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Tradesman’s Philly, Philadelphia, PA

Tradesman’s Philly

4.1
4.1
334 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We have indoor & outdoor seating available 7 days a week! On Friday's and Saturday's we accept reservations until 8PM with walk-up seating available until 11PM. Don't forget about our Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm!

Please keep in mind that we only allow a certain amount of reservations to keep room for our walk up customers. We also still maintain 90 minute table time limits to help with the flow of the restaurant. We want to do our best to welcome as many of you as we can!

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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    WEEKEND COVID Sat, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm COVID 19 Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 457-3994

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Tradesman's has up to four spaces for private events and parties from 10 to 400 people - including the main bar and lounge, the first floor dining room, the upstairs mezzanine dining room and a private party space.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Chestnut and Juniper Streets, Midtown Village

  • Parking details

    There are ample local parking lots and meter parking on the street. Tradesman's is also located near public transportation and is a quick Uber and Lyft ride in Center City.

  • Public transit

    Near the Broad Street Subway and all regional rails at City Hall.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 334 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Good for Groups

  • Philadelphia

    Good for Groups

  • Philadelphia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Went here for date night last night and my partner and I can't say we enjoyed the food. Nothing tasted seasoned. The BBQ sauce was watery, our drinks were flat. The only thing we enjoyed about this place was the decor.
  2. A

    Ashley

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    good and drinks were super tasty, and staff was so kind!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the first time back since the pandemic. It was delicious and bigger portions that we remembered. Definitely a must for a nice casual date .
  4. HP

    HapsterPeabody

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed Sunday brunch. The food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were tasty as well. I'm a bit surprised the place wasn't busier, given the quality of food. Perhaps people wait for the changeover to the lunch/dinner menu? I gave 4 stars because the service was a bit slow- I'd give 4.5, if the system would allow. I'm not sure if our server was helping to turn-over the kitchen, but we didn't see her much. When we did, though, she was extremely friendly and helpful. We would definitely return, and want to try their regular menu items as well.
  5. RJ

    RajeevJ

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We must not have gone on a busy nite. But I figured Sat nite 8 pm would be prime time for diners. There were 4 bartenders behind an empty bar. 3 servers but only 1 working. She was running all over the place, without any help. One of the bartenders was too busy flirting with a woman at the bar. I ordered an Old Eagle Old Fashioned. It had to be the worst drink I ever had. One sip and I returned it. Just got a bourbon straight up. Food was good. Brisket was moist and well done. Ribs were great. Shrimp could have used a lil more seasoning. All in all not bad on food. Our server never asked if we needed fresh drinks or even sauces. She kept walking by our table without ever checking in. Then she pulled out the check from her shorts in the back. The black check book was shoved in her shorts. Do I need to smell her booty while I pay for my meal? No " Thank you for coming" nothing. Just picked up the check and left. If Tardesman treats it's paying customers like this when it's dead in their resturant. I'd hate to see what's it like when busy. Not going back due to bad service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I made a reservation and had to stand at the front counter for 15 mins before someone even came to greet us. Then, the server didn’t even get my order right. But it was very good good and a great atmosphere.
  7. M

    Maryo

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really cool decor and the food was good. The brisket was small portion and I don’t usually eat a lot so not sure why such a small portion.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I have to give more than 5 Stars I would! The brisket was absolutely incredible! I have eaten authentic southern barbecue, and this brisket was absolutely top notch! Perfect amount of fat, salt, spice! Absolutely delicious! I I’ll be back when I visit the city again!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Service wasn’t the best. Waited a long period for waters, refills and the food that we order.
  11. S

    Steezy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very terrible service. Kept having to ask where our server is. Food was awful. Fries were soggy and cold. We weren’t even given silverware or water
  12. CG

    ColbyG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Quite loud and lively. Food was surprisingly good fir a bar. Kale Caesar was delicious and bbq meats did not disappoint.
  13. JB

    JudyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ended up at the Tradesman because a different restaurant we had reserved with lost our reservation. And it was the best thing that could happened. We had the absolute best time! Best bachelorette party dinner!!! We will definitely be coming back!!
  14. RM

    RaulM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place, nice service and food, don’t miss it!
  15. JK

    JasonK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and fun atmosphere. Good location. Highly recommend.
  16. JK

    JessicaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Not from here and it looked like a cool place to catch up with an out-of-town friend. But I should’ve heeded the other reviews: It was SO LOUD. The “dining area” was a few tables in an alcove off the massive bar, and my friend and I were SCREAMING over the loud crowd and the music to be heard. The waitress kept asking us to repeat our orders without writing them down, then disappeared for long stretches. Our food came out five minutes after ordering, and we hadn’t even gotten our drinks yet. Granted, the food and drinks were good (my friend says hers was watered down), but don’t come here if you want to actually have a pleasant dinner and converse.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ended up being party of one, and it was fantastic! My server was so wonderful and recommended the Sriracha maple wings and they were amazing! The right amount of heat and the right amount of sweet! Will be coming back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation @
  19. JB

