Famous Dave’s was founded in 1994 by Dave Anderson in Hayword, Wisconsin. Dave had a passion for barbeque and spent 25 years perfecting his sauces and recipes. Today, Famous Dave’s has grown to become one of the most popular barbeque restaurants in the United States with more 200 locations in 28 states. With an emphasis on quality ingredients and authentic recipes, Famous Dave’s has become a nationally recognized brand.
Planning to visit a Famous Dave’s location near you? Let’s take a look at the updated menu and prices in 2023. I also share how to get a free burger or sandwich reward for your next visit along with other exclusive savings.
- Feast Mode Buckets
- Salads N’ More
- Que Combos
- Award Winning Ribs
- Famous Feasts
- Sandwiches and Burgers
- Lunch Menu (Everyday from 11AM to 4PM)
- Lil Wilbur Meals
- Famous Deals
- A La Carte
- Sauce Bottles, Seasonings and Rubs
- FAQs about the Famous Dave’s Menu
- Free Burger and Sandwich Reward
Feast Mode Buckets
|Southside Rib Tip Bucket||$59.00|
|Chicken Strip Bucket||$75.00|
|Traditional Wing Bucket||$65.00|
|Build Your Own Bucket||$75.00|
Salads N’ More
|Dave's Sassy BBQ Salad||$14.00|
|Fresh Garden Side Salad||$7.00|
|Southern Fried Shrimp||$15.00|
|Stack of Sliders||Beef/Chicken||$12.50|
|Traditional Wing Basket||$14.50|
|Traditional Double Winger||$24.00|
|Boneless Wing Basket||$14.50|
|Boneless Double Winger||$24.00|
|Pick 1 Combo||$18.00|
|Pick 2 Combo||$20.00|
|Pick 3 Combo||$22.00|
|Grilled Chicken Breasts||$16.00|
|Cedar Plank Salmon Platter||$19.00|
|Country Fried Steak||$23.75|
|Shrimp and Grits||$17.00|
|Famous Cajun Shrimp Boil||$17.00|
Award Winning Ribs
|St. Louis-Style Spareribs||1/2 Slab (6 Bones)||$22.00|
|St. Louis-Style Spareribs||3/4 Slab (9 Bones)||$26.50|
|St. Louis-Style Spareribs||Big Slab (12 Bones)||$31.50|
|Feast for 2||Serves 2 - 3||$49.00|
|All-American BBQ Feast||Serves 4 - 6||$78.00|
|Build Your Own Feast||Serves 4||$55.00|
|Beast of a Feast||Serves 4||$49.50|
|Flying Pig Feast||Serves 4||$49.50|
|BBQ Sandwich Feast||Serves 4||$38.50|
|Signature BBQ Sandwich Feast||Serves 4||$49.50|
|Famous Cajun Shrimp Boil Feast||Serves 4 - 6||$78.00|
Sandwiches and Burgers
|Build Your Own Sandwich||Starts at $12.00|
|Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich||$12.00|
|BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich||$12.00|
|Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich||$14.00|
|Dave's Favorite Burger||$13.50|
|BBQ Beef Sandwich||$12.00|
|Smokehouse Grilled Cheese||$12.00|
|Brisket French Dip||$17.25|
Lunch Menu (Everyday from 11AM to 4PM)
|Lunch 1 Meat Platter||$11.00|
|Lunch 2 Meat Combo||$12.75|
|Lunch 3 Meat Combo||$14.25|
|Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich||$9.00|
|BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich||$9.75|
|Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich||$11.00|
|2 For You||$11.50|
|Dave's Sassy BBQ Salad||$9.75|
|Country Fried Steak||$13.50|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||$10.00|
|Dave's Award Winning Bread Pudding||$8.00|
|Lemon Cream Cake||$9.75|
|Down Home Banana Pudding||$7.25|
Lil Wilbur Meals
|Kids' Hand-Breaded Chicken Strips||$6.75|
|Kids' Rib Dinner||2 Bones||$6.75|
|Kids' Macaroni and Cheese||$6.75|
|Tuesday Feast for 2||$33.00|
|Wednesday Smokin Sandwiches||$5.00|
|Thursday XL Southside Rib Tips||$14.50|
A La Carte
|Corn Bread Muffin||$2.50|
|St. Louis-Style Spareribs||$26.50|
