This Famous Dave’s Meal is a Great Example of What Not to Eat

“The Big Slab” of St. Louis-Style Spareribs at Famous Dave’s (200 locations) doesn’t sound dainty. Each slab, which is “slathered with sauce over an open flame,” yields nearly 1½ pounds of meat.


But why stop there? To round out the meal (and his patrons), Dave throws in a “choice of two sides and a Corn Bread Muffin.” If you go with the muffin, Famous Fries, and Wilbur (baked) Beans, you’re talking 2,770 calories (more than a day’s worth) and 54 grams of saturated fat seasoned with 4,320 milligrams of sodium and 14 teaspoons of sugar. That’s the calories and saturated fat of a bowl of Dave’s Famous Chili plus two Georgia Chopped Pork Sandwiches with two sides of Dave’s Cheesy Mac & Cheese and a Down Home Banana Pudding. Urp!

Not planning on mowing the lawn for 7½ hours after dinner? Expect the spareribs dinner to end up in your spare tire.

Famous Dave's Big Slab Spareribs

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