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
96 reviews since August 1, 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 (30)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
  • We went to Percy Street with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/19/2010
    We went to Percy Street with a large group and it was fantastic! The managers were accommodating (we planned the menu in advance) and the waiter was such a good sport! The ambiance was just what we were looking for and the food was yummy. We were able to enjoy the food and company and never felt any pressure to give up our table. It definitely exceeded my expectations!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Left hungry. BBQ is something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/15/2010
    Left hungry. BBQ is something you should indulge yourself in, not leave feeling unsatisfied. We spent $25 per person and still needed to go to Lorenzo's for some pizza. The meat was cooked well, but portion to price was not right. Very overpriced for what you get.
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  • Great Texas-style BBQ and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Great Texas-style BBQ and good sides. The menu is simple- exactly what you want in a real BBQ joint. Percy Street's menu may be somewhat limited, but it's only because they know what they are and what they need to offer, and they do it right. This is not a prententious "BBQ nouveau" place for foodies- it's real Texas BBQ, done well and served in a nice, but laid back atmosphere, deserving of the title "joint", only without the smoke and sticky floors. Even the jukebox is great, full of such Texas artists as Townes Van Zandt. Stop by, put some tunes in the jukebox, order a "Porkslap" beer (seriously), and get some nice moist brisket and mac-and-cheese!
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    good for groups
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  • Simply awesome. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Simply awesome. The food was outstanding. There was not one complaint with the the taste of the food. The portions seemed a little small when doing one of the combo meals, but the food was top notch. The brisket...I'm still having dreams about it! Our server, I believe her name was Drea (I think I got tht wrong), was great. Very attentive even with our large group. I wouldn't hesitiate to return to Percy St....quite frankly I cannot wait to get back.
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    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Started with the Jalapeno
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/13/2010
    Started with the Jalapeno Cheddar corn bread. It was awesome. Very moist, not too spicy. I had the brisket (Mix of lean and moist) and it was very tender and tasty. My date had the chicken. It was so moist and juicy. Sides were great as well. Good beer selection. Loved the Sly Fox Rauchbier. Highly recommend. Can't wait to go back again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Percy Street is amazing! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2010
    Percy Street is amazing! The whole building smells like delicious bacon. The pork belly is smoky, fatty and tender. The coleslaw is the bomb. It took a while to get our food served, but the restaurant was quite busy. All in all, it was a fun time and we left very satisfied.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding real Texas BBQ.The
    Brian
    Dined on 3/5/2010
    Outstanding real Texas BBQ.The brisket, especially the "moist" brisket was superb. So were all the side dishes that I tried.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined for the first time with
    Suzan
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Dined for the first time with a party of four at Percy Street. From the moment we arrived we experienced perfection! The knowlegeable and friendly bartender suggested the perfect cocktails and the food was beyond great. With every bite we were oooing and ahhing. Brisket is THE best we've ever tasted. The sides were all glorious as well. The place gave off a vibe that people really enjoy working there...how refreshing. This place will really take off. Thanks for bringing this place to Philly-brilliant!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • I feel a little weird rating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    I feel a little weird rating this as high as some of my favorite fine-dining but really, they know exactly what they're going for and pull it off exquisitely. Menu is limited to a handful of smoked meat items and a bunch of great sides. Collards were perfect with a good couple sips of pot liquor in the bottom. We had all the meats except for the chicken and they were all spot on. Presentation was pretty much picnic style with a couple bottles of barbecue sauce to the side. Loved it. Can't wait to go back and see if they can be consistent with this high quality/
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was as close to Texas
    Doglover115
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    This was as close to Texas BBQ as we've come across outside of Texas. My husband and I both had the brisket (lean) and spareribs. We both thought the brisket was especially amazing - as were the sides we had (mac 'n cheese, pinto beans, and cole slaw). The only improvement could be with the barbecue sauce - it was a bit too much like ketchup - 'not enough BBQ "tang" for our tastes. 'Loved the casual atmosphere too! Great experience overall!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My mom and I went to check
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    My mom and I went to check out Michael Solomonov's latest restaurant after a)loving Zahav and b)following the journey in Philadelphia magazine. Also, we had a special MO, being from Texas originally. There are three thing we were looking for, good meat, good portions, and good barbeque sauce. The bbq sauce has to be modified, first and foremost. It is too much like ketchup and did not lend itself to the meat, which tasted pretty good on its own(luckily). I would really want that to be improved upon first. The meat, as I said was good, and the portions were not so giant as to make us feel overly full. I am really hoping for a good bbq place to succeed(since Smoked Joint left us)in Philly.
