Best BBQ Restaurant in the Greater Detroit Area

Indulge in authentic Southern BBQ at Famous Dave's Detroit, where we serve tender ribs, award-winning sauces, and delectable comfort foods like mac n' cheese. Our dedication to the highest quality and a passion for juicy BBQ is infused into every dish.

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Nestled throughout Detroit, Famous Dave's has become synonymous with exceptional BBQ and top-notch customer service. From a leisurely dine-in experience to quick carryout or full-service catering, we've got you covered on your flavorful journey. You’ll taste our commitment to premium ingredients and cherished recipes with every bite.

Check Out Our Online Barbecue Menu of Smoked Meats

Savor the authentic flavors of Southern BBQ at Famous Dave's Detroit. Our menu is filled with the juicy BBQ that you expect from an authentic Southern restaurant. We display culinary in every dish, from beef brisket to Texas toast, making each visit to Famous Dave's a delightful experience. With multiple locations throughout Detroit, we've become a go-to destination for exceptional BBQ and unparalleled customer service.

At Famous Dave's, we only select premium ingredients and follow timeless recipes to ensure a consistently delicious experience. If you're seeking a laid-back dine-in atmosphere to relish our signature dishes, check out our menu online so that you can get a sense of the deliciousness that awaits. Explore the rich tapestry of Southern BBQ traditions, where we bring together culinary expertise and genuine hospitality for an unforgettable dining experience.

Delicious BBQ Catering Around the Detroit Area

Famous Dave's professional catering services can be customized to improve any event, regardless of size or location. Our Southern-style BBQ catering menu showcases meats smoked for up to 14 hours over authentic hickory wood, accompanied by delectable scratch-made sides and desserts. Whether your gathering is intimate or grand, formal or casual, our award-winning catering transforms every occasion into a culinary delight for all.

For parties exceeding 10 guests, our temperature-controlled trucks ensure easy delivery of your catering, with flexible options for drop-off or a full-service buffet. Opting for our full-service catering package means we handle catering, serving, and cleanup, providing you with a stress-free experience. Regardless of whether it's a corporate event, wedding celebration, graduation party, intimate dinner, church picnic, or any special occasion, consider the unparalleled experience that Famous Dave's BBQ brings to your table.

Learn More About Us

Meet Dave

Famous Dave Anderson, acclaimed as the most awarded Pitmaster, is a genuine trailblazer renowned for his unmatched taste and unwavering commitment to culinary excellence. Recognized as a leading authority in the art of smoke and flame cooking, Dave's journey ignited in Chicago, where he developed a fondness for ribs inspired by legendary slow-smoked spareribs from street vendors.

After years of traveling the country, exploring myriad BBQ joints, and perfecting his craft, Dave's dream materialized in 1994 with the acquisition of a resort in Hayward, Wisconsin. The inaugural restaurant, "Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack," swiftly became a resounding success, serving up to 1,000 customers in a single night.

Dave's relentless dedication to quality garnered national acclaim, with Famous Dave's earning prestigious awards for "Best Ribs" and "Best Sauce in America." This commitment to excellence is palpable in every bite at the renowned Famous Dave's, celebrated as the "Home of the Big Slab!"—a testament to the quality and flavor that distinguishes Famous Dave's.


Our Detroit BBQ Restaurant Locations

Treat yourself to the phenomenal flavors of the choicest meats, skillfully smoked, roasted, or barbecued and generously adorned with our renowned BBQ sauce. With four conveniently located establishments throughout Detroit, BBQ excellence is easily accessible.

Our perfection of baby back ribs, spare ribs, and pork ribs will tantalize your taste buds. For barbecue aficionados, Famous Dave's stands as the ultimate destination! Experience our "Famous Hour" specials daily or create lasting memories with your family during an unforgettable night out.


Come in for Delicious BBQ in the Detroit Area

Famous Dave's ensures unrivaled BBQ expertise at every location. We boast over 700 nationwide awards and are led by KCBS Certified Pitmasters, including 12 judges. We begin our day with hand-preparing thick cuts of premium pork, beef, and chicken, all rubbed with fresh seasonings. Ribs are treated to a slow four-hour smoke before receiving a finishing touch on the grill.

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If that sounds delicious to you, you can discover the authentic flavors of smoked BBQ and delectable sauces at Famous Dave's Detroit. Immerse yourself in award-winning BBQ, complemented by craft beers and a kid-friendly menu, all within our vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere.

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