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“Fantastic”
Review of Deke's Bar-B-Que - CLOSED

Deke's Bar-B-Que
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed August 31, 2013

What can I say that isn't good about this place. The food, the waitstaff, the prices....all fantastic. I've gone multiple times and every time it just gets better. I've brought many people here for their firsts and they assure me Deke's has not seen the last of them. I recommend the ribs with the xxx sauce, homemade corn bread ( please take into consideration that I do not like corn bread, that is until I had theirs), and the nilla pudding.

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Thank John M
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had always wanted to try Deke's and last night we finally made it. We had invited our daughter's boyfriends parents, who we had never met, to meet us there. We were very surprised to find out when we got there, there's not much of a restaurant inside. There's a bar, two booths, and four picnic tables outside! That didn't bother us at all, but for the first time meeting someone, we were a bit worried they would like it. As it turned out, there were no worries. We all ordered the chicken or brisket platters, complete with cole slaw and fries and everyone was pleased with the meal. The cooking is done outside so as you are waiting, you are assaulted by the wonderful smells coming from the cookers. All in all, a very good evening, a very nice restaurant.

One other benefit, Manyunk can be a difficult place to park in, Deke's is located in an interior court yard and have their own valet parking, doesn't cost a dime, and it's easy to use.

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Thank rduinc
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Had a delicious take-out meal of pulled pork and smoked chicken with sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread. Looking forward to my next visit to Philly to eat there again and have some of Deke's famous ribs.

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Thank Cathy A
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Jacklyn M, Owner at Deke's Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Cathy, thank you! Glad you enjoyed the take out. Hoping you stop by again on your next visit to Philadelphia. Regards, Deke's BBQ

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food is awesome! Whether you have the Brisket Platter, Deke's Babyback ribs, the sides or the deserts you cannot go wrong. Also, the service is phenominal, and the beer selection is great.

It's just an all around great eatery.

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Thank Waterlaw
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We used a Living Social voucher for a two hour BBQ demonstration and bourbon tasting at Deke's in Philly. It was a great time. Pork was delicious and three bourbons (small tastings) were also good. It was a perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday. Deke was friendly as well as Dave, bartender and educator. We learned a bit about the origins of bourbon, what's different between bourbon and whiskey, and many interesting facts. Good job, LS guides!!!
See you white-water rafting sometime!!

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Thank Karen B
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