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About Percy Street Barbecue

Percy Street Barbecue features dry-rubbed brisket, ribs & chicken. Meats are wood-smoked in our authentic barbecue pits & served with classic sides. A full service bar offers 100+ craft beer cans, bourbon, cocktails & a vintage jukebox. Eat in or take out. Now open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday!

Call the restaurant for details on our WHOLE BRISKET DINNERS (serves 6-8 guests, $250). Need at least 48 hours notice to book!

900 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
RESTAURANT HOURS:


Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm


Friday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm


Saturday: 11:30am to 11:00pm


Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm


The Bar is open until 11pm Sunday through Thursday and until 12am Friday and Saturday.

Cross Street:
Percy & South Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 625-8510

Website:
http://www.percystreet.com/

Executive Chef:
Erin O'Shea

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Percy Street Barbecue Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.9

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (1482)
Neighborhood Gem (1015)
Fit for Foodies (956)
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Kid-friendly (711)
Great for Lunch (452)
Hot Spot (428)
Vibrant Bar Scene (270)
Great for Outdoor Dining (254)
Late-night Find (183)
Special Occasion (157)
Comfort Food (54)
Great for Brunch (51)
Casual (49)
Romantic (36)
Scenic View (36)
Great Beer (36)
Fun (30)
Good for a Date (25)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (10)
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Worth the Drive (9)
Spicy (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Cozy (6)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2012

We love Percy Street. It is always such a great experience going to this restaurant. They have great food, wonderful service and a fun atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2012

Great ribs and some of the best smokehouse chicken. Great sides too - especially their corn bread and mac & cheese. Instead of a wine list, they have an extensive selection of beer. Great service with a knowledgable staff. The manager came around to our table to ask if we enjoyed our meal in a low key way that showed that they care about an outstanding customer experience. Highly recommended to every barbecue loaver.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2012

Great great great food. I had the chickan, and it was outstanding. The corn bread was great as well as the greens and cole slaw. We were o pleased and we will be back. The taste was different and not like any barbecue place I had been too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2012

Good food--the sausage sandwich is quite underrated--and a casual vibe pervade Percy Street Barbecue. There's lots to eat, so come hungry. Don't come thirsty though--the bartenders are, uh, deliberate. All in all though, it's a great casual place for a gathering of friends, and probably would be a good date spot too. I've still never had dessert there, because I always left so full of brisket, pulled pork, or this time, sausage.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2012

Food and service was great! I especially loved that there were a couple of options for those who might be a vegetarian. The vegan chili was delish!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2012

Very good pulled pork and brisket. Friend said he wished he had a steak knife though. I didn't need one. Wife's brisket sandwich had a sizeable vein of fat which she did not like and wished the meat was cut thinner for a sandwich. She said it was otherwise very good with an excellent roll. Very good craft beer selection and refreshing cocktails. A little noisier than I would have liked for conversation but tolerable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2012

Ribs were meaty and tender. BBQ sauces were tremendous, as was the list of burbons and whiskey. The food came out hot and fast, and the portions were generous. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Named #1 Best Beer Can Selection in the US. Fantastic moist brisket.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Texas BBQ is not an easy thing to get right.
We have been to Percy Street a few times, and each time the quality has impressed us.
We have taken to a "Meat First" approach, ordering the pulled pork and the brisket.
Both were delicious, with the moist Brisket hitting all the right notes, being smokey but with great beef flavor at the same time. As a part time backyward smoker I know how hard that is.
Our sides, German Potato Salad, and Sauerkraut were also great.
Great for a summer evening on South Street!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Excellent as usual. The "Lockhart" sampler was perfect to share with my friends who hadn't been before - and for me, so I didn't have to pick just one excellent entree! Highly recommend the Country Ham Plate!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2012

Atmosphere is similar to Famous Dave's. In my opinion, the food is below average. Famous Dave's taste better and I'm not a fan of Famous Dave's.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 11, 2012

Very disappointing. Maybe hyped it a little much seeing as Michael Solomonov has his name attached, but seriously underwhelmed by the experience. Nothing we ate was memorable, maybe the pork cheeks were good (but any cheek is hard to really mess up). Cornbread, ribs, and brisket were dry (actually the chicken was the only dish with some actual moisture, other than the cheeks). And I am not into dousing my BBQ with sauces, especially those that were fair at best. Collard Greens were well cooked and seasoned properly, great, but every other side was bland/misguided. Overall, I may go back because they have a great whiskey/beer list and I live nearby, but if the idea of ordering food comes up, I will be quite hesitant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 8, 2012

If you are in the mood for traditional BBQ this is a good place. Ribs were a little dry, but choice of sauces to use were very good. Corn bread app was outstanding, and turkey bites are worth a try. Great beer menu and a few interesting cocktails. The Percy Street Punch was very refreshing. We went late afternoon on a Sunday, and beat the crowds. Service was very good and friendly. All in all worth a visit. Parking lots in area are very convenient as well.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 4, 2012

The "reservation" table wasnt reserved... The server was at their quickest when it came to billing. If needed dor anythig else, they were dreadfully slow. For the price and the taste of the food, it is too pricy for a bbq sandwich.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 4, 2012

Have now been to Percy St BBQ a few times, and had a great meal on every occassion. Great beer selection to pair with any main course.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Percy Street was a great find! The food was good and it was a great place for us to visit... Aside from the restaurant, parking/traffic in this part of Philadelphia stinks! We go lucky and found a place after looking for only 20 minutes... Plan ahead!

