Famous Dave's has earned its reputation for delivering outstanding flavors, amazing service and consistently high quality foods across the country.
But did you know, Famous Dave's in North Olmsted is also dedicated to giving back to the community we serve in? Through sponsorships, donations and fundraisers, Famous Dave's stays connected and shows its appreciation for your continued support.
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Famous Dave's may be nationally recognized, but we're Cleveland focused.
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We source the thickest cuts of meat and trim them up, just like we do for competition.

Then, our Pitmasters hand-apply our fresh dry rubs before slow-smoking them in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. To lock in that deep-down smokiness, each tender cut is finished on the grill, creating our famous char-grilled sweetness on the outside. Our tender, juicy ribs and chicken are amazing straight from the grill or topped with one of our award-winning sauces. It's the best darn BBQ you'll taste in Cleveland!

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Cleveland's BBQ Specials:
To Go Special Rib Tip Bucket

Our smoky BBQ Rib Tip Bucket is sure to satisfy your hungry crew. 2 pounds of our Southside Rib Tips and 1 pound of Famous Fries. While you're here, pick up a bottle of your favorite award-winning sauce! Menu
Dine-In Special
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All Day Sunday
Enjoy great barbecue in a fun family friendly atmosphere every day of the week! Menu
The Best Never Rest
Barbeque's Living Legend

Famous Dave is the most awarded Pitmaster in history — a true originator blessed with a great sense of taste and a passion to create only the best of the best. Even among BBQ champions, Dave is recognized as the authority on the art of cooking with smoke and flame.

Dave's passion for ribs began as a young boy in Chicago. His father would bring home the best-tasting ribs, slow-smoked by street vendors using 55-gallon drums. They were legendary ribs smoked just like the champion Pitmasters did way down in the Deep South. And thus, his story begins.

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What Makes Great BBQ?
You hand rub each slab with spices, then slow smoke'm in a pit of smoldering hickory like the champion Pitmasters in the Deep South. These ribs are so good right out of the smoker—try 'em without the sauce—just order your bones naked! - Famous Dave

Enjoy Award-Winning BBQ, Ribs and Scratch-Made Sides From Northern Ohio's Favorite Barbecue Restaurant

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"We used Famous Dave's Catering service for our rustic-themed wedding. I cannot say enough good things about their food or their service. Everything arrived fresh and hot and the servers were friendly and professional. All of our guests complimented the food and many went back for seconds. The corn muffins from Famous Dave's are ridiculously good -- they disappeared faster than I could count. The brisket was also a hit and went quickly! Thank you, Famous Dave's for making my wedding meal perfect!."
- Jackie M

Hungry for some authentic Southern-style BBQ? If you're looking for rich, smoked BBQ in the Cleveland area, stop into the North Olmsted Famous Dave's and tear into a pile of thick, smoky St. Louis style ribs, baby-back ribs, tender brisket, or a succulent pulled pork sandwich and real Southern sides. Famous Dave's is known all over the country for high-quality meats, award-winning sauces and hearty sides like mac 'n cheese, Hell-Fire pickles, garlic mashed potatoes and creamy coleslaw. Not to mention our decadent desserts like Down Home Banana Pudding, Award Winning Bread Pudding, Hot Fudge or Praline Sundae, or our Hot Fudge Kahlua Brownie.

Famous Dave's is the ideal meal for people on the go. Our curbside service makes carrying out a satisfying barbecue meal in North Olmsted easy. Whether you are on your way to visit Cleveland's Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame, taking in a Cleveland Monster's game, on your way to the Cleveland Museum of Art or any event at the Q Arena, we'll cook it fresh, pack it up, and even walk it out to your car. Rain or shine!

Famous Dave's BBQ is the kind of food that can be served anywhere. We've catered some of Northern Ohio's most memorable weddings and office parties. You can pick it up, we can deliver it, heck, we can even set up and serve your buffet line! But you don't need a special event to enjoy delicious barbecue. With our daily specials and Famous Time deals, you can enjoy our incredible BBQ any day of the year! Our family-friendly barbecue restaurant has something for everyone. In addition to our amazing BBQ, Famous Dave's in North Olmsted offers vegetarian selections, lighter fare like salads and fish and a full kids menu including non-BBQ options, . So what are you waiting for? Come into Famous Dave's today and getcha some 1st class BBQ.

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