Famous Dave’s was voted the best BBQ in central Arizona for 2008 the second year in a row, so you know they have to be good. I went to the Famous Dave’s in Chandler, Arizona the week of Thanksgiving and it was empty. I imagine people were saving their appetites for the big turkey day but it could have also been because of today’s economy.
At Famous Dave’s you can dine in, get your order to go, or even have Famous Dave’s cater your next event – now that would be original. We opted to eat there and sat at a wooden booth; while waiting we admired the décor throughout which never lets you forget you’re in a BBQ restaurant. On the table there are paper towels which you use as napkins, and a variety of different sauces ranging from sweet to extremely spicy.
The waiter was very welcoming but we expected no less in this family friendly restaurant. He even brought out a refill of iced tea before we finished our first one. Because it was lunch time we opted to get the lunch specials and save a few bucks. The lunch specials are available Monday-Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM. That’s a pretty generous timeline and the prices are worth it.
I had the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich which came with one side for $6.59. The sides you can choose from are: coleslaw, drunkin’ apples, Wilbur beans, fries, or potato salad. I actually opted for a corn muffin which was not listed – see Famous Dave’s is accommodating too.
The pulled chicken sandwich had a sweet BBQ sauce on it which was a bit much for me and even though I was hungry, I could only eat half of the sandwich. Of course that could be because I started with my corn muffin. The chicken was tender and not dry, and the corn muffin was delicious. It had just the right blend of savory and sweet all mixed into one.
Everyone at my table enjoyed their meals so I can’t say anything bad about Famous Dave’s – shocking, I know.
Famous Dave’s has just about everything including a variety of ribs, brisket, chopped pork, chicken wings, chili, sausage, salads, soup, grilled chicken burgers, beef burgers, salmon, cod, catfish, baked potatoes, and even dessert.
The Famous Dave’s we went to was near the Chandler Fashion Center. The exact location is 3250 West Frye Road, Chandler, AZ, 85226. Their phone number is: 480-782-1212.
Famous Dave’s has locations in over 30 states so check out their web site to see if there’s a Famous Dave’s near you: www.famousdaves.com.