Top-Rated Barbecue Restaurant in the Joliet Area

Famous Dave's is a leading BBQ Restaurant in Chicago

Want a fun environment with award-winning barbecue right here in Chicago? You'll find it at Famous Dave's, the most awarded grill masters in the nation. We do barbecue right, so that you can do it right. When you've got a hankering for sweet grilled ribs, slow-cooked brisket or delicious pulled chicken, you'll find it here.

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That's not to mention the huge array of sides and desserts we offer, the multitude of drinks on tap and bottled, and the family-friendly atmosphere. That last attribute alone brings many families back again and again, for everything from big celebrations to simple Friday dinners. If you want a go-to BBQ restaurant in the Chicago area, put Famous Dave's in your figurative Rolodex today!

Or maybe your real Rolodex, because who are we to judge? We're all for traditional -- as proven by our simple, downhome sides like mac and cheese, baked beans and bread pudding. Hungry yet?


The Chicago Restaurant You Won't Want to Leave

Once you get here, you might find yourself wanting to enjoy the good life more often than you thought. Many of our customers have told us they don't want to go home, and some even say that a trip to Famous Dave's feels like home. We smoke hundreds of slabs of meat each day, so we never run out of food, just like Grandma's kitchen. We've got all your favorite beverages on tap, from local microbrews to your old-fashioned American favorites. Plus, we have a full bar and an extensive wine list, so all you have to do is pick your poison.

Once you've wined and dined, you still might not leave. Of course, there's the appeal of another helping at some point, which keeps many a diner in their seat far after the meal ends. But it's not just our slow-cooked, grill-crusted kitchen creations. Our environment checks all the boxes as well. We offer:

  • Both reservations and walk-in service
  • Murals and artwork to treat the eyes
  • A bar open for an hour after the kitchen closes, for those last calls with friends and family
  • Tons of locations, including right here in Chicago -- but also in Michigan, Ohio and other parts of Illinois, so you can get your food on the go as well
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The Perfect Night Out, Quick Lunch or Catered Meal in Chicago

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Did we mention the world's best barbecue? Yep, we've got more than 700 awards, which is more than any other pitmaster can boast across the nation or in the world. Our other accolades include 10 Restaurant of the Year awards and three Franchisee of the Year awards, as well as countless mentions in foodie publications and local news outlets.

Whether you're looking for a sit-down meal with your family, a quick lunch with a book (hey, books make cheap dates), a meal on-the-go or a fully catered special event, Famous Dave's is here for you. Don't wait to give us a call, find out more about what's on the menu, and tell us exactly what you need.

Award-Winning Food, Award-Winning Atmosphere

At Famous Dave's, we work just as hard to craft a relaxing environment as we do to deliver the best grub around. At our barbecue restaurant, you'll find soothing lighting, fun music, excellent decor and a friendly staff just waiting to cater to your every need. Okay, we can't get your kid a date to prom or teach you how to play guitar, but we can do almost everything else. At least when it comes to barbecue.


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