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Smokin' Betty's
Smokin' Betty's

Smokin' Betty's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smokinbettys.com
  • Phone: (215) 922-6500
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Artt Ward
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Smokin' Betty's "On Wheels" brings our comfort food piping hot right to your home, office, or special event. Whether you have a group of 20 or 200, Smokin' Betty's is happy to cater your next meal!
  • Private Party Facilities: Smokin' Betty's has a variety of options for private events. With two stories and two bars, there is enough room for large happy hour groups, business lunches, formal dinners,cocktails and appetizers, or late night events.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Smith (215) 922-6500
  • Entertainment: 4 HDTVS to catch all of the game day action with drink and food specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sansom Street
  • Public Transit: Only two blocks from the Market Frankford 11th Street Station and Regional Rail Market East Station. One block away from major bus lines including Route 9, 42, 12, 21 and 23.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Within close proximity of three major parking lots located on Sansom Street between 11th and 12th Street. Street parking also available along Sansom, Chestnut, and Walnut Street, only a short distance from Smokin' Betty's.
A word from Smokin' Betty's
Smokin' Betty's is nestled in the heart of Midtown Village offering American comfort food that would make your mama proud. One of Philly's favorite spots for burgers and BBQ ribs, Betty's is also known for their 16 rotating craft drafts, daily menu additions, weekly happy hour and weekend brunch.>
With two floors and two bars there is plenty of room for happy hour after work, business lunches, group dinners, and special events. Come enjoy dinner with the family, the big game with friends, or many of Philadelphia's annual promotions.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My casual dinner with the family before a show was excellent. The food was wonderful! I didn't know you could put that much stuff on a burger :) Really wonderful selection of things to eat no matter what your taste is, with a good beer and drink menu to go with it. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, and was always there before we had to ask for something. So close to the Walnut street and Forrest theater you won't be late, but make sure you give yourself time to enjoy the food. I highly recommend Smokin' Betty's !"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Excellent casual dining prior to theater shows. A+"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I have been to Smokin' Betty's a few times and each time the food is consistently good...and I like consistency when eating out! We were seated at a high top bar table, which I thought was very odd and the table was very sticky when we sat down...as if the table wasn't cleaned properly and the paper placemats were stuck to the table. I got the 8oz angus burger and it was very good...my friend got the chicken and also enjoyed. I opted for the the healthier side salad instead of fries and was quite surprised that the salad was extremely small and cost $1 more than the fries (really?). Overall the dining experience was good, the server was very nice and I will go back again as constistency is very important to me when dining out!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Went here for brunch before seeing a show at the Forest Theater. Had the open faced omelette which was really good. We ordered a side of mac & cheese which was on the bland side, but the side of sweet potatoes were very tasty. Reasonably priced and great service. Great experience and will be back."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "The food here is very good, the ribs are fall off the bone and spiced just right. Great salads, the blackboard specials are very innovative and love I the fish tacos. A restaurant with an open kitchen is always nice."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "It is a nice looking place worthy of a date night, and the price is cheap for what is looks like. Nothing special for food but it's good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Loved the upstairs - all open air - perfect spot on a nice night. Not overcrowded. Food was very good. I had the burger. The fried egg made it a big too sloppy for my taste but still good. The cobb salad was fantastic. Nice bar upstairs"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The restaurant did there utmost to accommodate our book group in an outdoor setting as well as fitting our group which grew from 6 to 8 The service was superb The food was typical It was more expensive than usual"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Nice location, pleasant ambiance, friendly staff. Good selection of beers. Offers selection of up-scale versions of "standards" - burgers, ribs, chicken. Food was ok, but underwhelming and rather bland, albeit nicely presented. Bread pudding desert was over rich and over large. Generally ok, but I probably would not come back."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Good food, great service, fun (but noisy) atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I had a great experience at Smokin' Betty's. The staff were helpful and the food was AMAZING. There is not much I can say that was negative about there. I wanted to try everything on the menu but I will continue to go back until I taste everything."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been to brunch here before, but was a little disappointed this time. The strawberry pancakes didn't have much flavor and the pineapple juice tasted funny."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 7, but had to change it to 8 and had no problem. The waiter was excellent! I had the pulled pork BBQ, which was adequate. My friend had the buffalo chucked sandwich and said it was the best she ever had. I also ordered a jacks cider and really liked it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was very good. The service was quick and friendly. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We Love the food here. it's simple and yummy. The housemade Foccacia bread is my favorite! However, second floor seating, especially near the bar is very noisy and made it hard for me to hear the person across from me. They should probably consider adding some soft surfaces into the space to reduce the noise levels."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "On a hot day this place was barely cooled. We had a dinner reservation and while 3 of us waited for our late 2 to join us, they refused to seat us despite several requests. They left us standing in the hot foyer for 30 min offering no bar, no water, no concern, just "policy." 3 of us got fish tacos. I'm no foodie but these were the worst ever. Zero flavor. Tiny fish portion. After the wait, a letdown. The BBQ sliders were very good and waitress was friendly. Beers and dessert good. The hostess looked unwelcoming. Very loud concrete walled. As a result, I won't book a group here again. Far too many reliable choices over this one."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our waitress Sunday morning was amazing. Extremely attentive and so unbelievably nice. The ambiance - industrial meets rustic - is very chic and comfortable. The food is definitely comfort food - I swear they have a bunch of grandmas cooking in the kitchen. I only have one negative thing to say about this place and that's the lighting in the bathroom - it's very dark and could be brighter. Seriously, that's all that's wrong with this place. It's honestly a great find."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We ate lunch at SB after a very long graduation ceremony at the Kimmel Center. After a heads up that we were running 30mins late, the staff welcomed us without snide comments and treated us very well. We chose SB for our party of 8 because it struck the right balance for our older traditional foodie parents and vegetarian young adults. Excellent beer selection as well. