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Fette Sau
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
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1208 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
1208 Frankford AveUSPAPhiladelphia19125
$$Barbecue RestaurantToday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 12:00 – 11:00 pm
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Dry-rubbed meat smoked in-house, beer & whiskey served in industrial-rustic digs with picnic tables.- Google
People talk about pork belly, picnic tables, whiskey, joe carroll and broccoli salad
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Joshua Moskowitz
reviewed 8 months ago
I came here at around 6:00pm on a Saturday. Upon walking in, the place smelled great and I was really excited to try their food. There were 6 people in line ahead of me and it took about 15 minutes to have my order taken. If the sluggish service was the only issue I think I still could have liked this place. But, I ordered a half pound of brisket, 2 beef ribs, and a side of baked beans. The bill came to $47...$47! Looking down at the tray I couldn't believe it was $47 worth of food. On top of that, the food was mediocre at best. It wasn't the worst meal I've had but it was far from the best and miles away from the price I paid. I left there feeling like I had wasted my money. The bottom line is this restaurant is in a city where there's little competition for good BBQ and it's trendy. If it was opened in another part of the country where BBQ is more common, this place would be laughed out of business. If you're hard up to overpay for mediocre BBQ in a dimly lit "hip" place then go for it. Otherwise, I'd recommend saving your money.
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Rick Mason
reviewed a year ago
This is a tough one to rate. Before you head there, realize that you are not waited on like a normal restaurant. Its cafe-style, where you stand in line, order, they give you a tray with your food, and you find a place to sit. It's an interesting change of pace, and I wouldn't down vote it for trying something new. It would work well for a lunch spot, or if you live in NoLibs/Fishtown and wanted to grab some good food rather quickly. However, my girlfriend and I went there for dinner, and stood in line for a good 30 minutes before getting our food. I'd much rather have waited at a table. On the plus side, they do have a bar next to the line so you can drink while standing. Onto the food. Its good BBQ. Though El Camino is better. We got some brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and a side or two. Again, It was pretty good, but lacked flavor, so I was loading on the BBQ sauce. They provide 2-3 types depending on what table you get. The Decor...Its well done. Clean, and creative. The only problem I had with it is how hard they tried to make it hipster. I mean, you're a steven starr restaurant, you can't provide comfortable chairs? I was sitting in a wooden chair, and my girlfriend sat in one of those ceramic blue chairs you would sit on in highschool. Again, they did a really good job of imitating hipster, but that alone is an oxymoron. It just felt too artificial to me. Service - Well, there is none, so I rated it Good: Mainly because they clean the tables and grab your finished trays pretty quickly. Someone is walking around as well to make sure everything is okay, we were approached once. The bar was easy to get drinks, and they had a decent selection of crafts. There is a water cooler in the back that you can help yourself to, where they provide plates, utensils, and plastic cups. All in all, it was a good experience. I'd recommend it as long as you understand that the experience isn't going to be typical.
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Josh McGrath
reviewed a year ago
First thing I thought when walking into Fette Sau was "man it smells good in here." It's incredible how welcoming the decor and how friendly it all seems. The semi-industrial feel of the place is simultaneously cool, impressive, and fascinating. On to the drinks, they're tap list was meh, definitely better than your standard miller/bud/coors but Philadelphia has become such an awesome beer city you have to really deliver when it comes to your drafts. Lastly, and most importantly, the food. I had the brisket and pulled pork and I have to say I was blown away. I've had a lot of bbq but this was easily the best. The char on the brisket was almost like a desert, and the meet was all perfectly tender and with amazing flavor. All in all I will definitely come back and will definitely recommend it to everyone I know.
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Robert Stone
reviewed a year ago
The decor is industrial with exposed brick, exposed wood beam ceilings and good quality everywhere and clean. It's self serve including the paper plates(get two paper plates at a time and stack them), paper towels, silverware, water, etc. Despite being self serve, the employees were eager to help and the manager even came over to me and asked if everything was all right. The beans have chunks of beef and are delicious- the brisket is also a good deal as you get several large slices for half a pound. The chicken is $10.00 per half and is pretty big. The one item I had an issue with are the Angus beef ribs which are $22.00 per lb. ONE rib was $16.00! They should lower the per lb. price on these as the weight of the rib is mostly the bone! My friend and I spent close to $70.00 on a half chicken, half a lb of brisket, the one $16.00 rib, two large side orders consisting of the baked beans(awesome) and potato salad(didn't care for it too much), two rolls and four beers- a nice touch is you can get half pints for $3.00. Despite the cost, I would return and order less, the food is filling and excellent quality!
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Jean Hyclak
reviewed a year ago
The barbecued meat is delicious and expertly prepared. Side dishes are also excellent - especially the baked beans. I like the casual vibe. Very low key place where you can easily order as much or as little food as you want - everything is ala carte.
Amin Zaman
reviewed 10 months ago
Great food and drinks in a cool atmosphere.