Authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors.
Before we serve our ribs, we pull them out of the smoker and toss them on the grill to caramelize the sauces, creating a chargrilled sweetness on the outside locking in the deep-down smoky flavor.
We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition. We hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available.
From Rich & Sassy® to Sweet & Zesty® to Pineapple Rage®, our original sauces let you create your own legendary BBQ experience.
We’re passionate about BBQ—and honored that BBQ lovers from coast to coast continue to select us as America’s best.
Our champion pitmaster Famous Dave Anderson has won some of the most coveted BBQ awards in the nation. He’s a BBQ encyclopedia, a man who has spent his life in pursuit of BBQ perfection.
WELCOME TO THE LONGEST-RUNNING BACKYARD BBQ PARTY IN HISTORY!
We serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers. You can grab a seat, get your order to go, or have us cater your event. Will you join the party?
A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything we do. Our pitmasters get their hickory logs smoldering around 4 a.m. We start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection.
Famous Dave’s is committed to working with our vendors and suppliers for the procurement of only cage free eggs by 2025.
FAMOUS DAVE: HE’S THE REAL DEAL!
Raised by Southern-born BBQ lovers in a world of street-corner barrel smokers, Famous Dave spent 25 years visiting thousands of BBQ joints. After decades pulling his own all-night cooking sessions, he felt he was ready to open his own BBQ place in 1994.
AMERICA’S MOST AWARD-WINNING RESTAURANT
Our passion for BBQ is famous! We’re honored to be consistently chosen as America’s favorite BBQ restaurant. We also like heading out to competitions and putting our BBQ up against what the other elite pitmasters are cooking. To date, we’ve won more than 700 awards!