In Crookston, ‘Famous Dave’ Hints at Possibility of Location

“Famous Dave” Anderson was in Crookston today with a story about his successful business and an inspirational message.

Famous Dave's Logo

But what I found particularly interesting was that, at the end of a report from WDAZ reporter Stacie Van Dyke, Dave hints playfully at the prospect of a “Famous Daves” location in Crookston.

He said he thinks the company will be recognized as America’s best barbecue join with “restaurants all over the country, including in Crookston,” he said with a smile.

I have no idea if he was serious, but the mere possibility of getting the barbecue place in northwest Minnesota is tantalizing. I’ve enjoyed their ribs on many occasions and the platter of sides they come with like corn bread, baked beans or garlic red skin mashed potatoes among others.

Georgia Chopped Pork

What I wouldn’t give for a steady supply of smoked meats like their Georgia Chopped Pork, smoke for up to 12 hours and chopped to order. Or a full slab of ribs, hand-rubbed with a secret blend of “tongue-tingling special spices and pit-smoked for 3-4 hours over a smoldering hickory fire,” their menu says.


The ribs are sauced over the flame to seal in flavor and crisp up with a caramelized coating.

So while Dave might not have meant it, we can only hope there’s a possibility he did.

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7 thoughts on “In Crookston, ‘Famous Dave’ Hints at Possibility of Location

  1. Someone should let him know the empty Dennys building in GF would be an awesome location! I love Famous Daves!

  2. Do they have one in Fargo?? Or anywhere near ND? I grew up in North Carolina and I love BBQ. I have never been to Crookston.

  3. I would absolutely love to see a resteraunt of this quality open up in Crookston. Yeah McD’s is here as well as Arby’s, Subway and Taco Johns for national chains, but for fine dining and family dining the options now are really limited. Quite honestly a night out on the town for a lot of us residing in Crookston means making that drive to Grand Forks.

  4. Wow! I completely agree!!! I would love to see a Famous Dave’s in Crookston!!! Please make this happen! 🙂

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