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Baby Blues BBQ Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://babybluesbbq.com
  • Email: info@babybluesphilly.com
  • Phone: (215) 222-4444
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering for most any size parties. From 20 people to 500 people, we can cater your wedding, birthday party, graduation party, or any special event! We can cater onsite, or offsite, and can bring our smoker to cook to order onsite. Please go to www.babybluesbbq.com and review our Catering section for more details.
  • Entertainment: We have live music every Wednesday evenings through the summer from 9-12PM. Come visit us and watch some of the best blues/jazz, rock and reggae sounds in Philly!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Baby Blues BBQ hosts many events. BBQ challenges, outdoor/indoor events with live music, and fund raisers. Check our website for more details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several options: 34th & Chestnut Parking garage 36th & Walnut parking garage Street Parking
A word from Baby Blues BBQ
Baby Blues BBQ burst into the barbeque scene in 2004 by offering great soul food with a unique family atmosphere. We have been providing great service with a variety of mouth watering barbeque options since the day we opened our first restaurant in Venice, California. In a few short years, we now feature locations in Hollywood, San Francisco, and here in Philadelphia. Our menu features Memphis(St. Louis cut) ribs, dry-rubbed baby backs, Texas beef rib, brisket and pork slow smoked in Guinness beer, grilled marinated shrimp, catfish(blackened or fried), delicious home-made fixin's, home-made desserts, and home-made sauces that can satisfy any style taste buds. We also have a full service bar with a world class selection of craft, domestic, and imported beer, wine, and spirits. Come in, kick back, and enjoy! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was amazing it came out very fast i ordered the wings and texas style beef ribs and trust me it was amazing it couldnt have been any better, it was slowly cooked and marainted it feel straight off the bone honestly ive been thinking about the food for the past couple of days i would love to be there every day if i had the money for it. saying that dont worry its not expensive for what you get however if your just looking for something cheap and boring then dont look here because you pay for what you eat and that awesomeness trust me. and plus the waiters and super friendly and extremely hot."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Dined with another couple and we had two plates of the pulled pork, one plate of the catfish and one Macnow sandwich. All were very nice and the portions were good. The sides we had were the Mac n Cheese, greens, mashed potatoes, baked beans, potato salad. All were very good with the Mac n Cheese and the greens being the best. Service was good and the crowd was not too loud. All in all a very good meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to dinner at Baby Blues with 7 people and were seated promptly downstairs, where we had the room to ourselves. I was a little concerned about service being away from the action, but our waitress was great. Cheerful, helpful, made good suggestions and quick. She even took our whole table's orders, including a couple of changes, without writing anything down and got it all right. The food was all delicious and served hot. We had baby back ribs, brisket, chicken, fried green tomatoes, salad and a number of sides. Finally, we had banana pudding, chocolate peanut butter mousse and key lime pie. All were fresh and well-made. Prices were reasonable for what you get. We will definitely make this a go-to spot."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal with a wonderful server. Everything was great except we were put downstairs and it was freezing, by the middle of our meal they got the heat going to make us a little more comfortable. If it's cold outside id recommend asking to sit upstairs."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The baby back ribs were excellent. Large, meaty and very tasty! 4 or 5 different BBQ sauces - no doubt everyone could find a BBQ sauce that they enjoy. A dining companion agreed, but thought that the brisket was only average. Service was fine. As to the space, it's a barbecue joint in a college neighborhood. Using that standard, it was exactly what one would expect."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Nice flavor, sauces and kitchen. Very fun ambiance. Pulled pork is good, but ribs are awesome."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I love this place. This was my 4th or 5th time coming to Baby Blues and I plan on continuing to come back. As far as BBQ goes in Philly, Baby Blues is one of the best. From the get-go, their grilled wings are great. Don't stress over what type to order, all the sauces are already on the table. I am a big fan of the "Ace in the sleeve" which gives you one half rack of ribs, blackened or fried catfish, and their BBQ shrimp (+ the obligatory cornbread + 2 sides). The place is a little pricey for me but as a former Penn student and now a graduate student in Philadelphia, Baby Blues is a great place for when family is in town and you don't feel like the restaurants next door. The portions are quite large and you're guaranteed to leave satisfied!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Philly isnt known for BBQ, but this place rocks. Ask for the "hidden" room for a large party."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a reservation for lunch and had to wait over an hour after we were seated to get our appetizers and close to an hour and a half to get our main dishes. The waitress did warn us when we ordered that a large number of orders had just been placed, but it seems like a ridiculously long wait for a meal and they should hire an adequate number of people so the kitchen can prepare food for the number of people that the restaurant seats."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our servers were Allison and Justin and I want to compliment them on doing a FABULOUS job! We had 10 diners on a Sunday and they, especially Allison, continuously asked if we needed anything, checked on us, and always provided us with anything we needed (lots of waters and drinks). We celebrated two birthdays and Allison was wonderful in cutting the cake and helping us celebrate. She deserves special recognition."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Nice little spot near UPenn. Delicious bbq and lots of selections for portion size. (A third of a rack of rib, for example.) Great pork and beans, too."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "This place is definitely meant for college kids - the wait for food was very long and no one came by to see how we were doing. The food was way too spicy without any mention of it on the menu. Despite the fact that I work at Penn I would never come here again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Overall, our experience at Baby Blues BBQ was just OK. The food was good, but I've had far better BBQ elsewhere in the city and suburbs. As for the drinks: Lagunitas served in a 10oz glass - I expect that for something 9% ABV or higher, but not for an IPA at 5.7% Bud Light bottle was warm Malbec was about a week old Server did take the wine off when we complained. Also, we made reservations, which helped, but then they seated us by the entrance so it was a constant parade of patrons standing right behind us the entire time. Overall just not a good experience. Doubt that I'll go back."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We sat in a small dinning room down stairs with one other party. It was very quiet and could have good conversation. I had the pulled pork and it was very tasty. The waitress really enjoyed working there. The desserts were great too. My husband said the Banana pudding was one of the best."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Been here twice and both experiences have been great. Great if you're craving some Barbecue. But beware of the XXX sauce."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Had 11 people on Sat night in VIP private room in basement - able to control the noise level, cozy space. Ordered 11-13 person "feed bag" (Group platter) - for 7 M and 4 F hearty eaters had TONS of meat leftover - oder down in size. MEat was excellent. Sides were disappointing - bland and scant servings (had mac n cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, creamed sweet potato). Rustic ambiance, had TV screens with football games on - fun collegiate atmosphere - ambiance best for casual dinners - was great for parents weekend and large group walking distance from university. Didn't sample dessert - was too full."
    Dined on 10/5/2013