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Baby Blues BBQ

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3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
+1 215-222-4444
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You probably hear this or read this a lot but I can honestly say this burger and food was so good, that the side of grilled veggies were gone by the time I was done. 4 types of BBQ bottles on the table from sweet to hot and some bottle that only had XXX on the label. Well, I tried... More 

Thank Pmsquillace
Silver Spring, Maryland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove our niece back to Philadelphia (from the DC area), where she'll begin her senior year at Penn in a few weeks. After arriving in Philadelphia, I asked her where we could grab dinner before heading back home. "Got just the place," she says, knowing we both love BBQ. My spouse had the fried catfish; niece had the Memphis... More 

Thank cordjones
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Waitress was rushed and inattentive. The pulled pork was lukewarm and tasteless. Ribs were so-so. Blueberry "cobbler" was a skimpy sliver of grocery store pie, with a thin layer of goopy berries in a mushy crust, looking like the kitchen had just throw it onto the plate. The rind of the limes in our drinks was crusty and grey, the... More 

Thank Beth P
Mequon, Wisconsin
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308 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived just before they opened, but were allowed to wait inside in the AC. The menu has a good selection. Lots of side dishes to choose from. My son had a hamburger, which came with no side dish. Everything else came with a side, so I'm not sure the rationale. I had the pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw on... More 

Thank Ttttraveler
Newark, Delaware
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard good reviews of Baby Blues BBQ and thought I would use the University City Dining Days (7/14 - 7/24) event as a way to try them out. I am so glad I did - it is very close to 34th Street Station, it is very easy to find, it has good service and the food is very... More 

Thank Beth_McD05
Albertson, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a college visit with my wife and prospective student. We decided to have dinner on Samson St and stopped into Baby Blues BBQ. Most of us ordered brisket. We have never had anything so tough and so fatty. The food came out cold. Nothing we ordered was edible. The staff was very nice and didn't charge us... More 

Thank Nan B
Rock Hill, SC
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting a baby at CHOP, we took her mom out to dinner at Baby Blues BBQ. We are from South Carolina, and didn't expect much from a 'Yankee' BBQ place. We were so pleasantly surprised, and felt like we were back home! If you are in the area, you are in for a treat. Award winning BBQ in the... More 

Thank SquirrellyShirley
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to baby blue barbecue from the reviews on trip advisor. Upon walking in the restaurant and had a nice atmosphere. A bar/pub type place. We went during happy hour on a Thursday and decided to get the wings for six dollars. The wings had a dry rub and you can add your own barbecue sauce or... More 

Thank Mizbcurly
portland, or
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171 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really nice little place in West Philly off the penn Campus. Great ribs and sides. Excellent value for the money.

Thank jgold10529
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I enjoy good BBQ and, based on the great reviews of Baby Blues, First of all the service was extremely slow. I seated myself at a table by the bar. The waitress brought me over a menu right away and said she would be right back to get my drink order. Right back must have meant 10 minutes as she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $25
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?