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The Lucky Well

The Lucky Well Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theluckywell.com/
  • Phone: (215) 646-4242
  • Hours of Operation: Restaurant
    Lunch: Thursday thru Sunday 11:30AM to 4:00PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Friday & Saturday 5:00PM to 12:00 AM

    Monday - Wednesday 4:00 PM
    Thursday - Sunday 11:30 AM

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On and off site catering is available.
    Please call the restaurant for more information
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining is available from 25 to 40 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad or John (215) 646-4242

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ridge Ave
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Lucky Well
Food Network Star and restaurateur Chad Rosenthal has been recognized as one of the most talented purveyors of barbecue in the Delaware Valley.
His critically acclaimed Memphis-style ribs, brisket, smoked chickens and side dishes are unquestionably some of the best barbecue one can find north of the Mason Dixon line. Chad expanded his menu and brand, to include comfort food, a full al a carte menu, a full service Whiskey bar and a live music lounge... Also featured will be a Southern Style Brunch on Sundays, all day, all night....

The bar at The Lucky Well features a top-shelf whiskey collection, which naturally compliment the flavors coming out of the kitchen, along with craft-brewed beers and classic cocktails. Cocktails will include some of the ingredients used in the cooking process.

More information relating to The Lucky Well and its full scale music venue will be available shortly on our website.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I were in Ambler and decided to try someplace new - the Lucky Well was a great experience, and we'll be back! We shared an order of brisket with mac & cheese and cornbread - delicious! Good beer list. Our server was friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I loved the food at our recent visit. We shared three entrees Great barbecue flavor and side dishes."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I ate the smoked tri-tips and collard greens. Both were amazing! The inside is very open so as not to feel closed in. The hostess was very kind and seated us immediately! I will definitely be back! A++++++++"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It was a celebration of anniversities for the 3 couples that came to dinner. The food was very good and warrants a return visit. I like some of the obscure dishes offers like the chopped kale salad, corn bread, hush puppies,poutaine, & Brussels sprouts. The Mac and cheese was awesome, sweet potatoes were also good, but the corn bread stoudout side the box. Most restaurants us a boxed mix for this item but this was exceptional. I recommend ordering multiple items and sharing if there with a group of people. Do not miss dessert."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place offers great BBQ in a fun atmosphere. It was classy enough to take a date, and they have a broad selection of whiskey and beer (for those who like that sort of thing). Normally, I wouldn't think a nice looking place would have top-notch BBQ, but they do! The ribs, sausage, and brisket were all tremendous!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I thought that the good was so amazing here, if I didn't live in New Jersey I would come here every weekend. If you come here get the BBQ wings appetizer"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The 4 of us all ordered different entrees, and all were most enjoyable. I particularly appreciated that the ribs were NOT slathered in sauce but were just dry rubbed. Everyone's dish came as requested as a couple of us had specific dietary requirements. The service was attentive, but not intrusive. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I've been to the Lucky Well on several different occasions and have enjoyed the experience every time. The family style BBQ is delicious. The cocktail list is creative and refreshing. Additionally, they have a rotating beer list of microbrews that can stand alongside (and sometimes surpass) those of other bars up and down Butler Pike. The Lucky Well is a welcome addition to Ambler's thriving "main street.""
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My husband and I went on Friday night for dinner. We live in the Blue Bell area. We had heard great things from a few people and were pleased ourselves after our dining experience. We ordered WAY to much food, but enjoy what we could eat. The mac and cheese was awesome and I enjoyed the cornbread. If you order the fried pickles as an appetizer make sure you keep room for your entrees. The drink special was really great(Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita) and we loved the beer selection! Dogfish head 90 minutes in always a winner. The atmosphere was fun and something new and different for a Friday night out. We could like to bring some out of town guests sometime when they are visiting!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I have been a fan of Next Food Network Star for many years. I was excited when a local contestant went far last season and is back, at least online, for this season. I had tried to get reservations in the past but the place has always been so busy. I was excited to finally take my son here so he can compare it to Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse. We were seated promptly and drinks arrived swiftly. And then the wait to place an order began. We went at 8:00pm on a Tuesday night. The place was fairly empty. We were in a side room with only 2 other occupied tables. We saw our waitress and one other coming in and out. Once we finally ordered, the tasty food arrived quickly. Only complaint was the dry corn bread. Waited for check was long."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went for our first visit on Father's Day. Terrific BBQ spot. Not a drippy BBQ, more about the great rub & smoke. Mac & cheese , slaw, and mashed sweet potatoes were wonderful sides."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a great meal here. The menu selections we chose were very tasty. the only thing we would have liked better was to have more combination platters. Everything, including side, was a la carte. The sides could have been a bigger portion. The servers were very friendly but could have been slightly more attentive. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Great BBQ with all homemade sides, dressings, and desserts. I like that the menu changes regularly and that you'll see the owner personally ensuring your meal is to your satisfaction. Innovative drink list and the wings are the best around. We have also had the catfish, sausage, tri-tip, ribs, etc.. Over our various trips and all are outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have missed Rosie's Tennessee barbecue. The Lucky Well is a sit down restaurant that serves food that is as good as his old take out joints in Jenkintown and Ambler, but provides a higher end dining experience. We had brisket, chicken and a variety of sides and everything was good. Portions were ample and pricing was reasonable. It is located across. The street from the Ambler Theater making it a perfect spot for dinner before or after a movie. Make reservations!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Really good food. Reservation was a good idea. Wait staff a bit thin but very attentive. One appetizer and a 1/2 entrée is a lot of food. Get a corner table if you want to have a conversation. Go early (before 7:00) as area parking is a problem. I'll certainly go back soon!