Tradesman’s Philly

4.4
190 reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We have outdoor seating available 7 days a week & don't forget about our Stimulus Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 11am-3pm!

Due to the guidelines given by the city and state, we do ask for your cooperation with a few policies that have been instated:

1. Masks covering both your mouth and nose are required whenever you are not seated at your table.
2. There is a 90-minute maximum seating time per reservation.
3. The maximum guest count per table is as follows:
Outdoor Tables = 4 including children

For any weekday tent reservations please email booking@ccgphl.com & for weekend tent reservations use vip.tradesphl.com! See you soon!

Tradesman’s is a celebration of American ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit, embodied in craft beer, small batch whiskey, traditional BBQ, and local and sustainable farm sourcing. It is our mission to unify these ideals on one menu, and under one roof.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 190 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience4

If you have more than 3 people, it would’ve been a better experience for you. It seemed that because there was only two of us we got a little high top table with no heaters and everyone else around us with a bigger party got a heater. Would of been more enjoyable if we were able to get the same treatment as everyone else. Service was good but the seating arrangement just sucked.

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EmileW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Right now I don't believe they have a good handle on managing reservations. Food was not great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Was placed in an alley without a heat lamp or tv even though my party of four specifically called ahead to request this. We were going to watch the football game and we’re totally ignored by staff for these requests.

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Jason
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really fun experience and the host staff and waitresses were really accommodating and friendly. Went to watch a Saturday game and they made sure we had a tent with a TV and were well taken care-of! Definitely recommend!

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vipSophiaT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

Just didn’t care for the atmosphere, it’s all outdoor seating which is expected these days but just wasn’t appealing at all. Host was borderline rude but server was nice, and brought me a new hot cocoa when I said mine was cold. Just seemed super overpriced for what was served in plastic cups and silverware (which again, I understand)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

Well let’s start with the Menu, what is listed on OpenTable website is NOT the available menu, they have minimized it (No Problem).

For the food we chose 1/2 Ribs,1/2 Beef Brisket, Mac n Chz, plus Cole slaw. All was Excellent, all was tasty and good. We wanted Cornbread but they were out ( doors just opened at 4pm it’s 4:20pm how are you out?)

It’s was a rainy day and we were happy they had tents set up with private seating for up to 6, bench style, our own TV within our booth also.

Service- never really connected with our server, she had the personality of a order taker, or just someone who didn’t want to be there. I’ve actually had better service/personality from a Popeyes cashier.

So will I go back?? Probably, the food was good, but I will expect the service of an order taker, and food deliverer, versus someone who is happy that customers are coming out, supporting local businesses, and willing to tip for it. Usually I tip 30% (especially in these times), this server got 20% and a note stating I have had better service at Burger King.

I understand this is a “bar atmosphere” place because I live half a block away and it’s always packed with a younger crowd, drinking especially during game day. But come on, read your clientele, not everyone is just there to get sh*t faced, and tip low.

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vipEricP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service is always great here. They are hard working people with great attitudes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

We were celebrating a birthday and watching the Eagles game. The reservation had been made weeks in advance. The level of service was significantly worse than it has been the past few months. We come for most Eagles games and have been numerous other times for outdoor dining. The food and drinks were still good but the service from the hostess abs out waitress was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I booked reservation for my 17 year old son and his girlfriend. They sat them outside in the cold with no heating lamp in 30 degree weather when there were open tables with heating lamps available. They ask to be move to another table and they said it was reserved, then they ask for a heating lamp and they said they ran out.... like why would you seat someone In the cold with nothing warmed them up. I will never recommend this place to anyone the service is bad

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Specifically asked to be near a heater, we were no where near a heater, they were confused when I asked if there was a heater & pointer at the closest heater which was no where near

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Bobiphin
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was pretty cold out they tried to accommodate us and bring one of the heating lamps closer to us but honestly it didn’t do anything but there was no fault on them. We choose to eat outdoors, so that kind of comes with the territory. Other than that my server kept literally passing us like I asked for barbecue sauce as she brought the barbecue sauce out but she literally passed our table then came back to the table, she brought napkins but she passed our table and then came back, she legit kept passing our table like she forgot we were even there. Our table was wobbling and sliding so we put the napkins under the table to make it even but then the table top itself was loose. The food itself was just OK nothing fantastic the barbecue sauce was really good but everything else was just kind of basic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

It was my friends birthday. I’ve noticed since outdoor dining has started that service has gotten some what worse? Everything seems to take a lot longer. My friend ordered the drink “the sinner” it was suppose to be an egg white drink. It didn’t have any egg white froth it kinda looked like mucus on top of his Drink. Our drinks took about 20 mins to come out. It wasn’t busy at all. Otherwise the food was phenomenal. The Mac and cheese is AMAZING

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

Just horrible, the food was terrible, the drinks were worse, and the conditions in the restrooms were beyond filthy.

THERE WAS NO HAND SOAP IN THE RESTROOM!!

Never again!

