In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue favorites and drinks for take-out at Phoebe's Bar-B-Q. This Groupon is good for pick-up only at Phoebe's South Street and Umbria Street locations. Phoebe's does not offer dine-in services.
A Philadelphia favorite since 1994, Phoebe's serves up Oklahoma-style barbeque paired with southern sides and tongue-tickling sauces. If it at one time oinked, mooed, or crossed the road to get to the other side, it's on Phoebe's menu and slathered with sweet barbecue sauce. Patrons with a preference for porcine platters can tear into an half rack of seven pork ribs ($12.49) or enjoy a pulled-pork sandwich with coleslaw ($5.49). Cow-tippers wishing to take malice to the next level may opt for a full rack of beef ribs ($16.49) or a platter with a half-pound of beef brisket, two sides, and corn bread ($11.49). Phoebe's also serves rotisserie chicken in a variety of sizes and formats, including 20 wings ($8.49), 100 wings ($35.99), or for obsessive chicken-bone collectors, the whole bird ($8.49).
A person can always tell when the barbecuexplosion has been through town, because of the molasses footprints and carelessly flung bibs that pave the streets. Start vindicating sauce stains by perusing Phoebe's slate of smoked meats, savory sauces, and succulent sides, including roasted mixed vegetables, candied yams, and spicy greens, then place an order for pick-up and keep an extra dining shirt in your back pocket.
Phoebe's Bar-B-Q has been reviewed in foodaphilia. Thirty-four Citysearchers give Phoebe's Bar-B-Q a four-star average, 63 Yelpers give it an average of three stars, and 79% of Urbanspooners recommend it. While reviews are polarized about the service, reviewers like the food.
- You wont be dissappointed [sic] when you order from this great take out BBQ restaurant. The food is consistant ly great and the service is on point. – fish0208, Citysearch
- All in all, a great dinner when you don't have the time to make it, crave the South, and want to spend under 10 dollars on an insane amount of food. – Catherine F., Yelp, 2/9/09
In a city known for its cheesesteaks, it can be difficult to find a beef brisket smoked to Midwestern perfection. Enter Anastasio Botsaris, the chef and owner of Phoebe's Bar-B-Q. Botsaris and his pit crew call forth a wide array of Oklahoma-style barbecue meats from the fires of their kitchen. They stress simplicity above all else, letting their smoked rotisserie chickens and pulled-pork sandwiches speak for themselves. They don't skimp on the sides, either, which include candied yams and collard greens, which are best washed down with a tall pint of barbecue sauce.