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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
Closed now
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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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North Fort Myers, Florida
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I crawled in after a rough day and sat at the bar by the grill I could not have made a better choice I asked the question of the day WHATS GOOD? a sampling of pulled pork and brisket and a crumb of there outstanding corn bread convinced me I could not make a bad choice, the beef ribs were... More 

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The food was good. We had pulled pork and brisket and they were both good. The collard greens had a nice flavor. The fried okra was a little greasy. The server was very nice and quick. The food came quickly. Definitely a college town kind of place with no frills.

Thank NobskaRose
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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
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
Reviewed 1 February 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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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Reviewed 25 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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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