Tradesman’s Philly

4.5
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We have indoor AND outdoor seating available 7 days a week! Don't forget about our Stimulus Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm!

Due to the guidelines given by the city and state, we do ask for your cooperation with a few policies that have been instated:

1. Masks covering both your mouth and nose are required whenever you are not seated at your table.
2. There is a 90-minute maximum seating time per reservation.
3. The maximum guest count per table is as follows:
Outdoor Tables: 4 including children
Indoor Tables: 4 including children

For any weekday tent reservations please email booking@ccgphl.com & for weekend tent reservations use vip.tradesphl.com! See you soon!

Tradesman’s is a celebration of American ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit, embodied in craft beer, small batch whiskey, traditional BBQ, and local and sustainable farm sourcing. It is our mission to unify these ideals on one menu, and under one roof.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 210 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was AMAZING! Eggs were perfect, avacado was so fresh and the tots were crispy! Will def be going again!

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BettyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, waitress was attentive and the food was Awesome 👍. We'll be back soon.

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vipPatrickH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good and my friends and I had a good time. My only issue was I booked a reservation for a tent. When we checked in I was told there were no tents available. I asked how can I make a reservation for a tent and there not be one. Was instructed they had a few walk ups.

I’m sorry if you make a reservation for a particular seating, it should be honored. Instead we were put outside in the cold night and the heaters did not help.

Shameful!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

No champagne, sad!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great date with a good friend of mine! Cheesesteak egg rolls were so good! Definitely a young crowd and good bar vibe despite Covid.

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vipMari
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing service! Our waiter/bartender was super nice and fun. Food was pretty good. The atmosphere is definitely what I would go back for. And music plays during dinner.

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

Very friendly staff. Food was okay just needed a bit of seasoning. But all in all a great experience. Susie K our waitress was so sweet and nice. Had a smile on her face (even with a mask on) the whole night waiting tables. Will definitely be back again.

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thisguyshane
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was overall delicious. We will definitely be returning in the future. The menu is limited due to Covid-19 and they charged an additional 6% covid-19 tax “to adjust to rise of costs related to the pandemic. We were not aware of that until getting to the restaurant so be mindful of that additional charge.

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jamieg
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stimulus brunch was a great deal and good was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff!

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vipChristopherB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was good. Service was slow. They really rushed you out of your seats after 90 minutes even though it takes a lot of time for the wait staff to actually serve you. It’s pretty rude the way they rush you out of your seat after 90 minutes when they are slow to serve you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

It was freezing. Service was slow. And there wasn’t enough working heaters got every table.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Mac n cheese is a must! Quiet intimate setting with a very eclectic decor. Only thing is wish there was an option for build your own Mac n cheese with their meat selections. We didn’t want a full bbq meal but wanted to try it. Ended up with the nachos instead which were still delicious just very simple and basic.

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MollyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food & great service! The atmosphere is awesome!

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Phillyfoodie
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spaced properly to be COVID friendly and food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From what we could see this restaurant was following all COVID regulations for dining indoor/ outdoors. We chose to eat inside after walking by and deciding to make a reservation. We were seated quickly and our server (can’t remember her name friendly, blond, pretty) made great suggestions and was engaging. The food was good as were our drinks and as we were leaving more tables were being seated. Overall we were in and out but didn’t feel rushed ( We are also mindful ).

Phlly restaurants need our support when we choose to dine out. This place is definitely trying to maintain a high standard of food and service even through challenges with COVID. I noticed everyone being aware of themselves and safety precautions while servicing guests. Please keep this up!

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T444
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Our waiter did not seem like they wanted to be there and did not come back much. I understand its tradesmans and it's supposed to be loud but it was a little too loud for dining and trying to have a conversation regardless. I won't be back.

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AmandaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, fun nigh

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JayM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graet BBQ ribs. Fall off the bone done. Very casual great service.

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jmleahy428
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Great food. Great service. Sat us outside in 40 degree weather with no heat lamp.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

If you have more than 3 people, it would’ve been a better experience for you. It seemed that because there was only two of us we got a little high top table with no heaters and everyone else around us with a bigger party got a heater. Would of been more enjoyable if we were able to get the same treatment as everyone else. Service was good but the seating arrangement just sucked.

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EmileW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Right now I don't believe they have a good handle on managing reservations. Food was not great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Was placed in an alley without a heat lamp or tv even though my party of four specifically called ahead to request this. We were going to watch the football game and we’re totally ignored by staff for these requests.

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Jason
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun experience and the host staff and waitresses were really accommodating and friendly. Went to watch a Saturday game and they made sure we had a tent with a TV and were well taken care-of! Definitely recommend!