    JoanneB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    First time at Tradesman, I wasn’t sure what to expect, however I knew I wanted barbecue. I must say the food portions were really big and the food was excellent. I will definitely be back and the collard greens were the most memorable part of the meal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We booked a table on open table and when we arrived there was basically a college party going on. They were checking IDs at the door and the place was packed! The floor was sticky with beer and there piles of beer cans everywhere. The music was blaring and it was really unpleasant. We didn’t realize that this was college bar when we made the reservation otherwise we would have found somewhere else to eat. Just wish we had a heads up before we got there. We ended up finding somewhere else to go once we saw what was going on.
  21. RM

    RhodaM

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Great food, very loud though.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It got busy, and our waitress hustled. So I guess the service was less about her performance and more about managements. We waited for everything except the food. Our drink
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It took awhile for someone to come over and get our drink order and when we told the waitress we were ready to order after she took our drink order, she just walked away, I’ll just say maybe she didn’t hear me through the loud noise. The food was horrible, we actually left it on the the table and paid our bill that was $86, yes we paid $86.00 for food that we did not and could not eat, I definitely would not recommend this place to anyone, unless they like tasteless barbecue and young wait staff that just walks around huddling with their coworkers.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Loud and young college crowd but food was good!
  25. CC

    ChocolateCD

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    FOOD -- Very tasty, well prepared, delicious, our party was very pleased SERVICE -- Top notch. Our wait staff was very helpful and accommodating to us geezers AMBIENCE -- Well, that place is too noisy for me. A food event is a social gathering and it was just too loud to have a meaningful conversation. Glad my hearing it starting to fail as it will help in the future. DOWNSIDE -- QR codes. Guess what. Not everyone has upgraded to your fancy schmancy high tech menus. This alone might cause me to cut your place off any of my future dining plans. Please give us oldies a break. On the good side, you are still accepting cash. Thank the gods for small favors.
  26. DK

    DavidK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We made a reservation but it seemed like it was overlooked as they had a difficult time finding a table for us. Once seated the rest of the experience was favorable. Food was great- chicken was amazingly tender and an array of BBQ sauces were provided. I would visit Trademan's again - great food, fun atmosphere and close to the theaters on Broad Street.
  27. TC

    TandCouttodinnerin9

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and quick service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice laid back environment. Very nice waiters. Should definitely try if you haven’t already!
  29. G

    markG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice fun atmosphere
  30. JR

    JeffR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great BBQ. The ribs were outstanding and the brisket was quite good. Place was a little dead, though
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Overcharged on drinks, we’re never told about upcharges, won’t be back
  32. S

    Shane

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I checked out Trademan's because I was in Center City for an event! I don't get to Center City too often these days (Apocalyptic Pandemic Reasons..Lol) so I wanted to get a place with a varied menu! The menu features BBQ items and a robust beer/draft menu! Me smoked wings and a burger! The food was Meh ...the beer menu and service is why we gave it the extra star! Our server was fantastic! The space is wide open and I appreciate openness! Would I return..Yes..Happy Hour for sure!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Review is for restaurant experience, but note that OpenTable has a completely erroneous menu on its reservation link. Hugely disappointed that most items I’d hoped to order didn’t exist. Not the first time it’s happened
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar..great service and recommendations First bite of the bbque sandwich was pretty amazing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for brunch and the waitress was dope! She was friendly and made us feel welcome
  36. S

    Saraw23

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Everything about it…the servers are attentive, food is delicious & your bartender Karlie is AMAZING! Will be back sooner than later!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    The bathrooms were disgusting at 8pm. It wasn’t like a restaurant. It was like a frat party.
  38. J

    Jeric

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The girls at the desk accepted the reservation so I wouldn’t get penalized on OpenTable but they wouldn’t let us in. There was a college football game on tv and people wouldn’t leave even though we had a reservation. None of the surrounding restaurants had availability. Won’t go there again.
  39. JL

    JayLeigh

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The collard greens were excellent. Not a fan of the brisket being on the dry side but it was still pretty tasty.
  40. T

    Tony123

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Spent the first 40 minutes of the visit arguing with management about whether or not we could get a drink. We had an underaged person in the party who was not drinking and only there for food, however they were insisting that everyone else at the table had to be over 25 years old in order for the rest of us to have a drink. The PA law is that one person must be over 25 in order to be able to chaperone a minor, not EVERY other person at the table. This took them over 30 minutes of arguing with us to realize. The bartender even started yelling at the server for asking to order drinks for our table. The manager apologized for the inconvenience, however a customer should not have to argue with the staff in order to teach them the law and made feel very uncomfortable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Tradesman’s Philly is rated 4.1 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Tradesman’s Philly

1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut and Juniper Streets, Midtown Village

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    WEEKEND COVID Sat, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm COVID 19 Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are ample local parking lots and meter parking on the street. Tradesman's is also located near public transportation and is a quick Uber and Lyft ride in Center City.

  • Public transit

    Near the Broad Street Subway and all regional rails at City Hall.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 457-3994

  • Private party facilities

    Tradesman's has up to four spaces for private events and parties from 10 to 400 people - including the main bar and lounge, the first floor dining room, the upstairs mezzanine dining room and a private party space.

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