Fette Sau - Philadelphia

1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

+1 215-391-4888 - View Website

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Barbecue Restaurant Philadelphia


Fette Sau (German for “fat pig”) is a barbecue restaurant specializing in dry-rubbed meats, sourced from small, local farms and smoked in-house. The menu changes daily, with a rotating selection of meats available for purchase by the pound. The sides are kept simple and include burnt end baked beans, broccoli salad, pickles, sauerkraut and potato chips. The drink list offers nine beers on tap, plus a cider, and an extensive list of North American bourbon and whiskeys.

Picnic tables are the primary form of seating, giving the restaurant a communal atmosphere. The space has an industrial feel, with its reclaimed wood, cement floor and exposed beam ceiling. Fette Sau is a transplant to Philadelphia from Brooklyn by way of partnership between restaurateurs Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll, marking Joe’s first restaurant outside Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Customer Ratings

Best BBQ I’ve ever eaten period, place is legit man! The brisket, ribs and duck where all cooked to perfection. Try the Broccoli it’s a real treat. Love the rustic but modern thing they got going here… wish I lived closer.

Michael Williams – Google Review

Ordered the Thanksgiving here for the second year in a row and WOW the flavor. We ordered the day before while it was still hot and ate at the office. What a treat! Seriously, keep Fette Sau in mind next Thanksgiving, and phone ahead! They will sell out of birds.

Erica Metzger – Google Review

Fette Sau is a great spot to grab a bite. I don’t know that the food overall would be worth a takeout trip, but sitting outside enjoying some yummy BBQ with friends was great. It’s not cheap. but you’re getting nice cuts of meat. I also would’ve preferred if I could purchase my food and drink at the same counter, but no dice. I can see how a crowded day would make this experience suuuuper inconvenient, but on a quiet, sunny day, definitely give it a try!

Allison W. – Yelp Review