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Deke's Bar-B-Que

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443 Shurs Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128-3502
+1 215-588-7427
Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pa
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233 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Let's face it Philadelphia is not known for it barbecue but this is probably the best in Philadelphia.The dining area is small in the winter with bar seating and some booths.There is also a fixed price buffet. In the summer, there are picnic tables outside. There is parking which is a bonus as it is a hard area to find... More 

Thank joanz359
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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258 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Probably my favorite BBQ place in the philly area. Love the brisket! I might be addicted! And the fries... more please! I smother them in a combination in the unlimited sauces they offer.

Thank Larry K
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Really small place especially in winter when seating outside is unavailable. Be prepared to possibly eat at the bar, which we did (I don't mind). Food was super fast and delicious. Not much of a wine selection. We will return!

Thank Courtneymsp9
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151 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to get dinner on the way to a movie on Main Street. The Pulled Pork was outstanding. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank GooseCowboy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We eat in and take out. Last vist took out the "Party Special", tons of food. Everything delicious. The eat in restraunt is basic, the wait staf very good and friendly. Will go back. Has one vegeterian option.

1 Thank Pat G G
Stamford, CT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Found this place on Google while in Philly. We wanted barbecue, and we like hole-in-the-wall places. So after getting directions, off we went. And on a residential street, down a sweet little alleyway, there was Deke's. For $12 (plus an $8 side of ribs), we ATE. They had a 'cue buffet that was outstanding and plentiful (their mac and cheese... More 

1 Thank stamford_native
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Good Bar-b-Que goes with summer like Philadelphia and humidity. Seriously, the food was really good. Had the ribs and was really impressed. The beer selection was solid, with my server allowing me to sample a new beer. The location and environment are very friendly and fun for a group outing or a casual date. I really enjoyed my visit and... More 

Thank David G
Grafton, New York, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very limited parking situation but they have a valet. Turn over your keys!! and tip well :-) We did take out... and lots of it... couple racks of baby back, brisket, wings. All ready before I was able to finish my cocktail. All delicious. We were sent by our kids who live in Philly... will definitely go again! WARNING: Cash... More 

Thank Robin C
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Came to the area to visit a buddy and his son for the night. Couldn't have found a better and friendlier staff to serve us. Super helpful waitresses and bartender saw two guys with a baby and were more than helpful. The buffet was hard to believe would have such good eats! Pulled pork, chicken, Mac and cheese!! All very... More 

Thank BJ G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Oh my, this place may be a hole in the wall. You may even take your life in your hands to pull into the parking lot on a busy night BUT DO NOT miss this place!!!! Tasty, succulent, smoked and tasty (said that twice) BBQ - everything is wonderful!

1 Thank Ann P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 Shurs Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-588-7427

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?