- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
The food is really good. I was very impressed. Please note that this is a BYOB place and the service is slow so bring a few extra beers or bottles and enjoy the wait. The service is under resourced but the food is so good. We had the Brussel sprouts covered in cheese that were wonderfully charred. The brisket was fall apart. They give you a knife but you don’t need it. The sides were also very good - fresh cut sweet potato fries and baked beans. The corn bread is so good. Better than my wife’s unfortunately. I think we may have to come back to Ardmore more often.
Food was fair service was excellent
Great barbecue. They were quick, courteous and the chicken /rib combo was fine.
Great experience. Resturant def needs additional staff but the waitresses did the best that they could with the number of customers in the establishment. ( as well as the online & take out orders)
Will defiantly visit again..
Brisket was absolutely spot on!!! Hats off to Greg!
I will happily come back. The food was out of this world. The staff was attentive and very friendly. Please keep the surf and turf so I can bring my husband!
Was disappointed they ran out of ribs. Appetizers were amazing. Main course not so much. I went on 4 of July so I will give a pass. Staff were nice.
The food was amazing. The service was exceptional! The whole experience was superb! The best barbecue I’ve tasted in a long time!
Pretty good experience as first timers
Food was fine, ribs were tender but brisket was tough. Cornbread was good, food took a long time to come out. Flavor was OK.
Food was delicious, service was over the tip and menu selection recommended by the staff was amazingly scrumptious.
Great Father's Day meal.
My favorite Ardmore restaurant! Food is so delicious. The bbq brisket is the best I have ever had! So amazingly tender. The side dishes are awesome, and the the corn bread and hush puppies are the best! Also, it is a BYOB, which is always great! The owner and servers are so kind and caring! The restaurant is very casual and located in a cute and quiet neighborhood in the heart of Ardmore. Parking is very easy as well. Can't wait until I eat there again!
Dining at Sophie’s was a fun, relaxing experience. While the inside seating was pretty small, my friend and I got a table outside. Chattering diners sat around us but were not disruptive by any means.
The staff was attentive, the food was superb, and the outdoor ambiance (that day*) was cozy.
Only caveat (not a complaint) was that it is a BYOB place. Luckily, they welcome you to purchase your own beer or wine at the Rittenhouse Deli next door to bring back to your table. Naturally, buying a six pack or a bottle of wine for a couple of friends is the ideal setup.
Overall, great spot in the Ardmore neighborhood! Would go back in a minute!
Love the atmosphere, especially the plant wall on the side of the building.
It took us almost 10 minutes to be seated. We kind of stood awkwardly in the door without being greeted. When we did sit, we were brought water and our appetizer quickly. But, each of the servers passed our empty water glasses several times. It was hard to get their attention. We also didn’t get our sandwiches for 45 minutes. I was half-appreciative because we had more room for our dinner but we hadn’t expected to be here for a 2 hour dinner.
Food was great. Loved the hushpuppies and sandwiches. I would say that toasted bread is very difficult to eat on a bbq sandwich but still delish nonetheless. I think we’ll come back for a to-go order but probably not full-table service again.
The food and service were very good. We all had the brisket platter which at $28 seemed pricey
This was our first time and we had the chicken sandwich. It was good but a little over cooked. We had the brisket sandwich which was delicious and had such a great combo of flavors and the pulled pork which was tender and had an excellent bbq sauce. This is such a nice little byob we can’t wait to return and try some other items!! The waitress was very helpful and pleasant as well!
amazing food, amazing service. truly amazed with the experience i had at here and definitely will be coming back again.
The sweet potato hush puppies were amazing, meat was tender and delicious!!
Best. Brussel. Sprouts. Ever. We both had the brisket melt and it was phenomenal. It’s BYOB which is awesome!
Great barbecue! Food and service are excellent. I would suggest outside dining on a hot day. No A/C inside. If you enjoy good barbecue, this is the place.
Unbelievably good pulled pork and sides. Clearly best in Philly and the burbs
It was cold and raining which dampens the mood but our perky cute waitress made it better. She was sweet. My date had the brisket sandwich. He’s weird and didn’t like the fatty parts but I actually like that part. Overall he said he enjoyed it. I had the salmon and grits with asparagus. It was delicious! I’m so mad because I got a box and left my food on the table. I was going to have it for breakfast the next say.
Food was incredible (as always), and the service was great!
The food was great but the service took a too long
The food was absolutely incredible!
Could be a great place, but is missing-managed. Not enough staff, long wait times for food and service. Food could be better if it was prepared with better detail and passion. The kitchen was overwhelmed with orders from the people eating in, the online orders and curbside that food seemed rushed(although it took super long) ... Food was either undercooked or overcooked
Nice atmosphere. Food came fast and was so good. I will be returning.
Good find in Ardmore. Lots of free parking at night.
Very enjoyable meal, top notch service, looking forward to my next visit!
Food was delicious and you got so much plus they didn’t rush you and bring out your appetizers and entrees all at the same time!
So glad we found this spot. Great food and service.
We went here for Mother’s Day to do outdoor dining. It was a little cold outside but we could hardly feel it since the restaurant had great heating lamps next to the tables. The food was excellent and the server was very nice. Thanks for an awesome time!
The food was delicious and the owner/chef was very helpful in guiding me towards menu items that were gluten and dairy free. Our kids loved it too and the portions were very generous! We can't wait to go there or take out from Sophie's again soon.
I chose Sophie's BBQ for my birthday brunch last weekend. The food was aboslutely delicious and the service was great! The main dishes were great but the sides of sweet potato hush puppies and cornbread were out of this world. We brought in a cake for dessert and Tyler helped us refrigerate and serve it to our friends after we finished with lunch. I would recommend this place for anyone looking to satisfy their BBQ needs in Philly.
We made a reservation for 6:30 and ordered a few minutes later. We didn’t get our mains until 7:30, maybe even a little after. The service was very slow the whole time and a little awkward.
We ordered the hush puppies that looked great on social media but were overcooked when we got them. The cream cheese sauce is a little hard to get onto the puppies but overall the taste was pretty good.
I ordered the surf and turf and my dining companion ordered the BBQ platter with brisket, Mac and cheese, and the baked beans. We also ordered a half rack of ribs.
The scallops were a little over cooked and under seasoned. The pork belly was kind of strange, some pieces were good, others were a little tough and under salted.
The brisket was good, macaroni and cheese didn’t look great but tasted pretty good. Beans were reportedly great.
I liked the ribs but the rub was too heavy on them. They were tender and well smoked. The BBQ sauce is yummy!
We’ll be back but maybe on a weeknight!
We sat outside on the picnic benches, entertained by the Ardmore street life.
The food is excellent. We had crab cakes, brussel sprouts, salad, wings. All fantastic.
Definitely more refined, and tasty, than an ordinary BBQ place.
Service was a little slow, but we had a great time anyway.
The food was amazing and the service was even better. The ribs, corn bread, brisket and baked beans were to die for! And you can buy beer by the bottle next door.
We were seated outside on picnic tables but had heaters on either side so we were toasty and warm. Indoors seemed crowded.
The food was delicious ( everything) but the service was lousy. We all ate outside with heaters.
THE FOOD WAS AMAZING... The Lead Waiter was amazing and pleasant as well.. didn't get his name and our waiter was very nice..
Sophie’s BBQ offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 642-0100.
Sophie’s BBQ is rated 4.4 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.