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vipSophiaT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Just didn’t care for the atmosphere, it’s all outdoor seating which is expected these days but just wasn’t appealing at all. Host was borderline rude but server was nice, and brought me a new hot cocoa when I said mine was cold. Just seemed super overpriced for what was served in plastic cups and silverware (which again, I understand)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Well let’s start with the Menu, what is listed on OpenTable website is NOT the available menu, they have minimized it (No Problem).

For the food we chose 1/2 Ribs,1/2 Beef Brisket, Mac n Chz, plus Cole slaw. All was Excellent, all was tasty and good. We wanted Cornbread but they were out ( doors just opened at 4pm it’s 4:20pm how are you out?)

It’s was a rainy day and we were happy they had tents set up with private seating for up to 6, bench style, our own TV within our booth also.

Service- never really connected with our server, she had the personality of a order taker, or just someone who didn’t want to be there. I’ve actually had better service/personality from a Popeyes cashier.

So will I go back?? Probably, the food was good, but I will expect the service of an order taker, and food deliverer, versus someone who is happy that customers are coming out, supporting local businesses, and willing to tip for it. Usually I tip 30% (especially in these times), this server got 20% and a note stating I have had better service at Burger King.

I understand this is a “bar atmosphere” place because I live half a block away and it’s always packed with a younger crowd, drinking especially during game day. But come on, read your clientele, not everyone is just there to get sh*t faced, and tip low.

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vipEricP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service is always great here. They are hard working people with great attitudes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday and watching the Eagles game. The reservation had been made weeks in advance. The level of service was significantly worse than it has been the past few months. We come for most Eagles games and have been numerous other times for outdoor dining. The food and drinks were still good but the service from the hostess abs out waitress was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I booked reservation for my 17 year old son and his girlfriend. They sat them outside in the cold with no heating lamp in 30 degree weather when there were open tables with heating lamps available. They ask to be move to another table and they said it was reserved, then they ask for a heating lamp and they said they ran out.... like why would you seat someone In the cold with nothing warmed them up. I will never recommend this place to anyone the service is bad

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Specifically asked to be near a heater, we were no where near a heater, they were confused when I asked if there was a heater & pointer at the closest heater which was no where near

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Bobiphin
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was pretty cold out they tried to accommodate us and bring one of the heating lamps closer to us but honestly it didn’t do anything but there was no fault on them. We choose to eat outdoors, so that kind of comes with the territory. Other than that my server kept literally passing us like I asked for barbecue sauce as she brought the barbecue sauce out but she literally passed our table then came back to the table, she brought napkins but she passed our table and then came back, she legit kept passing our table like she forgot we were even there. Our table was wobbling and sliding so we put the napkins under the table to make it even but then the table top itself was loose. The food itself was just OK nothing fantastic the barbecue sauce was really good but everything else was just kind of basic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was my friends birthday. I’ve noticed since outdoor dining has started that service has gotten some what worse? Everything seems to take a lot longer. My friend ordered the drink “the sinner” it was suppose to be an egg white drink. It didn’t have any egg white froth it kinda looked like mucus on top of his Drink. Our drinks took about 20 mins to come out. It wasn’t busy at all. Otherwise the food was phenomenal. The Mac and cheese is AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Just horrible, the food was terrible, the drinks were worse, and the conditions in the restrooms were beyond filthy.

THERE WAS NO HAND SOAP IN THE RESTROOM!!

Never again!

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Sarah
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband, close friend and I had a great time watching college football here. Love the variety of beers on tap and the easy but delicious food options. Great service from the staff and everything was super safe & clean.

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vipCarrieR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My husband and I went here for brunch. We got lucky and it was a beautiful fall day so we sat outside. The atmosphere was really nice, as they decorated for fall. They also put 2 big screen TV's as well as a large projector screen out so everyone could watch the college games. And did I mention bottomless mimosas?? Get the tots. You won't be disappointed.

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Phillys
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service every time I come here. Waitresses are so slow and unattentive, it takes forever for someone to come by to ask for refills. Definitely would not recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

we made a 8:30 res on

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vipAKHM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Well, I thought the food had the potential to be good. We didn’t order anything complex that required an executive chef’s approval. My chicken tacos were tasteless, sprouts and chicken wings were just okay, and our two peach whiskey drinks had no whiskey and all bad iced-tea. Only item that was good was the sweet potato fries. I was going to box the leftovers for a homeless person, but I opted out because they would’ve probably given me a bad review for the food coming out of this place. In addition to the bad food, my girlfriend said the bathroom was so trashed she couldn’t even use it. The waitress was very nice though. Definitely wont be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Great atmosphere. Crappy food. Excellent service

FAQs

Tradesman’s Philly does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Tradesman’s Philly is rated 4.5 stars by 210 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.