Midvale >Famous Dave's
Variety. Variety is the spice of life!! I really like the fact that they have many BBQ sauces on the table if one should so desire a different flavor than the "perfect" way FD's it come to your plate. I enjoyed the food as is. I have been to other places that seem to think that to put BBQ sauce on "boiled" meat makes it BBQ. The flavor of FD's meat along with the tenderness indicates they cook their meat on a grill quite a long time for a true BBQ flavor. I had the ribs. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich, both were good. The music was classic rock which is a step up from the "country": music played in other places in the valley.
MEAT LOVER. YUM YUM YUMMY RIBS AND RIB TIPS. AND THE CORN BREAD IS THE BEST CORN BREAD I HAVE EVER TRIED, BUT I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM THE CHICKEN IT'S NOT THE BEST. THE PORK AND BEANS AND DRUNKIN APPLES ARE VERY FLAVORABLE. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS.
Franchise restaurant that delivers authentic, down-home barbecue..
Famous Dave's is cozy, with walls with wood accents, old license plates and folksy artwork. Booths feature paper towel rolls, a homey touch that's an indication of the messy feast that awaits. Families dominate the scene, though the restaurant also appeals to urban couples seeking refuge from the big city-dining experience.
One taste is enough to forget this is a chain. The All-American BBQ Feast serves two and features a perfect selection of meats, served on a garbage can lid. Ribs are cooked to perfection; beef brisket is melt-in-your-mouth tender and ideally seasoned; barbecued chicken is a moist treat with a subtle, smoky taste. Sample all four sauces: Devil's Spit, Texas Pit, Georgia Mustard and Rich and Sassy. Skip the Caesar and its bitter dressing and go for the house salad. Coleslaw is a savory side, as are roadhouse beans. If there's room, enjoy the homemade Famous Sundae--generous portions of ice cream smothered with pecan praline sauce.
NOT the Best BBQ in Layton.
OK so this chain of 132 restaurants is better than Tony Roma's, so what. The ribs are good, but if you want the best in Utah go to Q4U (West Valley). The sides from Famous Dave's are pitiful. Tony Roma has far better tasting beans. The corn is from last year. And what is that apple thing? The best side is the cole slaw. The sampler plate served on a garbage can lid is cute, it adds to the country/western atmosphere.
UPDATE: Just opened, the best bbq in layton is HOLY SMOKE. It's across from the Hilton Gardens, two blocks S.W. of Dave's. HOLY SMOKE is the best bbq north of SLC in Utah. And HOLY SMOKE is NOT a chain. The best of HOLY SMOKE are the ribs and brisket. The best sides are the creamed corn and beans. Try this place, and you will never go back to Dave's.
I had the brisket and pulled pork.
The brisket was tender and perfect for slathering in Dave's great assortment of sauces. I like the sweet/hot sauce myself.
The pulled pork was tender like always. Very nice!
The meal was served with cornbread, lodge potatoes, and beans. All were great. Try some of the Georgia BBQ sauce on your lodge potatoes.
I have been very pleased with Dave's every time I have been there. It is one place I love to take out of town guests.
Our server was prompt and attentive.
GOOD BBQ OVERALL!!!!!!!!!!. The food is good overall. The beef brisket was the best in my opinion. It had a really good smoke flavor. The chopped pork was great and moist but the ribs was a dissapointment (small/not much meat). They put way too much sauce on them and was slightly dry and burnt. The sauce totally covered up the taste of the meat. So, order your ribs "naked". The sauce is very good though. I'm sure they are good but probably had a bad visit. The rest of the meal was good overall. The beans and "lodge potatoes" were great. The potatoes had a great taste to them even though they are not seasoned. It must be the lard they use to give it that great taste. The service and atmosphere was also great.
Something Fishy Here. Famous Daves has something besides barbeque, Fish! They have several fish related items on the menu that you would expect of a North Woods Eatery. I highly recommend the Catfish Fingers!
Great Food. Quite simply the best BBQ I've had. Waiters & waitresses are courteous and always at the ready.
The ribs, bread pudding, drunkin apples, and corn muffins are the best I have ever tasted.
Their roasted chicken tastes just like costco's, which is good.
What I did not like was the atmosphere.
It appealed more to hunters than families and it was as dark as a bar.
The restrooms could be little cleaner.
Besides that eveything was clean and comfortable and I forgot all about when I had the ribs.
If you LOVE BBQ this is for you!. I want great taste, good value, & an appropriate atmosphere. Famous Daves has all the above. Most SLC restaurants cater to the bland pallet no guts same old, same old, blaaaa! Let's compare a few of the favorite SLC BBQ shops 1.) Sugar-House BBQ is kind of bland and not near as generous as FD's. 2.) The Q on the other hand reheats dry, over cooked meat then they try to hide that fact by smothering it in an average BBQ sauce, besides that, they are over priced. If you have had real BBQ around the country, in places like Memphis, Tennessee or Oklahoma, or even Texas, you know what BBQ is supposed to taste like. Famous Dave's is as close as your going to get to real BBQ. Famous Dave's is the exception here. The food is wonderful, servings are generous.
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