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Famous Dave's - Mountainside, Mountainside, NJ

Famous Dave's - Mountainside

3.9
3.9
42 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Famous Dave's is in Mountainside, 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 Mountainside 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 Mountainside.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Meat
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (908) 232-5619
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

42 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Clueless hostess, no Heat, serving patron liquor across from us that was clearly drunk, confusing menu and pricing. We did not feel comfortable in dining area , went to hostess desk to complain and say we were leaving, nobody there. Also parking lot was very dark.

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  2. MarkS

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay. Service was very slow as they only had one waiter, who was also the bartender, and had two people bringing out food. Took a very long time to get waited on, then for the food to come out, and waited again to get another drink. I felt bad for the waiter, as he was running around like crazy, while the other help could have taken drink orders awhile as he was making bar drinks and taking orders. He was doing the best he could, so I did give him a good tip.

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  3. MaryannD

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great barbecue at a great price.
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 1 March 2021
    MaryannD - Glad to hear it! We appreciate the review.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation and when we arrived we went up to check in and they had no idead that the restaurant even did Open Table Reservations so we still had to wait 25 minutes to be seated
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 17 February 2021
    Guest - It sounds like you had a less than Famous experience, and we're committed to making sure it doesn't happen again. We hope you'll consider dining with us again soon.

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  5. FrankW

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The jelapeno sausages are great. Ribs not as soft as I was expecting.
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 17 February 2021
    Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  6. EllittaZ

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good time. It was empty but I enjoyed being there.
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 15 February 2021
    Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  7. RaysaA

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my daughter to celebrate her birthday. Although we are experiencing challenging times this place has not change at all, everything was perfect. I will definitely recommend it.
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 11 February 2021
    Guest - Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly service although they seem short handed.
    Famous Dave's - MountainsideResponded on 2 February 2021
    Thanks for the review! Hope to see you again soon.

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  9. FranklinC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was perfect, good taste, perfect cook and prepared

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Good food a little cold we were sat next to a door and cold air was coming in the whole time

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  11. JeffryC

    New York City

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Go to bbq place

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daves Mountainside is consistently good but sometimes they are soo good it’s noteworthy! This was one of those exceptional Dave’s experiences. We customized a feast for two and everything was fresh from the slaw to the veggies and the succulent ribs. It doesn’t happen all the time but when it does you want to pitch a tent in the parking lot so you can hang around till you get hungry again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Roasted chicken was superb! I wanted more and the meal (Brussel sprouts and cole slaw) exceeded my expectations.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was terrible and under cooked. I’ve had famous Dave’s c plenty but this was a complete waste of money

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  15. KJana

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, great experience. Only issue I have is if I make a reservation then I shouldn't have to add my name again to the wait list once I arrive. But the food and drinks were great!

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  16. ChristineB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We travel from New York City to eat at this Famous Dave's. The staff is always accommodating and so kind! It is so worth the 1 hour drive.

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  17. Liyahbaby13

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Waitress was really nice and the food was great

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  18. JohnL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a group dinner meeting, the staff was excellent. They accommodated all our needs. The food portions were large and delicious. We will defiantly be planning our next event here.

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  19. NicoleW

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff was very friendly and the food was good. My only concern is that the restroom smelled awful.

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  20. JeremyH

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great!! Only knock was the "spicy" hell fire pickles are not spicy at all. Will definitely return.

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  21. LaurenM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointing dinner. Our server was trying his best but clearly couldn’t keep up. 5 kids meals were brought out one by one, 10, 20, 30 minutes after the adults were served, as though they’d never been ordered by the server. They did take 2 of them off the bill, but it all honestly took way too long. Drinks took forever. Server made no attempt to clear the table long after we were done eating. Would have stayed for dessert—this was a birthday dinner!—but we were too aggravated by then. He was quick to come back for payment after he dropped off the check, though!

