Just because you put the word “famous” in front of your name doesn’t necessarily make it true. But in the case of famous dave’s – it’s the facts. With 200 restaurants in the us (1 in Winnipeg Canada) and 700 awards for barbeque; Dave Anderson knows his stuff. It’s said that Dave is a “living and breathing barbeque encyclopaedia.”
You had me in the word “barbecue”. Say the word “barbeque” and I’m there. So, once we were residing in Alexandria, Virginia while visiting Washington DC so we drove past the restaurant one evening, I insisted on the detour.
Yes, it’s a chain but don’t let that discourage you against giving it a shot. The decor has that “chain” feeling but the ambience is family friendly and in my view, any barbeque joint that leaves a roll of paper towel on each table, wet wipes and a number of sauces (6 altogether) to choose from, means awesome sauciness is soon to reach.
famous dave’s barbecue
Low and slow will be the top rated rule when it comes to barbeque but things to order? Brisket? Pulled Pork? Ribs? Numerous choices and you would like to have it all – am I right? Why limit you to ultimately just one kind of meat? If it’s on the menu Normally i opt for the sampler and with regards to Famous Dave’s Barbecue the sampler is referred to as the “All American BBQ Feast.”
Feast for Two – $39.99US – St. Louis-Style Spareribs, Country Roasted Chicken, Texas Beef Brisket or Georgia Chopped Pork, Creamy Coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, Corn, Corn Bread Muffins all served family style on the garbage can lid.
famous dave’s barbecue
Garbage Can Lid???? Yes, you read that correctly. The tale goes that Dave used to smoke his ribs in his garage and furthermore, as he didn’t have sufficient platters to provide the crowds of friends and family, he would likely present everything on a clean garbage can lid…and that tradition continues today.
Final Verdict of Famous Dave’s Barbecue. First off, the portion size is massive. The menu states that it ought to feed 2-3 people, but honestly, I would personally feel that 3-4 people is actually a more accurate estimation. There is a lot food that people had leftovers for lunch the very next day.
We’ve been disappointed before with “chain” barbeque restaurants, but honestly, we loved everything. The brisket wasn’t fatty, the ribs were fall off the bone, and the chicken was nicely smoked and moist. The beans were exceptionally good and smoky with pieces of burnt tips mixed in – YUM.
I might visit famous daves menu 2020 again and yes, I would order the sampler, but rather than beef brisket I’ll try the pulled pork, and I’ll make sure to wear stretchy pants! We went on impulse while we had not been in many years. The cvlerv was quaint (?), sort of out-doorsy decor.
The wait staff was friendly and fairly efficient – decent service. The restrooms were clean (and the scent just outside the restroom really was nice – not sure what it was). The food itself was okay. I actually have definitely had better BBQ. I didn’t care for their sauce. The quality of the meet (the two of us had the pork) was good, although a large amount of my wife’s was burnt ends, which she did not like. I liked their cole slaw. Steamed broccoli was good. I did not look after their beans (too acidic and not a good flavor).