|Meats By The Pound (Texas Beef Brisket)||per LB||$22.00|
|Meats By The Pound (Georgia Chopped Pork)||per LB||$15.50|
|Meats By The Pound (Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage)||per LB||$16.50|
|Meats By The Pound (Southside Rib Tips)||per LB||$13.25|
|Meats By The Pound (BBQ Pulled Chicken)||per LB||$17.50|
|Add Extra Meat||St. Louis-Style Spareribs|
Georgia Chopped Pork
Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage
Southside Rib Tips
BBQ Roasted Chicken
Hand Breaded Chicken Strips
|Traditional Wing Basket||$14.50|
|Traditional Wing Double Winger||$24.00|
|Traditional Wing Party Platter||$55.00|
|BBQ Roasted Chicken||Whole||$16.50|
|Wilbur Beans||Serves 4 - 8||$11.00|
|Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes||Serves 4 - 8||$11.00|
|Creamy Coleslaw||Serves 4 - 8||$11.00|
|Dave's Cheesy Mac and Cheese (Jalapeno)||Serves 4 - 8||$11.00|
|Dave's Award Winning Chili||Serves 4 - 8||$16.00|
|Wilbur Beans||Serves 2 - 4||$5.50|
|Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes||Serves 2 - 4||$5.00|
|Creamy Coleslaw||Serves 2 - 4||$5.50|
|Dave's Cheesy Mac and Cheese (Jalapeno)||Serves 2 - 4||$5.50|
|Garlic Red-Skin Mashed Potatoes||$3.50|
|Famous Fries with Comeback Sauce||$4.00|
|Fresh Steamed Broccoli||$3.50|
|Dave's Cheesy Mac and Cheese (Jalapeno)||$4.00|
|Loaded Baked Potato||$4.00|
|Fresh Garden Salad||$7.00|
|Corn Bread Muffins||Dozen||$14.50|
|Corn Bread Muffins||1/2 Dozen||$7.75|
|Corn Bread Muffins||1 Pc||$2.50|
|Sandwich Buns||1/2 Dozen||$3.50|
|Sandwich Buns||1 Pc||$1.00|
|Iced Tea Unsweet||Gallon||$6.00|
|ICed Tea Sweet||Gallon||$6.00|
Sauce Bottles, Seasonings and Rubs
|Rich and Sassy Bottle||Mild||$4.00|
|Texas Pit Bottle||Medium||$4.00|
|Georgia Mustard Bottle||Medium||$4.00|
|Devil's Spit Bottle||Hot||$4.00|
|Wilbur's Revenge Bottle||XXX Hot||$4.00|
|Rib Rub Seasoning||$4.00|
|Roasted Chicken Seasoning||$4.00|
|Steak and Burger Seasoning||$4.00|
|Chicken Wing Seasoning||$4.00|
FAQs about the Famous Dave’s Menu
What menu items have been discontinued at Famous Dave’s?
Famous Dave’s is renowned for serving up classic American barbecue. As a result, the core menu items are fairly consistent. Still there are a few items that have been discontinued at Famous Dave’s over the years.
Nashville Hot Catfish Sandwich
The Nashville Hot Catfish Sandwich quickly became a fan favorite when it was first released as a limited item, but sadly it was not meant to last. After its discontinuation, fans of the sandwich were left feeling disappointed and longed for its return. This delicious sandwich consisted of a crispy catfish filet that was tossed in the popular Nashville Hot Sauce, drizzled with Rémoulade and finished off with Hell-Fire Pickles on a hoagie bun.
Smokin’ Shamrock Burger
The Smokin’ Shamrock Burger was one of the most beloved dishes on the menu for many years, until it was suddenly discontinued for unknown reasons. This burger included an all-beef patty and was covered with melted Swiss Cheese, Smoked Corned Beef, a generous helping of Sauerkraut, and a dollop of tangy Shamrock sauce.
It was served on a toasted bun with a side of Hell-fire Pickle Chips and a choice of side. The combination of flavors was truly something special and it’s no wonder why the Smokin’ Shamrock Burger was such a popular item on the menu. Monitor the Famous Dave’s social media accounts to find out if this menu item will make a temporary comeback around St. Patrick’s Day.