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  • While the sides and the desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/20/2010
    While the sides and the desserts were good, I thought the brisket and the ribs were pretty plain. And too fatty...but maybe that's just the Texas style. Overall, I doubt I will be going back not because anything was overtly bad, it just wasn't worth the cost.
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    good for groups
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  • food was excellent and i highly
    GreatBritishFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2010
    food was excellent and i highly recommend. get the 1/2 pound portions rather than the combos, you get more food. only downside was that when we ordered a glass of wine, it came out very short of what we thought was a good pour
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The look for the restaruant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    The look for the restaruant is nice, not over done. My group was rather disappoint with the food over all. The Poek Belly was good but not great. The beef brisket was bland at best. The Mac & Cheese was ok slightly better than Kraft. Being from the south I've had a lot of greens and these were lacking, try a ham hock in the mix and some pepper too. The black eye pea salad was horrid my guest had to spit it out. Over all a PASS for this one.
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  • Food was just OK. I admit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    Food was just OK. I admit I was expecting more. The "moist" brisket was inedible... so much fat on it. And you couldn't even cut the "lean" brisket with your knife. I desperately wanted something in the middle. Sausage was nothing special. My partner had the ribs and he said they were not "fall off the bone." Side dishes were great, though. Could have just eaten them. Wait staff is def nice to look at, but... I ordered a drink right off the menu (it had a splash of orange juice in it), and the waiter said, "Oh, that's not a girly drink -- it has whiskey in it." Oh really, I don't remember asking for a girly drink. I just ordered the drink that looked good to me. Such a weird experience.
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  • We ordered a meal for 4 to
    LovesGoldens
    Dined on 2/14/2010
    We ordered a meal for 4 to share. We did not have the chicken-opted for more brisket. Brisket was great. Sausage was also good. Ribs were a little fatty, more than Im used too. Could have lived without the pork belly. Most of the sides were good. Especially mac n cheese and the collard greens. Beer was excellent! They offer to validate your parking which we had done. When we went to check out of parking, the validation was not accepted because Percy never paid their bill to the parking garage. Major disappointment for that.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We truly enjoyed the food.
    maxd
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    We truly enjoyed the food. Eric the manager stopped by our table and welcomed us to the restaurant. After our meal, he went outside in the bitter cold to hale a cab for us. Who does that these days. Great food, great people. We will be back the next time we are in Philly.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything at Percy st. Was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/11/2010
    Everything at Percy st. Was excellent! I loved the chicken, brisket and sausage. The sides were amazing, mac n cheese, baked beans and both chili's were awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was terrific. Brought a
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2010
    It was terrific. Brought a Texan visiting from out of town, and he fully endorsed the experience!
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  • I am not much of a meat person
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/2/2010
    I am not much of a meat person but my boys convinced me to go. I enjoyed the chicken (even though it was a little dry), the mac n' cheese was awesome and I felt I got a lot of bang for my buck. My favorite part was my fingers still smelled like bbq smoke hours after we left. I felt if I were a bigger meat eater I would really have loved because my boys sure did.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • A bit noisy, so be warned.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    A bit noisy, so be warned. But I liked the casual vibe. The back area was a little too spartan but the church pews as benches was brilliant. The Lockhart ($24 every meat, every side) is a great deal and plenty of food. A great way to try everything. The ribs were smoky, the chicken delectable. The moist brisket better than the lean. The sausage good but nothing special. The pork belly--well, you've got to like pork fat! I personally thought it was very tender and tasty. I would have liked the ribs to be spicier and all the food had a little too much salt, especially some of the sides. Great whiskey selection, liked the roll of paper towels. Hot towels at the end of the meal would have been awesome!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My dad is a suburbanite who
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    My dad is a suburbanite who is very skeptical of ... well, everything. He liked it a lot. The food was good, and the pops loved it, but some of the stuff was iffy. Great vegan chili - all at the table agreed it was better than the meat one.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great root beer chili. Sandwich-onl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/30/2010
    Great root beer chili. Sandwich-only menu at lunch, but they're all great! I had the rib tips and my wife had the brisket. Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Barbecue was ok. Some of it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/23/2010
    Barbecue was ok. Some of it was a little on the cold side and too dry. Tasted like it had been sitting out for a while. Mac and cheese was excellent.
