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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
Description: As featured on the food network's "Diners, Drive ins, and Dives" and The...
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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  • 11
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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
mmm... Ribs

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
Garrett R
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Thane
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
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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Boone, North Carolina
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Elmont, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Central New Jersey
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

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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Rio de Janeiro
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Shared a Big Blue combo with a friend and it was more than enough food. The meat was amazing, ridiculously tender and flavorful. The many different sauces left at the table are also a really nice addition to the already delicious meat. The staff was also great. I'll definitely visit this place again.

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Grafton, VT
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We came here on a Friday night with reservations. Unfortunately, they were unable to clear the table and we had to wait for 20 minutes to get in as there was only one table for a large party of eight. It was a hot night and we had to wait outside. I had to see the hostess a second time... More 

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miami
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed some good barbeque while visiting Penn. The sides were also really delicious. Very friendly staff which helped me decide what to choose.I"d definitely visit again. Prices alittle more than where I live but it was worth it.

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Nyack, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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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

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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