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rebategirl Sep 29, 2007 04:53 PM

Silverdale is getting a Daves Bar-b-que, apparently the are a chain. Has anyone tried them out?

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    Leper Sep 30, 2007 08:18 AM

    Daves is a chain based out of Minnesota. Ribs are over salted and over seasoned. The side orders are worse than prison food. Cornbread, corn on the cobb, slaw, etc are all inedible. Overly cheery servers will add to the surreal experience of being the victim of a franchise who business model is a pandemic event. Not Chow-worthy.

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      MsMaryMc Sep 30, 2007 09:51 PM

      On the other hand...

      I quite like Dave's, especially for a chain outfit. I agree with Leper about the excessively-perky servers (one reason we usually do takeout), but not on much else. I particularly like some of their sides--the coleslaw and Wilbur beans especially, and the pickles they serve on the side with sandwiches. Can't speak for the ribs--I usually get a pulled pork sandwich--but those are downright tasty, IMHO. Good sauce.

      To each their own!

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        beerambassador Oct 2, 2007 10:32 AM

        A little over dramatic maybe? Worse than prison food? Inedible? They wouldn't be in business if that were the case. The food isn't the quality of a local outfit, but it's certainly edible and maybe even not all that bad.

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          Walters Oct 2, 2007 12:07 PM

          The corn on the cobb they serve would had a better fate if converted to ethanol rather than as a side order at Dave's.

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        Glassman Oct 1, 2007 07:15 AM

        If Red Lobster is one of your dining destinations, you'll enjoy Dave's.

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          swsidejim Oct 1, 2007 08:51 AM

          great analogy, I totally agree.

        2. steakman55 Oct 1, 2007 03:01 PM

          Rarely is chain que as good as a local joint, and Dave's is no exception. One possible exception is Shane's. I have liked the food there, but as for Dave's, try it once but I predict you will not return.

          1. Doghouse Reilly Oct 1, 2007 08:08 PM

            They're based in Minneapolis, MN. I have to agree they're pretty mediocre overall. Their restaurants in Minneapolis neighborhoods of Linden Hills and Uptown are okay, but there are much better bbq joints around. I mostly like the Uptown location for live music.

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