Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 30, 2018
Feb. 12, 2019
Jul. 01, 2018
Document and entity information [Abstract]      
Document type 10-K    
Document period end date Dec. 30, 2018    
Document Period Focus FY    
Amendment flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Entity registrant name FAMOUS DAVES OF AMERICA INC    
Entity central index key 0001021270    
Entity current reporting status Yes    
Entity voluntary filers No    
Current fiscal year end date --12-30    
Entity filer category Non-accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity well known seasoned issuer No    
Entity common stock shares outstanding   9,084,905  
Entity public float     $ 21.7
TradingSymbol DAVE