Mouth-Watering Barbecue in the DMV

Dave Anderson Famous Dave's BBQ living legendEat authentic Southern BBQ at Famous Dave's DMV. Our renowned dishes include tender ribs, savory award-winning sauces, and mouthwatering comfort foods like mac n' cheese. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality in every bite, infusing our passion for juicy BBQ into every dish. Located in the heart of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, we have become synonymous with exceptional BBQ and top-notch customer service.

Our commitment to premium ingredients and cherished recipes ensures that every visit to Famous Dave's is a flavorful journey. Whether you're seeking a leisurely dine-in experience, a quick and convenient carryout option, or even doorstep delivery, we've got you covered.


Explore Our Online Barbecue Menu of Smoked Meats

The mouthwatering flavors of Famous Dave's renowned menu are a haven for lovers of authentic Southern BBQ. Our offerings feature a variety of traditional BBQ delights, each expertly crafted by our pitmasters to perfection. Savor the tenderness of our award-winning ribs, slow-cooked for hours over real hickory wood, or dive into the succulence of our juicy chicken, prepared with the same dedication to quality. For those craving the rich taste of pulled pork, our menu showcases this Southern favorite, slow-smoked and infused with layers of flavor.

At Famous Dave's, we go beyond the classics, offering a diverse selection that caters to every BBQ aficionado's palate. From signature sandwiches bursting with flavor to hearty platters brimming with a variety of smoked meats, our menu is a celebration of Southern BBQ excellence. Whether you're exploring our legendary St. Louis-Style Spare Ribs, enjoying the smoky goodness of our brisket, or relishing the zesty kick of our award-winning sauces, every bite is a testament to our commitment to delivering an unforgettable BBQ experience.


Delicious BBQ Catering Around the DMV Area

Famous Dave's offers professional catering tailored to any event, size, or location. Our authentic Southern-style BBQ catering menu features meats smoked for up to 14 hours over real hickory wood, complemented by scratch-made sides and delectable desserts. Whether your event is small or large, formal or casual, our award-winning catering services create a perfect menu that delights every guest.

For parties of 10 or more, our temperature-controlled trucks deliver your catering, with the option for drop-off or full-service buffet. When you opt for full-service, we handle catering, serving, and cleanup, ensuring a hassle-free experience for you. Whether it's a corporate event, wedding, graduation party, dinner gathering, church picnic, or any occasion, consider the unforgettable experience that Famous Dave's BBQ brings to the table. Bring mouth-watering barbecue to your next event with Famous Dave's!


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Meet Dave

Dave Anderson Famous Dave's BBQ living legendFamous Dave Anderson, the most awarded Pitmaster in history, is a true pioneer with an unmatched sense of taste and a commitment to creating the absolute best. Renowned as the authority on the art of cooking with smoke and flame, Dave's journey began in Chicago, where his love for ribs was sparked by the legendary slow-smoked spareribs from street corner vendors.

After years of traveling the country, exploring countless BBQ joints, and refining his craft, Dave's dream materialized in 1994 with the purchase of a resort in Hayward, Wisconsin. The first restaurant, named "Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack," became an immediate success, serving up to 1,000 customers in a night.

Dave's dedication to quality earned national recognition, with Famous Dave's winning prestigious awards for "Best Ribs" and "Best Sauce in America." Dave's commitment to excellence is reflected in every bite of the renowned Famous Dave's rib, known as the "Home of the Big Slab!" — a testament to the superior quality and unforgettable taste that sets Famous Dave's apart.


Our DMV Area BBQ Restaurant Locations

Savor the finest cuts of meat, expertly smoked, roasted, or barbecued, and generously coated in our acclaimed barbecue sauce at Famous Dave's. With six convenient locations across the DMV area, the best BBQ is always within reach.
Indulge in the perfection of baby back ribs, spare ribs, and pork ribs, each rack skillfully prepared to leave your taste buds tingling. If you're a barbecue enthusiast, Famous Dave's is your ultimate destination! Join us daily for fantastic "Famous Hour" specials or treat your family to an unforgettable night out.

Come In For Delicious BBQ in the DMV Area

With over 700 nationwide awards, our KCBS Certified Pitmasters, including 12 judges, bring unparalleled BBQ expertise to every restaurant. Our day starts by hand-preparing thick cuts of top-quality pork, beef, and chicken, rubbing them with fresh seasonings. The ribs undergo a slow 4-hour smoke before a finishing touch on the grill.

Experience authentic smoked BBQ and savory sauces at Famous Dave's DMV. Indulge in award-winning BBQ, craft beers, and a kid-friendly menu in our vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere.
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