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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 - 11:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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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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Rio de Janeiro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 30 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Baby Blues BBQ

Address: 3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
Phone Number: +1 215-222-4444
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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
Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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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