Sophie’s BBQ

4.5
70 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
American BBQ and Seasonal, Chef Driven Comfort Food

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 70 people are saying
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4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, amazing service. truly amazed with the experience i had at here and definitely will be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The sweet potato hush puppies were amazing, meat was tender and delicious!!

JS
vipJenniferS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best. Brussel. Sprouts. Ever. We both had the brisket melt and it was phenomenal. It’s BYOB which is awesome!

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unbelievably good pulled pork and sides. Clearly best in Philly and the burbs

MG
vipMarnishiaG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible (as always), and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The food was great but the service took a too long

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible!

JR
vipJR0923
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

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

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fabfee
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food came fast and was so good. I will be returning.

KD
vipKennethD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good find in Ardmore. Lots of free parking at night.

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Nick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, top notch service, looking forward to my next visit!

CM
ClaraM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

JM
JillM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this spot. Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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evag
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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Kate
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Donnelle
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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!

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evets
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

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MPLPilot
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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vipstyle101
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience1

The food was delicious ( everything) but the service was lousy. We all ate outside with heaters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING... The Lead Waiter was amazing and pleasant as well.. didn't get his name and our waiter was very nice..

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waited 45 minutes for BBQ platter and it was lukewarm.

JD
JosephD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent BBQ and the staff was super nice and friendly. I love that it’s BYOB! 5 stars!!!

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MelissaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every thing I ate was dry and over cooked. I would not recommend eating there. Waste of money.

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Carina
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

So good! We especially loved the Bama fried chicken sandwich, the fries and the coleslaw!! The coleslaw was 100% fabulous peppery, crunchy yum!! And the heaters were so stylish and warmed the outdoor seating area up just right.

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vipBenn
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was super flavorful, and unique. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Wonderful Experience! Will be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time went with my sales team and my Manager and was surprised on the amount of food that was served and attention to detail. The meal was outstanding and I will come back real soon

DM
vipDianeM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Hassan bbq platter with coffee rub brisket Mac and cheese and sweet potato fries. Huge portion for 28 dollars was enough to share or take home the leftover for another dinner. The cornbread is amazing! My son had the burger and said it was great. Casual relaxed atmosphere - great for a fun meal! Can’t wait to return!

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vipQuirkyBlackMan
Philadelphia
137 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Definitely worth the visit. I'm definitely a BBQ officionaldo and enjoy and sample the best all over the US so my review seem be a bit harsh. Food is very good and portions are good but maybe a bit pricey.

The Sweet Potato Hush Puppies were a huge hit. The Wings are very tasty when dipped in the sauce but are not mixed in the sauce as stated on the menu. My family loved the Crab Cakes, Burger, Chicken and Brisket and the Salmon BLT is probably the best kept secret and best value. I had the Ribs and unfortunately like at least a few reviews I had read were salty to the point of being almost inedible. I could not finish a half rack and when I tried later at home I threw out the last 2 meaty bones. I thought that after the response to the bad reviews there would have been an adjustment but I was wrong.

Outside dining needs improvement from the uncomfortable picnic tables that are slanted making one side higher than the other. Not very comfortable or conducive especially for older diners. Outside heaters are barely adequate.

Again I'm extremely picky about BBQ having grown up surrounded by some of the best BBQers and very skilled myself, the food is very imaginative, some A+ and most better than you'll find this side of the Mason Dixon Line, but there's definitely some room for growth and improvement in some areas. Lighten up on the salt and substitute garlic.

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vipLenJack
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from providing the Best BBQ we've ever had, Tyler and Veronica were extremely friendly and accommodating. They were very down to earth and made our experience very delightful. The food is nothing short of amazing and we cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious food. We had the wings, bbq burger, chicken sandwich, and cornbread. Everything was fantastic, but our faves were the wings and the burger. Great little place, really friendly people, excellent food! Can’t wait to go back.

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space great food great service I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and quick service!

PA
vipPASQ
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Meal was delicious, we sat outside. Lovely.
Service was a bit slow, related to a call out.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great! Will def be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, food great people love it!

FAQs

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

Sophie’s BBQ is rated 4.5 stars by 70 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.