barbecue, the chopped pork is the best stuff on the menu, and if you get it with the ham-a-rific "Wilbur" beans and coleslaw, you're eating well by snob or nonsnob standards. All the other favorites are also in attendance--ribs, chicken, burgers, brisket--and you should see the fireworks that arrive in the happy-birthday brownie.

Member Reviews

  • on 11/09/10

    The uptown location is the best...great night life, too. Awesome BBQ.

  • on 05/09/10

    the same good bbq with live music on the weekends!

  • on 05/06/09

    It's always seemed a bit incongruous to find the area's best blues bands at a chain restaurant tucked away in the corner of an Uptown shopping mall. But there's nothing quite like listening to the whine of an electric guitar crying the blues from the stage at Famous Dave's in Calhoun Square, and with live music every night and consistent bookings of everything from local acts to... More >>

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  • steve c. on 03/11/11

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

  • John😎 W. on 07/01/10

    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.

  • Patrick R. on 04/09/13

    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.

  • Gabriel M. on 11/11/12

    Wifi: Wilbur!!

  • Joanna L. on 12/15/09

    Awesome food, great music all in one place!

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