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cheesehead

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  • Joined: 2/13/2004
  • Location: Janesville, WI
Famous Daves Mon, 02/28/05 11:25 AM (permalink)
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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    • Joined: 7/26/2003
    • Location: Cincinnati, OH
    RE: Famous Daves Mon, 02/28/05 11:35 AM (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

      RE: Famous Daves Mon, 02/28/05 11:36 AM (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

        • Total Posts: 48
        • Joined: 2/13/2004
        • Location: Janesville, WI
        RE: Famous Daves Mon, 02/28/05 11:49 AM (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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          • Joined: 11/5/2004
          • Location: Stoughton, WI
          RE: Famous Daves Mon, 02/28/05 12:27 PM (permalink)
          Cheesehead, I hijacked your original post over to the "Where Should I Eat?" forum...

          Brad
           
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            stricken_detective

            • Total Posts: 2330
            • Joined: 3/10/2004
            • Location: the 262
            RE: Famous Daves Tue, 03/1/05 8:09 PM (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

              RE: Famous Daves Wed, 03/2/05 7:19 AM (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

                • Total Posts: 4135
                • Joined: 7/7/2003
                • Location: Rentiesville, OK
                RE: Famous Daves Wed, 03/2/05 7:41 AM (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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