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Baby Blues BBQ

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3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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.
215-662-0330
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This will be the fourth edition to the Baby Blues BBQ family and the first...
This will be the fourth edition to the Baby Blues BBQ family and the first on the East Coast. We will be serving barbecue dishes from multiple American traditions.
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Casual Dining

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Flavorful Meal

This restaurant was very nice-looking on the outside and inside. The atmosphere was very nice, but even more impressive was the very flavorful, good food. For our starters we ordered hush puppies and BBQ wings. The hush puppies had very balanced flavor and the cinnamon butter dipping sauce with it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
John P
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Brooklyn, New York
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Nyack, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here because we were in the mood for BBQ. Pretty good for a Philly BBQ joint but not going to be confused with a classic southern BBQ restaurant. But, it also will not disappoint.

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Brooklyn, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This restaurant was very nice-looking on the outside and inside. The atmosphere was very nice, but even more impressive was the very flavorful, good food. For our starters we ordered hush puppies and BBQ wings. The hush puppies had very balanced flavor and the cinnamon butter dipping sauce with it complemented the crispy smooth flavor of the cornmeal. The BBQ... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I ate here with a group on a business trip. We ate in the downstairs room all by ourselves, but the service was prompt and friendly. I had the pulled pork platter and really enjoyed it. The sauces were especially good.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice little place tucked away on a brick dead end street. The service was good. We visited on a Wednesday and enjoyed live music. Nice wine list. The risotto was perfectly cooked, as was the Filet. I would recommend as a nice late night dinner.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Me and my colleagues ate here yesterday for lunch, and we are glad we did. We are based in DC and this was a nice and warm Philadelphian welcome for sure :-) I ate the pulled pork, which was delicious, unfortunately a little lukewarm. The meat was very good however and the provided sauces to choose from (especially the "sweet"... More 

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Chicago
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped here during a visit with a student at Penn and loved this "joint". It's a narrow space in an old row house on Sansom St. I had ribs which were fantastic (flavorful and tender but not fatty) but the sides surprised me the most. The mashed potatoes are the "smashed" kind - lumpy with some skin in them and... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went to Baby Blues before the game on the recommendation of my sister and brother-in-law who had eaten dinner there the night before. They had met the manager who gave them great recommendations from the menu and raved about their experience. We were staying at the Inn at Penn and the restaurant is located nearby, so went there for... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Was at CHOP with the family and was looking to eat. We saw the BBQ sign out back and had to stop in. The atmosphere was very relaxed and rustic; we knew we were in for good food when we saw the paper towel roll on the tables. We sat in the back and looked out the back window. The... More 

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galloway, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This restaurant was one block away from our hotel. We found it by accident about 9:45 PM, and what a great accident it was - Food and service were great, and very modestly priced...Can't wait to go back :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Came here with my family for a casual birthday dinner. The food was wonderful. Between the 4 of us we have brisket, ribs and pulled pork and all were terrific. Nice selection of sides. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Service can be a bit quick but they don't seem to mind if you linger so it's okay.

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Restaurant Details

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: 215-662-0330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

This will be the fourth edition to the Baby Blues BBQ family and the first on the East Coast. We will be serving barbecue dishes from multiple American traditions.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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