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“All you need”

Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Q Grill
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Ranked #436 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$1 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Key West, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“All you need”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

All you need for a real South Philly dining experience is the Bomb Bomb. We live in South Philly, very near the trendy hip E. Passyunck section. We like our neighborhood, but for us it is well worth it to walk the extra few blocks and eat at Bomb Bomb. No pretense, and wonderful food. I love the seafood linguine and partner is a crazy about their bbq, so our two very different palates can be satisfied. Step outside the box and try this place! Its a fun experience.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Phila, PA U.S.A.
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“I love good food”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Home made Italian fare
Constant quality
There for 60 years
Family owned
Best ribs period
Muscles red gravy wife's favorite
All orders al dente
Never a bad meal here
A must stop here when I go to South Philly open lunch dinner and late night

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Brooklyn, New York
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Hop in a cab and find this place!”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Frank, the longtime owner, couldn't be more delightful. He's 91 and sits out front. This mom-and-pop restaurant specializes in BBQ and Italian food--yup, that's right--your choice. It's like Mom prepared dinner. Way comfortable and casual--it's just good eats at a reasonable price. It's fun. Get to know the staff. Cabs take a while to get to and from there, but it's worth the trip!

Visited May 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Go for the ribs! (Better than Famous Dave’s)”
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Tucked into a cozy South Philadelphia neighborhood, this place is a jewel! Love the homemade vinaigrette dressing. The menu has good South Philly variety, but If you like ribs, this is the place. .......falling off the bones and a generous portion. The prices are great! ($13 for a 1/2 rack of ribs, fries & cole slaw; basic salad $1.50!)

The place is, of course, packed for dinner on the weekends and pretty crowded with locals for dinner during the week. There’s about 20 seats in the dining room so go early to avoid waiting or go for lunch.

  • Visited February 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Small local bar and restaurant with friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

We have eaten here several times over the last 2 years and enjoyed it each time. It does get VERY busy so calling ahead to check on table availability and wait time is advised. The mussels are a favorite, but I've also enjoyed the crab cakes and chicken. Portions are generous and service is very friendly and casual. The bar is always busy! They run out of desserts early in the evening - just a caution if that is a problem for you!

  • Visited November 2011
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