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Fette Sau

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$$ - $$$
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1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3906
+1 215-391-4888
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am from the south and i have to admit, this is phenomenal barbq. The building is very unique, sort of like a meat market vibe. The staff are very friendly. The prices are decent. I highly recommend this place if you love barbq!!!

Thank Brandon W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

its a little on the pricey side for BBQ BUT it is also pretty good the pulled pork was just a little dry

Thank Gabriellejoiner
San Francisco, California
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place is heaven for all those who love BBQ. I mean there's meat choices with sides by the weight. This is definitely a carnivore's paradise. Great atmosphere with indoor and partial outdoor seating.

Thank Benjamin L
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Fette Sau - Fishtown. It's a bit more expensive than the average BBQ lunch, especially for a cafeteria style service, but the quality of the ingredients, and the execution of the preparation make up for it. Started out with a 1/2 lb. of Niman Ranch Prime brisket, 1/4 lb. of pulled Duroc pork, 1/4 lb. of Duroc pork belly, one... More 

Thank jan_klincewicz
New Jersey
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

While visiting our son in Philly we to;ld him we had a yen for BBQ ribs and he told us Fette Sau had the best. They have a small menu which apparently changes. It is self srvice and you order at the counter. Meat is dry rubbed and is sold by the pound. I found this very confusing but the... More 

Thank ckatmomi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Took my second trip here this past weekend. Ordered tons of pulled pork, mac and cheese and pickles. Fun vibe, good beer. The line can be a bit long and food is a bit pricey

Thank BJAshin05
Songtan, South Korea
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Visiting daughter in Philadelphia and she insisted on taking my wife and me here. Great choice. Everything was very delicious and set in a unique environment.

Thank sjstake
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I thought this "hip" place was expensive for what one got, although the portions were large. I would not return.

Thank Roger B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

You never know what to expect when it comes to eating at places like this. For example, the food is either dry and old, cold, tough, alright, or great. Well this place is great. First, the people who work behind the counter have a great attitude which is important in customer service. They usually make the first and biggest impression... More 

Thank Brian D
Tampa, Florida
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318 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Who would have expected a great BBQ joint in the middle of Philadelphia. The place was packed and parking was tough to find but it was well worth the wait. The employees at the counter were very helpful in figuring out how much food you needed to order for yourself or a group. The ribs and pulled pork were so... More 

Thank TBLJTiki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-391-4888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?