Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 09, 2019
Document and entity information [Abstract]    
Document type 10-Q  
Document period end date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Period Focus Q1  
Amendment flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Entity registrant name FAMOUS DAVES OF AMERICA INC  
Entity central index key 0001021270  
Entity current reporting status Yes  
Current fiscal year end date --12-29  
Entity filer category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity common stock shares outstanding   9,273,905
Trading Symbol DAVE