Not every region in America gets to claim its own unique barbecue style, but just about every city is fortunate enough to have at least one BBQ joint where one of the classical forms (KC, Texas, Carolina, etc.) is practiced by some crazy-obsessive pit man who really knows his rub from his mop. Here, we have Phamous Phil’s in Collegeville, where Phil Schmidt practices the distinctive southern style he learned while in Tennessee. The ribs are good. The pulled pork is one of the smokiest things you will ever taste in your life. And the best thing one can say about Phil’s meat is that, while his sauce is good, it’s also completely unnecessary.
I am so thrilled that Phamous Phil's received this honor, they really deserve it. The smothered french fries have pulled pork, bbq sauce & cheese...amazing. I cannot get enough of the ribs and I love that it's a BYOB. We buy the BBQ Sauce and put it on everything! Go Phil! Posted by karen: Sep. September 14th, 2011 at 6:16 PM
My family are regulars at Phamous Phil's and I can honestly say it's our favorite place for BBQ north of the Outer Banks! Not only is the food incredible, but Phil is such a fantastic person... so involved and appreciative of his customers. His pulled pork is the only meat that my 2 year old son will consistently eat! Now that speaks for itself... You must check this place out. If you love authentic BBQ, you will not be disappointed. Posted by Heather: Sep. September 11th, 2011 at 2:05 PM
I have eaten at Phamous Phil's BBQ many times. His special reuben made with his fantastic pulled pork, sauerkraut and homemade cole slaw on grilled rye bread is to die for! His chicken salad is awesome too - smoked chicken and Hellman's mayonaise - delicious. I never had brisket before - his beef brisket sandwich melts in your mouth! You won't leave hungry. If you live in Norristown or Pottstown, it is well worth the short drive! Posted by Nancy: Aug. August 1st, 2011 at 9:56 PM