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    good for groups
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  • Best Brisket in Philly! Sausage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    Best Brisket in Philly! Sausage is good too and very good sides, especially the mac and cheese which is important in a BBQ joint. After three times there I can say I love the food, although the service has been hit and miss.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/22/2010
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Percy Street Barbecue. The atmosphere was fun and lively, and the food was delicious. I've been told that there is better barbecue to be found in Philadelphia, but between the three of us at our table we managed to try all the barbecued meats except for the chicken and we thought that they were all pretty darned great. The pork belly and the brisket were the table favourites, with the house-made sausage coming in a close third (very nice smoky flavour on the sausage!). The side dishes were really outstanding, particularly the mac and cheese (you'll want to share that one!), the black eyed peas and the pinto beans. The house cocktails were delicious and the whole meal was appealingly modestly priced.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the food was tasty,but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/20/2010
    Some of the food was tasty,but there wasn't enough of it. Two ribs and a few slices of brisket is not enough. Food wrapped in paper?? Why? I know in some Texas BBQ places they wrap their food in paper, but when you sit down to eat you just unwrap it all. It's nice to see all of the food. Desserts were only fair. I had high hopes for Percy Street, but it was just fair.
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  • Great atmosphere - music was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/8/2010
    Great atmosphere - music was set to a perfect volume. Incredibly friendly & attentive staff. The pork was too fatty for our liking, but the brisket was great. You have two options with the brisket - moist and lean. I'd highly recommend the lean because it has plenty of flavor - just less fat. The bourbon goes great with the bbq - I'd pick bourbon over beer for this meal.
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    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bartender was great, offered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Bartender was great, offered many reccomendations. Menu is perfect, loved the brisket ribs and house made sausage. German potato salad was a winner! Can't wait to come back
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was spectacular and portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Food was spectacular and portions were perfect. The only thing lacking from our experience was a better waitstaff-- our waitress seemed a bit lackluster. For instance, we asked which sides she thought were the best and after hesitating for a while, she said she didn't know and that they were all good (some suggestions would have been helpful, as it was our first time). Other than that, the atmosphere was very fun and hip, the beer was served in adorable jars with handles, and a full paper towel roll was provided for the table as an encouragement to dig in!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Percy Street was Great.Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Percy Street was Great.Go for the Lockhart. We went with 5 people, were able to try everything on the menu and everyone left satisfied. Upon arrival they tell you it's Central Texas style bbq and thats exactly what it is. Pork Belly, brisket, chicken, sausage and ribs were smoked to perfection. Really enjoyed the sides as well, mac n' cheese was excellent but the green bean casserole gave my grandmothers a run for it's money. Pecan pie was my favorite dessert, skip the banana pudding.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Phila food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/6/2010
    Great addition to Phila food Scene. I will go back. However some things could be improved: *Corn bread instead of white bread *Larger portions *bigger beer mugs *more variation on the barbeque sauces
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • First class Texas style brisket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/30/2009
    First class Texas style brisket and sides. Tried both the moist and lean. Both great. Sides on our table were mac and cheese - awesome, collard greens, sweet potatos and cole slaw. All excellent. We also enjoyed the sausage. Percy St. has captured the feel of a Texas barbeque joint very well. We are definately going back!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was expecting a Lexus and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    I was expecting a Lexus and came away with a Camary. Very good overall. Keep in mind I've never been to Texas for BBQ. The restaurant itself was cold- temp wise. Lights were turned down not that kind of restaurant that needs lights turned down.
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    good for groups
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  • The food was great. Having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2009
    The food was great. Having been raised in Texas I appreciated a plate of BBQ from home. The prices were reasonable. The mac-cheese was great. The brisket wonderful. The banana pudding a blast from the past! Finally, the service was very unlike Philly -- our waiter acted like he liked his job and loved working at Percy Street. He knew the menu and had a lot to offer as we made our menu choice. We'll be back!
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  • Loved it! Everyone at the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/26/2009
    Loved it! Everyone at the table couldn't stop raving. A great time for a group.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ate there at the height of
    daltoVIP
    Dined on 12/19/2009
    Ate there at the height of the snowstorm of '09, and restaurant was surprisingly busy given the weather. Service was friendly and knowledgeable and prompt. Excellent ribs and brisket- and wonderful sides. Bar had some interesting microbrews on draft and a reasonable wine selection by glass. Will definitely return.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • I love the look and set up!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2009
    I love the look and set up! Wish I lived close and could hang out at the bar! The desserts were amazing!!!!! All of us raved about them. Chocolate cake and pecan pie especially!!!! Mac and Cheese the best! Loved the potatoes too!!!!
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visited with a group of 8
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2009
    Visited with a group of 8 on a Friday night... Good thing I'd made a reservation, there was a 1.5- hr waiting list for walkups. Food was good but way overpriced for Texas BBQ. 8 people took 2 lb brisket, 1 lb ribs, and 1.5 lb pork belly, plus 4 sides- a tiny mac and cheese was $8, abd a small bowl of slaw was $7- totally insane for simple food in a casual setting. Ribs were dry and tasteless, but pork belly was better. Bar had adventurous beer but none of the standards (no miller lite for drinking wimps). Also, service was slow and not yet trained. All in all, place needs adjusting if it's going to survive.
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