3 top spots for barbecue in Philadelphia

Got a hankering for barbecue?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top barbecue spots in Philadelphia, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

Winter is the top season of the year for consumer spending at restaurants across the Philadelphia area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a software provider that helps small businesses get more reviews. The average amount spent per customer transaction at Philadelphia-area restaurants grew to $29 for the metro area in the winter of last year, 2% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse

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First up is Holmesburg's Sweet Lucy's Smokehouse, situated at 7500 State Road. With four stars out of 631 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score barbecue has proved to be a local favorite.

2. Mike's BBQ

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East Passyunk's Mike's BBQ, located at 1703 S. 11th St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score barbecue and sandwiches 4.5 stars out of 182 reviews.

3. Chuan Kee Skewer

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Chuan Kee Skewer, a Chinese spot that offers barbecue, hot pot and more in Chinatown, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 94 Yelp reviews. Head over to 927 Race St. to see for yourself.

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