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Philadelphia barbecue Restaurant Reviews

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Welcome to our Philadelphia barbecue restaurant reviews guide where you'll find top restaurants off the beaten path, both locally owned and chain. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the Philadelphia just might be the little mom and pop operations flying under the radar. For some of the best picks in Philadelphia, you've come to the right place.

Our Philadelphia restaurant reviews guide can help you make sense of the thousands of options out there. Happy eating!

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Le Cochon Noir

 5 star(s)  (05/13/2011)
“I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THIS RESTAURANT BY GOING TO VINCENT L JOHNSON'S FUND RAISING EVENT FOR JUDGE. THIS IS A 5 STAR RESTAURANT...MUSIC, FOOD, WAITERS AND PEOPLE WERE GREAT. THE OWNER CAME OVER AND GREETED US! FANTASTIC PLACE FOR ENTAINTAINMENT AND EXCELLENT FOOD! SANDRA OF EAST MT AIRY”

Famous Dave's

 5 star(s)  (03/15/2011)
“OMG just thinking about their ribs & roasted chicken makes me hungry! I stop here on my way home from work, and I absolutely love their smoked meats and sauces. Always order extra so I have some leftovers & I have eaten it for breakfast lunch and dinner many times!”

Le Cochon Noir

 4 star(s)  (02/24/2011)
“I had a great time on valentine's day there, the host was excellent, the waitress was on time, the food was good, but the special they had for valentine's day was great, $30 for two, and it was well worth it, only thing I did not like is the Chef came over to my table and ask how was the dinner and ... ”

Ron's Caribbean Cuisine

 3 star(s)  (01/19/2011)
“Honestly you haven't had salmon until you've had Ron's grilled salmon (be sure to ask for garnish if ur into spicy!!) Everything is pretty good (esp. the oxtail and curried shrimp) Service....tsk tsk, like sum1 else said the girl with the short (usually dyed gold hair) is abrasive, abrupt and someti... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 5 star(s)  (08/23/2010)
“for those of you dined at Gloria's gourmet seafood Temptation's (the restaurant side) is owned and operated by the same person i have dined at both establishments on numerous occasions everyone that i have dined with have enjoyed themselves immensely yes there is a wait for the food but usually i go... ”

Ron's Caribbean Cuisine

 5 star(s)  (05/11/2010)
“Ron's has authentic Caribbean cuisine. I am always satisfied with my food. The line is usually long especially at lunch time, but the meal is always worth the wait. The staff is prettly nice, well at least the men are- the women tend to have the tipical Jamiacan women attitude if you know what I mea... ”

Kabobeesh

 4 star(s)  (11/10/2009)
“Amazingly tasty food but the ambience of the restaurant is not what i was looking for. You get food over the counter when its ready after placing the order. There are no people to serve you the food so everything has to be done by oneself.”

Big Daddy's Bbq LLC

 2 star(s)  (10/28/2009)
“When the restaurant first opened years ago the food was excellent and you received your monies worth. Today you get very little for your buck not to mention the prices are over the top. I currently live down the street from this restaurant, but I will travel to another part of the city when I am in ... ”

Holy Smoke Bar, Restaurant & Bbq

 1 star(s)  (10/05/2009)
“The voodoo shrimp was tasteless... the salad was gritty... the greens, macaroni and chesse were horrible. I chose take-out, so I wasn't aware until I got home that they did not include any barbeque sauce for my ribs, which most definitely needed sauce. The salad dressing was good.”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

   (10/05/2009)
“On Oct 2nd My daughter and I gave a private Birthday party at Temptations Restaurant. The food was excellent, the decorations were supplied by management and was very tastefully done. My guests were very impressed with the food, the atmosphere, the cleanliness and the location. I recommend Tempta... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

   (09/05/2009)
“POOR management. As an upcoming and new restaurant owned and operated in the beautiful Germantown, Pa.,section of Philadelphia.. this establishment SHOULD be better. Yes! the ambiance and decor is beautiful, but the lack of customer service and accomodation is horrible !!!!! I havnt dined there YE... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 1 star(s)  (07/08/2009)
“Food was horrible, service was worse! What an embarrassment to be called a restaurant, let alone gourmet. Board of health should check out the food, especially the fish...fresh was definitely not part of any of the food we were served! McDonald's has better wait staff than this place! Slow servi... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 4 star(s)  (06/11/2009)
“I am always impressed by the beautiful surrounding and gracious staff. The food is always AWESOME! I recommend Temptations all of the time.”

Holy Smoke Bar, Restaurant & Bbq

 1 star(s)  (06/10/2009)
“One on the worst dining experiences I ever had in my life. My wife and I went on a slow Wednesday night 10 June 2009. The server gave us corn bread that tasted like it was at least a day old when we asked her to replace it with some fresh corn bread she replied "that they are making some fresh corn... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 5 star(s)  (06/01/2009)
“Me and my friend went to Temptations restaurant for dinner we had a wounderful time. we enjoyed the night we had and will be back.”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 3 star(s)  (05/07/2009)
“My; mother, sister and I decided to something different this Easter of 2009 so we went to Temptations for dinner. Prior to dining there, I called to obtain information on the holiday meal. I was informed by the male who took the call (lter to find out it was the owner) that they would be serving a b... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 1 star(s)  (05/02/2009)
“Hope the jazz is better, because the food and service is an embarassment. This place is sure to be an empty store front soon! Whoever owns this place should have saved the money they spent on decorations and used it to pay for a real cook and training for a wait staff.”

Holy Smoke Bar, Restaurant & Bbq

 4 star(s)  (03/14/2009)
“Food was authentic bbq - not the "smoke-in-a-bottle" stuff you get at similar rib joints. The menu was awesome with moderately priced entrees of smoked items like ribs, brisket, chicken, etc., and lots of other items that I can't wait to try such as seafood, pasta and a huge assortment of appetizer... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 2 star(s)  (02/16/2009)
“The only good thing about this "so-called" restaurant was the live music. The place was empty except for one couple when we came in and we waited for our meal for almost a half-hour. The portions were sufficient but the side choices for "soul food" were limited to string beans, greens, macaroni an... ”

Temptation's Restaurant And Jazz Club

 2 star(s)  (02/16/2009)
“The only good thing about this "so-called" restaurant was the live music. The place was empty except for one couple when we came in and we waited for our meal for almost a half-hour. The portions were sufficient but the side choices for "soul food" were limited to string beans, greens, macaroni an... ”

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