Famous Dave's has a reputation for consistent, high quality food with amazing flavors and great service.
But did you know, each location takes personal pride in supporting the community they serve in? Famous Dave's Detroit gives back to the community through sponsorships, donations and fundraisers.
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Famous Dave's may be nationally recognized, but we're Detroit focused.
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We source the thickest cuts of meat and trim them up, just like we do for competition.

Then, our Pitmasters hand-apply our fresh dry rubs before slow-smoking them in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. To lock in that deep-down smokiness, each tender cut is finished on the grill, creating our famous char-grilled sweetness on the outside. Our tender, juicy ribs and chicken are amazing straight from the grill or topped with one of our award-winning sauces. It's the best darn BBQ you'll taste in SE Michigan!

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Michigan BBQ Specials:
To Go Special Rib Tip Bucket

Our smoky BBQ Rib Tip Bucket is sure to satisfy your hungry crew. 2 pounds of our Southside Rib Tips and 1 pound of Famous Fries. While you're here, pick up a bottle of your favorite award-winning sauce! Menu
The Best Never Rest
Barbeque's Living Legend

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.

Dave's passion for ribs began as a young boy in Chicago. His father would bring home the best tasting ribs, slow-smoked by street vendors using 55-gallon drums. They were legendary ribs smoked just like the champion Pitmasters did way down in the Deep South. And thus, his story begins.

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What Makes Great BBQ?
You hand rub each slab with spices, then slow smoke'm in a pit of smoldering hickory like the champion Pitmasters in the Deep South. These ribs are so good right out of the smoker—try 'em without the sauce—just order your bones naked! - Famous Dave

Southeast Michigan's Favorite BBQ Restaurant Features Smoked Ribs and Award-Winning Sauces

Famous Dave's BBQ Platter on a black tray with roasted chicken, chicken wings, breaded chicken, ribs, pickles, shoestring pickles, pickled onions, celery and carrot sticks, and various dipping sauces

“My favorite barbecue restaurant of ALL time! "LOVE" their St. Louis ribs & their burnt ends are ‘PHENOMENAL!!!’ House salad is really good & their ranch (which has a lot of dill) is the "BEST!!!" Love their wedges, with the Georgia Mustard sauce. Other sides will not disappoint either. Service is usually really good too. Go!”
- James M

When you think of the best BBQ you’ve had in Detroit, what comes to mind? Do you think about mouth-watering sauces, tender cuts of meat, and comfort foods like mac ‘n cheese, baked potatoes and creamy coleslaws? We sure do! That’s why we come in early everyday-to prepare our foods from scratch and serve it up with some good ole’ Southern hospitality.

At Famous Dave’s Detroit, we know you love a good barbecue. We also know how busy life can be. That’s why we are dedicated to offering our freshly prepared lunch, dinner, and catering menus for dine-in, carry-out and delivery. That way, when you want a day off from cooking, have guests coming over, or on your way to a party, you can still enjoy a hot, delicious meal without all the work.

Going somewhere? Take Dave’s with you! We offer the same great food packaged up and ready to carry out to a Tiger Game, picnic at Belle Isle or Kensington Lake, or concerts at Meadowbrook, Independence Park, or DTE Energy Music Theater. What could be better than your favorite BBQ food at your favorite place to eat it. 

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Best Ribs
"Dougfest" 2013
Best BBQ
2006 - 2017
Best Cuisine
"Taste-Fest" 2015
Best Vendor
"Taste of the Town" 2015