Tradesman’s Philly

4.4
280 reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We have indoor & outdoor seating available 7 days a week! On Friday's and Saturday's we accept reservations until 8PM with walk-up seating available until 11PM. Don't forget about our Stimulus Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-2pm!

For any tent reservations please use vip.tradesphl.com & for any event inquiries please email booking@ccgphl.com. Please keep in mind that we only allow a certain amount of reservations to keep room for our walk up customers. We also still maintain 90 minute table time limits to help with the flow of the restaurant. We want to do our best to welcome as many of you as we can!

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 280 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TomikoT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was nice, attentive (but not too attentive), and friendly. When we first arrived, the noise level wasn't too bad no one had to shout to be heard however as the restaurant filled up, we found ourselves having to shout to be heard. The food was really good and the drinks were tasty and creative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food quality overall seems to have gone downhill. The restaurant is busier now since Covid restrictions lifted - maybe that’s it?? Def not as good as it was - as an example, we ordered a side of bacon and we received a paper boat of overcooked/burnt pieces. Also - how do you run out of Diet Coke?

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vipjklin
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Tator tots were so good as well. Rebecca was an awesome server. We had a great experience in a nice venue!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food service was good

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SusanS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The major issue was the quality of the food. All of the meats were overcooked and dry. We ordered the lamb belly, brisket and chicken. The brisket was so dry we could not easily cut into it.

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vipMissTwinkH
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Bad management. That’s the only excuse I can think of for why the service was so bad. The food was really pretty good. We arrived 10 min early but weren’t seating for over 30 min. Then sat forgotten for 10 when one of the two hostesses slung us water. The exasperated waitress finally arrived who I think was the only one for both inside and outside.

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Joey
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We sat for over 40 minutes before we even got a drink! Our server was not liking her job too much! Rolled her eyes when asked for another coke or extra butter! They all seamed out of touch with customers and seamed very overwhelmed! Music was too loud and we say outside! The hostess were the only bright spot as they seamed to care about their guest!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our host! Great service!

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JeffreyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was during the sixers game 7 when we lost. 😩

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vipMETGUARD
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a new place in Central City Philadelphia. The place is nice. The food is good. The only gripe I have is the ribs needs more seasoning otherwise everything is good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Extremely poor service, the meat is good, but sauces are well below average. Plus they are too cheap to get occupied locks for the personal bathrooms which makes going to the bathroom unnecessarily difficult. And those bathrooms are desperately in need of cleaning. I do not recommend this place for a meal.

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vipKattYum
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Now that I have been there, I know that I am not the targeted demographic for this restaurant. More pictures on the website might make it clearer, but not certain about that. Trademan's is actually more of a bar, even though the food was pretty good. My husband and I, 60-somethings, were the only people there over maybe 35-ish, most younger. The music was very loud, even at noon. The back was really cold, the front was all high-tops. I didn't feel overly clean, and someone was still cleaning bathrooms downstairs from what had obviously been a busy Friday night, again at noon on Saturday.
I personally would never go again, but honestly, I recommended it to my daughter.

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YolandaW
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff was very friendly and effective.. wish I could remember our waitress name. She was fantastic

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Mark
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I love to support local restaurants, and rarely offer a bad review. Unfortunately, that is not the case for our experience at Tradesman's Philadelphia. We were celebrating two birthdays, and we were a party of five. When we were seated at the table the first thing we noticed was that the top was broken off the base and wobbled , so we needed to be re-seated. Unfortunately, the food we ordered was inedible for four out of five of us. The taste of the meat was rancid and freezer burned, and the chips we got with our dip were stale. The crisped onions on top of the caramelized Brussels sprouts were also stale. Four of us ate a single bite of our meal, and could not eat any more of what was presented to us. We literally made reservations at another restaurant for the evening while sitting at the table waiting for the manager to come over. Kudos to the manager for removing the food from the bill. We also had no complaints about our server, but I feel for both her and the manager given the poor quality of the food they have to provide to customers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Our reservation was supposed to be ins

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MikeMac
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with an excellent selection of drinks and beers.

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vipJenniferH
Poconos
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Great gathering spot! Good BBQ! Music, sports and drinks a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience1

It was a freaking ice box in there

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server was outstanding. They were definitely busy and food and drinks took a bit to get out, but tasted good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bottomless mimosas were great! But Brunch menu has little options in my opinion. But our server Peyton was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We did not have a great experience. Service left much to be desired. We had to ask for water multiple times and could not get more than 1-2 cups at a time for a party of 8. Any special requests were treated as strong inconveniences and no effort was made to make the party feel welcome.

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Saraw23
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carly was our server, she was awesome. Our food was delicious and my Bloody Mary was excellent! Loved the chill atmosphere along with the choice of music. Brunch was perfect! Can’t wait to come back with my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Happy Hour!!

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vipZach
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Friendly but slow service. They were out of half of the menu on a Tuesday.

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Catherine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We were a bit disappointed. The food was just ok. Nothing really stood out. I think they were really short handed because the service was really slow. On the positive side, the outdoor dining set up is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome great service and my server she was very nice and polite

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vipBobnJoyce
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The three tables of young men who had ordered "bottomless mimosas" were very tough to sit next to. Very loud.

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vippatd
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was okay. It was noisy. It is a bar with food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it , the food was amazing. Drinks were good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Poor service and the food was very dry and bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, awesome vibe!

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SnehaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Incredibly slow service for mediocre food and experience. Will not be back and would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

be careful of bottomless mimosas...

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NessyN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great the staff was super nice me and my friend will be back soon

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ShannonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Tradesman's! The barbecue was delicious and the staff was very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating! Can’t recommend enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing for started bottomless mimosas 🙌🏽 can't go wrong, we ate brisket eggs Benedict which was melt in your mouth good brisket was made perfectly and tender!!! After our second bottom of mimosa we tried the maple siracha wings and wasn't disappointed can't wait until next Sunday.

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Jules70
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual and fun. Outside seating was fun atmosphere. Love the picnic tables with plastic between the tables and TV for each table

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MaddieH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had a great time, we were kicked out of restaurant right when our time was up. Our waitress kept asking for our table when we hadn’t finished our bottomless mimosas yet. The food was very good it was just our waitress

FAQs

Tradesman’s Philly is rated 4.4 stars by 280 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 bookings at the moment.