Smokin' Betty's
Smokin' Betty's

Smokin' Betty's

  • 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 2159226500
  • 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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Smokin' Betty's reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (65)neighborhood gem (64)fit for foodies (50)great for lunch (32)vibrant bar scene (24)great for brunch (21)late-night find (20)hot spot (19)special occasion (14)great for outdoor dining (11)kid-friendly (11)romantic (6)notable wine list (5)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Great Center City find
    Crashemt
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Smokin' Betty's has a great vibe to it. very down home, but somewhat upscale. The BBQ was terrific, and was the fried chicken and waffles. Good mix of drinks and local beers. Great little bar, too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seating and Service
    Anomynous
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    When we first arrived, we did not have all of our party and I understand/respect the desire for your entire party to be present. As soon as our last person arrived (5 minutes behind the group) we notified the receptionist. She ignored us and did not seat us. After waiting another 10 minutes, we notified another person up front that our party is all here. I thought maybe they were just busy, but then they ushered us past many open tables and booths to sit us in the bar section, where not only was it loud, but we also did not receive prompt service. The bar was busy, so the bar tenders did not check on us frequently and we were left sitting waiting to order, waiting especially long for our food and never having our water's topped off. I have been here before and received much better service. I am not sure why we were ignored this time around. It has been a while since my last visits.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy
    KoKoVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Nice venue, food good and priced nicely. Service was fast and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    soso
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    TBH, coming to a place like this, we were expecting more. The food was ok. Not bad, but it didn't wow us either. My wife ordered the St. Louis ribs and I got the salmon. The ribs were a little spicy (we didn't get the dry rub) and the broccoli was raw (and huge!). The salmon was cooked well but didn't really have much flavor, same goes for the mac n cheese. The corn bread was delicious and the bread pudding was fantastic. I think if we come back here it will be just for drinks & dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good BBQ
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    My uncle and his wife were visiting Philly from the Philippines. I decided they needed good BBQ! Smokin' Betty's did not disappoint. The server was great we had 9 in our party he was very efficient. The cheesesteak eggrolls are the bomb along with their riblets! Everyone ate well and we had a good time getting together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The Angus Beef Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and the St. Louis Riblets were amazing! Their two signature burgers were even better than I imagined, a definitely spot to come back to anytime we're craving burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    Scottyg124VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food here is just amazing, and at a decent price too. They always have great beers on tap and interesting cocktails.The food alone is worth the trip and what keeps me coming back! I always make sure my friends from out of town try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great specials!
    Erlynstar299
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We have enjoyed this restaurant a few times, and will undoubtedly return. Nice atmosphere, good food. Service was a bit slow this time, but I don't think that is the norm here. The house wines are a great bargain for a good sip.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smokin' Betty's is new favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    First time there and I'm always apprehensive about trying a new place. Wanted to grab a bite with friends before the theatre. Nice casual atmosphere. Quickly seated and server came over within a few minutes with water. Server was very nice and made some good suggestions from the menu. Short Rib tacos very, very good! My friends loved their burgers and the risotto! We were out in plenty of time for the theatre too. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local gem
    sven
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    A great place to eat after seeing the city. Food was very good and service was excellent. The food came very quickly and follow up wqs ongoing. The prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Beer
    LanceW
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    In town for a convention. Found this neighborhood gem. Food and beer were great. No problem getting reservations. Recommend for singles or groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour Specials
    BD350Z
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Happy hour had a great beer and awesome cheesesteak eggrolls. I got the Veggie sandwich, which was decent but not my favorite. Sweet potato fries were great though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theater dining
    Babs88
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have dined here on several occasions, pre and post theater. Waiters have always been attentive to our time constraints before theater, and to our after-theater dining when we are more relaxed. The food is a good value, and we have always enjoyed our meal choices. We usually order from the blackboard specials.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is pretty good here but the service totally ruined my experience. The hostess was so obnoxious to me and my party. Because of her, I will not be coming back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, nothing to write home about
    KitKat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waitress, Katie, was fantastic and patient when we couldn't decide what drinks to get. Beer list left something to be desired with only one pumpkin beer in October. The Betty burger was fantastic! Grilled veggies could use a little more flavor and fries were on the soft side (I got sweet potato fries). I would have loved a Moscow mule which is a pretty trendy drink, but the bar doesn't have ginger beer. Vibe was good, vibrant bar scene in early evening, then calmed down. Loved sitting upstairs where we got some light from the skylight. Not as many people as I would've thought for a Saturday night, but still full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restautants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have taken many different friends there and all have loved the food. There is something for everyone but the flame grilled chicken is a huge hit. My favorite is the beet and goat cheese salad which also has pistachios and little crispy onion pieces. The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. Sometimes it can get a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ABAMonogramVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food as always and available last minute for a group. The hostess took a very long time to prepare the table though and was too timid with the stated time constraint. The upstairs was loud, as there seemed to be an event happening around the bar, but the food was good per usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Early Dinner
    eatout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Decided to eat in the city after running some errands. Checked Open Table and found Smokin Betty's. Made an early reservation for 5pm. We were seated immediately upon entering and the service remained good thru the entire meal. Food portions were large and flavorful. The chilli had a great taste.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food
    RunningFish
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had a party of 4, and we all enjoyed our meals and had great service. The turkey platter was awesome, especially the sweet potatoes!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Food
    Bobbo55VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The barbecue at this place is fantastic!! The turducken burger is out if this world. If you are looking for a very casual spot with great food, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    jmarykay
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Made a reservation for 10 for my birthday because the menu looked great and not over-priced. Everyone in the group raved about the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem
    Chowing1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This bar sits on a corner next to Jefferson Hospital. Great food, great service and a nice place to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Brunch Experience
    MemeDiva329VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been to Smokin' Betty's for dinner before and enjoyed it. Brunch however is a different experience. I was surprised to see a server scrubbing the floor with a dirty rag as customers were trying to walk by. My friend tried to use the bathroom and the lights were not working. We were not permitted to sit in a window seat although the restaurant only had two other people in it because another server needed to write on the chalk board. What ever happened to being ready to go when the doors open? Our waitress acted like she didn't want to be bothered and had an attitude. The food was okay, but I've certainly had better. With so many brunch options in the city, I would not make this one a priority. You can do MUCH better!
