Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Philadelphia

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August 12, 2022
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Highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Philadelphia

Cooking meat low and slow over an indirect heat source—the only real qualifications for barbecue—is a truly American tradition, going back to indigenous cultures and picked up by early Spanish colonizers who also gave it the name the cooking style goes by now: barbacoa. Today, barbecue is a wildly popular staple across the U.S., with many cities and regions boasting their own take (and all claiming to have the best). Because barbecue meat spends hours upon hours cooking, restaurants are a go-to source for many Americans who would rather not spend all day and all night tending to their flames. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated barbecue restaurants in Philadelphia on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#19. El Camino Real

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1551
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#18. Uptown Beer Garden

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings:
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Pub
- Price: not available
- Address: 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-7501
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#17. Bomb Bomb Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (48 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1026 Wolf St, Philadelphia, PA 19148-3032
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#16. Chef Ken's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (12 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: not available
- Address: 7135 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119-1842
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#15. Nine Ting

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (20 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 926 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2437
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#14. Tradesman's

- Rating: 3.0 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.0/5), Value (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1322 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4524
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#13. Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
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#12. Rib Rack

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2100 Tyson Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149-1810
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#11. Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (56 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Brazilian, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6501 Castor Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19149-2793
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#10. Fat Jack's BBQ

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 10090 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19116-3901
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#9. Bull's BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (2.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA 19148-5205
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#8. Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1936 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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#7. Kim's Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (15 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Barbecue, Asian
- Price: not available
- Address: 5955 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19120-1823
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#6. Smokin' Betty's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (336 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 116 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4801
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#5. The Rib Stand

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (25 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $
- Address: Reading Terminal, 12th and Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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#4. Mission Bbq

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 11000 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19116-3961
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#3. Fette Sau

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Barbecue
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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#2. Baby Blues BBQ

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (190 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3402 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3404
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#1. Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (207 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7500 State Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19136-3402
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