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Baby Blues BBQ

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3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
+1 215-222-4444
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 10:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Liverpool, Australia
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this place because of the reviews. It is a great restaurant, the ribs were perfectly done and very tasty. Delicious.

Thank Elizabeth C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We went to this place before attending a football game at Franklin Field. It was very crowded on a Friday night but we escaped the 45 minute wait by finding a couple of seats at the counter by the grill. We decided to share the Rib Picker Combo and choose the Memphis style ribs and chicken wings. The ribs were... More 

Thank Davethetravelguy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Baby Blues BBQ has a unique and welcoming atmosphere. The food was delicious. The wife got pulled pork with baked beans and mac and cheese, I got Memphis ribs with coleslaw and mac and cheese. The pork was delicious and flavorful but the bottom of the plate had a healthy layer of fat coating it. The Memphis ribs are dry... More 

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Fort Ann, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a little gem hidden on an off street in University City Philadelphia. It doesn't look like a lot from the outside but the food is amazing. I'm a big believer in some place having a fun atmosphere as well as good food. This place delivers on both. Prices aren't too bad, 2 beers and 2 dinner platters... More 

Thank Toni R
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food was good. Price was ok but all "sidecars" we're extra. A burger was just that. Oh, with a pickle. The salads looked good.

Thank Mike H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Visited in sept. Had the wings appetizer. They were excellent, they have multiple sauces on the table so you can have them with multiple flavors. The sauces were excellent. Had the ribs which were great, my son had the burger which he felt was above average. The service was excellent. Very good place to eat and right at the upenn... More 

Thank AJ K
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was taking a tour of the campus at the University of Pennsylvania and happened to ask someone if they knew of a good place to have lunch. They recommended Sansom Street as there is a great variety of restaurants with various cuisines. The first place I came to was this lovely establishment. The inside is very cozy and the... More 

Thank David L
Montgomery, Alabama
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

After living down south for several years I became accustomed to good southern food and BBQ. Baby Blues is the only place I have found in the Philly area that can qualify for this. Every time I find myself in the city I make sure to stop here for at least one meal. It brought back many good memories of... More 

Thank Meowy
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

First time in Philly and this place is a gem,from a cool patio to great bbq food and a welcoming staff,happy hour is sweet and Felicia was really sweet,aka Zaina,,,your friendly canadians!

Thank Wonderer1968
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

You probably hear this or read this a lot but I can honestly say this burger and food was so good, that the side of grilled veggies were gone by the time I was done. 4 types of BBQ bottles on the table from sweet to hot and some bottle that only had XXX on the label. Well, I tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?