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Fette Sau
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 12:00 – 10:00 pm
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1208 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
1208 Frankford AvenueUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19125
$$Barbecue Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:00 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 – 10:00 pm
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Dry-rubbed meat smoked in-house, beer & whiskey served in industrial-rustic digs with picnic tables.- Google
"But, I ordered a half pound of brisket, 2 beef ribs, and a side of baked beans."
"I like the casual vibe."
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James J Riviello
2 months ago
Incredibly slow staff behind the food counter. 20+ people in line for a 6-8 item menu on a friday, and they painstakingly spend around 5 minutes serving each person. I would give 5 star if they shifted into high gear, and processed the orders like a professional kitchen. 1hr+ wait on a busy night, standing in line. Bar is professional though, good Bourbon selection, decent Manhattans.
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Bruce Segal
10 months ago
Excellent food. A little pricey by the pound. I highly recommend the after work specials. Super value for the cost.
Joshua Moskowitz
a year 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
2 years 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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John George
7 months ago
Bloody Expensive if you don't make it to their happy hour, but great BBQ all around. Looks like you are eating BBQ in a log cabin. If that's your thing then go for it!
Eric Knox
10 months ago
Great bourbon selection. Have tried the brisket, pulled pork and pork belly and enjoyed all of them. Baked beans are great too.
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Robert Stone
2 years 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
2 years 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.