They serve amazing BBQ to friends and fellow food lovers.


A passion for authentic BBQ is behind everything they do. The pitmasters get their hickory logs smoldering around 4 a.m. and start with top quality meats, hand-rub them with fresh spices, and slow-cook them to perfection.


Raised by Southern-born BBQ lovers in a world of street-corner barrel smokers, Famous Dave spent 25 years visiting thousands of BBQ joints. After decades pulling his own all-night cooking sessions, he felt he was ready to open his own BBQ place in 1994.

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The place itself has a vibe full of BBQ aroma, wood placed on the iron ceilings which are kept as decors to the eyes, comfy chairs and the most important the delicious and authentic Ribs & Steaks Smokes ever.

There is a bucket placed to throw the removers so now you may understand how the size of the portions are.

I am Ready!!!

Th famous Award winning Sauces are all prepared in house and our host Neandri has prepared her name with the sauce so well and went perfect with the crisp potatoes. The sauce lined up are :

  • Georgia Mustard
  • Rich & Sassy
  • Sweet & Zesty
  • Texas Pit
  • Devil Spa

From the drinks we went with the Hawaiian Sinesis, fresh Strawberry shaken with slow brewed green tea and lychee.

Southside Cucumber, a Mojito twist, shaken with freshly cut cucumber and lemon water.


From the Salads we went with the Dave’s Sassy Barbeque Salad served on crisp greens with roasted sweetcorn, house smoked cheddar-cheese, tomatoes and tortilla chips, tossed with spiced honey BBQ dressing and topped with my choice of Texas Beef Brisket. It was all so very delicious and generous.

Served with a delicious Muffin.

A salad can only taste divine at Famous Daves.


Burnt Ends, tender pieces of Texas Beef Brisket seared with red onions & jalapenos and caramelized with Sweet & Zesty BBQ Sauce and served on Texas Roast. O wow this was so very divine in taste, the perfect quality of beef used and prepared so perfectly.

Burnt ends

Barbecue Nachos, done with house smoked cheddar-cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, baked beans, famous chili, jalapenos, seasoned sour cream and Rich & Sassy. I chose the BBQ Pulled Chicken and it was so very yum. Nachos can taste so delicious and its all from the expert hands of the Chefs at Famous Dave’s.

Barbecue Nachos

Crispy Chicken Tacos, done with shredded lettuce, crispy chicken, lime chipotle, ranch dressing and pico de gallo.

Chicken Tacos

Now here comes the mains and for it I went with the Beef Short Rib, it was One Marbled beef short rib.Slow smoked till its falling off the bone tender, served with Dave’s own special gaze.

O My Gosh!! This was like heaven in my mouth, the meat all juicy and tender, it really melted in my mouth, the best Ribs ever tasted and all thanks to the secret recipe and process to make this such a delicacy.

Served with Pineapple grilled and Mac & Cheese.

Beef Short Rib

Texas Beef Brisket, it is rubbed with a blend of Dave’s secret recipes, coarse black pepper and a hint of brown sugar, then slow smoked over hickory until its juicy and tender.

O wow, it was medium done and the taste all divine and pure. Served with Pineapple grilled and Muffin.

Texas Beef Brisket

Here comes my favorite part the Desserts, and it was all heaven on my table.

  • Walnut Coffee Brownie, warm and walnut covered chocolate coffee, brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream.
  • Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding, melt in your mouth and made from scratch bread pudding, drizzled over with pecan praline sauce & served warm with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. This was my favorite from the house, reminded me of my grandma’s kitchen.
  • Down Home Banana Pudding, reach and creamy banana pudding with slices of fresh bananas and vanilla wafers, topped with whipped cream.
  • Pecan Pie, American inspired pecan pie Sweet caramel and nutty! It is handmade and boast a rich filling loaded with pecans, baked in their crisp and buttery pie shell.

Overall it was an amazing experience, Chef took us to the secret room where all the meat delicacies are prepared and showed us all the process. I was amazed with all the techniques and ingredients used.

Highlights : Home Delivery,Table booking not available,Private Dining Area Available,Open for Delivery,Valet Parking Available

Phone Numbers : 0501062523 02 5846899

Cuisines : American

Cost :  AED 140 for two people (approx.)

Opening hours : 7 PM to 3 AM

Address : Level 2, Al Wahda Mall, Al Wahda, Abu Dhabi

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