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Famous Dave's

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Famous Dave is the most awarded Pitmaster in history -- a true originator blessed with a great sense of taste and a passion to create only the best of the best. Even among BBQ champions, Dave is recognized as the authority on the art of cooking with smoke and flame. Famous Dave's is the winner of more than 700 National and local awards. Award Winning St. Louis Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Country-Roasted Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Baby Back Ribs, Cedar Plank Salmon, Southside Rib Tips, Famous Salads, Honey Buttered Cornbread Muffins, Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Creamy Coleslaw, Wilbur Beans, Signature Cocktails and more!
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations
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All reviews ribs collard greens cornbread muffins fried chicken pulled pork cole slaw salad fall off the bone large portions during happy hour service was great bbq lager server devil ounce meaty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was "okay" barbecue. If you're from anywhere that has real BBQ I'd stay away, you're bound to hate it. The brisket i had was small and dry, however the smoked sausage was a pleaseant surprise. I sat in the bar area and the waitress/bartender...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Corey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried chicken is only available Friday - Sunday. I've had fried chicken at the #1 rated (by Food Network) restaurant for fried chicken (Willie Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans, LA) in the United States. The Famous Dave's fried chicken is a close second....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rod1906
Reviewed March 6, 2019

I have been to a few FD in the northern VA area and by far this was the best. 100% because of our service. My daughter loves the food and our server TROY was enthusiastic and very kind. He introduced himself and said he was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank exploration_diverted
Reviewed November 27, 2018

It has been a long time since I have been to a Famous Dave's and I am happy I went back. I would like to say though that I did not get BBQ as I had a horrendous day and wasn't overly hungry. But as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

We visit Famous Dave’s at least once a month. Always happy to eat there. Good tastes fresh and I never leave feeling grossly full. The ribs are wonderful but so are the salads with grilled chicken and he stuff baked potatoes. Wonderful variety. Also -...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Zielinskidan
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

The wife and I, both retired military, decided to take advantage of the many free and discounted meals offered by locals businesses. Thanks to the trusty military wallet.com we noticed that Famous Dave’s Barbecue was giving a free two meat meal to eligible veterans on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrentAndCindyC
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Stopped in for lunch with my Mother-in-Law. Awesome service! Everyone treated my wheelchair bound Mother-in-Law like their own mother. The attention every staff member provided to her made her day. Add the amazing BBQ & vegetables to the experience and our day was made. We...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a great BBQ restaurant. I had the BBQ chicken chopped salad. Famous Daves has six, count em' six BBQ sauces at each table ranging in different heat levels...and all super tasty! I have eaten here before several times while on business, and have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Good food, great service, excellent value. Just stumbled upon this place while passing through. Extensive menu.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TomfromCA
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at Famous Dave’s at home so we were familiar with them. This was pretty close to our hotel while in Chantilly so we gave it a try. We were immediately seated on a Friday night even though the parking lot was crowded....More

Date of visit: August 2018
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