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I wish only that the food was not so greasy Our dry rub wings was fatty Overall we always like"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We took our family out for a Father's Day brunch. My husband wanted to try this place after it was featured on a local news channel. The service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding. We had a reservation and they called to confirm and there was no wait at all. Would highly recommend. Great beer selection and awesome food menu! Go hungry though!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have been to Smokin' Betty's twice before and each time it was good. This time, not so much. We showed up to our reservation 7 minutes early (I checked my phone when we walked in), and were told our table wasn't ready. It wasn't busy so we were a bit surprised...but we grab a drink at the bar. I order a cocktail and my date gets a beer. We get our drinks and immediately the host tells us our table is now ready. I felt like I was scammed into buying a cocktail due to the dubious timing. We were seated on top of the host station, which wasn't fun to look at. The table top was sticky. My riblets tasted days old and the sauce was one note--sweet. The corn muffins and mac and cheese were great, as usual. The service was average."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "First major point: my veggie burger came served raw. While our server was very friendly, the overall service as abysmal. It took forever for a spill at our table to be cleaned up, took forever for our server to come over so I could tell her my burger was raw, and it was very clear that overall management of the establishment was seriously lacking. The menu and selections were certainly wide and seemed very delicious. I think a manager and chef expediter in the kitchen could very much help this restaurant. I often see problems like this in locations that are a bar and restaurant together. You cannot only focus on the bar experience for customers. Food and service are key for diners to come back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "It's dependable, the service is consistent and the food is decent. Quick and easy place to get away from the office!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Great place to go on Friday or Saturday night when you don't want to wait for a table."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had a group that included a picky adult eater, a child, a baby, 2 people coming from the theatre and two people coming from a beer crawl. It was the perfect place for our group - accomodated everyone. Service was friendly as well."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We got there when it opened at 10. They were not ready for customers. Food was average nothing special. The staff was dragging from a party they had the night before. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "5 of us were there to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The service was great...very attentive and quick. The food was outstanding!..it got a little loud at times, but nothing too obnoxious. It was my first time there and I will definitely return. Thanks for a great time Betty!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I have been here a few times now, and they always have something intersting on the menu that is unique. The prices are very good for the area as well. They have some events on the weekends too. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Prior to the theater we ate at Smokin Bettys and the entire family was delighted with the food, service, and ambiance. Not a five-course meal type of place, Smokin Betty's offers sandwichs, burgers, and a few entree selections. The ribs were fall off the bone delicious, the burgers cooked to order, and the buffalo chicken just spicy enough. We all enjoyed our dinner and can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place is buzzing with activity - and the atmosphere is vibrant and fun!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Been here during restaurant week in winter. Saw on uwishunu it was recommended for Brunch. Two couples were looking for a downtown brunch(we're from Bensalem) so we booked it. French Toast and eggs Benedict with pork tenderloin instead of ham. Beer modes and a coffee cream drink for the ladies! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I've been there several times. always the service was mediocre but this time it was less then that. waiting so long for everything: from placing your order till getting the check and even after, it took them ages to take our money. it doesn't make sense... the table and menus were sticky and it just didn't feel clean at all. food is OK. not bad. you get what you pay for. but the service HAS to improve. it wasn't a full night at all so no reason for such amateur service!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Since my husband and I were at The doctor's all day, we needed a good meal, and thought Smokin' Betty's would provide the comfort food they promised. Boy werewe disappointed! It took 45 minutes for our food to appear and then we discovered it was not worth the wait! The rib let's were dried out and tasteless. My husband's combo plate was hardly better. My short rib tacos had a sour taste which came from an over ripe avocado, and the "crispy" onions atop the meat were greasy and soggy, not crispy at all. The best part of the meal were the mini corn muffins. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Always a good meal with great service! No exception for brunch on Mother's Day! Drinks are great too - will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good for brunch wasn't a rating option. Good location in center city. Beautiful day with second floor windows open. Room and furniture need a good cleaning. Tables were wobbly. Food was good and reasonably prices. Server was okay. She never asked about drink refills."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "You will not be disappointed. Great food, excellent service, and robust beer selection. What more can you ask for."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One of the few places in town that accepts brunch reservations. Excellent food-- had the steak benedict special. Delicious, although the steak was borderline undercooked. My friends were impressed by the brunch cocktail options. Coffee definitely has room for improvement--it's pretty weak. Service was good, although sitting upstairs we often had to wait quite a while to get our waitresses attention. However, the view and breeze from the open windows more than compensated for this. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I will not dine here again. We went for Brunch. They did not have ingredients, even though the items were listed on the menu. No one told us about the specials - we found out because someone was writing them on the chalk board. I was told they had to "go get champagne" for our mimosas, and that's why it was taking so long. Again - missing ingredients. Plate presentation was not there. This place is not children friendly either, although the business info says that it is. I often take my daughter to brunch and most places have a few selections for children. The servers and hosts were inattentive. There seemed to be too many staff members there for the service to be this poor. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the BBQ combo and pulled brisket sandwich at dinner last night. The ribs with the spicy dry-rub were incredibly tender and had a great flavor. I usually don't order ribs, but I would most certainly the next time we go back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Not a bad meal and very reasonable prices. the best part was my carnivore boyfriend was able to get barbeque and I (as a vegetarian) still had a variety of items to choose from as well. Neither of our meals were spectacular but it was a nice change and the open air seating was great!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014