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“This little place makes AWESOME BBQ.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phoebe's Bar-B-Q

Phoebe's Bar-B-Q
2214 South St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1158 (City Center West)
215-546-4811
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Ranked #1,870 of 3,481 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Neighborhood: City Center West
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“This little place makes AWESOME BBQ.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Sometimes while traveling, you find great food in an unexpected place. For example, sometimes the best barbecue is not at a Texas Rodeo, but at a small takeout stand in Philadelphia-that's exactly what they have here. Wow, I wish they sold their BBQ sauce by the gallon! It's the best I've ever had! And the meat was cooked perfectly, too. A must!!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“In a word...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Disappointing. Average at best. Poor service. Don't bother. Just not up to snuff and there is much better barbecue.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good in a pinch but not great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Overall the seasoning and the taste of the food was fairly good. The ribs were pretty fatty however and the veggies were overcooked, so that definitely detracted from the overall experience. We ordered delivery so I can't speak for whether the food would have been better if we actually ate on-location, but for takeout there are better options in this area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible owner. Does not understand customer service. A real detriment to the neighborhood. Needs to close”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Overall awful customer service. Tried twice will never return. Theanager owner is a real piece of work. Food was just ok.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good for the money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I tried this on a Living Social Special and must say the Ribs were very good. Tender and not greasy. The chicken was excellent. I was so so on the sides but all in all well worth the price.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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