The Oktoberfest Burger was a limited item that came out for a short period of time during the annual German celebration. The burger came with an interesting combination of ingredients, consisting of an all-beef patty that was seasoned to perfection and topped with homemade beer cheese sauce, homemade onion rings, and bacon bits, all on a pretzel bun. Unfortunately, it seems that it was too good to last, as it never made its way back onto the menu.
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Porky Pine Burger
The Porky Pine Burger was comprised of a perfectly seasoned, all-beef patty, melted mozzarella cheese, sweet and tangy grilled pineapple, smoky Georgia chopped pork, and a delicious Apricot Bourbon BBQ sauce.
Unfortunately, it never quite caught on, and the reason for its discontinuation remains a mystery. It could have been that the combination of ingredients was too bold for some or that the flavor combination didn’t quite mesh.
Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl
The Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl was a real crowd-pleaser. It was a delicious combination of grilled or crispy chicken, fresh and crisp greens, Blue Cheese crumbles, flavorful house-smoked cheddar cheese, juicy tomatoes, and savory bacon. For those lucky enough to have tried it, the Buffalo Chicken Salad Bowl will always remain a fond meal memory.
Free Burger / Sandwich Offer + Other Discounts
Famous Dave’s is known for offering a good value to diners. From weekly specials to exclusive offers, they always offer numerous ways to save you money. Let’s take a closer look at what they have to offer.
Famous Dave’s Rewards Program
If you want a free burger or sandwich (with purchase of another menu item) at Famous Dave’s, join the Rewards Program. This is a great way to start earning ‘Bones’ (or points) you can use to get rewards. To get started, you only need to download the app from either the App Store or Google Play.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, all you need to do is use the built-in scanner in the app to scan the bar code on your receipt or upload a photo of your receipt within 7 days of purchase.
At each visit to the restaurant, you will be rewarded with one Bone for every dollar spent. By accumulating 100 Bones in your Rewards Account, you will be rewarded with a $10 voucher which you can use to redeem at participating Famous Dave’s restaurants. This means you’re basically saving 10% when dining at Famous Dave’s just for signing up for a loyalty program.
This voucher will be valid for a period of 365 days, giving you plenty of time to find a suitable time to visit one of these restaurants and enjoy the delectable foods and drinks available.
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You can also earn additional 20 Bones if you refer a Facebook friend to the Rewards Program and they start collecting Bones. The extra Bones will only be granted after the referred person joins the program, earns some Bones, or uses your invitation code.
Want to save another $3 on your next visit? Sign up for the Famous Dave’s text messaging program to get this and other savings. As a member of the program, you will receive automated promotional and personalized marketing text messages from Famous Dave’s, such as cart reminders.
To get started, simply text the word BBQ to the number 51407. If you ever need help with the program or want to cancel, simply reply with the words HELP or STOP. With Famous Dave’s text messaging program, you’ll always be in the know about the latest and greatest offers and specials.
$4.50 Build-Your-Own Burger
The Build-Your-Own Burger deal is available every Monday for just $4.50. This offer is only available for dine-in guests. It’s the perfect option for those looking for a customized burger experience. With a wide range of toppings to choose from, starting at just $0.50 each per additional topping you want added. .
Whether you like it loaded with extra cheese, smothered in barbecue sauce, or topped with bacon, you can make the burger any way you like it.
$33 Feast for 2-sday
Feast for two is available every Tuesday for just $33, making it the perfect way to treat yourself and a partner or friend to a delicious night out. This offer includes St. Louis-Style Spareribs, County-Roasted Chicken, a choice between Brisket or Pork, Creamy Coleslaw, Famous Fries, Wilbur Beans, Sweet Corn, and Corn Bread Muffins. This offer is available for both dine-in and to-go.
$5 Smokin’ Sandwich Wednesday
Smokin’ Sandwich Wednesday is the perfect way to kick off the middle of your week. Every Wednesday, you can enjoy a delicious BBQ sandwich with your choice of Georgia Chopped Pork or BBQ Pulled Chicken, whether you prefer to dine in or take it to go. The sandwich is made fresh each day and comes with a generous portion of meat and served on a toasted bun. Enjoy the smoky, BBQ flavor with a side of chips or fries for a truly satisfying meal.
