The Best BBQ Restaurant in the Greater Chicago Area

Famous Dave's has mastered the art of crafting flavors that delight taste buds. Committed to quality ingredients and expert preparation, each bite offers a savory blend of smoky goodness. Enjoy tender meats and delectable sides for an authentic BBQ experience.

Famous Dave's at Great Northern Shopping Center in Chicago is known for its delicious BBQ and great customer service. Enjoy our BBQ whether you eat in, take out, or get it catered. We use only quality ingredients and special recipes.


Check Out Our Online Barbecue Menu of Smoked Meats

Explore our menu to see the variety of fixings we offer before your visit. Each order, filled with flavorful ingredients and carefully prepared, reflects our commitment to quality.

At Famous Dave's, enjoy an authentic and memorable barbecue feast. Our delicious food, including ribs, sauces, and sides like mac n' cheese, boasts amazing flavors that will delight your taste buds. We attract patrons seeking an authentic taste of exceptional barbecue.

We designed our menu for you, whether you dine in, take out, or opt for catering. Join us on a delicious journey through our BBQ menu. Each bite tells a story of dedication, passion, and a commitment to serving the best BBQ in Chicago.


Delicious BBQ Catering Around the Chicago Area

Famous Dave's caters to events of any size or location with customizable services. Our BBQ menu features slow-cooked meats with hickory wood for 14 hours, served with tasty homemade sides and desserts. Whether it's a wedding, graduation party, or corporate event, Famous Dave's catering ensures a delicious experience.

Our trucks maintain the right food temperature for large parties. We offer flexible delivery options, including drop-off or a full-service buffet. Choosing our full-service catering package means we handle everything so you can relax and enjoy the event. Consider the experience that Famous Dave's BBQ brings to your table.

Learn More About Us

Dave Anderson Founder of Famous Dave'sMeet Dave

A highly recognized Pitmaster, the famous Dave Anderson is a pioneer in the BBQ industry. Dave is skilled in cooking with smoke and fire, starting his culinary journey in Chicago. He developed a passion for ribs, inspired by the slow-smoked spareribs sold by street vendors.

In 1994, Dave's dream materialized after traveling extensively and trying numerous BBQ places. He bought a resort in Hayward, Wisconsin, and the first restaurant, "Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack," quickly became successful, serving 1,000 customers in one night.

Dave's commitment to quality gained national recognition, with Famous Dave's winning awards for "Best Ribs" and "Best Sauce in America." Celebrated as the "Home of the Big Slab!" his dedication to excellence is evident in every bite of the renowned Famous Dave's rib.


Three Chicago BBQ Restaurant Locations

Famous Dave's in Chicago stands as the ultimate destination for barbecue aficionados! Enjoy our delicious meats, expertly cooked and topped with our famous BBQ sauce, at any of our three convenient locations. Experience BBQ excellence at one of our Chicago locations, whether you dine in, order carryout, or need catering services. 

Experience our exceptional "Famous Hour" specials daily or create lasting memories with your family during an unforgettable night out. You can also order ahead by calling any of the locations.

Come in for Delicious BBQ in the Chicago Area

Famous Dave's guarantees top-notch BBQ expertise at every location, backed by over 700 nationwide awards and guided by KCBS Certified Pitmasters, including 12 judges. We kickstart our day by hand-preparing thick cuts of premium pork, beef, and chicken, all seasoned with fresh ingredients. Ribs undergo a slow four-hour smoke before getting a finishing touch on the grill.

Experience the authentic flavors of smoked BBQ and delightful sauces at Famous Dave's Chicago. Dive into award-winning BBQ, paired with craft beers and a kid-friendly menu, all within our lively and family-friendly atmosphere.


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