Smokin’ John’s Barbecue, Philadelphia PA | Merchant Profile

Smokiní Johnís Barbeque is located at 4258 Main Street in Philadelphia. John OíBrien, also known as Smokiní John, is the pitmaster overseeing the whole operation. John tells us he moved to the area about 25 years ago to help out a friend who was managing another restaurant. In his travels he developed a very popular sweet barbeque sauce and began catering parties, featuring the sauce. After years in the catering business, he decided to open Smokiní Johnís. The restaurant features a fast casual atmosphere, serving the best barbecue anywhere, paired with a full service bar highlighting craft beers and fine whiskies and bourbons. The restaurant has a fantastic friendly and knowledgeable staff. Everything served at Smokiní John’s is made from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.   All the barbecue is cooked fresh daily in the restaurantís state of the art hickory wood pellet smoker with a 500 pound capacity. The smoker provides the consistency needed to regularly churn out barbeque masterpieces. Low and slow is the motto; to fully prepare and smoke a brisket can take up to 17 hours. Popular items include the Pulled Pork, Beef Short Ribs, St. Louis Style Ribs and the vegetarian friendly Seitan Ribs. Seitan is a 100% vegetarian product derived from wheat protein. All the meats are initially prepared with a dry rub. The dry rub on a diner favorite salmon, is reminiscent of pastrami, featuring coriander and mustard. After being smoked the meats can be enjoyed with a choice of sauces including Johnís Original Sweet Sauce, a Texas Style Spicy Sauce and an Apple Cider Vinegar Sauce.  Popular seasonally inspired side dishes include  Broccoli Cole Slaw, Signature Corn Bread, Baked Beans, and Autumn Potatoes.     Smokiní Johnís Barbeque does take-out and catering. They have a full bar with 10 rotating taps and many seasonally inspired specialty cocktails. If you are looking for a great meal in a fun and inviting atmosphere, stop in at Smokiní Johnís Barbeque today. John and his welcoming staff will ensure you have a great dining experience.

4258 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127