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Old 03-05-2008, 02:56 PM   #31
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We got a Famous Daves in Omaha about 2 or 3 years ago. At first it was pretty good, but quality seems to have fallen off a bit. I rather it were a Tony Romas.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:03 PM   #32
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I go to the one in Richmond VA when there visiting family. We like it alot. I don't think I've had anything from there that I didn't like. I have yet to make my own BBQ and have it come out tasting anything like it's suposed to. Not sure what I did wrong but right now budget constraints have limited my experimentation.
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #33
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The first time we tried Famous Dave's was in Vernon Hills, a northern suburb here. We were not impressed, and felt we could get way better at The Silo or even Portillos of all places.
After we moved to Cicero, one opened up near us at the North Riverside Mall, and we decided to give it a shot again. This time around we were pleased with the food and enjoyed it.
I do prefer my BBQ with my homemade sauce, but for a chain restaurant this location had good eats. If asked by visitors we would recommend this location.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:59 AM   #34
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Famous Dave's

We live near Detroit, MI. If we were having a large party, and I didn't want to do the Q myself, I'd rather order from Neeley's Interstate in Memphis. There prices are so much lower than those in Mi; the Q is pit cooked; and comes shipped frozen, ready to reheat, complete with bottles of sauce-for less than you'd pay for carry outs at Dave's. Or order from Corky's or Charlie Vedros place, all in Memphis. For a quick Q meal Dave's is OK, but not great, and is quite crowded most evenings.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:28 AM   #35
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Famous Dave's isn't bad for a chain. Sauce is pretty good, and the burgers are a good value. I haven't really tried their barbecue items, but I wouldn't expect anything spectacular.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:38 PM   #36
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The only brand of b-b-que sauce we buy is Famous Daves brand... doesn't matter how much other brands go on sale. ;)

We've been to the original Famous Daves restaurant in Hayward, WI. We like it. Their chicken wild rice soup is to die for. I also like their beef brisket and cornbread muffins.... mmmmmmmm!!!! I actually have the cookbook (Backroads and Sidestreets), and have used it some, even if the recipes have 20 ingredients. I guess the more ingredients, the more flavor, right?!
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