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

Enjoy Your Upcoming Gathering With Catering From Famous Dave's

Large Gathering Catering | Famous Dave’s BBQ 
 - Screen_Shot_2022-05-05_at_1The spring weather is enough to put anyone in a great mood. And when you’re in a great mood, it’s only right to share it with your loved ones and enjoy some good times!

Spring gatherings are the perfect excuse to get friends and family together, but as anyone who’s ever hosted before will know, feeding a large group can be a lot of work. It can be stressful and time-consuming to cater for a party, making it harder for you to enjoy yourself.

Why not try something a little different and have your party catered instead? Stress-free and affordable, it’s a fantastic way to make sure your guests are fed so that all of you can have a good time.

It’s time to make party planning a little easier by bringing in catering from Famous Dave’s for your large group.

Tasty Food Without the Effort

Food makes a party, and when you throw a party with great food, you can be sure that people will remember it long after the party’s over. Tasty food can make a big impression, and any spring gathering means one thing - BBQ!

A barbecue is a big crowd-pleaser, but it can be a lot of work for you as a host. BBQ catering can help you provide your guests with food that’s out of this world, without you slaving away all day. From mighty meats to sumptuous sides, you can get everything you need to make sure your guests are well-fed with the best there is.

Flexible Options for You

Whether you’re catering for large groups or a smaller gathering, having flexible options means you can plan the party that fits your numbers and budget. You can choose how many covers you need, what you want to serve and have it all prepared ready for the big day.

Being the host can take you out of the moment, but with the catering taken care of, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself as much as your guests, knowing all the food is taken care of. 

BBQ Catering at Famous Dave’s

If you really want to impress your guests, then it doesn’t get much better than BBQ catering at Famous Dave’s. We do the best catering food that really makes any spring event, with all of the famous flavors and quality you can expect from Dave’s. There are plenty of delicious desserts to choose from too, giving you everything you need for a truly great party.

Our catering services help make party planning a breeze, leaving you to have fun and spend time with all of your guests. We can plan a menu that caters to you and your guest’s needs, with flexible collection or delivery options to suit you. Once you’ve tried catering for your next gathering, you won’t go back!

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