Simply because you put the word “famous” in front of your name doesn’t necessarily make it true. But with regards to famous dave’s – it’s the reality. With 200 restaurants in the USA (1 in Winnipeg Canada) and 700 awards for barbeque; Dave Anderson knows his stuff. It’s stated that Dave is a “living and breathing barbeque encyclopaedia.”
You needed me in the word “barbecue”. Say the word “barbeque” and I’m there. So, when we were residing in Alexandria, Virginia while visiting Washington DC and we drove past the restaurant one evening, I insisted on the detour.
Yes, it’s a chain but don’t let that discourage you from creating a shot. The decor has that “chain” feeling however 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 variety of sauces (6 overall) to choose from, means awesome sauciness is soon to arrive.
famous dave’s barbecue
Low and slow is the number one rule in terms of barbeque but what to order? Brisket? Pulled Pork? Ribs? A lot of choices and you would like to get it all – am I right? Why limit yourself to just one kind of meat? If it’s on the menu I always choose the sampler and with regards to Famous Dave’s Barbecue the sampler is known 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 a garbage can lid.
famous dave’s barbecue
Garbage Can Lid???? Yes, you read that correctly. The history goes that Dave employed to smoke his ribs in his garage and furthermore, as he didn’t have large enough platters to provide the crowds of relatives and buddies, he would likely present everything over a clean garbage can lid…and that tradition continues today.
Final Verdict of Famous Dave’s Barbecue. To begin with, the portion size is massive. The menu states that it ought to feed 2-3 people, but honestly, I might feel that 3-4 people is actually a better estimation. There was a great deal food that we had leftovers for lunch the next day.
We’ve been disappointed before with “chain” barbeque restaurants, but honestly, we loved it all. The brisket wasn’t fatty, the ribs were fall from the bone, and also the chicken was nicely smoked and moist. The beans were exceptionally good and smoky with bits of burnt tips mixed in – YUM.
I might visit famous daves menu again and yes, I would personally order the sampler, but instead of beef brisket I’ll try the pulled pork, and I’ll be sure to wear stretchy pants! We went on impulse as we had not been in a long period. The cvlerv was quaint (?), sort of out-doorsy decor.
The wait staff was friendly and fairly efficient – decent service. The restrooms were clean (and also the scent just outside the restroom was nice – unsure what it was). The food itself was okay. We have definitely had better BBQ. I didn’t look after their sauce. The standard 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 failed to like. I liked their cole slaw. Steamed broccoli was also good. I did so not care for their beans (too acidic and never an excellent flavor).