1320 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City, KS | Directions 6611139.119338 -94.819430
Neighborhoods: I-435 West KC-KS
"Famous" because of advertising budget, not because of food – Lets be honest with ourselves... Famous Daves is famous in cities without good BBQ. I doubt they will survive in Kansas City where BBQ is the only thing that puts us on the map. Daves brisket tastes like beef jerky... the ribs taste like pork chops...and the beans are straight up Van Camps with sausage chunks. If it was cheaper...maybe it would be acceptable...but for two of us it was 40 bucks and it was not even as good as applebees all you can eat riblets night. also...BBQ is BBQ. Cajun chicken sandwich is not. The decor was nice, but I care more about the taste than the wall nic-nacs.
Best BBQ Sauce – I know it is not a BBQ place that has Kansas City roots but man is it good. I would go there more often but the line is usually out the door
Slow-smoked barbecue and down-home sides dished up in a roadhouse setting. – In Short
Famous Dave's recipes began as a hobby for Dave Anderson, who opened his first 'cue shack in Hayward, Wisc., in 1994. Now a national phenomenon, the restaurants cater to diners who dig into finger-licking-tasty meat. The menu features chopped pork, Texas brisket, baby back ribs and fire-kissed chicken slathered with signature sauces like vinegary Georgia Mustard. Entrees, some of which arrive atop a garbage can lid, come with corn on the cob, drunken apples, baked beans or slaw.
Love this place! Sauces are the best! – We've dined at Famous Dave's more than a dozen times. (We'd go more often if it was closer to our home.) Their food and their service are excellent. They're almost always crowded, which attests to how much people love it. The choice of sauces are great, and they're delicious; my favorite sauces out of all the BBQ restaurants in the KC metro.
Worth the wait – It may take some time to get a seat but it is worth the wait. Great flavor, generous portions, great service staff. very reasonable prices. We often use the carry-out since we live within 20 minutes.
Great BBQ – Famous Daves is located directly across the street from the Great Wolf Lodge and I would guess that at least half the people staying there walk across the street to eat. Add in the fact it is also across the street from Cabalas and Nebraska Furniture Mart it is in a very high traffic area which can equal a wait. The food has always been excellent and the service top notch. I drive from Topeka to Kansas City just to eat there.
i really love famous daves and would eat there once a week if i could just get in the place theres always an hour wait but theres a reason and its the great food drunken apples make for a sweet ending to great ribs
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