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“Delicious food, great atmosphere and service ”
Review of Baby Blues BBQ

Baby Blues BBQ
Ranked #237 of 5,138 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$25
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
Description: 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!
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The food was amazing. Shared the Texas Beef Rib with my husband. Best mashed potatoes!!! The servers were helpful with explaining the menu and giving suggestions. We enjoyed a delicious meal and the atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rosario S
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

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 was also average. The pulled pork sandwich was the most horrible, the bottom bun was a greasy sponge which was discarded. The top bun was burned, the pork had no flavor and was tough. Also note that none of these meals came with sides of any kind. When you got a burger or sandwich that is all you got no fries, chips nothing.

There were 4 different sauces on the table that we tried; Sweet, BBQ, Hot and XXX. The BBQ tasted like you average BBQ sauce, the Sweet wasn't very sweet, the Hot had no heat at all and the XXX wasn't much better. I've had better sauces from fast food joints.

Now on to the staff. The only person we interacted with was our waiter. Once seated he took our order and then vanished. Anytime we needed something like a refill, etc... we had to hunt for him and track him down. His demeanor was lackluster and it was like he really didn't want to be there. One of group watched him open a beer bottle with the bottom of his shirt and then hand it to a customer.

The atmosphere inside was that of an old run down bar. (see pictures)

All in all a disappointing lunch. There are far better BBQ places in Philadelphia so skip this one. Will never go back.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed April 23, 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 suggest the sweet potato fries. Probably the best I've had.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Flpnbitsky
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Reviewed April 15, 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 because there is a lot of movement. Would probably be a cool spot if I was the type to go to bars and clubs. So if you like the bar type atmosphere then this is the place for you. As for the food the food was okay I ordered a lot just to try a little bit of everything. Ended up ordering the chicken ribs mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. I have to say that the chicken was pretty good, but when it comes to the ribs I really did not enjoy the ribs. The ribs taste like something you would get from Walmart. That's not to say the roads were bad it's just not to say the ribs were great. As for the mac and cheese it was just okay. I know some people have a preference for mac and cheese and the way they had this mac and cheese was not for me. Wasn't bad but it wasn't great. The cornbread that they had tasted like it was made with cream of corn. Wasn't bad either so I would have to say this place was overall just okay. I probably wouldn't come here again though but if there was nothing else open to eat and this was the only place around that was open I would make a trip to eat the food.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Dee S
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Reviewed March 18, 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.

No meat tender or falling off the bone here. Sauces taste commercial, canned grade. Nothing homemade about it. Creamed spinach is actually whole spinach leaves swimming in a butter-oil concoction. Simply yuck. Sweet potato fries average, but tasty. Corn bread dry, but tasty.

Basic, mediocre, expensive barbecue. Better places to eat. Won’t be going back.

Date of visit: March 2018
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