Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que(R) Opens New Rapid City, South Dakota Restaurant

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2011 // GLOBE NEWSWIRE // -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces the opening of the Company's second South Dakota restaurant in Rapid City. The new restaurant, owned and operated by Black Hills BBQ, Inc., is conveniently located at 1718 Eglin Street – just off Interstate 90 in the new Rushmore Crossing shopping center.

"We are excited to introduce Famous Dave's award-winning barbeque to the Rapid City community," said Pat Ryan, co-owner of Black Hill BBQ, Inc. "Rapid City is a thriving community eager for new dining opportunities. The Eglin Street address is in close proximity to the Ellsworth Air Force Base and we look forward to serving the families who are stationed here. Additionally, tourists visiting the Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore, Sturgis and Deadwood will surely want to make our restaurant a stop along their way." In addition to the new South Dakota location, Ryan and his brother, Casey, own and operate four additional Famous Dave's locations in Montana and two in Idaho under the franchise group Rocky Mountain Ribs.

"Rapid City is a great location for our newest South Dakota Famous Dave's restaurant," said Christopher O'Donnell, president and chief executive officer at Famous Dave's of America, Inc. "Pat and Casey Ryan are wonderful franchise partners. They consistently deliver our customers a 'famous' dining experience and are real champions of our brand."

Open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 7,000 square foot restaurant. Guests can dine in or order To Go by calling (605) 341-2115. Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well.

Famous Dave's offers a hearty roundup of award-winning ribs, hickory smoked meats, and other BBQ favorites, such as St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslaw and Dave's Famous Bread Pudding. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, and Chicken Tenders.

For more information, including a full menu and other restaurant locations, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

About Famous Dave's

Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants. As of the end of third quarter 2011, the company owns 53 locations and franchises 131 additional units in 37 states. The menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, a large selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts. Famous Dave's has won over 500 awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook. For more information, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the timing of our restaurant openings and the timing or success of our expansion plans, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the company's actual results to differ materially from expected results. Although Famous Dave's of America, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectation will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Famous Dave's expectation include financial performance, restaurant industry conditions, execution of restaurant development and construction programs, franchisee performance, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing, governmental approvals and other risks detailed from time to time in the company's SEC reports.

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Famous Dave's of America

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