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About Smokin' Betty's

Smokin' Betty's is nestled in the heart of Midtown Village offering American comfort food that would make your mama proud. One of Philly's favorite spots for burgers and BBQ ribs, Betty's is also known for their 16 rotating craft drafts, daily menu additions, weekly happy hour and weekend brunch.

With two floors and two bars there is plenty of room for happy hour after work, business lunches, group dinners, and special events. Come enjoy dinner with the family, the big game with friends, or many of Philadelphia's annual promotions.

116 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday, Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Sansom Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 922-6500

Website:
http://www.smokinbettys.com/

Entertainment:
4 HDTVS to catch all of the game day action with drink and food specials!

Catering:
Smokin' Betty's "On Wheels" brings our comfort food piping hot right to your home, office, or special event. Whether you have a group of 20 or 200, Smokin' Betty's is happy to cater your next meal!

Parking Details:
Within close proximity of three major parking lots located on Sansom Street between 11th and 12th Street. Street parking also available along Sansom, Chestnut, and Walnut Street, only a short distance from Smokin' Betty's.

Public Transit:
Only two blocks from the Market Frankford 11th Street Station and Regional Rail Market East Station. One block away from major bus lines including Route 9, 42, 12, 21 and 23.

Executive Chef:
Artt Ward

Private Party Facilities:
Smokin' Betty's has a variety of options for private events. With two stories and two bars, there is enough room for large happy hour groups, business lunches, formal dinners,cocktails and appetizers, or late night events.

Private Party Contact:
Emily Smith: (215) 922-6500

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Smokin' Betty's Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (41)
Casual (34)
Good for a Date (19)
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Fun (18)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Quick Bite (12)
Great Beer (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

The service was poor, the food was good and the noise level was high.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress had no idea what she was doing and the rest of the wait staff seemed as inexperienced and unprofessional. From the moment we arrived to when we left she was dropping things, forgetting any requests, and even got the entree order completely wrong for one of my friends. The food and ambiance was good, but not good enough to risk another negative experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was very good and the prices were reasonable. The service was ok- our waitress was pretty scattered and not very attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Code the restaurant because it was close to the convention center and took reservations. Everything was great. Good food, great service!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The place was so loud we could not have a conversation. The food was fine — I recommend the fish tacos — and priced right; however, green choices were very limited. The hosting service was poor but for our server, SETH, WAS OUTSTANDING. HE SAVED THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE FOR US.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

We were looking for a nice place to eat within walking distance to the Walnut Street Theater, this fit the bill.
The signage is odd, we walked past the restaurant til we figured out where it was. Just on the corner of 11th & Samson.
We were greeted & seated right away.
Our server was very nice & efficient. The food was delicious and plentiful. I’ll definitely go back.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was great, and the service was prompt and friendly. The atmosphere is wonderful. Their music selection is perfect for the mood of the restaurant.

I am definitely going to be coming back here sometime soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Would say the happy hour menu was great, and overall pricing was good. Food was not as good as I was hoping for, I’ve had better BBQ. Also, it was busy, but not packed, and it was even too noisy for us. Can’t imagine how loud it would be with a full house. Service was very good, and food came very quickly, which was good because we had an event to attend and didn’t have lots of time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good and food was good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My friend and I went here for brunch. The server was nice and polite. My friend ordered the Betty’s breakfast burger but was brought the wrong burger. We told the server it was the wrong burger and he said he would go talk to the chef and bring the right one out. Then, not sure if it was the manager or chef, but short man in a plaid shirt came to our table and asked if there was “a problem with the burger.” My friend said yes and that there might have been a miscommunication but he was brought the wrong one. The manager or chef was very rude and instead of just apologizing for bringing the wrong order, he said “Well the other one is going to be more money.” We were obviously aware of the price since that is the burger we ordered and we felt offended that he thought we were trying to scam him for a couple dollars difference for a burger...This was not a big deal that he was given the wrong order but the way it was handled was incredibly poor. This was obviously their mistake and it seemed like they didn’t believe that my friend knew what he ordered. Safe to say, I will not be returning due to the unprofessional service and the food was only mediocre. No one even apologized.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Again a good experience. Service was a little uneven which was odd since we came for an early dinner. Kitchen came through thro

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food for a great price!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great spot for our office holiday luncheon. Noise level was a minimum and Food was delicious. Will definitely be back again - especially for the grilled salmon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Loved the carb cake sandwich special! Nice spot for a sit down lunch during the work day. Great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Team Xmas lunch

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

I have a very limited food plan because of health issues. I had looked at the menu on the internet and there were several things that I could have. However when we arrived only brunch was being served because it was Sunday. I was able to find one thing to have and had the rest served on the side. My husband enjoyed these "extras". They were very accommodating and the waiter did not bat an eye when I told him how I needed my choice served to me. The food that I had was very good and both my husband and I enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was good waitress tried to be attentive. Restaurant seemed to be somewhat understaffed. Would however visit again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best brunch I've had in a long time. Draft beer list was great. Seth was an excellent server. Really attentive and fun - will be back!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were seated upstairs. This is the second time that we were there for dining and the dining room was very cold. Even the help are wearing hoodies.