$14.50 A-Y-C-E Rib Tip Thursday
XL Southside Rib Tips are the perfect choice for a Thursday night dinner. For only $14.50, you can enjoy a delicious heaping helping of juicy, smoked-to-perfection Southside Rib Tips smothered in their signature Memphis Dry Rub. This dish is only available for dine-in.
What are the most popular menu items at Famous Dave’s?
Dave’s Award-Winning Chili
Dave’s Award-Winning Chili is a must-try dish at Famous Dave’s. Not only has it won numerous awards, but it has also become a favorite among many diners. People who come to the restaurant for the first time may not initially think of chili as a dish to order, but once they have tried it, it quickly becomes a favorite. The chili is uniquely flavored with a savory and spicy blend of seasonings. Whether you’re ordering it as a starter or as a main course, Dave’s Award-Winning Chili is sure to satisfy.
Southside Rib Tips
Southside Rib Tips is one of the most popular menu items at Famous Dave’s and for good reason. The entree is piled high with Georgia Chopped Pork, two strips of delicious bacon, melted sharp American cheese, and their signature Sweet and Zesty sauce. To complete the mouth-watering experience, it is served with a choice of one side and spicy Hell-Fire Pickles.
The Man Handler
The Man Handler is the perfect sandwich for anyone in the mood for a delicious, handheld meal. It consists of two tasty options: Texas Beef Brisket or Georgia Chopped Pork, both piled high with Hot Link Sausage. The sandwich is served with your choice of one side, and the perfect finishing touch of spicy Hell-Fire Pickles. A side of french fries or coleslaw would make the ideal accompaniment to the Man Handler.
Burnt Ends or Burnt Buttz as it is known in some circles is a delectable appetizer that is served up at Famous Dave’s. It consists of tender pieces of Texas Beef Brisket that are seared and caramelized with a delicious Sweet & Zesty BBQ sauce.
To enhance the flavors even further, it is served with Onion Strings, jalapeño pickled red onions, and spicy Hell-Fire Pickles. This dish has become so popular that it is now considered one of the signature appetizers of Famous Dave’s. I’ve had it and this is one of my top picks.
Texas Beef Brisket
Texas Beef Brisket starts with a special blend of Dave’s secret spices and coarse black pepper, which are rubbed into the brisket. Then, the meat is slow-smoked over hickory wood giving it a delicious smoky flavor and tender texture. This sandwich is served with your choice of one side and spicy Hell-Fire Pickles.
Is there a secret menu at Famous Dave’s?
Unfortunately, the rumors of secret menus at Famous Dave’s have been greatly exaggerated. Despite what some people may tell you, there are no secret items or combinations that can be ordered from the restaurant.
Are there any menu items for specialty diets?
There are a few options for customers with vegetarian or vegan diets. Let’s take a look at those options below.
Low-Calorie Food Items:
- Dave’s Famous Chili: 460 Calories
- Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwich: 400 Calories
- Country-Roasted Chicken (1/4 ea): 450 Calories
- Grilled Chicken Breasts: 110 Calories
- Boneless Wings Basket: 480 Calories
- Fresh Garden Side Salad (Without Dressing): 270 Calories
- Caesar Side Salad (with Caesar Dressing): 220 Calories
- Creamy Coleslaw (Bowl): 160 Calories
- Dave’s Cheesy Mac and Cheese: 240 Calories
- Cornbread Muffin: 270 Calories
- Wilbur Beans: 150 Calories
Vegan Food Items:
- Hellfire Pickles
- Sesame Seed Bun
- Dave’s Sassy BBQ Salad without Cheese and Dressing
Vegetarian Food Items:
- Hellfire Pickles
- Sesame Seed Bun
- Plain Baked Potato
- French Fries
Who is the target audience of this Famous Dave’s menu?
Famous Dave’s has a wide and varied target market that covers all age groups. Their timeless menu appeals to anyone young and old. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty sandwich, a delicious salad, or an indulgent dessert, Famous Dave’s is sure to have something that will hit the spot.
Whether your favorite part of barbecue is the Texas beef brisket, to the array of sides ranging from creamy macaroni and cheese to crunchy cole slaw, this restaurant has something to satisfy every barbecue craving.
The Famous Dave’s brand has even expanded into national grocers. You can find Famous Dave’s branded BBQ sauce, marinade, rib rub seasoning, pickles and cornbread at most supermarkets.