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  22. JOHNz

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A little disappointed. We ordered the all American feast. The ribs were tough. Unusual because I’ve eaten here before and they used to fall off the bone The corn on the cob was so water logged and over cooked it barely had any taste. I brought a couple that had never been to a famous Dave’s the experience was fair.

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  23. KellyS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation before come for a party of 5 on a busy Saturday night. We were 10 minutes early and by no means did we expect to be seated immediately, however the hostess first response before even asking my name was we don't have a table. I asked even with a reservation and she said oh yeah I see it there still a wait and I said I understood. Our food was great however our waiter was a bit scattered and it seemed as several other servers were helping him and they were not communicating. Our food took about an hour to come out and surprisingly it was my salad that I had to wait for...lol lettuce who would have thought.

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  24. HenryV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was of good quality and quantity. Service was excellent. Food was on the table within 10 minutes from time the order went in.

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  25. ChristianB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ribs, brisket were delicious

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  26. hatecheapfood

    New York City

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ribs and drinks best collard greens

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  27. Great

    New York City

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Sausage and chicken are outstanding. We also had a rack of baby back ribs . Love this place !!

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  28. Mstelcom

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and our waitperson Monique was extremely helpful with her suggestions!

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  29. GreggB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic BBQ! Nice place and quiet. If you w a.c nt great bbq and not overpriced. This is th be place to go.

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  30. AudraG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but only average. My Dad liked the spare ribs!

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  31. JandKD

    New York City

    105 reviews

    3.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good value for the price we paid. Caesar salad was good, and I was very happy they had Angry Orchard cider on draft.

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  32. GeneU

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have eaten here many timesbefore with my family and noticed this time that the portions were a lot smaller. Wasn’t happy about that

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  33. PrentissW

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the beef brisket dinner. Dry meat with light barbecue sauce on a slice of bread. Which soaked the sauce right in. The Sangria was good and probably the best part of the meal. I am basing this review on other restaurants I have reviewed but the best part of the restaurant was the departure. Good luck to you.

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  34. EvelynQ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    They didn't honor the reservation I made via opentable. Then they said the wait was 20 minutes. After waiting for over 35 minutes I asked how much longer, and they admitted they completely forgot about me and my party of 10. They did admit they made an error and gave the table a free sampler appetizer. Not the positive experience I expected. Next time I will call to make a reservation.

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  35. JoAnnM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good as always but the service was very slow. I suspect it was due to the server and not necessarily the kitchen as several tables who were seated after us were served their meal and left before us.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the All American BBQ feast with brisket & it was very good! Looking forward to go back again!

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  37. libralynn

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My only complaint is that the decor needs some work. We sat at a booth where the seat was all torn up and the stuffing was sticking out. Despite a reservation, we were seated in the bar area right under a speaker. We asked to be moved to the main dining room but were told those seats were reserved. There were multiple seats available in the other room. Food was very good though and the staff were all wonderful, including our waitress.

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  38. PeterG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was slow and not attentive, but the food, as always, was GREAT!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Pass on this place...service was terrible and food was even worse.

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  40. Racioppis

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The one on rt 1 in the Menlo park area of Edison is soooo much better...very slow service, no untencils and asked for them 3 times and still had to wait for 10 minutes after the food was served and it started to get cold, same with the rest of the service and messed up the order with the food and charged for items we didnt receive, the one request is that they sing Happy Birthday, and ofcourse that didn't happen so I left disgusted and then my husband rewarded the horrible service by tipping her $20.....😒😫I wont be back

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You can order delivery directly from Famous Dave's - Mountainside using the Order Online button. Famous Dave's - Mountainside also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 232-5619.

Famous Dave's - Mountainside is rated 3.9 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Famous Dave's - Mountainside 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.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 1 time today

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Google Map for Famous Dave's - Mountainside

1443 US-22 East, Mountainside, NJ 07092-2401

Additional information

  • Area
    Westfield
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00
  • 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
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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