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Phoebe's Bar-B-Q

$$ - $$$
City Center West
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2214 South St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1158
+1 215-546-4811
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

For just the two of us, when we're not in a mood for cooking and want some "returns" from dinner - Phoebe's Pork Rib Lover's Delight certainly does want we want it to. For about $36 (with tax) we get a full pork rib rack - which gives us 2 dinners + a lunch serving, 2 pints of sides (we... More 

Thank opteron
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

The pulled pork was tender and tasty. The chicken wings, however, were a mixed bag. Some of them were tough and dry, others okay.

Thank Philly700
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is my second time at Phoebe's. The ribs were so good I had to come back. Its only take out though. Since its a long drive for me to get there I kinda wish they had an eat in option.

Thank Beverly S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

It is easy to drop $30 here for two getting the platters or dinners but the strong suit here are the meats so get just that and do your own side dishes. The pulled pork bbq is nice and the beef brisket has a great smokey flavor but the unfortunate part is, for a bbq joint, the bbq sauce is... More 

Thank Scott_A_Drake
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

We also had pre purchased an online deal....so we figured we would give them a try....Big Mistake....Never Again. Phone person was a bit rude from the get go, but hopefully the food was worth the trip. We ordered pork ribs which were on the bland side. They threw the mash and baked beans into the container so that everything mixed... More 

1 Thank Josephine M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

If by attitude they mean their servers, then yes, Phoebe’s does have ribs with an attitude. In fact, 2 of the 3 workers I encountered were so rude that I would have left without buying anything. However, I had two living social deals so they already had my money. The deals were the reason I tried the restaurant despite the... More 

Thank MsRae28
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Sometimes while traveling, you find great food in an unexpected place. For example, sometimes the best barbecue is not at a Texas Rodeo, but at a small takeout stand in Philadelphia-that's exactly what they have here. Wow, I wish they sold their BBQ sauce by the gallon! It's the best I've ever had! And the meat was cooked perfectly, too.... More 

Thank Bethany S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

Disappointing. Average at best. Poor service. Don't bother. Just not up to snuff and there is much better barbecue.

Thank TravelerB787
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Overall the seasoning and the taste of the food was fairly good. The ribs were pretty fatty however and the veggies were overcooked, so that definitely detracted from the overall experience. We ordered delivery so I can't speak for whether the food would have been better if we actually ate on-location, but for takeout there are better options in this... More 

Thank Jeremy M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Overall awful customer service. Tried twice will never return. Theanager owner is a real piece of work. Food was just ok.

2 Thank Parkerll

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2214 South St, Ste A, Philadelphia, PA 19146-1158
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-4811

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