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  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I made a last minute reservation for 10. Smokin' Betty's got us in and seated. Great time. Seth our server was great and very attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your average bar food
    Wjk03
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bar atmosphere but much better than standard bar food. Convenient center city location and they take reservations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Par
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The waitperson although energetic was not as efficient as usual We overall enjoyed the meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    CTvisitor
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Once we got past the indifferent host staff mostly talking to each other rather than satisfying the numerous parties waiting to get noticed. our visit to this nice Philly restaurant improved tremendously. Overall wait staff, especially waiter were excellent. Food was plentiful with comfort selections on menu able to satisfy even a vegetarian in our 4 person party.Menu Prices were very fair and drinks made well with. Seating was okay , again host staff picked the worst table first just because it was easy for them. I would recommend this neighborhood gem for a typical night out when you want straight forward good southern food specialties with a flare.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place, good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went here this past Friday for Restaurant Week. Service was great, food was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    RestaurantWeek
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was so good!!! I haven't had a good meal in a while, and I'm so glad to have come here. My only issues were that the hostess and waitress wasn't very inviting, and that they had us seated close to outside on an evening that wasn't warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad
    Bsue
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    seth was a great waiter with much enthusiasm - food ok - brisket was cooked perfect
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster -- except for the server
    TriClaudia
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This is a great place for open-air dining, and it was the perfect evening for it. Our server struck the right balance of attentive, warm and unobtrusive. The hostess was not as friendly. It was Restaurant Week; so we went with their three course menu, which was actually four. The food experience was generally fair. The sangria was weak. It tasted more like watered-down juice. The first course (meatballs) was cold. The second course (New England clam chowder) was hot and full of clams -- really enjoyed it. The entree (Dr. Pepper ribs) was goopy and super-sweet. The dessert (mixed berry cobbler) was very tasty though. My guest had the game hen, which was quite dry, but the carrot cake was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome food, great service!
    vidaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Dined her for restaurant week, will definitely be back soon. Short ribs, tuna tar tar, chowder, all of it was fantastic! Service was on point as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed the experience and the food
    Raisawms
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Have been to Smokin' Betty's twice in the past month and have taken out of town and in town guests and friends. We were all satisfied each visit with the atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and delicious entrees. As one member of our party put it: "There is something for everyone here."
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Good Go-To Spot
    CeeCee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been a fan for some time now and wanted to see what Smokin' Betty's had to offer outside of what I've already had, so Restaurant Week 2014 was a great opportunity for that. The meal was well mostly well-prepared, with the stuffing for the 1/2 Cornish hen being a bit too mushy and somewhat overcooked on the bottom. There was plenty of it, so I was able to eat enough without the need to send it back. It was the first time my best friend had been and she found the meal equally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely going back!!!
    Kevsmom
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week before a show. Food was wonderful. Service was super friendly and helpful. Good beer offerings. What more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE!!! With Desserts to LIVE for
    HoneySuzy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a very pleasant meal with great service. Our waiter was very friendly and made great recommendations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    annephilly
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great food, good selection, fast and pleasant service. It's a little loud w the doors open bc the ambulance traffic for the hospital next door.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good atmosphere!
    notseungri
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went to Smokin' Betty's with some Chinese friends who had not been to an American restaurant yet. Both the interior and exterior of the restaurant is very nice, and the second floor bar has a lively atmosphere, not to mention a good selection of craft beers on tap. Even so, the place was rather noisy so it was hard to have a conversation with my friends without feeling like I needed to shout. The food was okay. I got the fish tacos and it was nothing special; I felt like there should have been more flavor. My friends all seemed to enjoy their meals, though. All in all, I think I'll go back again to try a more recommended item - probably the burgers!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatergoer02
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food and service. VERY noisy with bar on both levels.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The best wings Reasonable wines and bear Cordial service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic