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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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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

Diet Friendly Grilling Recipes for Christmas

Grilling Recipes | Famous Dave's BBQ - pexels-pixabay-53148The holidays are here and this often means that your diet is thrown out the window in favor of sugar cookies and hearty meals with friends and family. Plenty of people love the idea of indulging all their cravings during the festive season. However, if you are resolute in staying true to your diet with healthy choices, there are options worth exploring.

Take a look at some BBQ recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Here are some health-conscious Christmas recipes that could be perfect for your festive celebrations.

Alternative Grilling/BBQ Recipes that are Diet-Friendly

BBQ Vegetables

BBQ vegetables are the perfect side dish addition to your festive menu. To prepare this type of veg, you need to set the grill on medium heat. Combine all the vegetables that you like  in a large blow—corn, peas, peppers, carrots. Lightly cover the veg in oil, barbecue sauce, and essential seasonings you prefer, and keep them on the grill between ten and fifteen minutes. Arrange them on a platter so they can easily be picked and selected by your guests—enjoy!

Mango Cheeks and Meat

If you want to add a tangy zest to your holliday menu, then mango cheeks are a great choice. Start by ensuring that you slice the mango flesh into lots of small cubes without turning the cheek inside out. Lightly oil the grill and add the mango cheeks fresh side down. Once the mangos are on the grill, add your preferred meat—lamb chop, steak, or chicken. Cook the mango until it caramelizes & your meat until tender and then add the dressing. Our personal favorite is a drizzle of honey and lemon juice.

Smoked Lamb Chops

To prepare this dish, you’ll need to trim the lamb and sprinkle it with dry brine and salt. If you are using a grill, set it for two-zone cooking with the direct heat side as hot as possible. Season the lamb however you like and cook for forty-five minutes before searing it for two minutes on each side on high heat. Once you have done this, you can then cut the rack in 4 double-wide chops, slicking between each second bone.

Ensure the lamb is the same thickness so they cook at the same rate. Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, season and serve. We recommend seasoning with four minced garlic cloves, three tablespoons of fresh rosemary, and half a teaspoon of ground black pepper. 

No Time to Cook? 

You might love the idea of adding BBQ food to your holiday menu but you may not have enough time to cook it. If so, then Famous Dave’s catering could be the ideal choice. We can provide the best BBQ catering service for your family and friends this holiday with plenty of wonderful, healthy treats available that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. Contact us now to order our catering service or get more info.

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