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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (42)
Casual (33)
Good for a Date (20)
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Fun (17)
Great Beer (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The only downfall was that our waitress was also bartending in the other room and we were out of her sight. She was unable to check on us throughout the meal and we had to flag down bussers for extra napkins and drink refills. Other than that, the food was delicious as always.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite BBQs in Philly! Great Ambiance and close to the Forest Theatre for pre or post theater performances. Enjoy their Chicken and Rib combo. Service was good!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Been there twice, and both times have been wowed by their food! They have delicious bbq but also have a great variety of non-bbq selections.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful birthday brunch experience. The Marscapone French Toast and fuzzy mimosa are a must-try! This was my third time here and my family’s first time and we all said we would be returning!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was slow.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went to dinner before a show at the Forrest Theatre. Seated a couple minutes before our reservation. Waitress was attentive, friendly and made you feel comfortable. Food was delicious. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very good. Price point was great. Service was friendly enough, although hosts were not as warm. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for a pre-theatre dinner with a group of friends at the Forrest Theatre right around the corner. Great selection of food, service and atmosphere vibrant. Busy Friday night but they did hurry it up when we told them we had an 8 pm show to get to. We would definitely go there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the evening with a small group of friends. The french fries were just the way I like them.Happy hour offered a limited but decent options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

This was just a casual business lunch for us, but the menu choices while not too lengthy, were difficult to choose from. Excellent hand cut fries, burger, brisket sandwich, and cobb salad were all served at our table and very nicely done.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Wanted to try a new place, and Smokin Betty's had good reviews and decided to give it a try. The food was great, portions weren't too bad, drinks were just okay. Very comfortable setting.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Our first time here...loved it! Great food, attentive, friendly service! We're already planning a return visit!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

ordinary food...great service...loud music they did not turn down

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I had some friends in town for the weekend and wanted a casual last minute reservation. The food was not good and the service was even worse. I wouldn't come back here or recommend to a friend. The only good part was that it was cheap. Otherwise go somewhere else.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great ribs and sides! Friendly service. Had a great time before a show.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always ask for dinner special for a special treat.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Parade day for a bite cool place nice food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The brunch menu was very reasonably priced. My dining companion’s pancakes were HUGE!!! They were busy and the waitress seemed a little overwhelmed with the number of tables they gave her at all once — it was Super Bowl Sunday. But the place was warm, great atmosphere, and prices are good, especially considering the quality of the food. I would like to return on a weekend without a holiday.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food and service were great as always. Don’t know what S. B. can do, but even though they have a pre-entry canopy, too many folks held the inner and outer doors open at the same time! We were seated fairly close to the door and got a shot of very cold air each time!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We go to the Walnut and love Betty's for lunch before the show. Good food and ambiance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Very good service. Food was very tasty and good portion sizes.

Tags: Great Beer, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Service attentive though at times slow. Very loud space with an energetic brunch crowd.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I usually come here once a month. It was the first time I wasn’t happy with the service or enjoyed the food. My ribs were burnt and chewy like beef jerky

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is delicious!!! I’ve been to this restaurant a few times now and the food is always great. However, this time when I went, it was super noisy and my waitress was inattentive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were 45 minutes early for our reservation and the host was very accommodating and seated us immediately. Service was very good and the menu was impressive. I would definitely come back!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Decent good waiter. Food was tasty

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for brunch to celebrate my birthday and I just have to stop having a birthday during Restaurant Week - it was beyond "energetic" and the table we were seated at was in the middle of the restaurant between two parties.

Apart from that, it was great - our waitress was energetic (in a good way) and friendly and did a great job taking care of us and of course, the food was great (and plenty!)

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

We were excited to try Smokin' Bettys with a diverse group (adults, teens, and my parents) for my husband's birthday. We got there early on a Saturday night (6:00) and they were out of one of the special beers listed on tap, out of one of the special appetizers listed on the board, and out of romaine lettuce for my daughter's caesar salad. The waiter was not particularly attentive and a actually a bit snarky. The food was good, but nothing amazing. Even if it were just me and my husband, we won't be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·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 13, 2018

Great, casual place!

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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 9, 2018

Good and food was good

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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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