Just because you put the word “famous” in front of your name doesn’t necessarily make it true. But when it comes to famous daves restaurant – it’s the facts. With 200 restaurants in the united states (1 in Winnipeg Canada) and 700 awards for barbeque; Dave Anderson knows his stuff. It’s claimed that Dave is a “living and breathing barbeque encyclopaedia.”
You experienced me at the word “barbecue”. Say the word “barbeque” and I’m there. So, whenever we were staying in Alexandria, Virginia while visiting Washington DC so we drove beyond the restaurant one evening, I insisted over a detour.
Yes, it’s a chain but don’t allow that to discourage from giving it a go. The decor has that “chain” feeling but the ambience is warm and 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 select from, means awesome sauciness is soon to reach.
famous dave’s barbecue
Low and slow will be the number one rule when it comes to barbeque but what to order? Brisket? Pulled Pork? Ribs? So many choices and you would like to already have it all – am I right? Why limit yourself to just one type 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 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 used to smoke his ribs within his garage and furthermore, as he didn’t have big enough platters to provide the crowds of family and friends, he would certainly present everything on a clean garbage can lid…and that tradition continues today.
Final Verdict of Famous Dave’s Barbecue. For starters, the portion size is massive. The menu says that it ought to feed 2-3 people, but honestly, I would feel that 3-4 people is really a better estimation. There was a lot food that we 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 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 prices again you will find, I would personally order the sampler, but instead of beef brisket I’ll try the pulled pork, and I’ll make sure to wear stretchy pants! We went on impulse as we had not experienced 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 also the scent just away from restroom was nice – not sure exactly what it was). The food itself was okay. We have definitely had better BBQ. I didn’t take care of their sauce. The quality of the meet (the two of us had the pork) was good, although a substantial amount of my wife’s was burnt ends, which she failed to like. I liked their cole slaw. Steamed broccoli was also good. I have done not care for their beans (too acidic and never a great flavor).