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Sarah
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband, close friend and I had a great time watching college football here. Love the variety of beers on tap and the easy but delicious food options. Great service from the staff and everything was super safe & clean.

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vipCarrieR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

My husband and I went here for brunch. We got lucky and it was a beautiful fall day so we sat outside. The atmosphere was really nice, as they decorated for fall. They also put 2 big screen TV's as well as a large projector screen out so everyone could watch the college games. And did I mention bottomless mimosas?? Get the tots. You won't be disappointed.

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Phillys
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible service every time I come here. Waitresses are so slow and unattentive, it takes forever for someone to come by to ask for refills. Definitely would not recommend to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

we made a 8:30 res on

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vipAKHM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Well, I thought the food had the potential to be good. We didn’t order anything complex that required an executive chef’s approval. My chicken tacos were tasteless, sprouts and chicken wings were just okay, and our two peach whiskey drinks had no whiskey and all bad iced-tea. Only item that was good was the sweet potato fries. I was going to box the leftovers for a homeless person, but I opted out because they would’ve probably given me a bad review for the food coming out of this place. In addition to the bad food, my girlfriend said the bathroom was so trashed she couldn’t even use it. The waitress was very nice though. Definitely wont be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere. Crappy food. Excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a pleasant and the food was good, but the service was just ok but there was nothing wrong and it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment of the evening.

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent. My only complaint would, there is no way to tell if you were making a reservation for inside or outside. I had made a reservation for 4 expecting to sit outside. Upon arrival I was informed that there were only tables for 2 or 6 people. Personally, I did not mind sitting inside, how ever 2 people in my group were uncomfortable with it. I would not have made a reservation knowing we would have been inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a reservation and they were over booked so we had to wait a half hour and when we sat down we where told that it would be at least 1 hour for the first course to come out. We just left and went next door and was served with in 20 minutes our first course. No regrets at all thank you Bru

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NickG
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant week, waited 40 minutes even with a reservation, then waited 20-30 minutes for a waitress to come by, just for them to tell us the wait for food would be an hour and a half.

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BrandonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

I went for restaurant week. I would never go again. Horrible experience. At 7:30 reservations our main course didn’t come until 10:30. It took more than an hour between each course to receive any food. I don’t plan on returning

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deniseT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Just tried this place. First service was very good. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Food was Ok, a little pricey for what we had. Liked that still had tables outside, nice layout.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The food had no flavor. The macaroni and cheese was horrible. The only good thing was the shrimp and fried Oreos. There’s no harm to adding seasoning to food; even if it’s just a little salt and pepper.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

The meat was tender but the flavor wasn’t there. The Mac and cheese wasn’t good. The fried Oreo was good

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MeganL
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

I have been here before and usually enjoy it but this time it was like I was at a completely new restaurant. I ignored the bad reviews I saw stating wait times were long and service was bad because I had not experienced that at any of my prior visits. Unfortunately, those reviews were right and I waited a very long time for my food and when it came out my order was wrong and missing items. Our server was helpful and kind and tried her best to get our order fixed when she noticed it was wrong upon arrival so that was great. The food was not as good as it was previously and I felt like everything was super salty and dry but maybe they were just having a bad day. The drinks are good and the staff was friendly but I am not sure if I will be back.

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KaleighE
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

We were seated at 1:00 for the Eagles game. By 2:00, we were still seated with no food and no drinks (not even water). Multiple requests to nearby servers during this time asking if they were our server was met with "no, I have these other tables". A request at the front desk was met with "I'm not sure what happened". Twice. Following a second semi-aggravated trip to the front desk, they managed to finally find us a server. Once we were finally able to put in for food and drinks, we'd been seated for an hour and a half. THEN 15 minutes after putting in our food we were told we were now in the in between menu would need to re-order. The manager did eventually stop by and apologize and comp the first round of drinks/some appetizers, but it really was way too little too late. I will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great location

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Skip
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

They were completely unprepared for restaurant week. Over 1 hour waiting and no food. We called the manager and left promptly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Terrible service. Didn’t come to the table once - had to ask for water, silverware, napkins, etc ourselves. Was never checked on during the meal. We ordered an onion rings appetizer and it took over an hour to arrive. When the entrees came, they were cold. When we asked to put a nba game on the tv, we were given attitude.

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Lolo
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

This restaurant had poor service. My drink came out wrong, and when my server asked if it was ok, I let her know the issue. She said sorry and then quickly left without offering to correct it, and then I was charged fill price. It took an hour for our food to come out, and it was cold when it got to our table. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good portion sizes and amazing food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kaitlin was a wonderful server! Very attentive and sweet

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time and the food was delicious.

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Mttt
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Belligerent crowd. Security was not helpful when another patron disrupted our dinner and tried to fight member of our group.

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Josh
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and a good time (bottomless brunch). Service was friendly but a little slow and could be improved. Would go back

FAQs

Tradesman’s Philly does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Tradesman’s Philly is rated 4.4 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.