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Permanently Closed - Percy Street Barbecue

4.1
1031 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(215) 625-8510
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Erin O'Shea
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Percy & South Streets
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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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.8
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3.9
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1.0Dined on August 24, 2017

The restaurant was closed for repairs and they did not contact us.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Considering it was closed due to storm damage when we got there (after we drove from nj & paid for parking & it was husbands birthday) and no one notified us beforehand we can not say we had a good experience.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

I wanted the best place in Philadelphia for bbq. This was not it. Everything tasted the same. Chicken. Brisket. Ribs. Wings. Its all cooked in same smoker. Brisket was very tender but nothing had any taste. Portion of appetizers small. Macaroni and cheese was awesome.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Our waitress Candace was absolutely awesome, She was helpful and accommodating

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2017

If you are looking for good bbq in philly you can find it hear. The wings were very tasty and well done. I recommend the brisket my friend enjoyed the ribs. Some interesting cocktail and a pretty extensive beer list if that is your thing.

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2017

Service was slow and food was disappointing. Not as good as usual.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2017

Our July 4th dinner wasn't so good. We had high expectations and were disappointed. The ribs were overlooked. The burnt end beans had only 1 burnt end in the whole cup.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Food was delicious. Best brisket in the city. Our server was very sweet and efficient. We will be back for sure!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2017

All the meats on the menu were great! And they give you A LOT! The buttermilk biscuits were great too! But the mac & cheese and cornbread were very bland. The Collard greens were well seasoned but too spicy to really enjoy. The baked beans were very good, the potato salad is NOT any potato salad that I have ever had; it was hot and there was no mayonnaise. Just some sliced potatoes and scallions, I didn't really taste any type of "cookout" potato salad. The BBQ fries were very filling too! We got the Lockhart, best way to sample a lil bit of everything... or most of everything.

The drinks were weak for the price they charge...

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2017

Great BBQ! Great service!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

We saw on the show DDD on the food network and had to try it. We loved the food, great service, good environment.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

The manager and chef was nice . The good was just okay.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2017

We did not have a very good experience. We waited for a long time for our server and once we ordered drinks they also didn't come for a very long time. Our beer was warm. We tried to order but they were out of wings, BBQ chicken, and jam for the biscuits. Four of the seven of us ordered pulled pork but our waitress came back and told us they were out of that as well. We actually were going to leave and go somewhere else but they pulled pork off of some of their ribs and were able to make our sandwiches which was very nice of them. The food was ok, not great. I wouldn't go back. I think maybe they underestimated the crowd for the holiday weekend.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Good service, friendly atmosphere, good food, generous portions, good variety, full bat

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2017

This place used to serve some decent brisket and the pulled pork was really good. Not anymore. Brisket, ribs and pulled pork were overcooked and lacked flavor. I'm really disappointed. Good BBQ is hard to find.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2017

My brisket was burnt and had no flavor. The sauces provided were not your typical barbecue sauces which made it difficult to enjoy. The greeter was rude. Did not enjoy my food nor my time spent.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Good food and nice staff. However, the service was a little slow.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2017

Meat was very good. Not Texas good, but good. The sides were okay. Collards way too salty and mac and cheese was just "eh" but the cornbread was excellent. The main problem was the noise level and the very slow service. I ordered a cornbread mid-way through and it didn't arrive til after we had paid the check, despite asking about it several times.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was great, service was great. It was just very difficult to breathe inside as there seemed to be little ventilation for the meat smokers. I don't have any existing health issues and breathing was difficult. Felt better when I left the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

The brisket is amazing. It's honestly one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life. The ribs were a bit tough but delicious nonetheless. I would absolutely go back here. Extensive beer menu too.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Great BBQ! Chicken, Ribs, Brisket. Doesn't matter. We tried it all. Excellent biscuits. Tasty greens. Lots of beers. Reminders of home every which way.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Terrible service, salty food, surrounded by dirty tables that were never cleared the whole time we were eating. Found out they have new owners, they are not doing a very good job. Will not return again. Used to be our go to place.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Percy Street normally has great BBQ, however, on this visit, the ribs were only slightly warm and a little tough. The mac-n-cheese was hard, greasy, and not up to their usual creamy standards. Every time we go, the food is inconsistent. Apparently, it depends on who is cooking that day; and for the price that Percy Street charges, there should never be a lack of quality. Yet, this restaurant is still a good place for casual dining.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Second time at Percy St. BBQ. Just as good the second time.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

My ribs were burnt on the bottom, the corn bread was Almost burnt, the coleslaw was terrible and my 2nd Arnold palmer was sour lemonade.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2017

