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Big Daves BBQ and award-winning RIBS have gained acclaim from patrons at his restaurants in Texas, South Carolina, as well as from famous guests at his catered events.

"I have fed the entire Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, and Clemson Tigers football teams."
Check out these pictures and see for yourself
Now how 'bout you?

“Truly, I want my customers to know that my main goal is to maintain a high level of quality, customer service and to be personally available to you for all your catering needs.” - Dave

See me for all you Catering events, including weddings, parties, reunions, church functions
and especially your Clemson Tailgating needs!
Each Catering order is unique to the event,
so be sure to call (or e-mail) with your food selections and head-count for a price quote.


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I have had the blessing of feeding the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, and Clemson Tigers football teams. In other events that I have catered, I have served other professional athletes, celebrities and politicians with my delicious ribs, brisket, pulled pork, specialty meats, seafood, sandwiches, and tasty deserts.  I pride myself with giving you the best in customer service and to make you happy when you leave. Now you have the chance to find out why so many celebrities praise my food!


Our BBQ and Ribs are Hand-rubbed with my secret blend of lively spices
and seasonings, and smoked for many hours in a smoldering
sweet hickory wood fire in custom smokers just outside my restaurant.
Then we cover them with our original famous BBQ sauce.
Finally, they are flamed over the grill once more to seal in
my sauce's great flavor to perfection and waiting for you!

Big Dave's Reviews give FIVE PAW's


Feeding the World Champion Dallas Cowboys
For ex-Cowboys’ Caterer, it was 1st and 10; Feed ‘em Again
from Greenville News, Greenville South Carolina

Big Dave is actually David Jones, former caterer for the Dallas Cowboys.  If you had the opportunity to ask them, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith LOVE David Jones’ barbecue, his pastas, seafood dishes, and his salads.

Jones, a former Fountain Inn policeman, turned his love of cooking into a three-store chain of barbecue restaurants in Dallas and also landed the job as caterer for the Cowboys. He was caterer for the Cowboys from 1993 to 1995, when they won two of their three Super Bowl titles. 

Working for the Cowboys’ head trainer, Jones organized the menus for game days, practices, and mini camps.  Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Tony Tolbert would light up when they would see Big Daves' barbecue on the buffet table.  Dave always took time to really know the players and enjoyed their company.  "Most of them are just good old down home folks, just like me," says Dave.

Just how MUCH barbecue does it take to feed the Dallas Cowboys?  “For an average party of 150 to 165 people, you need about five to seven chafing trays of food,” says Jones. “For the Cowboys, it took 18 to 22 chafing trays every meal.”  That includes pasta, chicken and seafood meals as well. 

Dave Jones understands a football player’s appetite.  He played defensive tackle at Carolina High School and linebacker at North Carolina A&T.  His weekend barbecues were so popular at his Texas apartment complex that Jones decided to take a chance and invest all of his savings in his own restaurant.  “On weekends when my wife and I didn’t cook, the neighbors would knock at the door and they’d be mad, so I figured I ought to be able to earn my way with that food.”  When he moved back to Greenville SC to be closer to his ailing mom and his family, he didn’t waste any time taking a sample tray of his barbecue to the executive chef of the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte.  They liked it SO much they ordered 400 pounds of smoked brisket to be served to players and sky-box guests for every home game during the 1999 season at Ericcson Stadium.  Still, Jones, a genial host who has a warm greeting for everyone who enters his new restaurant, misses his buddies in Dallas Texas.

Many of the players have become personal friends. Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton once asked Jones to prepare Christmas dinner for Newton’s family, to be served following a Christmas day game. “Nate said he wanted a meal just like his mother would cook, but he didn’t want her to cook it, so I fixed up some turkey and dressing with macaroni and cheese and turnip greens and drove 40 miles through a rare Dallas snow to deliver it.”  On another occasion Newton called Jones’ Lil’ Red Barbecue Smokehouse Restaurant (in Dallas) to request his own personal pan of ribs at a party Jones was catering. “He walked around that room all night carrying that big old pan of ribs.” says Jones, “and he ate it all.”  Jones’ customers weren’t limited to football players.  Once Larry Johnson, a professional basketball player, called one of Jones’ restaurants and asked if Jones could handle an impromptu birthday party.

“Certainly,” said Jones, happy for the business. But when the party cranked up, within minutes there were 350 people to feed. Jones got busy and, “We got everyone fed,” he remembers.

Pictures that bring back Cowboy memories and Carolina Panthers experiences cover the walls of Big Dave’s, where he’s now serving the barbecue in Clemson that Aikman and Smith loved and that he considers his specialty.  You can’t miss him when you walk in the door.  Only don’t expect a Cowboys cap. These days, he wears a Clemson Tigers hat.



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