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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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (37)
Casual (26)
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Fun (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great Beer (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We mistakenly forgot to make a reservation until last minute and thankfully found one 5 minutes before our reservation began here. We got drinks and split two appetizers, which was perfect to share. The service was good, but a little overwhelming - our server came over almost every 5 minutes on the dot. Granted, he was training someone, and better for your server to be there all the time than not at all. Overall, I would go back to Smokin' Betty's, but it's not my top place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated quickly, and our food was great! We got the Waldorf chicken salad sandwich and French dip sliders, with corn muffins on the side. Both were awesome, and the portions were a nice size.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food super cute restaurant-great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food
Excellent service
We had a great night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ribs were fall off the bone awesome. Wings were excellent, overall great food great drinks

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Family friendly upstairs. Staff was great. We will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Was a great place and bartender Jacob gave great service and was very nice

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great brunch with friends! The atmosphere, staff and food was very good - highly recommend the Betty Burger and Sausage Gravy. Will be returning soon.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were headed to MilkBoy and chose Smokin' Betty's to eat beforehand because it was right down the street. We were seated upstairs at a large booth. Plenty of room and no trouble carrying on a conversation. Our waiter was well informed and didn't rush us. Food was great, especially notable because none of us ordered "typical" entrees. Started with wings that were meaty and moist. We all loved our entrees - fish tacos, red quinoa salad, roasted veggie risotto and the cheese steak special. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Try the truducken.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

We've eaten here numerous times. The food is always great and the service is fast and friendly. It's only a few blocks from the Walnut Street Theater so we eat here before shows because we can have a great meal without spending hours here. We are usually pressed for time!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything was wonderful! All of our entrees were delicious! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service on a busy Saturday night.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent server, Seth!
Delicious meals and tasty drinks!
Loved the ambience and menu options.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was hit-or-miss — “Betty Burger” was very good, other meals including the Mac & cheese side dish were bland. Service was good, but an air conditioning unit above our table dripped on several of us while dining. Previous experiences at Smokin’ Betty’s were good, but not this time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good "southern" style comfort food. Great "daily sangria", white wine, peach & ginger. Noisy and a a good place to bring kids, high chairs & kids menu available. Bar is more sedate and still has food & table service. Moderately priced with great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I had the smoked brisket sandwich. Its was excellent. I just got back from the Dallas, TX area. Smokin' Betty's brisket was as good as any I had in Dallas. Betty's sandwich roll was tasty too. Also had the Reuben Egg rolls. These egg rolls were so good, I'd go back just for them. The biggest drawback at Betty's is the limited offerings of smoked foods. For example, smoked brisket is only offered as a sandwich; a very good sandwich. Why not offer a brisket platter with cole slaw and smoked beans. With a name like Smokin' Betty's, they need to offer a wider variety of smoked meats and platters as well as sandwiches. Overall, the food was good and reasonably priced for a downtown eatery. The place was clean and the service quick.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I never tire of this place. Close to the theatre,great food and very affordable prices. Whether u want sandwhiches,salads or Thanksgiving dinner you get more than u pay for and it is really good

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The philly cheese steak egg roll was awesome.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My girlfriend and I went here for dinner, 515 Sunday night. Brom was excellent waiter!! Recommended the jerk wings. These wings were hands down some of the best smoked wings I have ever had. I didn’t like the chili. It’s more of a thicker tomato based chili... borderline a mix between chili and homemade spaghetti sauce.

I will eat here again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurant I try not to go to the same place more than 3 times in a span of the year but I can definitely say I've been here at least four times this year

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fun, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great Beer, Tapas, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was good. Always a fun time. Service was a little slow and disorganized but decent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Made a reservation 2 weeks in advance and we were put on a bar table in the empty bar when I walked in with my 2 kids. Bartender took forever to acknowledge us. He then took the order and then sent the entrees before we finished apps when I specifically asked for that not to happen. It's a shame because the food was delicious. I expressed my displeasure, but it didn't mean enough for someone to come by and assess the situation. People come for the food, but they remember the service. This place was off the mark from the moment we walked in...bummer

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The noise level was so loud that you couldn't have a conversation. The wait staff was a bit overwhelmed and wasn't very attentive. The food was tasty and I would be willing to give it another try.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I like this place very much as it is my type of ambience and my type of food :)

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