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Baby Blues BBQ

€€ - €€€American, Barbecue,
3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
+1 215-222-4444
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (38 reviews)
“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“pulled pork” (25 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us went here for lunch. Was mostly a disappointment. we each got something different, pulled pork sandwich, wings, BBQ Chicken, Ribs, and a Hamburger. The BBQ chicken was dry, the ribs were tough with little flavor, the wings were average, the burger...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Went with the Mason Dixon platter, a Memphis style half rack of ribs and a quarter smoked chicken. The waitress suggested Memphis over baby back due to the extra carmelization. I believe she meant just extra char as the ribs were quite dry. I would...More

Thank Flpnbitsky
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to try a barbecue place somewhere different and we found our way here. There's not a lot of places to sit and if you have issues with people walking past you while you're eating this is not the place you want to go to...More

Thank Dee S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I suppose we are spoiled by great quality barbecue in Florida (4 Rivers Barbecue) so often when we eat barbecue elsewhere we compare. The food here does not taste fresh, is overly greasy, and we all suffered bad stomach pains several hours after eating here....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

As a Texan in Philly, I was NOT expecting good BBQ; however, this restaurant was incredible. All of it. I had the sliced brisket sandwich, bbq beans, french fries, and banana pudding. Every one of those items was exceptional. I ordered it to be delivered...More

Thank mowlio
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Have just had my first two visits to Baby Blues, and I'll be coming back. I enjoyed the brisket and the mac and cheese is the best I've ever had. Lots of other orders from my group and all enjoyed them.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I had heard about this place from a train commuter and friend so was excited for my inaugural visit. I ordered the Memphis Queen platter with half rack of Memphis dry rubbed ribs and half rack of baby back ribs. The ribs were overcooked, lack...More

Thank SmilingSteve4
Reviewed 19 December 2017

I live in this neighborhood - near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately a lot of the restaurants cater to the college students and are mediocre at best. Baby Blues BBQ, while not the very best in the city for barbecue, is very...More

Thank buddmar
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went to this place when it first opened and returned after many years. Not busy on a Sunday night. Good food. Wife doesn't really like BBQ put enthusiastically finished her pulled pork sandwich. I didn't even get a bite. Had a half order of baby...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lunch menu is great with many selections. The pulled pork is great! I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank dkyhb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
  • Public Transportation: We are in walking distance to 30th St Station. We are 1/2 a block away from the "EL", so you can travel to all Philly sports stadiums within minutes.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-4444
  • E-mail
As featured on the food network's "Diners, Drive ins, and Dives" and The Travel Channel's "Ribs Paradise", we serve our own hybrid style of BBQ. Our influences include Carolina style pulled pork, Memphis-Style ribs, Creole seafood and Texas Style beef brisket. We also serve over 20 different soul-food side dishes both traditional and not. We offer full service catering as well as takeout & delivery. Look out for our Baby Blues BBQ food truck in the summer of 2015!
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