Percy Street Barbecue
Percy Street Barbecue

Percy Street Barbecue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.percystreet.com/
  • Phone: 2156258510x
  • 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
98 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (60)neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (37)kid-friendly (31)great for lunch (26)great for outdoor dining (24)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)special occasion (9)scenic view (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • small portions at a HIGH price
    Joey
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
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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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience
    djc1
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great experience, serice was wonderful, can't wait for a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    ESJTVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    never had a bad meal here, great menu. good beer list, good to great bbq, good dessert,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequent dinner
    interesteddinner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    very good food, service, pricing , just wish they offered side with the platter instead its all alacart
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • phillygirl
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Some of the best BBQ I have ever had. Will definitely be returning soon!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ you can BB proud of
    ColinJ
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My friend and I tried the combined combo dinner that would feed two. The Brisket was a bit fatty in the portions I got, but the meat very juicy and tender. The chicken was very good and the best part. I liked the pork. The mixture of sauces were good. I appreciated that the hot was not the kind that produced 3rd degree burns. "Hot" needs to allow for flavor. The coleslaw and German potato salad was good. The root beer was expensive for the small serving. Overall, we enjoyed and went away satisfied....because I'm not a 'foodie'.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but not great
    heshfood
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I was expecting excellent, but got good. And good is good, make no mistake. Great selection of beers and drinks, fun atmosphere. I would say good on account that the brisket I ordered did not sit so well, and I think it was the fatty quality of the meat. Could have been other factors, but nonetheless a good time and a good meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great bbq
    MikeMac
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great bbq done a little different. Take a look at the menu and you will not be disappointed. Also have a great beer selection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not For Me
    CountryGirlLuvstheCity
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was good but I've had better better. The sides were very small for the price. The noise level was very high, loud music, noisy metal chairs, dishes clanging. It was impossible to hold a conversation. I only get to Philadelphia about 4 times as year. For me there are better options.
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  • Good find, even better BBQ
    Shanie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Found this restaurant while driving down South St. Service was exceptional, the food was really good and the atmosphere was welcoming. BBQ was delicious and the appetizers were awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finger lickin' good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for Father's Day with the two little ones, 3 & 5. They have a kids menu and crayons. They brought food fast, and the ribs and chicken were amazing. We loved every minute.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kate37
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I made a reservation online for Father's Day. There was no wait at the door and the staff was very friendly. Amazing food and great service! We were really surprised with how fast our food came out! Perfect atmosphere for a Father's Day BBQ! I have been telling everyone about Percy's since this weekend and will continue to recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ we have found so far
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After moving to the area from Colorado, we have struggled to find good BBQ...until now! This was the best BBQ we have had in a while. Its a little pricey for BBQ, but that is to be expected in hot restaurants in big cities. I have already recommended it to friends and co-workers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Percy St BBQ = A Must
    Chupa
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Outstanding BBQ, simply outstanding. We are BBQ snobs and hard to please. Best brisket I've ever experienced. And it was an experience. Go to Percy St!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place & great food
    foodisfun
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is a really fun place and the food was great. I loved how they fastened a roll of paper towel to the table ! ! You know you are eating ribs with your fingers ! ! Lot's of beers to choose from & my husbands wine was also good. Our server was very friendly and we had a really good meal. I would recommend this restaurant. It was a little noisy for us, but it adds to the fun experience. Enjoy!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its a barbeque restaurant
    Rich
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We've always liked Percy Street, but we saw it was under new ownership and the prices have gone up considerably. Now you have to pay for all sides. I also noticed that the Mac and cheese, collard greens with ham hock and beans with burnt ends had virtually no meat in them. Also they seemed to be out of all less expensive beers. Only thing they had in cans started at 5 bucks and went up from there. That seems high for a 12 ounce can. The final annoyance was telling us they would charge a 3 dollar per person cake slicing fee for the birthday cake we brought. Seemed like nickel and dimming us on a $200 tab. Food was good, server was friendly but we had to get up to find a server to give us forks for the ones the bus person took.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • It's a no brainer--pick Percy!
    ErinMcCoolyVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    A relative wanted to try a restaurant that was on the show "Triple D" with Guy Fieri. Having looked at Percy Street's website, I knew we were in for a treat. It also helped that coworkers of mine absolutely love the wholesomely delicous barbeque of Percy Street. Once at the restaurant we received great service for all staff and "mmm-ed" throughout the meal. All of my guests thanked me for selecting such a great restaurant for dinner. I'd like to thank Percy Street for delivering on its great press.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upbeat, food a bit disappointing
    Nola
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had seen Percy Street on Food TV & heard raves about it elsewhere. It was a crowded Sunday 6:00pm, service was erratic but friendly. Food was disappointing & served lukewarm, as if it had been waiting to be picked up. Instead of apologizing, server was defensive and stated,"the food does not sit around, it is served as soon as it is ready." Given the lengthy wait time, I am unclear that was accurate. 3 of 4 meals were not served hot, the 4th was an order of sides. Brisket, pulled pork and pork belly were about average, but the fact that the food was served barely above room temperature significantly detracted from our meals. We were too hungry to return our orders & we had guests. Corn bread was excellent. Maybe an off nite?
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Celebratory Lunch
    gkfamdoc
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My family and I went to Percy Street for a celebratory lunch after my graduation from medical school. With the excellent food served at Percy Street, I wasn't surprised to find another one of my graduating classmates dining with his family there as well. The ambiance is rustic, and a perfect fit for an upscale barbecue feel. The food cannot be beat; everyone was thoroughly satisfied and impressed with their meals. About half of us went withe the Pulled Pork Sandwich, which is a BBQ favorite of mine. The meat was tender and flavorful, and the assortment of BBQ sauces to pair with it were excellent. Aside from my wife's pulled pork, this is the best barbecue I've ever had and I would recommend it for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Everything, from the beef brisket to the pickled veg with the pig's ears, had those essential Barbeque flavors, but done up in a professional chef-y way. Be sure to get the Baked Beans with burnt ends - some of the best I have ever had.
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  • Early diners
    Phillyphoodphan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Stopped into Percy St for an early dinner and loved the food! Excellent BBQ, great atmosphere, and friendly staff. Looking forward to my next meal there!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM!
    jpddsVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Glad I found this place! Food was delicious. You must try the pork tenderloin! Service was great. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 659 reviews are from the Percy Street Barbecue reviews archive.
  • Phenomenal Chicken!
    JoslynJackson
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    I have been craving real barbeque chicken for a while now, but wanted to find the best quality I could find. This place went beyond my expectations - seriously amazing! Just the right blend of spices. Soooo good. And the chopped salad was phenomenal. And so was the pimento cheese. And I hate pimento cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie Barbecue
    FussyFamade
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was excellent. Not only well prepared and authentic, but with creative touches, such as burnt ends in the beans and thin juliennes of granny smith apples.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want what they are having!
    Brisketlover
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Dinner envy all the way around the table. The brisket burger was absolutely tops. Beats out every other burger I've had. So rich thanks to the fat in that cut of beef. The brisket sandwich was outstanding with just the right amount of sauce. The pulled pork was another winner. Sides were not quite as praiseworthy, but different from what you find most places. Can't wait to go back when we are in town.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best BBQ in Philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is fine for the area, of course I have had better BBQ but not in this area is there any better. The prices are average to somewhat pricey but service is quick and the staff is friendly, I tried the rootbeer which was 3bucks and nothing special. The pulled pork sandwich is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet