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
102 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (63)neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (41)kid-friendly (35)great for outdoor dining (27)great for lunch (26)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (11)special occasion (10)scenic view (8)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (2)romantic (2)Show More
  • Excellent food, smaller portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was killer, but the portion sizes were smaller than you would expect from a barbecue place. I did not try it, but would recommend considering the Lockhart as it it supposed to be "family style" serving of the various offerings, which was a few dollars more than any single meal, but you get the chicken, brisket, and pulled pork. The music was a little on the loud side, which made conversation a little difficult, so I don't recommend it if you're trying to be discrete about anything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Triple D highlight
    berbev14
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    after seeing this place on Guy Fieri's DDD, we had to check it out and it was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great South Street BBQ
    gao1014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We went to an art exhibit reception and my wife suggested we try Percy's; just down the block from the exhibit. We had an 8:15 reservation and were seated right away. I loved the decor, the seating and overall ambiance. A server appeared in just a couple of minutes and we ordered drinks, which were very good and well-priced. We decided on getting all appetizers and they were delicious. The deviled eggs were great (although, for the price, there should have been more than 3 halves). Turkey tails, fried oysters, sausage w/ grits and a skillet cornbread rounded out our order. All in all, the food was very good and were thoroughly enjoyed out time there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We saw this restaurant on Top 50, so we went! The food was good, not outstanding, but we have a satisfying meal! The beer list is unreal, and the atmosphere is relaxed! You feel like you are eating at a BBQ restaurant the second you walk in the door!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great recommendation!
    Svene
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Went to Percy Street as a recommendation from my Temple son - to meet friends that were just in town for the night. What a delightful find - food was delicious (really delicious) and atmosphere great for catching up and enjoying food & drink!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dont judge a book by its cover
    mumie
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I was recently disappointed at the Percy Street Barbecue restaurant because it was far less than the vibe that the website portrays. I thought I would go in and get finger licking good barbecue in a restaurant that gave off the smack your lips type food that comes with any good traditional barbecue spot. It was like a barbecue joint which was ran by some California executive who had never had barbecue a day in their lives. The ribs were too salty and not tender at all and the rootbeer float was made with the hard vanilla ice cream which sat at the bottom of the jar and never melted into the root beer at all. We drank the root beer and the ice cream was still sitting in the bottom of the glass hard as a rock; not cool at all. Not cool!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Mac n' Cheese!
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I just love their Mac n' Cheese. Best I've ever eaten. Their ribs are amazing, and also the brisket and pulled pork. Just a yummy BBQ meal! Also love their sweet tea. Did I say yum? The only downside for me in this place is the noise and the fact it's always too crowded and you cannot have a normal conversation. the ambiance there because of the really noisy atmosphere is not welcoming and while they play great music, you cannot hear it. But the food.... makes it worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    LovsSouthernFood
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I've seen Percy St BBQ on Triple D a few times and finally got a chance to try them out and Guy did not let me down. the food was AWESOME! being a born and raised southerner this food was right up there with the best ever had there. The wait staff was attentive and laid back and made you feel welcome. IT was a little noisy but that just added to the experience. I'd recommend this place for anyone that loves Southern and BBQ cooking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit the Spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This was a great place to grab a bite of well-prepared BBQ. The brisket melted in your mouth, the pulled pork was appropriately seasoned and the smoked chicken was moist. The house made BBQ sauces were very good as were the sides. I recommend the Lockhart sampler if it is your first time as it has the three meats mentioned above plus four sides for $19 each and is served family style. Atmosphere was upbeat with couples their 20s, 30s and 40s plus a few families and groups just getting their Saturday night started.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed the Turkey
    luvphilly
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the Turkey Tails and the Deviled Eggs. Also our sandwiches were excellent...pork belly and sliced brisket. Everything really had great flavor and the rolls they use are perfect. You do get a lot of food so come hungry. Probably the best BBQ where we have ever eaten! We will definitely be back. The service was fantastic...everyone was very pleasant and helpful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a lovely meal but found
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had a lovely meal but found the brisket to be a little dry. The chicken was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make It Equal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    One of the mean reasons why I traveled all the way from NY (Princeton area), was due to the way Guy Fieri of Triple D describe the Pork Belly sandwich taste. Additionally, the chef built a potent sandwich, in other words the meat piled on (large portion). My order, just two strips. Yes it was very tasty, just as the server said, just not enough. Will I give it another shoot, probably.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first time visit!
    Dmrogers14
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My wife and I saw Percy St. BBQ on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. We thought we would give it a try. We were not disappointed. I had the pork belly sandwich. My wife had the pulled pork. Absolutely delicious!!!! We even walked right up to the Chef/Owner Erin O'Shea who was so down to earth, lovely and gracious. I recommend Percy St. BBQ to one and all. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    NYCNative
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I got the pulled pork and it was salty. The Cole slaw that came with it was ok, nothing special. My husband got the brisket, he said it was ok, also not enough on the plate. He also got the German potato salad, that was delicious. Overall, Ok bbq, I wouldn't go.out of my way to come here again but glad we at least gave it a taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and delicious
    Good2go
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Interesting and delicious menu. Great time. Quite satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • must go!!
    heartache831
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Even if you don't normally like bbq like me, you must go! We had a brisket sandwich, horse radish mayo, green tomato, based beans, Mac and cheese, and pecan pie. Every single bit was delicious and we wanted to take some home, but we were only visiting! The easier recommended our drinks and based on what we told him he knew exactly what to get us. Clearly he knew is inventory of over 100 beers. Next time we're in Philly we don't intend to go else where for lunch or dinner!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Really looking forward to our first visit to Percy Street Barbecue! Seated near window up front. Very cold and uncomfortable. Asked to be moved. Told no. Stayed because I heard that the food was terrific. Too uncomfortable to enjoy the cuisine. Probably won't go again. Really disappointed. Alana Robinson
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  • Overpriced and Good- for a backyard
    BudA
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Bar was poorly stocked- No Crown Royal, ok, No Bacardi? WTH? twice in my life I've heard that. Chicken got a resounding OK. Ribs were a great value- I was still picking them out of my teeth six hours later. Very tough, ok flavor, sauces were good, decent portion. I'm not a great cook by any means and I have done better in the yard, on occasion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad
    TiffanyJ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I absolutely LOVE! this place! We like to come here as often as we can without making ourselves tired of the food. But the savory taste of what Percy's BBQ has to offer, WE CAN NEVER GET TIRED OF THIS PLACE! Our favorite date night spot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ outstanding in PHL
    ESJTVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This was a really good experience. Food is very good, wait staff is knowledgeable and beer list is beyond imagination. Have to return, lots left on the menu to try. Can't wait.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brisket
    Yumfood
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Had a very nice time and fully enjoyed the food. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, accommodating staff
    tyj247
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I made a dinner reservation for 5 on a Saturday night for my birthday. The reservations were originally for 7pm but when they called to confirm, I asked if the reservation could be changed to 8pm and they changed it with no problem. Then when I got there a little after 8pm (parking was AWFUL), there weren't enough people to seat us. Most of my party didn't get there until around 8:45, and they still had the table waiting. I was very impressed. Now to the food: everything was delicious! We got to order from the restaurant week menu, with mac 7 cheese, brisket, pulled pork and chicken and 4 sides. All the meats were tender and so good. It was definitely a great way to spend my birthday!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ
    Mary
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    If you like BBQ Percy St is the place. Very tasty. Lots of meat. Sides are good too. Lots of food. The best Restaurant Week venue for the deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive BBQ
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    This was some of the best quality BBQ that I've had above the Mason-Dixon. The service was delightful and the staff is knowledgeable about the menu, both food and drinks. Along, with great ambience and an incredible selection of beers, Percy Street BBQ made for a fun and hip location for a second date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been 3 times and every
    Johanna
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We've been 3 times and every time it's a great experience food-wise. You never leave hungry and I'd be shocked if you cold leave without leftovers. We order their family style meal; the chicken is moist and flavorful, the ribs are succulent, the brisket is tender and juicy and the pulled pork is amazing - juicy, flavorful and delicious. The savory baked beans have bits of brisket in it, are rich and just a touch sweet, coleslaw is slightly creamy leaning toward vinegar, mac & cheese is creamy and delicious, corn bread is outstanding with just a little heat from jalapenos but a nice sweetness to counter and just moist enough. Their sauerkraut is house made and wonderful as is the German potato salad served warm. Order the pecan pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    We went for restaurant week which was a fantastic deal- we got some of everything for the table. The chicken was juicy and perfectly seasoned, the smoked brisket fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer and drink selection.
    Bstar
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Great beer and drink selection. Very good barbeque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Percy Street BBQ
    Dean
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We dined at Percy Street BBQ on Tuesday, 1/28/14. We ordered the Restaurant Week special for two. My wife is a big BBQ fan and we are fairly new in town so we were excited about the prospects for having a new BBQ option in Philly. Overall we enjoyed the food. The brisket in particular was terrific. The sides were good (baked beans, German potato salad and greens) but not memorable. However, we really liked the jalapeno cornbread and the mac and cheese. The service was courteous and attentive but not overbearing. Overall our dining experience was quite good. Not the best BBQ ever, but still a very good option in Philly. We will definately return to sample more items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A No Go
    MissRee
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We had a friendly server. The food was not to my liking. The ribs were tough and the Bread pudding was dry. The macaroni and cheese was wonderful. Overall, I probably will never dine here again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you like BBQ then this
    Mary
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    If you like BBQ then this is the place, especially for restaurant week. Such a deal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ, Not Great
    PhillyladyVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was my second trip to Percy Street and I was neither disappointed or overly impressed. The service was great, and the atmosphere was fun. We enjoyed the mix a 6 pack beer where your 6th beer was free, and the food was good, but it wasn't fantastic. Between the 2 of us, we had the brisket burger and the brisket platter. The meat was tender and flavorful, but the portions were underwhelming and meals come with no sides. We had the mac and cheese as well, which was quite good but not the best I have had. I wouldn't cross this off my list of go-to's, but also won't be rushing back anytime soon. It was just good overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding BBQ
    Jess
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our second time dining at Percy's and we didn't think it could be better than the first but it was! Everything we ate was excellent! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    WomanVsFood
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    An episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives led me to Percy Street Barbecue, but what kept me was amazing food, drinks and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, but not great
    MEWeh
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Seems like it should be "friendlier" than it actually is. Took forever to get drink at bar, but bartender nice. Hostess not very accommodating when 2 of us wanted more private table. Food just so-so. Will try again but just wasn't as impressed. Seems more like a chain rather than a cozy neighborhood hangout.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just alright
    neenaboebeena
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Went there for restaurant week, the service was great! The food, not so much. Of the four sides included in their $35 dinner for two, my boyfriend and I enjoyed the pinto beans the most. The chicken was delicious, nice and juicy. The ribs, on the other hand were definitely not tender enough. The brisket was a tad dry. The cornbread tasted like nachos with a hint of spice to them, it was different, but not in a bad way. The crackers they started us off with included a side of cheese dip that was absolutely delicious. The mac and cheese was a bit pasty but we loved the texture that was created from the breadcrumbs. With a few tweaks in some of their recipes, this would be a great find.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBQ Dreamin'
    Phillyeats
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Very simple...excellent meats + the very best sauces= bbq dreamin'. Percy's is fantastic! Definitely will recommend to friends and return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed with my
    Clancy
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    I was disappointed with my ribs . They were dried out and over smoked in my opinion. My wife did enjoy her brisket sandwich. The service was good , a pleasant young lady.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • THE BBQ FRIES ARE A MUST TRY.
    MHRPHILLY
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    THE BBQ FRIES ARE A MUST TRY. THEY WERE AMAZING. VERY GOOD FOOD. I'D DEFINITELY GO BACK. I DONT DRINK BEER BUT MY HUSBAND LOVED THE BEER MENU. IT HAD HUNDREDS OF BEER CHOICES. I HAD THE FM 423 DRINK. IT WAS VERY REFRESHING.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome BBQ
    MathewPassy
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This place has some great BBQ and an awesome craft beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    StranzVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Came in with a group for the Pappy Van Winkle night and had a great time. Food is always great at Percy Street and the staff is top notch! First place that comes to mind when I want great BBQ.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.