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My son recommended the Lucky Well to us and wanted to go back for his 26th birthday. My husband ordered the catfish entree and loved it. All of us enjoyed our meals and will visit again."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Service - our waitress was very friendly in the beginning but obviously something rattled her mid-meal. She was speaking with a co-worker, pointing at another table and complaining. She removed my husband's empty glass but did not ask if he wanted anything else to drink. She did not notice that I had 3/4 of my burger remaining on my plate. Possibly just an off night... Food - Appetizer was enjoyable. After hearing about the special blend of meat, I ordered a cheeseburger. After just a few bites, I encountered a sizeable piece of bone that actually hurt my teeth on the bite down. I understand that this can happen with ground beef but due to the size and pain, I was turned off to the rest of the burger. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Okay place for casual dining. Plates with just meats on them looked pretty sparse and would benefit from a smaller plate for 1/2 size servings and some type of garnish. Food was good. Would suggest ordering several entrees and sharing if with a group. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Berkshire Pork Shoulder was good. If we went again we'd all order that, chosing the half portion plus several sides rather than full portion. Ribs were ok. Beef tips kabob was bland and chewy. Great service and good coffee."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is awesome every time we eat there. We decided to try the wings this time and wow!! They are fantastic!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I celebrated Mothers Day at Lucky Well with my husband, daughter, 8 year old granddaughter, and 5 mo. old grandson. Because it is a kid-friendly restaurant we were comfortable bringing the baby. The food was excellent as always--hush puppies as an appetizer, huge portions of bbq pork and chicken with sides and a fish sandwich. I've recommended Lucky Well to a co-worker and look forward to eating there again myself."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I've been to the Rendevous in Memphis an I actually preferred yours. Your brisket was the best. Only recommendation on the brisket was alittle dry. Otherwise excellent . I had some leftover and will be making a sandwich for lunch ."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great night awesome staff recommendations, great grapefruit Cosmo and outstanding dinner selections can't wait to return "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Had a nice meal with friends but not as good as the last time when I ordered the ribs. I ordered the SBG with shrimp, grits and pork belly but one piece of pork was inedible as it was just a chunk of fat. That was disappointing but the rest of the food was good. And they have a great selection of beer."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great neighborhood dining experience!! Service was excellent, food was out of this world good, and the bourbon and scotch selections were fantastic! Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The food is absolutely delightful! Brisket is amazing as well as the sweet potato mash. The ribs are a standout along with the shrimp and grits. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We loved everything about this place, from the moment we were greeted down to the last bite of desert! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the place was very clean and beautiful. Loved it. The waitress was very odd, will be sure to avoid having her as our server next time. We will definitely be back though! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We have been to the Lucky Well three times so far. Each time we enjoyed a delicious dinner, awesome drinks, and very accomodating wait staff! Our last visit to The Lucky Well, was on my son's birthday to have their snow crab legs. You have to understand, he is a very picky eater and when we find something he likes, we stick with it! Even though their regular Monday night crab special was off the menu (due to the holiday weekend), the restaurant staff made sure they had some crab legs set aside for my son. That made his night, and showed me that The Lucky Well really does put their customers first!! Thanks again for a great evening!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Outstanding all the way around.... Hands down my favorite place to go."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We were welcomed appropriately and seated promptly. We passes trough the large bar areaa which seemed very active. I had the specialty pork shoulder, allegedly in the Memphis style. The pork was tender and well cooked. A bit too much fat. They need to trim after cooking and before "chunking." I found the sauce a little too heavy for my taste. My wife's salad and apprtizer wer large portions and good. Will go back but wont have the pork."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The ribs were great, the BBQ beans were out of this world. Very good beer selection."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "If you haven't dined at The Lucky Well yet, you should do so! The menu is fun and the drink selection is bountiful. This is exactly what Ambler needed, a cool spot just to hang and have a drink or sit down and have a fun dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "BBQ was great and the option for half size portions allows for sharing. I will definitely go again. Extensive selection of bourbon, scotch and whiskey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was EXCELLENT except the ribs were a little dry. Everything else was amazing! Ambience was energetic and fun and they have a great drink selection. Service was a little slow but very friendly and would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had to wait 15 min even with reservation- nothing comped. Also the quinoa salad was inedible and all we got was a list of ingredients along with a "sorry" from the waiter. Food was good but service may prevent a return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had high hopes for this new place to hang out and grab some afftordable bar food and a drink. The servicer was unattentive, the room was dark, hard seats, dropped cafateria ceiling, and generally not cozy or comfortable. Our burgers had to be sent back since they were not cooked as ordered and repeated on us long into the next day. Eww. We may stop by again for a quick cocktail after a movie, but never to eat. We'll stick to Bridgetts."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Awesome BBQ and ambiance. Glad to have this fun spot right in Ambler!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "the food and service were very very good and very reasonable in price we loved it"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We love Ambler, the Lucky Well is by far a great improvement over the Shanachie. The atmosphere is inviting and pleasent; there was great energy in the air and it was a fun time. The food was questionable for the price: We tried the Brisket, Chicken and Ribs platters. The brisket was great and the sides were excellent and really rich; the flavors were outstanding. The spices were perfect. I may not know Memphis Ribs, but I like my ribs fall-off-the-bone, these were not. Maybe that is Memphis Style, if it is, I would change to good Ole NC Southern Fall-Off-Da-Bone style. The Chicken was a little under cooked. We ate our fill of good food, and when we came home, the next day I turned the Chicken and Ribs into a delicacy!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014