MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (Nasdaq:DAVE) announces it has opened its newest award-winning Bar-B-Que restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 1725 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The November 1 st opening marks the fourth Famous Dave's location in Pennsylvania, and the third in the city of Philadelphia.

At Famous Dave's Chestnut Street location, hosts greet guests at the door, and then guests order directly at the counter, having the option of dining at the restaurant or taking their order to go. The menu is focused on BBQ, as in other Famous Dave's locations, but with a few twists on the cuisine. The culinary team has developed new items, such as the appetizer BBQ Philly Cheese Chips and daily Bag Lunch Specials served in a bag with kettle fried potato chips and a 20 ounce soft drink. There are also creative desserts including fried bread pudding to top off a great meal.

"Famous Dave's award winning Bar-B-Que will provide tasty dining and catering options for residents and visitors of Philadelphia," said David Marks, Pit Masters, LLC, a franchisee of Famous Dave's.  "We are excited to be in Center City Philadelphia. The new Chestnut Street Famous Dave's BBQ Shack will be very convenient for the residents, shoppers, and local work force nearby. We will feature authentic Slow Smoked BBQ as well as a BBQ Special Daily. "

"Philadelphia is rich with culture and historical landmarks. With great pride, Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que embarks on its third location within this wonderful city," said Christopher O'Donnell, President and CEO of Famous Dave's. "Due to the great response to date, we look forward to increasing our presence in the region."

Open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., guests can enjoy both lunch and dinner in the 6,800 square foot restaurant. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que can also be ordered TO GO by calling (215) 563-7603. Catering for events and social gatherings of all sizes is available as well.