Bebe's Barbecue
Bebe's business cards and menu
dig the pig!
We are currently transitioning our business to a new operation, & we hope to rejoin the food scene by Spring 2011. Thanks for your support!!!



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Bebe’s began as an idea, inspired partly by an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer  written by Rick Nichols in November, 2008 about the revitalization of the Italian Market on South 9th St and also by Mark Coates’ grandmother cooking. Mark learned what he knows about southern style cooking from watching his grandmother, Bebe, in the kitchen and he picked up his barbecue techniques from his family in North Carolina.




the smoker

Mark loves to interact with the customers and works late into the night preparing the pork shouldersand brisket and puts them into the smoker for 16 hours, so they come out perfect, when Bebe’s opens at noon. You know the meat is ready when it literally falls off the bone and has a crust created by smoking the flavorful rub, also known as 'the bark'. The pork is pulled apart by hand, chopped to the customers liking (fine or coarse) and mixed with your choice of two sauces, a vinegar-based ‘East Carolina’ sauce or a tangy, tomato-based ‘Lexington’ sauce, and is served on aplain whire hamberger roll, seeds optional.


Make your sandwich a platter and try two of the many types of vegetarian, fresh-made-in-house-daily sides. Cornbread and southern style sweet tea top the meal off but make sure you leave room for one of Bebe's delicious desserts!

Thanks for choosing Bebe’s, Philadelphia’s premier small batch Carolina barbecue, hawg on!!!


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