For traditional barbecue in Philadelphia, Baby Blues BBQ is the place to go. The owners aimed to create a place to get authentic Southern barbecue when they opened the doors of the first restaurant in 2004. With a down-home atmosphere, friendly staff and upbeat music, it's no wonder why Baby Blues BBQ was voted one of USA Today's top 10 home-style restaurants.
The food at Baby Blues BBQ is the true star. Southern barbecue dishes are the focus of the menu. Items like beef brisket, baby back ribs and the famous pulled-pork slow cooked in Guinness are all popular. Pair any meat with a side like the macaroni and cheese, collared greens or corn on the cob. Complete your meal at Baby Blues with its signature banana pudding.
I made reservation for 6 people , was seated right away. Food was good, so was the service. I will be back.
They welcomed our big group for lunch by opening their secret room! It was perfect! We tried all the home made sauces . The XXX was extremely potent!
Driving home from Philly we decide to pit stop for diner, I jumped on the open table app and accidentally found this restaraunt and WOW we were glad we did. It was the best food we had the whole trip. Excellent food, service, and accommodating.
Definitely will be returning to this returning when I visit again.
Everything was GREAT!!! A nice dining experience.
Space is way bigger than I thought. My group of 7 was sat downstairs. We had plenty of room and a great waitress. If you come here try to reserve their secret room. There is a false wall and behind it is the VIP dining room which you can reserve. We didn't dine in it but it looked really awesome when we peeked.
The food was average for a bbq place in Philadelphia, but the service was horrendous. We were sat and after waiting 20 minutes for anyone to even ask for our drink order, I asked the hostess if we had a server? Someone came over, took our drinks and food. We never saw him again for an hour. Then, another server came up (who I guess WAS supposed to be our server) and asked if we needed anything. By that point, we had been done eating 30 minutes, did not receive the dessert we ordered and just wanted to leave. Oh, to top it off, as we're walking out there is a guy standing INSIDE the restaurant clipping his nails. I will never go here again.
Scheduled a table for a date with my girlfriend and we chose the eat outdoor option. We tried out the University City Dining Days deal and boy did the food fill us up quick. We enjoyed our time outside in the quite Sunday evening and were completely satisfied with our experience. Would go back again.
As we were used to southern bbq, it was great to find a place in the heart of University City that had authentic bbq. Great portions, awesome side dishes, fantastic deserts.
While the location and the ambience were terrific the food was not. I had the pulled pork with okra and mashed sweet potato. The pool of grease on my plate was disgusting. I could not put the meat in my mouth without first putting it on a paper towel first. Nasty.
This is one of my Favs. I had to make a last min location change to celebrate a special someone's birthday, and this place was the answer. Everyone had a great time and they real enjoyed the food. I will be coming back to this restaurant.