Friday, June 10, 2011

Famous Dave's BBQ

Famous Dave’s BBQ

2440 Hwy 6 And 50
Grand Junction, CO 81505

(970) 245-8227


We have tried Famous Dave’s a few times and never walked away disappointed; wheeled away in a wheel barrow because we were very full though. Honestly, I have to say it is not the absolute best barbeque I have ever had, but it still deserves a high rating. The various meats and poultry have always been cooked in an excellent manner, are lean, and served in a plentiful way. There is a variety of sauces on each table and it’s enjoyable to try each one. I still haven’t made up my mind which I like the best, so a good excuse to keep trying them all out; and they are available for purchase.

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive; wearing t-shirts with sayings regarding barbeque. They don’t think twice about questions, and gladly make sure your food is done the way you want it to be. The décor and atmosphere of the restaurant is fun; that’s the best way to describe it; you enter and you know you’re going to have fun eating there.

Favorite appetizers are Sweetwater Catfish Fingers - tender strips lightly breaded with Cajun-seasoned cornmeal and flash-fried; served with rémoulade and Sweet Soul Jalapeño sauces. The catfish is perfectly cooked and are enjoyable with or without the sauces.

The BBQ Chicken Wings are meaty and sauced with Famous Dave’s Rich and Sassy sauce; they’re addicting.

It is just so hard to pick one item to eat at Famous Dave’s, so getting their All American Feast (4-5 people) or the Feast for Two (2-3 people) is the best bet. They contain a full slab of St. Louis-style spareribs, a whole chicken, 1/2 lb. of either Texas beef brisket or Georgia chopped pork, coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, four corn-on-the-cob, and four corn bread muffins. The Feast for Two is the same, but only half in size. The brisket and pork are both excellent, so you might want to order one of those as an addition to either Feast to get the full effect of Famous Dave’s.

Of all the times we’ve been there, I’ve never seen anyone leave unhappy, or without a take away box; and never have heard anyone complain about the food. Yes, it’s in the genre of chain restaurants, but don’t knock it for that…try it.

Mary Cokenour

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