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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!
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Barbecue, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
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.
Percy & South Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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