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
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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

4 Reasons to Stop by Famous Dave's Before or After the Game

The world continues to adapt to pandemic rules and now fans can attend sporting events. Make sure to get enough to eat before or after the game.After a challenging year, sporting events are starting up again with a live audience. We are sure a lot of you will be reveling in the opportunity to get together with your friends and watch your favorite teams live. So, to make sure the occasion is one to remember, why not go to Famous Dave’s before or after the game for some great BBQ food

Keep reading for our top reasons to choose Famous Dave’s for your big game meal.

1. A great meeting place

One of the main reasons why Famous Dave's is such a good choice for your pre or post-game meal is our many locations. Check out our locations page to find the Famous Dave’s closest to you. Famous Dave's is an ideal spot to meet friends before the game and build up the hype for the event. You can expect that big game atmosphere that you all crave!

2. Carpool from the restaurant

Not only is Famous Dave’s situated in convenient locations, but you can carpool from the restaurant to the stadium too. Use our parking lot as a gathering spot before you grab some food inside then head out to the game. We know there is nothing worse than trying to find a car parking space on match day, but this is something you will not have to worry about here. 

3. Tasty, filling food

Of course, the main reason why Famous Dave's is such an amazing game-day spot is our delicious food. Check out the menu to see what is available in full. You can expect good ol' BBQ food; tasty and satisfying. There is something for everyone from hand-breaded crispy chicken tenders and sweetwater catfish fingers to ribs and burnt ends. Don’t forget our tantalizing sides and our signature sauces. Our combos are particularly popular, especially on game day!

Not only does our food taste amazing, but it is filling as well. We don’t scrimp on portion sizes here. After all, you need to make sure you get a good meal in your belly before a busy day preparing to or recovering from cheering on your favorite team!

4. Make sure you save some room for dessert 

If you can, we would definitely recommend that you save some room for dessert! Dave’s Award-Winning Bread Pudding is not to be missed. Served with a beautiful pecan praline sauce, as well as whipped cream and vanilla ice cream, this treat is not one to miss. Our Down Home Banana Pudding is also very popular - with a recipe and taste that brings home-style cooking to the comfort of a restaurant.

Book a table at Famous Dave’s ahead of the big game

Make your next sporting event one to remember by heading to Famous Dave’s either before or after the game for some delicious food. With delicious BBQ food and an impressive drinks menu, this is the perfect spot to spend some time with your loved ones before or after the game. Give us a call today to book a table. 

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