Slow-smoked barbecue and down-home sides dished up in a roadhouse setting.. In Short Famous Dave's recipes began as a hobby for Dave Anderson, who opened his first 'cue shack in Hayward, Wisc., in 1994. Now a national phenomenon, the restaurants cater to diners who dig into finger-licking-tasty meat. The menu features chopped pork, Texas brisket, baby back ribs and fire-kissed chicken slathered with signature sauces like vinegary Georgia Mustard. Entrees, some of which arrive atop a garbage can lid, come with corn on the cob, drunken apples, baked beans or slaw.
Looking for good barbeque landed us at Dave's on 1/16/08. Clean place, very small bar, limited tap beer but large bottle selection.
But the food......fall apart brisket, great ribs, chicken moist and tender. The beans? To die for! The slaw, ABFAB! Even the corn on the cob ( which is far from fresh) was good. The fries were very different in cut, texture and cooking method, but very good, too.
An appetizer of onion strings was too much for 2 people, but they were great also.
We've FINALLY found the closest thing to real bbq in the Tuscon area!
Not worth the wait.
The wait was long, as is typical in most restaurants in Tucson. The food was not worth waiting for and the staff were slow to take an order and deliver the order. I would have ordered my ribs without sauce if I would have known what it tastes like.
Bear in mind I hail from the Kansas City Metro area where Aurthur Bryant's BBQ reins supreme therefore I am very spoiled when it comes to the very best in BBQ!
BBQ You'll be coming back for!.
Coming from BBQ country, I was surprised to find this chain BBQ restaurant at the top of my list. The Texas Beef Brisket is some of the best I've ever tasted, and the option of choosing from several different BBQ sauces make it even better. From friendly servers to fast service, Dave's has it all. Don't forget the fresh baked bread pudding for dessert... just like down-home!