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Sophie’s BBQ, Ardmore, PA

Sophie’s BBQ

4.6
4.6
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

American BBQ and Seasonal, Chef Driven Comfort Food

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 642-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Greg Herman

Popular dishes

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TP

    ThePino

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AMAZING FOOD!!! BEST BBQ around!!!

  2. D

    Danny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was excellent. Went on a busy day so the service quality was understandable.

  3. DM

    DeniseM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were equally excellent. I normally do Italian dining on Mother's Day; however, I decided to change up and was pleasantly surprise. I will venture to Sophie's again for the food.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite spots!! Amazing as always

  5. LW

    LarryW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Food did not meet expectations. Anticipated great bbq

  6. p

    phillyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service

  7. VA

    VinAm10

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cannot go wrong with this place, food cooked to order, ample portions and great service.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. It’s a byob. There’s a store conveniently few doors over that sales libations. Great music. All around good spot and it’s barbecue is the best I’ve had since leaving Richmond, Va. Sophie’s BBQ is a highly recommended venue in my book. We will be sure to revisit! Lastly, make sure you try the Mac and Cheese! Not a regret! 🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Service was awesome!! Good fantastic as always!! Little cold inside but won’t stop us from coming back!!

  10. C

    Carolyn

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and the staff was very nice. This was our first time there and we will definitely return.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Omg I think I found the best beef brisket and ribs!!! Food was hands down incredible!!! Thank you Sophie’s for making the best ever bbq!! Beef brisket cheesesteak was phenomenal and ribs were delicious as well!! You guys have a customer for life!! Thank you

  12. WL

    WilliamL

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    A very nice casual dining experience with an attentive staff. Only suggestion would be to change the music to something more suitable to the patrons enjoyment. Will definitely go back again.

  13. AS

    AyanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. We had a large group and they did an excellent job.

  14. KM

    KerryM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great spot-don’t forget it’s byob.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing

  16. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service , very friendly helpful staff I will go back for sure!

  17. CA

    CarolA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food! The brisket, smoked wings and greens were out of this world!

  18. R

    Rptiger24

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anniversary dinner in Wednesday night. Decor was great and felt cozy! Our server did a great job selling the food. Definitely lived up to the hype. The chicken sandwich, Mac & cheese, and wings are why I will be back!

  19. GK

    GwenK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    Vibe was awesome and staff was super nice. Waited about 40 minutes for main course even though there were only a handful of tables seated. The coleslaw was awesome as was the white bama sauce but meat and fries were over cooked to the point That food tasted mostly like grease. I had high hopes-

  20. J

    Jeannette

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    everything was just perfect; the food was delicious and the service was very hospitable.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very good service, friendly clean restaurant would happily dine here again

  22. SK

    SK8te

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food! Our partY ordered ribs, brisket, the shrimp skewer bowl, hush puppies and mac&cheese. All delicious! Did not have a long wait. We will go back!!

  23. AF

    AngF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my and my husband's first time at Sophie's and once we just looked at the menu we knew were going to come back--so many good things to choose! And once we actually ate the food, it was a no-brainer. Definitely would recommend. And the sweet potato hush puppies...I could eat those for dessert all the time!

  24. FH

    FredH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food took 37 minutes from the time I ordered to the time it came to my table. When the food arrived, it was basically room temperature. I had to wait 5 minutes for the waitress to come check on us, I then told her that the food wasn't hot at all. She took my food back to be warmed up. 10 minutes later, my food came back the exact same as I gave it to them. So, I just got the food wrapped up and brought it home. Warmed it up the next day and the food was tasty. From now on, if I order from there, I will do takeout only. There is absolutely no reason for an entire platter to come out room temperature TWICE!

  25. NF

    NessaFoodieQueen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The shrimp skewers, cornbread, & Mac are amazing!

  26. JI

    JoeI

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience2

    Great spot for a quick meal and tasty food.

  27. DB

    DebbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good long wait for good but , so worth it . Will go back soon

  28. RS

    RobinS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu - a combination of traditional bbq with a twist of whimsy. Everything was delicious. Service was great. BYO and there is a liquor store a few doors down. Highly recommend!

