Famous Dave's - Redlands
One meal took nearly 20 mins to get to our table after everyone else had already been served. No apology or compensation was made.
Called ahead to make sure food allergies could be accommodated. Arrived and we were informed after we ordered that they couldn’t be. I was there to celebrate my husbands birthday and people couldn’t eat and left. Waitress hardly came by. Not the birthday celebration we had in mind. $200 wasted.
Our Server, Shaun, was awesome. The service was amazing over all (except for the hostess with the mistress attitude, but I digress). My score isn’t perfect because I really didn’t like the food. For a BBQ place, the meat seemed so bland. Even the brisket. The catfish wasn’t great either... and they don’t have hot sauce outside of Tabasco. Gross.
My daughters 12th birthday family dinner
Overall my experience was good. I am a regular customer and I noticed they made the nachos I order every time smaller and are charging the same price, pretty disappointing. Service was good. I love this Famous Dave’s.
It’s was a bday celebration, but the service was not good the waitress never brought the drinks soon, got out appetizers 2 min before our food, when we got our food 2 guest still waited 5 more minutes after we were eating and they got a salad!
We came in as a party of 10 around 2:30. The quiet was due to the lack of people, it was a very slow hour. The service was incredible and quick. The corn bread muffins were AMAZING! The overall taste was great, but it would have been nice to either have larger sides or more sides to go with so much meat on the platters.
Everything was fine until our waitress bar tender had to go then it was no service
Not our first time but probably the last. Chicken and pork meals were dry. Brisket was very fatty. Corn was soggy. Brussel sprouts were bitter from being over roasted. Corn muffin was the best side. Total for four was surprising given the mediocre food. Noise level made conversation difficult.
Food and service was excellent, however, the ambience was poor.
Service started out great. We were seated quickly, drinks and appetizer brought out in good time. Food order took no time at all either. Waitress checked on us several times and provided refills and other items as we requested. All was good until we were ready to get our bill and go. Our waitress just disappeared for a long time, restaurant wasnt busy at all and before this moment she was on out and about regularly. Once I told her we were ready for the bill it still took her another 15 minutes or so to bring it back to me. Waited about 10 or so minutes to have her come back for it and about same amount time to bring my card back. Again it wasn't busy at all this night. Still would go again though
We had a great meal at Famous Dave’s in Redlands. Server was very friendly and patient. Ribs are a little expensive but the quality and taste is excellent. Love the brisket sandwiches!
The only saving grace of this restaurant was our nice server. I had heard the food went downhill but I didn't expect it to be this bad. Ribs were dry and tasted like boiled or steamed meat. Not real bbq anymore. Go to Lucille's instead
The only thing it got me upset that it doesn’t matter if you make a reservation it don’t count for them they treat everybody as a walk in. The reservation thing sucks and is a waste of time.
Because all my guests were not there I didn’t get seated so they gave away my table and make wait a little longer! 😤
I would have given 5 stars, however hostess informed us that they can’t seat us by reservation b/c their system was down. Still was sat rather quickly.
Everything was overall good. The waiter did his job but nothing more, nothing special. We got three slabs of ribs and on all of them had dry burnt meet on the first and last few ribs. The corn had no flavor. Probably won’t be back anytime soon.
The gentleman who helped us toward the end of our visit I believe his name was travy was very helpful and on top of everything. Fantastic customer service
Food was great! We were seated in the back of the restaurant which was nice....until a party of over 20 came into the same room. The noise was horrible! I could not hear my husband who was sitting across from me. Our server was so busy she didn’t check in on us. It would probably be best to have big parties dine in a separate room.
We had a reservation and were sat right away. Server was kind and attentive. Food was really good, although portion sizes were huge! Will be back.
Not sure if they were having an off night. Usually we have great service. Did not even ask if we wanted refills on drinks. Grandson was chocking on a small bone and had to ask two times before getting up again to ask AGAIN for water for him. For the price you’d expect a little better service. Not sure will be back.
Our server was great! Food came out quick overall experience was nice will definitely be back!
Server was great....service was terrible. There was no one in the restaurant hardly and the time in between being helped and getting some of our food was ridiculous.
Food and service were excellent, best place for BBQ.
We had the sampler app. and the feast. Everything was delicious and we even had some left over to take home. There were seven of us there that night and we had the best service ever. Our glasses were never empty. I would highly recommend it. It was also great to be able to make a reservation online so we could be seated right away.
The food was delicious but it was just barely warm. Two of the 4 of us were served food that was not hot, and barely even warm. Our waitress, however, was very friendly and attentive.
The service was awesome.
I’ve always gone to the one in Ontario. Service was always on point. The ribs would practically fall off the bone. When you order the Feast all the servers would yell out FEAST. But here is was lame. The only one that said it was the server that would bring it. It was sad. Food was good but just wasn’t what I used to at the other Famous Dave’s. We pick this one because it was a lot closer from work. But hope it improves.
Awesome restaurant experience. Very attentive to our needs and great food. Had a great time with my family. Kids loved the food on the kids menus and they were reasonably priced. Great restaurant and staff!
Great time with our table of 6 !!
Nice friendly service. Really great food. Nice place for family dining.
The food is decent for bar-b-q....the service is always slow to bring the basics. If you bring your own water as well as salt...you’ll have little to complain about. It is a bit pricey although.
I reserved a table online, did have to wait an additional 10 minutes though. We had Famous Larry for our server, he was awesome. Our hostess was great too, she apologized for our wait. All 4 of us enjoyed our food. Next visit I'll request a table away from the kitchen-
Very accommodating and friendly.
Onnie is the best server on the planet. She knows what we order, what we drink, she pays attention to all of our needs. Famous Dave’s is our favorite Redlands restaurant.
Very good food fun place to eat with family and friends
My family and I went to famous Dave’s and it was a big party (party of 12). I thought that that would be a problem because not only did we have a big party, but it was also a Friday night. We had reservations for 6 O’clock, and we were seated by 615 even though there was also A baseball team waiting to be seated. So we were seated relatively quickly, had a great server~ very attentive~ And all of us were done eating by 730 that’s how fast the food came out !
We made a reservation for 7:45pm for 4 people and arrived at 7:40 pm we weren’t sat until 8:05pm. We had to reminded the hostess that we had a reservation. Shawn was really friendly and provided great service and food was really good!
I came in with a large group of 12 and I had explained before we arrived that our time would be very tight as we were on our way to and event and we were in a bit of a hurry. They took our orders the minute we sat down, and were kind enough to offer us the opportunity to pay while our food was cooking so we wouldn’t be delayed with the processing of multiple bills. All the food came out at the same time, everyone’s food was hot, and everyone’s food was delicious. If I could give them more than five stars I would. We had a great experience at this Famous Dave’s!
Overall we had a good experience. The food needs improving. My ribs were so chewy.
Server Melvin was great! Food was amazing as always. I drive a ways to get there.