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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Percy Street Barbecue reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (59)neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (36)kid-friendly (31)great for lunch (25)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)special occasion (9)scenic view (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic