Percy Street Barbecue
Percy Street Barbecue

Percy Street Barbecue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.percystreet.com/
  • Phone: (215) 625-8510
  • Hours of Operation:
    RESTAURANT HOURS:


    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm


    Friday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm


    Saturday: 11:30am to 11:00pm


    Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm


    The Bar is open until 11pm Sunday through Thursday and until 12am Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Erin O'Shea
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Percy & South Streets
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Percy Street Barbecue
Percy Street Barbecue features dry-rubbed brisket, ribs & chicken. Meats are wood-smoked in our authentic barbecue pits & served with classic sides. A full service bar offers 100+ craft beer cans, bourbon, cocktails & a vintage jukebox. Eat in or take out. Now open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday!

Call the restaurant for details on our WHOLE BRISKET DINNERS (serves 6-8 guests, $250). Need at least 48 hours notice to book!
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Percy Street Barbecue reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (61)neighborhood gem (49)fit for foodies (46)kid-friendly (29)hot spot (23)great for lunch (21)great for outdoor dining (13)special occasion (13)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Good BBQ!
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My second time at Percy Street BBQ and my second good experience. Although a smaller portion, the chopped beef brisket sandwich was excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Barbecue
    Coymus
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We stopped in for a quick drink and some snacks. They have a good beer selection and the appetizers were great. Since we didn't order an entre, we will return to get the full experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Time's the Charm
    eris19
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had already been to this lovely establishment two times before, and I was not disappointed the third time. My friend and I had made a reservation for which we arrived 15 minutes early. The hostess took us right away, and our food was delivered promptly. I recommend the barbecue chicken and the macaroni. The cake in a cup was a little dry for my preference. Overall, Percy does an excellent job with its barbecue sauces. I would recommend the sweet one the most. If you have a few friends and are looking for a great barbecue place, this place is definitely it especially if you want to chill on South Street before or afterwards. I will probably be visiting this place again in March when I turn 21.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food in general was good. However, we ordered the family style meal for 3 & we felt that there could have been more food. Especially after cutting the fat off of the brisket.
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  • Great BBQ
    ElisaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went there early evening on a Friday. We had the "Lockhart" special which is a sample of 3 of the bbq meats and almost every side. Everything was delicious and there was plenty left to take home. Service was lovely and friendly. Definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    Slantman
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Amazing Pulled Pork and Brisket, Great Service and Great Food!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • None better
    TheEarlOfMonroe
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    As one who has visited many of America's great barbecue cities, the utter pleasure of the delicious, fabulously prepared barbecue dishes at Percy Street Barbecue brought multiple smiles to my face. Aside from the moist and tender brisket, the spare ribs were about the best-tasting and juiciest I've ever had. Our side dishes -- German Potato salad and an apple-tinged red cabbage cole slaw were as tasty and special as I could hope for, as were our openers, Fried Oysters on a bed of mashed potatoes and buttermilk biscuits with delicately sliced ham. Service was warm, professional and casual, all at the same time. Only a satisfyingly full stomach kept me from ordering more. Kudos the chef and fabulously fun wait staff! A great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a great time! Great beer selection and delicious food!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey for plates
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Unimpressed at PSB .Expensive for what you get... All ala carte..only good part was a great beer selection. Would not return!
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  • Awesome BBQ
    jazzyjenn
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was never a fan of barbecue, until I came to Percy's. Everything is always delicious. I had the chopped brisket sandwich, and it was melt - in - your - mouth amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    wenttothedandelion
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was very good. We had good food and liked it. We also had some very good cocktails that were at least as good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stay away
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    They must have got a special delivery of ribs when Diners Drive ins & Dives went there, the ribs were VERY fatty & not in the least bit tender, very very disappointing & felt a waste of money & evening out! Two ladies on table next to us also commented on the Beef Brisket being very fatty too
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  • Best BBQ in Philadelphia
    dwill
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    hands down some of the best bbq and service is great. Doesn't get any better. The Pulled Pork and Brisket are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    ar33
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had my birthday dinner with my wife and two others, everything went perfectly. From drinks & appetizers to main course & desert; food was delicious. Service was top notch. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Once we mentioned it was my birthday, it was even better; they even gave us a desert for free. The six-pack to go option (with the 6th beer FREE) was a great way to take home some selections from their extensive beer list to go with our leftover food! Can't wait to head back to Percy St. (which reminds me of the Peter Gabriel song Mercy St; so I keep singing Percy St to that tune in my head)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BBQ at its best.
    GaryG
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A touch of the South, on South Street. If you like BBQ done the old fashion way, then Percy Street is the place to eat. There food is never covered with sauces. Just the right amount of spice and smoke.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good BBQ, but bit pricey
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    my favorite dish there is their Mac&Cheese. don't go away without trying it. I've tried for the first time their BBQ fries and that was amazing. They are famous for their brisket but it was too much fatty to my taste. though it was good :) the ice tea was yummi! southern style :) The only disappointment was the chocolate pie (smores) that had mint in it and no one had mentioned it, and i really don't like mint in my deserts... and please bring back the fried green tomatoes!!! they were awesome! overall- very good food, i like this place and will definitely come back, but it's a bit pricey...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food, excellent service and extensive beer selection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Steel
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Staff was helpful and really nailed the food. Reminded me of a southern BBQ. Sweet and tangy ribs and the drinks were inventive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best brisket and ribs we've had. We made the two hour trip to Percy Street BBQ based on the review on the Food Channel. It was totally worth the drive. The food is delicious and we'll be sure to be back again and again.
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • more meat
    Joefoodman
