Seeing how I haven't found a good BBQ place here in Lacey or Olympia WA (I'll take suggestions, please!) we decided to hit up one of our favorite BBQ places in Tacoma...Famous Dave's. Okay call me a corporate junkie, but I love Famous Dave's. They have consistently good food and a great atmosphere. On our last lunch visit, we were greeted by a lovely hostess. She was quick to smile and engage in some friendly chit chat with the kiddos. We were seated and given a few minutes to peruse the menu. They have some decent lunch specials that have smaller portions, but still all the lip smackin' flavor. A one meat combo plate was $8.99 and a two meat combo was $9.99. A little spendy for lunch, it's worth it to save your pennies up. After we ordered our waitress brought us a bowl of homemade potato chips for dipping and explained what all the different sauces they offered were. There was the Rich & Sassy that has a great blend a tang and sweet. The Georgia Mustard is obviously a mustard based sauce that gets your mouth watering. The Texas Pit is great for chicken or brisket. The Sweet and Zesty has a "right out of the pit" flavor. And my personal favorite, Devil's Spit has just the right amount of heat.
|Yeah it's a lil' sloppy, but hey, it's BBQ!|
Great meal and to top it all off, we ordered a bread pudding to share. Even with the five us eating, it was a huge portion a of mushy goodness slathered with a decadent pecan praline sauce. Hello sticky fingers!
So I usually try to search out local venues and support them, but even though Famous Dave's in a "chain restaurant" I really enjoy their family friendly atmosphere and consistently good food. Sometimes that's the benefit of going to a corporate chain. You always know what you are going to get.