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Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Uptown

3001 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408 | Uptown/ Eat Street | 612-822-9900

Location 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.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Barbecue
  • Hours: Sun 10am-12am, Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat 8am-1am
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Lot Available, Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout

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