Welcome To Famous Dave Anderson's Website!

"My whole purpose in life is just to make you happy!"

I feel honored to have you visit my website as I am extremely grateful to be living the American Dream. This is an incredible country that we live in where if you believe in your dreams, you are willing to work hard, and if you never give up…Anything is Truly Possible!

The purpose of this website is to introduce you to the real Famous Dave and share with you the things I believe in, and I will share some of my most requested really great tasty recipes that I am working on…but above all it is my hope and prayer that you will find some inspiring nugget of wisdom… an "aha!" moment that might just make your day the start of something really great!

Dave Anderson at the Minnesota State Fair While friends and co-workers are aware of my achievements and successes, a few know of the adversities I have had to overcome. I have not mastered everything I have attempted and today, I tell folks that I am still a work in progress. Over the past 40 years I should have been dead 3 times. I have lost everything twice. I have gone through treatment and now I am living a highly rewarding life of sobriety. I am not embarrassed to share the tough times I have had in my life because I feel that God kept me alive for a higher purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of others…and for this I am humbled and grateful. The American Dream no longer has to be just a dream. You have the seeds of greatness within you. You were born to win! No matter how difficult things may be at times, you must always believe~there is always hope. The best is yet to come. YES, Anything Is Possible!
More about Famous Dave Anderson...

This website is set-up to share with you the philosophies that have made a difference in my life, access the books I have written, and to provide information on how to book me to speak at your next event. Get ready to get Fired UP! Because I am spilling the beans and revealing the inside secrets to my "Secret Sauce!"

Let's Talk Business

Let's Talk Business

Famous Dave appeared on the show "Let's Talk Business" on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta Georgia on Saturday, October 1st. Mitch Schlimer's show, Let's Talk Business, an award winning talk show focused on Entrepreneurship, Small Business, Innovation and Youth Empowerment.
You can listen to the whole show on the Let's Talk Business website.

Dave told about selling dish garden flowers as a kid growing up in Chicago, his childhood, his parents introducing him to southern cooking and starting his restaurant in Hayward Wisconsin. He gave advice about how to handle failure and adversity. How famous Dave's Restaurant tripled it's value during the downturn in the economy. He reveals his secret of "The Best of the Best" list that has powered the growth of Famous Dave's. Be sure to check out the show, WREK only keeps the past two shows available, so don't delay!

Flying Pig Welcome to Dave's new website!
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Famous Dave's Rib-o'licious!Famous Dave's Rib-O'Licious!

Discover "The Secret BBQ Recipes" that landed Famous Dave on the Food Network's "Best In Smoke" cookoff challenge for a Grand Prize of $50,000!

Award-Winning Barbeque and Grilling Secrets!This 4th printing of Dave’s original Backroads & Sidestreets cookbook has been redesigned, renamed & reformatted into a user-friendly softcover edition.This incredible full color cookbook has been voted "Best Barbecue/Grill Cookbook in America!" by the National Barbecue Association. Dave's restaurants were voted "Hot Concept" in America by Nation's Restaurant News. Now you can have a lifetime of Famous Dave's best award winning recipes that launched one of America's Most Favorite Restaurants. Dave spills the beans on his million-dollar bbq recipe that won him "Best Ribs in America!" and you'll find his Famous Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Truck Stop Chili, Real Honest Southern Fried Chicken, including one of most requested recipe for Pecan Praline Bread Pudding. All the recipes are robust, tasty, full of mouthwatering flavor. You absolutely won't find these amazing recipes anywhere else...as it took Dave over 25 years to create and compile the recipes for this award winning cookbook. This is one cookbook that even Grandma wished she could get her hands on!

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Dave Anderson at the State FairFamous Dave's BBQ Pitmaster Secrets DVD

Award Winning Barbecue Recipes from America's Best Rib Shacks and Bar-B-Que Joints, NOW REVEALED! Learn How to make the Barbecue Ribs and Sauce that launched the career of "Famous Dave" Anderson, Award Winning Champion Pitmaster and Founder of the Famous Dave's Legendary Real Pit Barbeque Restaurants "Home of The Big Slab!" BBQ Pitmaster Secrets will turn you backyard grill into The Best Rib Joint in Town! Your family and friends will be impressed by your new found cooking skills and grilling techniques! Whether you're an experienced barbecue weekend warrior or you're just starting out with your first barbecue grill, BBQ Pitmaster Secrets will make your backyard the place to be for the best tasting Real Hickory Pit Smoked Ribs. More...


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