Smokin' Betty's
Smokin' Betty's

Smokin' Betty's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smokinbettys.com/
  • Phone: 2159226500
  • 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
109 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (57)good for groups (48)fit for foodies (41)great for lunch (31)vibrant bar scene (25)great for brunch (25)hot spot (20)late-night find (19)special occasion (17)kid-friendly (13)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (8)scenic view (6)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • After the Theater Gem
    MaryL
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Located just a short walk from the Forrest Theater, entered early for the 4 PM after the matinee performance on Sunday, brunch crowd had cleared and we enjoyed a wonderful wedge salad and grilled vegetable quesadilla while my aunt had the grilled cheese. Both diners were pleased with choice. Vegetables were fresh with crunch cooked just right. We will recommend to others and we will return when we are next in Center City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little place
    njseadooerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went for a last minute brunch choice while visiting Philadelphia last week. Must say, the service, and atmosphere was quite enjoyable. I had the Huevos Rancheros which was delectable as well as huge (u get your money worth with this one).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value, but Jackhammer!
    mswunion1976
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is really a lovely place. There is an interesting menu, great happy hour beer selection and you get a lot of good food for a very reasonable price. One of the nicest things is the great choices for the vegetarians at your table. One little problem we had this particular night was outside noise. It was a very nice evening with good breezes and dry air, so all of the big doors were open. Unfortunately there was a jackhammer going constantly nearby that brought the noise level beyond where you could have a conversation. They closed one door but left the others open which kept the noise constant. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend (I have been there twice myself) but watch for the outside noise.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BBQ in Philly
    mjh2691
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went here with a group of friends on Saturday night and enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. The service was quick and attentive and the food was AMAZING. Definitely will be coming back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good
    TempleMom
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Menu isn't very extensive, but what they offered was quite tasty. We enjoyed drinks at their nice upstairs bar and then had tasty dinner. Tasteful and modern. Get the BBQ sampler, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Shaun302
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Surely will visit again ! Service and food was great !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    Edwin
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sort of stumbled upon Smokin' Betty's on an unintentional Friday night date with my Husband. Just a great experience all around. Super friendly staff (shout out to our server Susan!), creative cocktails, great mix of comfort foods all hot and full of flavor. Second floor view was exceptional. Will definitely be back. One minor minus for restrooms that were uninspiring and not the cleanest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cathy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    An enjoyable experience. Noise level was a little high. Everyone enjoyed their food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Good for bite to eat before theater and good happy hour
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely dinner, top notch service
    kevyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    had a great dinner here. my mom loves this place more than any other center city hangout. we loved to sample the sliders. beer wasn't cold but they brought us another one, which was better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Betty's is stll smokin'
    hungrymike
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent casual dining
    Notes2112
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent casual dining prior to theater shows. A+
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    mgf1020VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighbourhood spot, and value
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good price and nice ambience
    Sherman
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They were so!!!nice
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit disappointing
    ChaCha98
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food, great service, fun (but noisy) atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    boajre
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quick review
    Myopinioncounts
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ribs
    Out4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was very good. The service was quick and friendly. I am looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.