5 Splats -

Famous Dave's
7593 147th Street West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
     Tel: (952) 891-6400

Famous Dave's is probably one of the biggest BBQ chains in the country - with restaurants located from California to New York. While I tend to avoid chain restaurants when I travel, I have to admit that Famous Dave's holds a special place in my heart. The food is good, the portion sizes are decent, and the prices are - well - okay. With that said, I've made Famous Dave's the "Middle Ground" for my BBQ rating system - ranking them a solid 5 BBQ Splats across the board.
Usually when I go to Dave's I'm feeding the family - and often a few more besides. For those larger groups I really love the "feasts" - good food, and lot's of it, served on a garbage can lid. It's the easiest way to ensure you've something for everyone (without having to break the bank.)
RIBS - 5 Splats
Nicely smoked, have a nice fire-ring. good flavor. My only complaint would be that they throw them on the grill just before serving them so the end pieces are sometimes a little burnt.

BRISKET - 5 Splats
Slow smoked - just like it should be!

The favorite of both my wife and oldest daughter. It's full of flavor, moist, and served on a big piece of Texas Toast. (You can order an extra few ounces to add to any meal or feast.)

BEANS - 5 Splats

SLAW - 5 Splats

SAUCES -5 Splats
Lot's to choose from, all of them are tasty (if a little commercial.)

You'll see me there on a regular basis with my family and friends.