Famous Dave's Party on the Patio this weekend with free buffet

Well, we are gearing up for the first official weekend of the summer season! Famous Dave's is a great place to relax and enjoy the long weekend and they have some fun plans that even include a free buffet.

Who doesn't love Famous Dave's? I'm a big fan and it's funny - I have a niece who had gone to Japan to teach for a year, met a nice Australian fellow, married him and had two kids and when they came to the U.S. for a visit last summer, her husband Alex's first food request was some good barbecue from Famous Dave's.

Last year I attended a grand re-opening of the location in Bolingbrook and had the opportunity to try out many of their great new small bites bar menu options. There's absolutely something to please everyone.

Another cute story about Famous Dave's I have to share. Last August, my niece Kelly and I went to Chicago Gourmet and as I was leaving Millennium Park to head to the train station, I see Famous Dave himself sitting on a bench waiting for his ride. I'd seen him earlier inside one of the tents, but the line was long and we were headed to another scheduled event, so we didn't get a chance to talk to him.

I wasn't sure if he'd want to be bothered after a long, hot day at the event, but I couldn't help myself. "Hi, Famous Dave!" I said as I walked by. Well, he was in the mood to chat. He talked about his Native American roots and his fond memories of the time he lived in Chicago. He was the nicest guy. He even grabbed my plate from the fest and went to town with a Sharpie and I got this sweet souvenir. He's quite the artist!

So, anyway...back to the Memorial Day weekend stuff going on at Famous Dave's. This info was sent to me about the festivities that start on Thursday and run through Sunday. If you haven't been to Famous Dave's lately, get on over there this weekend and enjoy some time on the patio with a drink and some bites. There's a chance to win raffle prizes, too!


Chicago has two seasons, winter and patio season! Famous Dave's is launching the official start to summer with a weekend long bash at four of their Chicagoland locations (Addison, Bolingbrook, Orland Park and Oswego). The festivities kick off Thursday, May 21 - Sunday May 24, everyday from 4pm - 9pm. The festivities will include drink specials; raffle prizes and a free buffet from 4pm - 6pm. Guests can jam out to live music at Bolingbrook, Orland Park and Oswego locations. Fresh air included at no extra charge!