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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.
+1 215-222-4444
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11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: As featured on the food network's "Diners, Drive ins, and Dives"...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Predictable Amercian menu

Situated in the restaurant row near UPenn, Baby Blue was good if not exceptional. The service was very good and food okay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We walked down Sansom street with no particular destination and found Baby Blues BBQ. So glad we did. The food was awesome and the sides were tasted very homemade. My husband had the ribs and said they were great. It was a very affordable dinner considering we were in Philly. Both of our entrees were less then $20 per person.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Generally tasty food,, service was just okay. They could tell we were not regulars and treated us such little or no attention. Brisket sandwich was tasty, a smaller portion of meat than expected. My guest had a large salad that was just okay. We neverwouldhavegoneexceptweweretold it was a must try. I would of hurry back

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Nanjing
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Situated in the restaurant row near UPenn, Baby Blue was good if not exceptional. The service was very good and food okay.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We were walking around the UPenn campus and happened to see this place, it's in a row of other great restaurants. Our friend who lives in the area suggested this would be good. It was late afternoon/happy hour time and we were with two young children and the large outside table was just right for us. Not very busy on... More 

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Thank RPK1990
Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a taste of BBQ Philly style, give Baby Blues BBQ a chance. This restaurant is located in the middle of UPenn's campus. If you have more than four people, the accommodation will be difficult. As I observed the many dishes coming out to others, I could not resist trying the wings from the appetite menu. They are a... More 

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Thank Astaire81
Thane
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Picked out this place because it had a groupon deal. The food was wonderful and the sauces supplied on each table were very good Highly recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Checked out this place as it was right around the corner from my hotel (Inn at Penn) I was travelling alone, but thought.. what the heck. Great atmosphere inside. Great ribs and I liked having the four BBQ sauces at the table as I could try out each.

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Thank Garrett R
Boone, North Carolina
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small and unique BBQ location that offers a variety of Beers. Close to Penn and the Hilton. Great BBQ, I had brisket, which was great. Waitress was super. Worth trying if you like bbq or even just want to stop for a beer. Offers some outdoor seating too.

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Thank E G
Elmont, New York
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Found restaurant by accident, and what a test it was. Food was fantastic! Service was wonderful, quick, attentive, and they were able to accommodate a party of 8 within an hour of online booking. BBQ style food and it was some of the best BBQ food I have ever had. Cornbread amazing, wings awesome, and because we had a party... More 

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Thank Jennifer K
Central New Jersey
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. The Brisket sandwich and the pulled pork was amazing. The meat was flavorful and tender. Great sweet potato fries also. Originally looking for a cheese steak as we passed by. Glad we stopped here instead. The service was excellent.

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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: +1 215-222-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
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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