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

Spend Thanksgiving with Famous Dave's

Thanksgiving Catering | Famous Dave's BBQ - iStock-611068298Thanksgiving is known as the holiday meant to look back on everything you’re thankful for. Families, friends, and distant relatives gather around the table, enjoy a large home cooked meal, and share memories of good times and “back in the day” stories. One important factor that most statistics don’t list is how stressful cooking an entire Thanksgiving dinner can be on the host. Though guests typically bring a dish to pass, there are still a lot of loose ends to tie up to create the perfect meal.

Why not make the holidays easier on yourself by hosting a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Famous Dave’s. With our catering services, you’ll find you have more time to spend visiting with guests instead of worrying about how long the turkey has been in the oven. Take a look at how our catering services will exceed your expectations.

The Popularity of a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

According to the New York Post, more than a quarter of Americans are tired of traditional Thanksgiving food. Breaking from age-old traditions, individuals want to see something new at the dinner table this year. Rather than serving turkey, switch things up this holiday season.

We understand that time gets away from everyone, especially at the holidays. An overabundance of party invitations begin to surface, guest lists are created, and the stress of grocery shopping becomes overwhelming. The fact is simple: sometimes you’re just too busy to say yes to hosting Thanksgiving. Thankfully, Famous Dave’s has a solution to this problem: catering services.

The Options Available at Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s has a huge range of great food available for your holiday event. From slow smoked ribs and country-roasted chicken to sides made from scratch and tender beef brisket, we have all the delicious food your guests will love. Each of our southern authentic dishes will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters’ requirements. Take a look at some of our BBQ bundle offerings, designed to feed both large and small gatherings.

Just the Meat Please

Serves eight to ten people and comes with the following:

  • Two whole country roasted chickens
  • Two pounds of Texas beef brisket
  • Two pounds of Georgia chopped pork
  • Two pounds of hot link sausage
  • One loaf of Texas bread

BBQ Blowout

Serves 18 to 20 people and comes with the following:

  • Mild chicken wings
  • St. Louis-Style spareribs
  • Georgia chopped pork
  • Buns
  • Wilbur beans
  • Creamy coleslaw

We offer three ways to receive Famous Dave’s catering—pick up, delivery, and full service. We recommend going all out for the Thanksgiving season with our full service catering option (available for parties of 75 or more). Our highly-trained team will bring your food, set up the buffet line, serve your guests and clean up, leaving you more time to spend relaxing with your guests. 

Thanksgiving with Famous Dave’s

Catering with Famous Dave’s means an award-winning menu with great customer service. Focus on your guests, enjoy the event, and eat an amazing meal when you choose catering from Famous Dave’s. Contact us today to schedule your holiday festivity catering service.

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