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Baby Blues BBQ

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$$ - $$$
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
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3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
+1 215-222-4444
11:30 - 23:00
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with 3 friends, all of us in our 70's. Reservation honored immediately and we were seated in a basement dining room. The server was cute and competent as well as agreeable and not flustered by one very demanding member of the crew. My friends each ordered Texas Beef rib which was too huge for my taste and, indeed, for... More 

Thank jagman8f
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, loved the bartender! Killer ribs & fried green tomatoes😍great atmosphere as well

Thank IrisWest2401
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Perhaps I got my expectations too high? After reading the reviews, this sounded like a good choice for good food and stress relief. Decided to sit at bar as dining room was empty just before 5. Chose the ribs, Memphis queen. I like the dry rub, but these seemed as though they had been around for a while. Perhaps just... More 

Thank Carl B
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I was accompanying my boyfriend's family to help his younger brother move into college. None of us had ever been into Philly to try any type of restaurants. We were all starving and found this little gem down a side street. It's a little bit pricey when it comes to ordering large platters but you get what you pay for.... More 

Thank SarahBressler
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I can't recommend this place enough. You certainly don't think of Philly as a BBQ city, but Baby Blues BBQ makes Philly a BBQ town. Great brisket. Great service.

Thank JasonY9876
Liverpool, Australia
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57 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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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19 reviews
9 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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15 reviews
12 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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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?