Looking for the Best BBQ Chicago Has to Offer? You've Found it at Famous Dave's!

Serving up ribs and proudly supporting our communities in Addison, Orland Park and North Riverside

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Famous Dave’s Chicago started with a passion for excellence and a deep love of barbeque. Elliott Baum, owner of Windy City Restaurants, a franchisee of Famous Dave’s, has had a passion for barbeque for decades. In 2003, he opened his first Famous Dave’s in Westland, MI. Elliott brought that passion to Illinois and today, he owns and operates 3 restaurants in Addison, North Riverside and Orland Park. Our pitmasters arrive early every day to prepare our scratch-made sides and homemade desserts. Our smokers never sleep, and you can smell that real hickory wood smoked meat from blocks away.

Ten Restaurant of the Year and three Franchisee of the Year awards later, Windy City Restaurants is one of the most awarded franchisees in Famous Dave’s history. But even more beloved than our company awards are the awards we win within our communities. These come from the heart and soul of our Famous Fans. Without them, we wouldn’t be Chicagoland’s Best BBQ! The love of our surrounding communities has allowed our flame to endure for more than 14 years. Today, Blue Ribbon Restaurants owns and operates 15 Famous Dave’s throughout Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois. Our mission: Be Famous. Be Real. Kick Butt. Have Fun.


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You’re never too far from Chicagoland’s best barbecue! Famous Dave’s in Chicago has five great locations to satisfy your biggest BBQ cravings. Our local barbecue restaurants feature craft beers, award-winning barbecue and an amazing dining experience in a fun and kid-friendly atmosphere.

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To Go

In a hurry? No problem! Famous Dave’s offers curbside service at all of our Chicago locations. It's so easy to bring our homemade sides, desserts, and slow-smoked and grilled meats to a party, a picnic, a sporting event or just a relaxing night in.

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Treat your guests to something fun and unique! Famous Dave’s caters events of all sizes and types. From outdoor weddings, graduations and birthdays to corporate events, luncheons and celebrations. We provide exceptional food, attention to detail and top-notch service for you and your guests.

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If You're Looking for the Best BBQ in Chicago, You've Found It

We're not kidding around. Famous Dave's has earned over 700 awards nationwide. We have KCBS Certified (Kansas City Barbecue Society) Pitmasters and 12 of them are judges. We live for BBQ. 

Every Famous Dave's location begins the day by preparing only the thickest cuts of meat. Our Pitmasters start by hand-rubbing our special blend of fresh seasonings on top quality pork, beef and chicken. The our ribs spend 12 hours in our hickory filled smoker before we finish them off on the grill and serve them to you. If you are looking for authentic smoked BBQ and bone-suckin' good sauces, come to Famous Dave's. Our Chicagoland barbecue restaurants serve fresh made award-winning BBQ, craft beers and a hearty children's menu in a fun and family-friendly atmosphere.

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Our Corporate Awards

  • Franchisee of the Year- Famous Dave's of America 2010, 2013, 2015
  • Famous Neighbor Award- Famous Dave's of America 2011
  • Restaurant of the Year- Famous Dave's of America (Westland 2004 and 2005)
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(855) QUE-TOGO / (855) 783-8646

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