Famous Dave's BBQ was 25 years in the making as its owner traveled the country to taste test the goods at every barbecue pit, joint, and fancier establishment he could find. The result was his family's own secret, lip smackin' barbecue recipe but it was just too good to keep it to themselves. Famous Dave's came to be, going on to win over 500 awards for Best BBQ. Home of "The Big Slab," they serve their award-winning ribs, chicken, sandwiches and burgers at locations in over 35 states. Their sauces range from sweet to sassy to tangy to one called Devil's Spit, for those who dare. They also feature a citrus bar where a unique flavor is added to shrimp, salmon, steak tenderloins and naked ribs.