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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (30)
Casual (23)
Fun (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Great Beer (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Authentic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love going to smokin' bettys for food and drinks. They have a great happy hour menu and their food tastes fresh and delicious. They are very accommodating for large groups. Sometimes their service can be slow but overall a great place to go.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Noise level was high, perhaps because we were on the 2nd floor and near the bar.

My wife enjoyed her hamburger but I tried the meat egg roll which I found as too rich and filling for me.

I think I'll stick to the ribs and burgers from now on.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My only disappoint that the dessert that I wanted was not available. I was celebrating my husband's birthday. What they offer was not what we wanted I feel it that have a popular item on there menu it should also be available for the customer.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and beer are terrific. Only low point was the service -- rather slow despite the many empty tables.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Awesome food and the service was great , Thanks for having us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Brought a guest who hasn't dined here and he loved it.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Waiter was amazing and so was the food!! Me and my boyfriend were celebrating 6 months together and we had never been but were extremely impressed and happy with everything. Thanks for making it a great night :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It took 55 minutes to get food on the table from the time we were seated. The waiter never offered drink refills, told us he would be right with us and after 10 minutes, I had to go get him. Another waiter spilled grease on me and apologized and brought be a wet napkin. We were asked about our meal on our way out and after we told him, he mumbled an apology.

Leisurely service is one thing but this was just ridiculous - especially after we told the waiter that we needed to catch a flight.

The food is average and the place is noisy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Met friends I haven't seen for a couple years! We had no problem hearing one another talking given the moderate noise level. The place is roomy; I didn't feel like we were on top of others. And the burger & fries were hot and delicious!! We all liked our meals!

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

This was a very nice restaurant. Food was good and server was very good. My son said he had the best vegetarian meal out that he's ever had. Very reasonably priced.

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