We ordered turkey burgers. The flavor was good but they were very dry.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This meal wAs disappointing
We ate at the bar and received disinterested attention
The wine was fair
We went for the wings which were greasy and skimpy
My husbands sandwich was bland and my salad was just satisfactory
It’ll be a while before we return
Also the restaurant was out of soup and Pinot Noir

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Waiter was very friendly and helpful regarding the menu, but he was also the bartender with no view of our table. Service was slow.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Third time coming here and once again I was pleased with the food and service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This was our third time at Smokin Bettys and, once again, it did not disappoint.
With two active children, our waiter (I think his name was Sean), was patient and kind,
accommodating our every need. Food options varied and interesting as were the adult beverages. Highly recommend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed the most incredible brunch appetizer. I have never seen a pancake appetizer at a brunch, but what a great idea!!!! 3 big pancakes are always too much for 1 person, but as an appetizer it was just right. Hats off to your staff and Mark for such a great idea.

I will definitely be back for the pancake appetizer! Thanks ~ Hoov

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Another wonderful meal. Great food at an affordable price.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday plus a friend get together

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Server was very slow, not very attentive. We waited about 30 min after eating to get our check even after we asked for it.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The matradi was rude and kept seating people people in front of us. Very loud. Would never go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I had been to Smokin' Betty's several times but not for several years....for really no reason. In the past 2 weeks I have been here twice....when it rains it pours!
Once with gal friends and then with my husband. Each time was a winner. I had the salmon both times. Others have had pulled chicken, the ribs and chicken BBQ platter, a burger and fish tacos. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
I would suggest reservations, regardless as it a little small and it does get crowded, owing to that depending on where you are it can be a bit noisy, especially upstairs.
Mac and cheese and the bread pudding...must trys!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Visited joint because of their Home Made Mac & Cheese. This is one of my son's favorite dishes. We also love good BBQ even with an urban twist. The waiter was outstanding giving us his complimentary comments on what we were interested to order. I like when the staff's eyes light up. This prepares me for an excellent eating experience. I was not disappointed. Even the bread pudding after the meal with their secret recipe in house whipped cream was outstanding. Great time and a return trip soon...

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Dinner for three before attending Walnut Street theater. We ate in the bar area. Bartender was very helpful on the large beers on tap list. Recommend the Left Hand Fade to Black. Pleasant and attentive service. Food was good. I ordered the tavern burger since I hadn't been there before. Next time I will try the daily specials. Desert was bread pudding that my wife shared with me. Not a fan of bread pudding, but this was really good. Should have asked for the recipe

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were happy with Smokin Betty’s. Food was good and reasonably priced. Good drink selection, and very good service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was really good. Sliders, ribs and chicken were all prepared well...chicken wing was a little burnt but rest of chicken was tasty. I really liked the corn muffins too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was excellent! Tacos. We’re amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food! Service was great. A bit noisy, but enjoyable. Didn't care for the tables being so close together. I prefer a more private table setup.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Casual dining comfort food, but also several healthy options. My favorite place for a quick bite with friends and colleagues and worth the walk from my center city office.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food, bar, and atmosphere. Poor service. Not only was the service slow but many things were forgotten and no apology offered.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Spending a few days in Philadelphia and was just looking for something different in our general area. Smoking Bettys came up and we thought it sounded interesting without being to formal.
It was a very nice place to sit, have a couple of drinks and some tasty food.
I would like to go back sometime and try more of the menu, as it was we tried a burger (made medium well the way I asked) and a chicken and broccoli rabe sandwich. Both were good. My only complaint was that during happy hour when the Yeungling on draft was only $3, that draft stopped working and I wasn't offered another draft for the same price. I did end up ordering another draft at regular price that was very tasty though.
All in all it was a very good dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All the brunch food was wonderful. Some traditional brunch items and some very creative options. Service was excellent

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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