I was in Denver, Colorado, with no car, and hungry. I saw a shopping and restaurant area a few blocks from my hotel so I headed that way on foot. I saw a bunch of fast food chain places, like Sonic, IHOP, Smashburger, etc., but I avoid chains if possible. Then I saw this place. I’ve traveled the country a good bit and have never seen a Famous Dave’s, and BBQ sounded like a good idea, so I stepped in. As soon as I saw the menu I knew this was a chain. I normally don’t review chains unless there is something really worth mentioning. I found that here!
Love the décor of the place. Really nice. I actually ended up eating here TWICE in one day. First, I had the three meat BBQ combo. Rib tips, chopped pork, and a chicken leg quarter, with cole slaw, mac n cheese and a cornbread muffin. Everything was pretty good! This was lunch.
Later that day for dinner, my dining partner, who had the car, and I had the BBQ Nachos. Tortilla chips topped with house smoked cheddar cheese, cheese sauce, Dave’s “award winning” chili, and chopped pork. You also had a choice of beef brisket or pulled chicken. All that was topped with lettuce, tomatoes, fresh jalapeño slices, sour cream and their “Rich & Sassy” BBQ sauce. Really good!
The way I had been eating I figured a salad was in order, so I decided on the Chicken Chopped Salad. You had a choice of grilled chicken breast or BBQ pulled chicken (I got the pulled chicken), over lettuce with cilantro, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, roasted corn, black beans, tortilla strips, their Rich & Sassy BBQ sauce and a lime chipotle dressing. Nothing was light about this meal though. The thing was HUGE. And delicious.
But what I really had to write about was the bread pudding. At lunch, the waitress asked me if I had room for dessert. I asked, “How’s the bread pudding”? She said it was made inhouse and delicious. So I got it. As I was eating it, she passed by and asked how it was. I told her I was from new Orleans, so I know bread pudding, and this was one of the best I ever had outside Louisiana. In fact, it was one of the best I ever had period!
Great place. I highly recommend it.