Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant

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131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue

Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant received its name from an unfortunate bombing incident in the late 1930's. Still standing today, it serves barbecue ribs and other grilled meats along with a variety of pastas and other Italian dishes. Enhancing the dining experience, Bomb Bomb BBQ Grill & Italian Restaurant further offers a full-service bar with a wide selection of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits. During its weekday Happy Hour, you can enjoy special drinks and different menu items.

Bomb Bomb BBQ Gill & Italian Restaurant offers a casual, fun and friendly dining experience. Housed in an historical building, it features a charming décor with terra cotta walls, wood furnishings, elegant artwork and pendant lighting.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Love the food and the staff!

k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food was excellent!The service was really good .Our Waitress was awesome!

BC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We've been going there for years and it keeps getting better. We'd probably be there more often if it wasn't so hard to find parking. The staff is exceptional and lots of fun. Needless to say, the food is great. Try their happy hour; its the best bargain ever. Great neighborhood bar everyone needs to try. We're going back in a few weeks; it's our place to go before a Phillies game. You should try it.

s
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, old school South Philly experience. Good red sauce and pasta. Good ribs. And the fried calamari was exceptional! Friendly, sweet service too!

FC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place never disappoints! With the hybrid restaurant cuisine choices of BBQ, seafood, and Italian... there's no drop off in quality of food. They do all 3 well! Great for a bite to eat at anytime It's close enough especially before a Philly sports game or event!

r
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood I am!

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the 5 years I have been eating at Bom Boms I have always had consistently good food, friendly staff who go outvif their way to make you feel welcome

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food was excellent and Linda and Paula are the best. They go above and beyond to make your night great.

FM
Philadelphia
393 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been here many times food always delicious
Had chicken marsella very good
Friend had a beautiful salad & sandwich + peach cobbler...all wonderful
No complaints & he is fussy

n
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Yikes! All about ‘local yocal’, but your patrons shouldn’t hear your “side” conversations (a.k.a. Complaining about the patrons). If the target audience is the aloof, then maybe they’ll keep on keeping on. If not, and they have to start trending just a tinge with the times, then basic service will go a long way.

JO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Made a reservatino for 7pm on a Monday. Good thing we did, becuase all tables were otherwise full in this tiny, 25 seat restaurant.

The waitress appeared initially overmatched in handling the flow of 8 tables at once. Her busboy was initially of no help, but he became more engaged as our meal went on. The food was enjoyable, but a bit pricey given the ambiance & clientele. Overall I'm happy that I dined here after hearing so much about Bomb Bomb from many locals.

AC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific - never had a bad a meal! Friendly welcoming atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great. S.Philly bar and restaurant..i had the Crab and spaghetti. Red and the white gravy...over linguine..out of this world...its there crab fest and runs thru August...all kinds of crab dishes...cant wait to return..there regular menu is so so good tooo...💖

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good food from ribs to seafood! Great small place with friendly, excellent service!!

KO
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food n service. Would highly recommend to everyone!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience are all top notch. The food is fresh and the servings are huge. Recommend reservations to ensure a seat, as it can fill up quickly on any night.

t
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Sadly, the food was really mediocre. The mussels in white sauce were swimming in a tasteless water bath. My chicken Parma was over cooked. I don't know what happened but the food has gone downhill. Sadly I will not go back.

FZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff. Had reservations for 6:30. Sat at 6:30 and had a very enjoyable time.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Haven’t been there in months and decided to try the rack of ribs for the first time. Delicious and fell off the bone. Service is always friendly, and treat you like family.

FZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was GREAT! Antipasto and the rack of ribs were awesome. Love it there. Janet was our server she was wonderful.

FT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Bomb Bombs several times, each time bringing someone new with us. Every time, there are smiles and congratulations for bringing them to one of the best restaurants that they have ever been to...between all of the visits we have sampled most of the menu...with accolades every time. Thanks

A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was really good. Mussels were plump and fresh in a rich tomato broth. Ribs fell off the bone and had rich, if conventional, flavor. Seafood over pasta was fresh and delicious. Place has a fun neighborhood buzz. BUT, service left something to be desired. We had to wait half and hour for our table even though we had reservation. And after we sat down, it took another twenty minutes to take our order. Waitress was lovely, but was clearly challenged by being the only server in the restaurant.

BR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Basic South Philly Italian. Nothing fancy-just wholesome good food and great service.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I moved to Philly from Chicago 20 years ago and Bomb Bomb is the only place I’ve found with good ribs! Beer served in the bottle. The calimari and salad were also very good. Authentic South Philly service! Definitely will return.

KF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A quaint and cozy South Philly joint with excellent food and friendly service. We tried the Fra Diavolo and the Rib/Chicken Combo Platter, both of which were fantastic. Can't forget the carafe of house Chianti to wash it down with! Overall a great experience. Will be back soon!

JP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great people, great food, I go every time I am in the stadium area

H
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has such a special, cozy ambiance that makes you feel welcomed. The service was great, food was authentic, and the staff just make you feel like family. The Pasta e Fagioli soup and veal were so good.

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Prices are high for what you get. It is old school, and not that great.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood place. Fantastic specials!

k
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed when eating at Bomb Bomb! The food and atmosphere are both top notch! When you eat there you are family! A truly wonderful night out!

d
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, service, vibe.

t
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

So fabulous! Great service! Just marvelous! The waitress and hostess are sooo very kind and helpful. Ya gotta go!

T
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here many times. Everyone is so nice, food consistently good with the best Ribs ever!
Reasonably priced and great time!

GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very quaint local Italian restaurant. Nice atmosphere for dining. Food was prepared to perfection. Only bad part was parking. Had a hard time finding a spot anywhere close. Recommend Uber.

VC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Local bar, everything is fresh and made to order. YUM!

JA
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a patient at work tell me he and his wife make the trip to the city to go to this restaurant in particular. I wanted to try something new for my bf's birthday and we both loved this place. It had an old school Italian feel and the food was phenomenal. I would absolutely recommend this place and will return!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food and the staff are the best

BE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great but someone stole my umbrella.

c
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. The service from our server was great. The food was only average.

JF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined many times at this restaurant and it is always enjoyable. The food and the service (not to mention the hospitality) are wonderful. If you are interested in having an authentic Italian meal, I recommend this place....you will not be disappointed.

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