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I loved the brisket but it was appetizers size. It was very tasty but the small size of the plate was a disappointment.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic As Always
    Cweb103VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great value for restaurant week. You get tons of food, and only pay $35 for two people. Pimento cheese dip and crackers, mac and cheese, jalapeno cornbread, smoked chicken, brisket and pork, collard greens, apple slaw, potato salad and sauerkraut filled up our table. Add a shiner bock and a shot of bourbon for 8 dollars? I am in. Great value, food is always great. Wish dessert was included, but overall fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    JKBoi
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was awesome! Nuff said!! Will definitely go back for some of the best bbq the city has to offer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good
    dominicanfoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went here recently for restaurant week. It was such a great value for $35 for two people they give u a lot of food and the food was really good. The service was excellent, will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Percy St has the best deal for Restaurant Week. The food is yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great BBQ spot in Philly! Delicious brisket, chicken and the best Root Beer Float I've ever had. My only complaint is that the tables for two were VERY close to one another. But I would definitely recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • BBQ & Bourbon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Two of my favorites, and they do it well here! My server was attentive, the food was good and more than plentiful, and the bourbon and beer list were extensive. This wasn't my first time here, and I am consistently impressed with the staff who strive to make sure you are comfortable, and you always leave with a full belly! I will be hosting a work function here shortly, which they can easily accommodate with a few long tables, and a reasonable but extensive set menu. Thank you again, Percy. I still miss my Texas home for BBQ, but you scratch my itch every time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Tasty
    Kristinelauren987
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I love coming to Percy Street for Restaurant Week. They have the best deal around and the food is AMAZING. I do wish they kept it the way they did last year where you got to choose your meal and ESPECIALLY that the cornbread came out in the mini iron skillet. This year although you got to try more things, the choices were smaller and the cornbread was dry. There was some confusion about my reservation, but it was all worked out so no problem. Overall it's great, I just wish they would go back to the normal Restaurant Week menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ribs
    tcorle
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had Ribs and my wife had pro loin and they both were very good. I had coleslaw that was very bland. They also had a great selection of beers. It had a good feel of a Texas BBQ in an NE Urban update. I would try it again for a good lunch when in Philly.
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    great for lunch
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  • small portions at a HIGH price
    JoeyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'm used to BBQ joints filling the plate with food--at the same prices that Percy Street BBQ charges for their plates. $18 for a small plate of BBQ chicken--the chicken portion was small, and the plate was tiny, maybe to make it look like a lot? about $18 again for brisket--which amounted to about a 1/2 cup serving. I might have been fine with small portions if the food was good, but it wasn't. As soon as we got our plates I said out loud, "we're definitely not in the south, huh?" To which everyone laughed, and maybe that's the problem--I just had high expectations for a BBQ joint. I would not go back. Notable was the beer/drink list.
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  • Best Ribs in Philadelphia!
    mqqw10VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    So nice smell smoked foods and beautiful arts room! Over 50 different good beers. Great ribs and homemade Macaroni and cheese!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to find BBQ in the Northeast
    Billy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great BBQ paired with unique sides. Staff was very friendly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal
    Desj
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    On a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tour, and this was stop #1. Phenomenal service, unbelievable food and the beer list is out of control. Seriously OUT OF BOUNDS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just visiting
    Rumrunner
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sought this place out because of DDD episode. Just visiting Philly and needed some good BBQ. Ribs were a fair amount (5), flavor was outstanding. Awesome smoked penetration and flavor, tender fall off the bone but not over cooked. Friends had brisket, also cooked just like the ribs. On the fence with the apple& ham slice appetizer. Stuffed shrooms excellent. Beer selection crazy! Waiter definitely loves his job. Highly recommend to friends and strangers! Cheers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nilhcoc
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went for a late lunch/early dinner (3:30 on a sunday) before a show and it was delish! We ordered the shrimp, pork belly, pulled pork, and pork loin which were all really good. Fries- were great, the mac and cheese, sauerkraut, and red cabbage were all tasty as well. Plenty of food for 4 people. I had a mint julep which was as promised minty and cold! Bill was just under 100.00 so with tip it was more like 30 dollars a person. We were at an odd time so it wasn't super crowded which was nice. As we were finishing they seated a couple at the table next to us and it would have been really awkward if we hadn't left since the tables were so close. Service was good and bathrooms nice, clean. I would dine here again for yummy, fancy BBQ.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Started with the biscuits & BBQ fries....both were absolutely amazing! Pork belly tremendous as were the spare ribs & brisket. My only criticism was the side dishes--they were okay, nothing special. Pecan & key lime pies were delicious! Our server was fabulous. Will definitely be back!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good barbecue, good cornbread
    StarvingartistVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food leans a little too much on greasy fries, heavy seasonings . I like meat dishes but grilled carrots etc would have been a nice addition. Ribs were excellent and smoked very well. Service was very efficient and friendly. Handywipes would have been nice after the ribs and fries.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • absolutely
    joeswheelsnmore
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    When we visited Percy ' s my family and I had already had five full meals from previous establishments that left us unsatisfied half way through out vacation, as soon as we made it to Percy BBQ the trip from IL to Philly was completely justified ! Kid friendly , excellent brews and the brisket was amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 682 reviews are from the Percy Street Barbecue reviews archive.
  • Good Eats
    Bloom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was great..services wasn't that good. We sat at the table for like 15 minutes before the waiter came to the table. The food was great and I will definitely return when I'm back in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks & Apps were great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was excellent. Beer menu is amazing. Great Cocktails. Appetizers were delicious. We love the BBQ sauce that came as sides but the entrees were lacking - just not as good as we were expecting.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • great experience
    djc1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great experience, serice was wonderful, can't wait for a return visit.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.