Famous Daves

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cheesehead
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2005/02/28 11:25:19 (permalink)

Famous Daves

Has anyone tried Famous Daves? A company store was opened here about 8 years ago. Last year, a franchiser bought it and 4 others in SE Wisconsin. Daves is the only BBQ joint in town. I know Madison has a couple of other BBQ joints, as well as Daves. I noticed that there are quite a few now opened, especially along the easern seaboard.
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    TJ Jackson
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/02/28 11:35:50 (permalink)
    This topic has been discussed rather extensively in some other threads here

    Take a look in particular at:
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6270
    and
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2227

    I will say that the overall sentiment from those responding is rather negative.

    I can say I really don't like the food there, most especially the BBQ. One exception: the chicken wild rice soup is rather good. Give me two bowls of that and skip the faux que.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/02/28 11:36:12 (permalink)
    You might enjoy the search feature on this forum. I have done that for you. Please enjoy.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6270&SearchTerms=famous,dave's

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    cheesehead
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/02/28 11:49:24 (permalink)
    TJ and Sundancer, thanx for the threads.

    Sundancer, I had looked for the search engine, and didn't see it. I note that I overlooked it, and have now found it.
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    ScreamingChicken
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/02/28 12:27:44 (permalink)
    Cheesehead, I hijacked your original post over to the "Where Should I Eat?" forum...

    Brad
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    stricken_detective
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/03/01 20:09:25 (permalink)
    I saw that, haha, now it all makes sense.

    Famous Dave's is the only place I've ever gotten food poisoning at.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/03/02 07:19:12 (permalink)
    A friend of mine had a heart attack yesterday and had to have immediate open heart surgery. He had a triple by pass plus three blood transfusions. My daughter who is a family nurse practicitioner and also knows my friend. She came by to visit while he was in surgery to consult and console my friends wife and brothers. After that I volunteered to take my wife to lunch. Famous Daves was only a couple of blocks away.

    I know BBQ pretty good and I would be deceiving you if I posted the best BBQ ever. It was not but it was more than decent. Their sauce is very good with a bit of peppery aftertaste. I got the rib tips and daughter got the pulled pork. Their ice tea was very good and cole slaw was chopped and tasty. Fries were very good. Lunch was $20 plus tip.

    Knoxville has not great BBQ places. Calhouns is sailing on yesterdays wind and Buddy's ain't good any more. Famous Daves is filling a void and by the crowd that was there at lunch, they are having some success.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    tiki
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    RE: Famous Daves 2005/03/02 07:41:54 (permalink)
    Sundancer---we will keep your friend and his family in our hearts,minds prayers! A little extra help never hurts.
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