What a disappointment! I brought my foodie family for a fun, casual dinner, and I was very embarrassed. The worst thing was the service. They brought our appetizers, but we had no plates or serving utensils. On the third try, I actually went over the waiter station to ask AGAIN. Then, they started bringing the main course while the table was still crowded with dishes from the apps. We had to ask them to clear the first course. Then they didn't bring us plates. AGAIN. It was like our waiters had never served in a restaurant or even eaten at one. Clueless.
The food was ok overall. The ribs were inedible--like beef jerky! The chicken was tasty. The chopped salad was tiny, but good.
The place was half empty at 7.30 on a friday night, so it wasn't loud.
The wall decor above our table were old folding chairs. Really? Who thinks that's charming?
Frankly, the noise level was the least of their problems.

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1.0Dined on May 2, 2017

We would recommend Percy Street BBQ for nothing. With the new ownership now for something less than a year, it is on a huge downslope. My ribs were burned, the cornbread was cold, with a large clob of butter which also was cold and the noise level from the boom box made conversation impossible with . After 4 years of loving this place, the love affair is over.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Percy Street is an upscale BBQ restaurant that does a good job of replicating Texas BBQ. Granted, the best Texas BBQ joints are usually no-frills affairs and Percy Street is a bit of a "theme" restaurant, but ultimately the good is quote good. The mac and cheese is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

My wife and i went in for the new burger of the week. Amazing price for a tasty brisket burger with pork belly and collared greens with a hard cider. The only problem was the burger being a little too tall to actually get in the mouth! #Firstworldproblems

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2017

Great good. Great service. One of the best BBQ places I've eaten at. Definitely will done here again.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Friends and I came here because we love barbecue and we saw it advertised on T.V. The service was fantastic! The drinks were great. There were 4 of us so we ordered the sampler dinner of brisket, pulled pork, and ribs for $25.00 per person. We were pretty excited about the pricing considering the amount of food that we were served-generous portions! The sampler came with sides of collard greens, baked beans, and coleslaw. The side dishes were excellent!!! The barbecued and smoked meat was probably near the worst I've ever had. It was extremely dried out and seemed like it was leftovers. I was very thankful there was plenty of water on the table to help wash it down. We were all very disappointed with the main dishes.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Out of several food options on a Sat night at 730pm. Seated on time but no one came to table for 15 min and another 20 before we got our drinks. Spoke with manager who explained they were short on staff . Mgr never returned to check on table. He didn't really care

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Place is under new ownership which we did not know when making reservation. Service was extremely slow. Took 45 minutes to get French fries and cornbread. When the actual meals came a few were incorrect. Would not recommend going under new ownership.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2017

What happened to Percy Street BBQ?!? No more crackers and cheese. Sides were just ok, and service was poor. We (party of 2) waited for 45 minutes for our food and the restaurant wasn't even full. This used to be one of our favorite BBQ places in the city. Time to find a new one.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

If you love BBQ, Percy Street is the place to check out in Philly. The food is good and they have tons of beers for you to chose from.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Very good food. Brisket, Ribs, Collard Greens and Cornbread were excellent. $3 mystery beer was very good. Waiter was friendly but very busy. Did not check on us after food was delivered. Didn't bring us Bar B Cue sauce until we were almost done.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2017

I took my son to Percy for his birthday. It was a Thursday night around 6:15. I had made a 7 p.m. reservation but that was not necessary. We were seated immediately. We loved the ambiance and the service was excellent. We chose a $25 pp meal that included three meats and four sides. We made it there right for the tail end of happy hour and I had a house wine (Pinot Grigio) for $5 - a great value! It was icy cold and absolutely delicious. My son had a cocktail that he really liked and we both had seconds on our drinks. The food was amazing. I particularly loved the ribs and collard greens. Even though we were stuffed, after some digestion, we had dessert, my son - key lime pie, and me - pecan pie ala mode. Overall, a really wonderful meal and a great time! The bill with tip was about $125. I highly recommend Percy Street BBQ!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

sides left something to be desired, but the meats were amazing.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Excellent food but very long wait to get your food. We waited a good 45-50 minutes for our meal to come out and there weren't too many people in the restaurant. There were some large tables but they had either already been served or were paying their check Server was very nice but seemed to be a little overwhelmed, had to repeat requests over and over. A little girl sitting next to us asked for ketchup and had to wait 20 minutes before the mom could catch the server to ask again.
While it was great bbq, not sure I would want to go back due to the wait time for food

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