Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que, formerly Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Shack, is a chain of southern-style barbecue restaurants serving pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket and several beloved flavors of barbecue sauce. Dave Anderson, an Ojibwe who served as the head of the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs from 2004 to 2005, started the first Famous Dave's restaurant just outside of Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1994. The restaurant chain quickly grew throughout the Midwestern United States. It has since grown to have locations in 37 U.S. states including a new one just built in Beaverton Oregon and Its first Canadian location in July of 2012 in Winnipeg, MB. The flagship restaurant of the chain is Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que and Blues in Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Famous Dave's has won numerous awards in their restaurants through the years beginning in 1995, winning the Best BBQ Sauce in America given by the American Royal Barbecue Contest and the Best BBQ Joint given by St.
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