Famous Dave’s BBQ Restaurant in Northwest Indianapolis

Famous Dave’s is a restaurant in Greenwood, a suburb of Indianapolis. The story of Famous Dave’s Restaurant is the story of one little boy’s passion for barbecue and what he did about it once he grew up. Dave Anderson’s entire life, in fact, has been dedicated to the quest for, and the creation of, the perfect barbecue sauce.

When Dave was a kid in Chicago, he fell hard for the ribs sold by street vendors there, ribs slow-roasted in 55-gallon drums filled with hickory wood and charcoal. It became his goal in life to reproduce that taste in his own barbecue restaurant, and he henceforth set out on a twenty-five year journey to seek the treasure. He traveled the nation in search of the perfect trinity of “Smoke, Meat and Sauce,” hitting over 1,000 renowned barbecue hot spots. He emerged from his quest armed with recipes and know-how that allowed him to create a chain of barbecue restaurants which have raked in more awards in a few years than most restaurants do in generations.

Famous Dave’s Restaurant offers his best dishes to barbecue lovers across the nation on a daily basis, but the dining place also serves other favorites as well, such as fish, entree salads and a multitude of mouth-watering side dishes. There’s a children’s menu and a shop with Dave’s sauces, cookbooks and other barbecue accouterments.

Today, there’s a Famous Dave’s Restaurant in almost every state in the nation. In greater Indianapolis, there are two branches, one in Greenwood, a suburb to the south, and one in the northwest corner of the city, just south of Zionsville. Famous Dave’s is well worth seeking out to sample some of the best barbecue in the world, brought about by a chef who dedicated his life to it. Bring the family and take some home when you do.


Famous Dave’s Restaurant
3645 Vincennes Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Fax: 317.824.0220
Catering: 317.859.1102

Famous Dave’s Restaurant
8820 US 31 S
Greenwood, IN 46227
Fax: 317.859.1622
Catering: 812.282.3283

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