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Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Opens Restaurant in Abilene, Texas

November 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM EST

Minneapolis, MN, November 18, 2008 – Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) announced that it opened its newest award-winning BBQ restaurant on November 10, 2008 in Abilene, TX.  The new Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que® restaurant is located at 3001 South Danville Drive in Abilene.

“Already, in our first week of business, the people of Abilene, Texas, have welcomed Famous Dave’s with open arms,” said Christopher O’Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave’s.  “Texans really know their barbeque, so to receive such an enthusiastic response and get such great feedback from our guests in Abilene is a true compliment.”

Famous Dave’s has won over 300 awards for everything from best ribs to best BBQ sauce to best cookbook.  Famous Dave’s Rib Team regularly competes in rib competitions across the country, and has raked in 1st place awards at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Sparks, Nevada, the Rib America Indianapolis Rib Fest and many, many more.

About Famous Dave’s.  Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) develops, owns, operates and franchises barbeque restaurants.  Famous Dave’s has 170 locations in 36 states.  Its menu features award-winning barbequed and grilled meats, an ample selection of salads, side items and sandwiches, and unique desserts.  For more information, visit www.famousdaves.com

Media Contact:  Pat Courtemanche, Golden Publicity Group, (612) 746-1776, pat_court@yahoo.com

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.