updated 9/21/2010 5:15:36 AM ET 2010-09-21T09:15:36

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced the opening of its newest award-winning BBQ restaurant in San Jose, California at The Plant Shopping Center, located at 61 Curtner Avenue. This marks the thirteenth Famous Dave's location in California.

"It has been years in the making to bring the world's greatest BBQ, Famous Dave's, to the city of San Jose. Now they can enjoy BBQ so good that it will change their lives!" said Anand Gala, owner of Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que in San Jose, California. "In addition to the fantastic food and atmosphere, guests will appreciate the convenient location at The Plant Shopping Center, near Target and Home Depot, on the corner of Curtner and Monterey Road."

"Famous Dave's has garnered a significant presence within the state of California over the past few years," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. "Californians enjoy great BBQ and are big fans of Famous Dave's legendary pit BBQ including our signature ribs."

Guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 7,000 square foot restaurant Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Famous Dave's BBQ can also be ordered TO GO by calling (408) 292-7444. 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. Guests can also enjoy delicious char-grilled burgers and lip smackin' sandwiches. A Lil' Wilbur Kid's Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats.

Famous Dave's is located at 61 Curtner Avenue, San Jose, California, 95125, and can be reached at (408) 292-7444.

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 today, the company owns 53 locations and franchises 126 additional units in 36 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 400 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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