According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of barbecue at Famous Dave’s on Boston Road.
Winner of more than 400 awards for its barbecue, Famous Dave’s caters to carnivores with a menu of hearty, flavorful American fare. Kick off the mouthcapades with a starter of sweetwater catfish fingers ($7.99), which pair the whiskered swimmer's cornmeal-crusted phalanges with rémoulade and jalapeño sauce, or begin by using onion strings ($6.99) to weave yourself a lightly breaded palate poncho. A 12-boned slab of St. Louis-style spareribs ($22.99), pit-smoked for three to four hours over a hickory inferno, gives sauce-slathered fingers the chance to enjoy an endless string of napkin hugs, while a Texas beef brisket sandwich ($8.49) provides a bread buffer for the benefit of tidy tasters. A sugary slate of desserts, including Dave's famous bread pudding ($5.99) with pecan praline sauce and vanilla-bean ice cream, give sweets-loving stomachs something to blog about to their gastro-friends.
Lil' Wilbur meals downsize Famous Dave's mouthwatering tooth fodder to fit the shrunken food portals of mini-people. Today's deal is good for dine-in and carry-out, allowing you to enjoy your meal amidst the restaurant's casual, blues-spiced atmosphere or at home, where you can split a family to-go portion with the live blues band that performs in your rumpus room.
- A Regular Ribs Platter ($12.99) included four of the meatiest, best-trimmed ribs we've encountered. Handsomely sauce-glazed and possessing the "smoked-pink" color class-act barbecue should have, the ribs were exceptional. – Fran Bellamy, The Republican
- My favorite was probably the beef brisket, tender, smokey and delicious. – Alicia C., Yelp
1750 Boston Rd.
Springfield, Massachusetts 01229Get Directions