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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "Great place to get good BBQ and that's from a KCBS certified BBQ judge."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "This place is buzzing with activity - and the atmosphere is vibrant and fun!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation but were told they don't seat until exactly the time of your reservation (even though there were many open tables). They asked us to wait at the bar for our table and they'd come get us. They forgot about us and we had ask them what was going on after waiting for half an hour. After we were seated, no one greeted us for 20 minutes. We had no place seatings because they had no clean silverwear?!? We finally took some from another table AFTER our apps were served. They were out of some signature dishes. The ones we did order were unremarkable. Place seemed unprepared and under staffed for a Saturday night. We had high hopes for Smokin' Betty's but were very disappointed."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We were a group of 5 and didn't make a reservation at the first place. After going to the first place and it had a hour and a half wait, which was reasonable for a Friday night, but we were hungry. Found this spot not far from where we were, made a quick reservation, walked in and we were seated right away. Service was ok, the server didn't write down our drinks so we had to repeat a couple of times before she put that order in. We were waiting for our 5th person and ordered an appetizer, our 5th came right after that. She order a drink and then we all ordered dinner. We never got the appetizer, when I ordered my second drink she forgot about it. She did take it off the bill but it was that kind of experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food here was delicious and the service was outstanding. The environment is perfect for a group of friends to go and enjoy a dinner together."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Smokin Betty's is a wonderful restaurant for all occasions. Whether it's happy hour, or family is in town to visit, Smokin Betty's is a top spot for great food and a good casual atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Always get what you want as you order it Should list all ingredients I things such as fried shallots which came n a beet "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The Brunch was so good! We got fizzy champagne which was a twist on a normal mimosa, giving it a bit of a Bellini vibe...for breakfast we ordered the bread pudding French toast and the breakfast burrito, both were fantastic! The meals came out so quickly too:) it wasn't really busy when we were there, but the service was great and it is not too expensive either."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had an excellent time on Easter at Smokin Betty's. Food was great. Service was excellent. I highly recommend this. place. We will be returning, hopefully, soon!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nothing at all special about this restaurant. The food was ordinary albeit simple and palatable, the service not terribly good (one server was constyantly standing around texting and flirting with another server, the beer list ordinary also....what else can one say? In a city with huge competition from very good restaurants this one does not shine."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "As a visitor to Philly, I choose Smokin' Betty's for a Saturday lunch based on their lunch menu. However, once we arrived at the restaurant, we found out that they only serve from their Brunch menu on Saturdays; items from the lunch menu were not available. While disappointed, the food we did order off the brunch menu was very good, and plentiful."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I had high hopes but was sadly disappointed. I had the ribs with a dry rub and applesauce as a side dish. Unfortunately the ribs were also dry and bland and the applesauce was not much to write about. I never had applesauce with lumps. It wasn't chunky throughout, but rather a few large lumps and lacking an "apple flavor". A dining companion (dessert connoisseur) had the chocolate cake and sent it back because it was too dry, she even tried adding ice cream. Another of our group had the Buffalo chicken sandwich and was satisfied. A bit noisy so I wouldn't recommend to others. Service was quick."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food and service at smokin' betty's is always on point."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We were seated promptly for a special occasion lunch for 8. The table was sticky, service was slooooow. We waited about 10 minutes to be offered beverages and waited more than 45 minutes for luke-warm meals to arrive."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my first time and the food was very good. My friend and I got there in time for the last of happy hour and they had some very good deals. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Loved Smokin' Betty's - food was great and service was spot on. We'll be back and we'll spread the word too!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014