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Feb 2, 2008 09:39 AM

famous dave's barbecue and ribs

looking for thumbs up/down feedback.

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  1. I like Famous Dave's. I love ribs, and I think theirs are pretty decent. My DH likes their brisket, and their corn muffins are pretty darn good. We've gotten their big platter (the All American Feast, I think it's called) to go a few times, it serves a bunch of people and provides a nice selection of items.

    1. I vote thumbs down. Not horrible, but not great by any means. I think it's a little pricey for being sub-par BBQ. If it's your only choice, then go ahead... but if you can find a little hole in the wall BBQ place, skip it.

      1. Famous Dave's is pretty good, certainly not as good as little BBQ joints in the Texas hill country, but certainly acceptable. DH likes the pulled pork sandwich with the onion strings. As previously stated, the corn muffins are darn good and the coleslaw is spicy and good.

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        1. re: Pampatz

          I have several Famous Daves around here with the only other convenient options being Smokey Bones or Leroy Selman's. I have never been to Famous Daves, but have visited the others.
          For anyone who has been, how does Famous Daves compare to those two?

          1. re: ArikaDawn

            IMO, Daves is much better than Smokey Bones. I think Smokey Bones is dreadful. I've never tried Selmans.

        2. Famous Dave's opened here a few weeks ago. Not too impressed with it. I'd say their ribs have been the best of their meats that I've had. I do think their sauce is good and that elevates their meats.

          1. I personally like Famous Dave's. I prefer their St. Louis style better than the Baby Backs. The sides are good, Whenever I bring someone for the first time, they all seem to like it and the experience comes up in later discussions. If I were in the Midwest, I would probably look for a local favorite, but here in New Jersey, the BBQ is better than most private sector restaurants.