I've watched Famous Dave's grow here in the Phoenix Valley (I live way up in the NE Valley) and I, as well as my wife, have had BBQ all over Phoenix, not to mention other cities, and Famous Dave's is hands down the most authentic and consistent BBQ in Phoenix.
Everytime my In-Laws come to Phoenix they always want to make the trek (please put one up in the NE Valley!, although they do now have one at Mesa Riverview) to Famous Dave's because not only the BBQ is the Best, but the other non-BBQ items are stupendous.
My Mother-in-Law loooooooooves the Catfish and my Father-In-Law loves the Dave's Burger. They really, truly more TLC into their food than any other BBQ place let alone casual dining restaurant in town.
Also, my kids love the bbq sauce tour that they always do at the table when you're ordering.
Best BBQ in Phoenix.
We love Famous Dave's! It's the best BBQ restaurant in Phoenix and we have tried them all. The St Louis style ribs are tasty beyond compare and the corn muffins are to die for. The chopped pork, and brisket are juicy, tender, and tasty. We always order a feast so that we can enjoy the ribs, chopped pork and brisket. We like all the different BBQ sauce choices too. We enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant and the managers and employees go the extra mile to make sure the food is perfect and the service is FAMOUS. I like Famous Dave's because it's real good BBQ smoked in the restaurant and you get a lot of food for the money and my wife likes Famous Dave's because of the good food and casual atmosphere. We also like it because it's a family restaurant like a backyard BBQ and our kids fit right in. If you have never been to Famous Dave's check it out. You won't be dissapointed.
Best BBQ in Phoenix.
Famous Dave's is not only the BEST BBQ in Phoenix, but the staff is so friendly. The first time I had Famous Dave's was up in Reno, NV at the Best in the West Rib Cookoff. Their ribs are unbelievable!! ... I couldn't stop eating them. I heard after I left the Cook-off that they won 1st Place for Best Ribs.
Then I moved to Phoenix and discovered they were in my own backyard. Not only are their ribs the best, but you gotta try their Bread-Pudding ... Everyone is so nice ... refreshing change in our dining landscape of drones ...