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2012

As a former resident of Texas and salesman to several of the top BBQ sports in the Hill Country, why is there no attempt to have Texas beers (or Big Red soda) on the menu?

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Good rustic atmosphere and great smell really make this place mor einviting than expected. Menu is basic BBQ, but preparation is top notch. Dont expect overly stuffed plates like at most BBQ joints - just enough to fill you up. Great canned beer menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2012

Amazing craft beer selection as well as awesome BBQ

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Since everything is prepared to order don't go here if you are going somewhere later. Everything was very good but we had tickets for a game and did not plan enough time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2012

Excellent all you can eat rib night on Monday's!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2012

The food was very good. I am a BBQ fan and this is one of the best in Philadelphia.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2012

A good choice for family dining on Father's Day.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2012

The BBQ platters were great but I could make a meal on appetizers and side dishes. They were so good! We will definitely be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2012

My fiancé and I have been to Percy Street many times and decided to take his parents this weekend. They loved it! The whole restaraunt has a cool vibe. The service is fantastic, someone is always checking in to make sure you have what you need. We ordered the ribs and chicken and both were delicious as always. The three sauces you can choose from are great, it gave us variety instead of just a sweet or spicy taste. You must get Percy Street Punch, it's definitely my favorite drink.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2012

The service was pretty good. We only had to wait longer than usual for one item. The beer was very good (definitely get the 6 beers for the cost of 5). BBQ items were delicious. We did the lockhart -- meant for four people. However, I think the sides were a little lacking. None of us were a fan of the sauerkraut or the pink stuff (another version of coleslaw maybe?).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2012

We celebrated my son's 8th grade graduation and Percy Street delivers again. Always a great spot to take a group and everyone has a good time and some great food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2012

Mac and cheese is good brisket is good and greens are good, my hubby was dissappointed that they replaced the regular style ribs with babybacks and decided he would no longer patronize the restaurant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 5, 2012

We have dined at Percy Street many times and found the food to be okay and reasonably priced. On this visit, we decided to try the pork belly sandwich for the first time and it was really delicious! The combination of flavors is fantastic, and if you like cilantro, this will be a special treat. We will defintiely return sometime very soon!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2012

Bbq sauces are all gluten free. I really love this restaurant. Very simplistic. it's all about the barbecue. The cole slaw has changed in recent months and I liked it better before. I don't know what happened. This is a reliable lunch choice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2012

Percy Street's barbecue is different from what most may be used to in Philadelphia. Most meats are salt-and-pepper dry rubbed, and then smoked, with the sauce being applied by the diner at the table. This style of barbecue is awesome!

The ribs, chicken, and pulled pork are all great, but my favorite were the wet-brisket and the pork belly. Both of these are simply out of this world. Don't miss their jalepeno corn bread and deviled eggs as well! These are also fantastic. All of the sides are solid as well.

However, Percy Street has succumbed too much to two trends in the American beer-landscape: cans and bitter cascade-type hops. One or two less-hoppy draughts and some bottled selections would be appreciated by this diner.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2012

Expected and looked forward to good home-cooked BBQ - was disappointed that the whole experience seemed "canned." BBQ was NOT freshly made. Sides were unoriginal, but better than BBQ. South Street location is nice and fun - food, not so much. Go for drinks and appetizers, but if you're looking for real BBQ, look elsewhere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 10, 2012

After reading all the reviews on this & several sites, I was optimistic. It was my first time at Percy St., and chose to bring out of town friends. Ultimately the entire experience of a waste of time. Over priced drinks, small portions, and manpower issues (inattentive staff/ stretched too thin for the dinner rush) made me wish I had chosen a better options.

Regardless, the BBQ was decent - probably the best you'll get in Philly, unless you do it yourself.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2012

My favorite restaurant in Philly!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2012

Beef brisket was so amazingly good. Delightful, smoky. Really brought out the flavor of the beef. Server gave me a choice of soft, lean, or both. I chose both.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2012

The food was ok. In comparison the BBQ chain store Famous Dave's I would go to Daves.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Always great food, great service - always happy to see you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2012

I loved it! They served mint juleps - which you can't find everywhere! Really good BBQ. My husband makes the best ribs, but these were almost as good as his. The atmosphere is casual with good down-home food. Great place to go out without having to get all dressed up and pay a fortune!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Great place to go with a group and the food was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2012

Fun restaurant, great sides. Food is very good if you like that style of bbq.

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