We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Deke's Bar-B-Que

$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
443 Shurs Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128-3502
+1 215-588-7427
Website
Today
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 49: English reviews
Level Contributor
150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to get dinner on the way to a movie on Main Street. The Pulled Pork was outstanding. Service was fast and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank GooseCowboy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We eat in and take out. Last vist took out the "Party Special", tons of food. Everything delicious. The eat in restraunt is basic, the wait staf very good and friendly. Will go back. Has one vegeterian option.

Helpful?
1 Thank Pat G G
Stamford, CT
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Found this place on Google while in Philly. We wanted barbecue, and we like hole-in-the-wall places. So after getting directions, off we went. And on a residential street, down a sweet little alleyway, there was Deke's. For $12 (plus an $8 side of ribs), we ATE. They had a 'cue buffet that was outstanding and plentiful (their mac and cheese... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank stamford_native
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Good Bar-b-Que goes with summer like Philadelphia and humidity. Seriously, the food was really good. Had the ribs and was really impressed. The beer selection was solid, with my server allowing me to sample a new beer. The location and environment are very friendly and fun for a group outing or a casual date. I really enjoyed my visit and... More 

Helpful?
Thank David G
Grafton, New York, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very limited parking situation but they have a valet. Turn over your keys!! and tip well :-) We did take out... and lots of it... couple racks of baby back, brisket, wings. All ready before I was able to finish my cocktail. All delicious. We were sent by our kids who live in Philly... will definitely go again! WARNING: Cash... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robin C
Level Contributor
22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Came to the area to visit a buddy and his son for the night. Couldn't have found a better and friendlier staff to serve us. Super helpful waitresses and bartender saw two guys with a baby and were more than helpful. The buffet was hard to believe would have such good eats! Pulled pork, chicken, Mac and cheese!! All very... More 

Helpful?
Thank BJ G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
191 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Oh my, this place may be a hole in the wall. You may even take your life in your hands to pull into the parking lot on a busy night BUT DO NOT miss this place!!!! Tasty, succulent, smoked and tasty (said that twice) BBQ - everything is wonderful!

Helpful?
Thank Ann P
Agawam, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

I have eaten here every time I have been in Philadelphia this year. Everything is awesome. Both the in restaurant food and the take out are great. Lived in Texas for 4 years, and this place meets my high standards.

Helpful?
Thank Scott L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Level Contributor
66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We went to Deke's with friends for dinner. They both have raved about this place and we agreed to go. The place is an old garage that has been transformed into a bar b que restaurant. During the warmer months the garage doors open to a courtyard where the smokers are located. There is a nice full bar with great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
219 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

This is some of the best barbecue in the Philly area. The brisket was absolutely delicious, and the variety of sauces will make anyone happy and content.

Helpful?
Thank Larry K

Travellers who viewed Deke's Bar-B-Que also viewed

 

Been to Deke's Bar-B-Que? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 Shurs Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-588-7427

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Deke's Bar-B-Que and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Philadelphia
9 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Deke's Bar-B-Que staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?