  29. BB

    BobB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    We arrived for our reservation and were seated immediately. Decor was really beautiful and the food smell delicious. Our reservation was a Thursday evening at 6:30pm. We watched them fill pickup order after pickup order. After we ordered we were informed they were out of pulled pork, ribs and brisket. Pretty much all of their BBQ meats! Not planning to return any time soon. We left and had a delicious dinner at La Cabra Brewing Smokehouse in Bryan Mawr.

  30. h

    howardc

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Food was outstanding for the genre. Service was a bit slow and at times inattentive. Restaurant appeared to be a bit understaffed.

  31. FV

    FoodView

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great, authentic BBQ spot. Outstanding ribs. High quality food.

  32. NL

    NatashaL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience1

    The service and food was good. The restaurant was on the warm side. Other than that I have no complaints.

  33. LL

    LateefahL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was really good. I never at fat from the brisket but the way this was prepared it tasted so good lol.

  34. P

    Purplehaven28

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    1st time eating here, food was really good- had the bbq platter with brisket and ribs, and hush puppies, cornbread and beans. Staff very friendly and accommodating. I'd eat here again.

  35. P

    Promoman

    Philadelphia

    102 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    IT was terrible. The shrimp was over salted the hush puppies were over cooked and after I complained about the shrimp the chef made me some grilled shrimp that were tough and tasted like show leather. Nobody ever checked to ask how the replacement dish was and they had no ventilation or AC and it was 95 degrees.

  36. C

    Chels

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Overall experience was lackluster. Overpriced for average food. I had high expectations based off reviews and their Instagram. The cornbread and hush puppies were good, but their Mac and bbq platter didn’t blow me away. The servers were very nice, but the food took a long time to come out.

  37. L

    Laurence

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent BBQ Joint! Very good ribs, pulled pork and brisket. Loved the cole slaw and cornbread too.

  38. l

    lesm610

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We went on recommendation of family members. We got the smoked chicken wings app of 5 which were very tasty and well done to a crisp. These are big wings. I went for Sophies surf & turf that I saw on menu online or the crabcake sandwhich, neither that were on the menu and there were no other specials that day? I got BBQ salmon as I was swayed by grits and grilled asparagus accompaniment. It was just ok . I love grits but these are very different and not much flavor. Salmon was a little fishy to me but in fairness it is my least favorite fish to eat so I made the mistake of getting fish in a barbecue/smoker place and probably should have known better. I tasted my hubbies 1/2 rack ribs which he raved and I thought they were great and very tender! He also got a cuban sandwich,which was very big and tasty. Do not go if your on a time limit as the chef does take his time but I like that as I feel he really cares about what he is putting out and I love the break between app & entree as I abhor getting food all at once! Some dishes we saw go by looked so interesting! Portions are large so you will not leave hungry. Servers are friendly and good as it was very busy ! I would recommend making sure menu online is current as it appears to change as I found out. It is not cheap but I would go back try and other items.

  39. JP

    JessPS

    Philadelphia

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I’d read a review about Sophie’s and wanted to try it. There’s street parking with meters. The outdoor dining is at picnic tables. It’s BYOB with a deli down the street that sells beer in case you didn’t bring anything with you. The food was delicious. We ordered the half pound of brisket meal which came with 2 sides and cornbread. I chose the potato salad and the Mac and cheese for the sides. We also had 5 wings. This was more food than 2 of us could finish (I brought home the leftovers and look forward to eating them for lunch). The Mac and cheese was served in a small cast iron skillet with extra cheese on top. It would’ve been enough for a main meal. They serve lemonade and cane sodas. The people were friendly. We’ll definitely be returning.

  40. PQ

    PalletteQueen

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    We mostly enjoyed the food, but the service was inconsistent and the outdoor seating wasn’t ideal. There were a lot of bugs and the seating was spaced rather closely together, and some tables were over grates and gave the feeling of sitting in an alley.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sophie’s BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 642-0100.

Sophie’s BBQ is rated 4.6 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Sophie’s BBQ

64 Rittenhouse Pl Ardmore, PA 19003-2227

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ardmore

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Greg Herman

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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