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Blue Bell Inn

4.7
4.7
3367 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

The redesigned rustic-meets-modern ambiance compliments the Contemporary American menu which features premium cuts of meat, ocean-fresh seafood and signature raw bar. Seasonal outdoor dining on the flagstone patio is available upon request.
In 2013, Blue Bell Inn underwent extensive renovations for over a year. Various historical aspects were enhanced through thoughtful restoration and new materials such as solid white oak and porcelain tile floors were introduced to create a stunning architectural mélange spanning three centuries.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Mid Day Abbreviated Menu Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 646-2010 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Sherba

  • Private party facilities

    The Perfect Private Dining Venue for Your Next Event

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 399-8807

  • Neighborhood

    Blue Bell

  • Cross street

    Penllyn Blue Bell Pike

  • Parking details

    We have ample self-parking available as well as complimentary nightly Valet.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night Live Music is offered from 9pm-midnight.Please refer to the Events Calendar on our website for additional details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,367 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

    Contemporary American

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  1. r

    rebeccap

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Untrained staff was really annoying. She gave us dinner menus and was not aware there was a lunch menu. Fortunately I have dined here dozens of time and told her. She said that the restaurant recently updated the menu and had eliminated a number of things. I asked her to double check.

  2. RA

    RayA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall we had a good experience. The food was delicious and everything arrived surprisingly fast yet very fresh and hot. The drinks were strong and the portions just right. The only thing I wished was different was the noise levels. There was a live band playing in the courtyard (which we enjoyed) but between a private event and several large parties, it seemed like everyone was yelling over the band and the noise level dampened the experience a bit.

  3. A

    Abby

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The menu has enough variety so you can find something that you might enjoy. Also, there are a few additions to the menu. The sea bass was an addition which was excellent. Service was also excellent.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food wonderful service.

  5. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food service was awesome. Celebrating our anniversary

  6. KB

    KurtB

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sat in the patio and just a great area. Wonderful service food and drinks. Parking is a premium so use the complimentary valet service.

  7. AJ

    AndrewJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was excellent even tho they forgot to add my clams to my seafood pasta and didn't offer a free desert or anything for the mistake.

  8. G

    Gary

    Philadelphia

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful outdoor lunch meeting with some colleagues was enjoyed by all.

  9. M

    Marke

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A very nice experience. Everything and everyone was very nice. Very well run, good quality, plentiful, with very good service.

  10. M

    Mehowardsr

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    One our go to places for dinner and special occasions

  11. l

    lisah

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were seated straight away and Sean our waiter, quickly checked in on the table. The atmosphere was relaxed during the late lunch hour and the food was delicious. We were celebrating a college graduation, and Sean made it a point to bring my daughter a special little treat at the end. I highly recommend a visit to Blue Bell Inn!

  12. S

    Sugary

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great. The food was yummy, I think the menu had nice selections in all different price ranges. The peanut butter shell covered dessert was insane. Great ambiance! It felt special in the dining room for my birthday.

  13. JB

    JBOeats

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Wonderful server! Food was very good. Dining room is pleasant. All in all, a nice experience with prices commensurate with the food, decor and service.

  14. O

    Oceansoffun

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We come here regularly and enjoy courtyard seating during the season - food is predictably good, as is the service staff and ambiance (not sure how server table assignments are made, but they seem to be quite scattered throughout the restaurant.. could be unanticipated peaks and valleys, but seems to be a regular occurrence) - all said, a fine establishment and an enjoyable evening.

  15. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Excellent cuisine with good service. Decor is uninteresting and does not match the inn as a place with colonial origins. Too much noise from the bar. Not the place for a romantic dining experience. Okay for diners who don't mind the noise.

  16. CK

    CherylK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had cocktails 🍸 at the bar while waiting for the rest of our group. They were delicious Dinner and dessert was very good

  17. M

    Merry

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Always wonderful at the Inn ~ Tuna tartare was delicious but the salmon was a bit too salted. Our server Sadie was outstanding & a delightful young lady!

  18. D

    Dinnergirl1

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Lovely setting.

  19. ND

    NDG0

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5

    Great atmosphere and food. Service was just ok this night.

  20. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service, nice patio seating, great food, lovely dinner.

  21. S

    Skyring

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we stepped through the door our party knew we made the correct choice. Our server was attentive, personable and thoroughly knowledgeable about the brunch menu. One of our group was delayed (eventually declared a no-show) yet the server didn't blink an eye, graciously adapting. The menu offered more than sufficient choices to please our diverse tastes. From all reports and "uumms" around the table, all were pleased.

  22. JH

    JohnH

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience from the hostess through dinner was simply outstanding!

  23. G

    Garymel

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All of the food we had was delicious and well prepared. The calamari app was especially tasty and creative. Unlike most restaurants nowadays this restaurant seemed to have their act together from a staffing and service perspective. The ambience on the terrace is very pleasant and unlike any other restaurant in the area.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food is always fantastic, great service and ambiance is wonderful. My only complaint ever is portion size. I think if you go in hungry you may still be hungry when you leave. It is absolutely quality over quantity here. Will definitely be back.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was a great experience overall.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Happy hour hordoerves weee great and discounted wine appreciated!

  27. MD

    MarkD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always very good. Year after year. Only problem I have is that the menu never varies and isn’t imaginative.

  28. b

    beachgirl39

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was good, as always, and drink was top notch! Asked for a small modification and it was perfect! Our server, Cody, was efficient and attentive but not intrusive..and very pleasant. The only minor thing was we sat in the more formal dining room in the back and found it a little bit noisy compared to even the bar area and dining areas on other side of restaurant (near the patio). But overall, Blue Bell never disappoints!!

  29. RT

    ReneT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Table was just next to entrance Food was not wqarm, green beens just uncooked

  30. BL

    BobL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Good efficient friendly service complimented nice craft cocktails and a tasty salmon entree.

  31. l

    luvnyeating

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Sarah was very professional and efficient. Food was wonderful!

  32. c

    cdmg

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Terrific brunch on the patio. We were entertaining an out of town guest and had a great experience. Great service included the waiter installing an umbrella in our table. Best challah French toast ever. We were thrilled overall.

  33. D

    Dinesaround

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delightful Brunch. Food was delicious and our server, Sophia, was great!

  34. SS

    SherritaS

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Again a wonderful experience of brunch with friends

  35. KS

    KatieS

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    Our service was fine from our waitress but someone else cleared my filet that I asked to be boxed up and never returned with it! It was almost the whole thing. So disappointed!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very loud due to multiple large parties on Saturday. Birthday parties and baby and bridal showers.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We came here to celebrate my wife’s 40th birthday. Our reservation was right before the Saturday lunch rush 😃. The service was good, the food was good, and the decor was classy. Overall, we are satisfied with our visit. We’ll definitely try the Sunday brunch next time.

  38. m

    micheller

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent dining experience! Great number of choices to dine both inside & on their outdoor patio!

  39. P

    Private

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food always well prepared and presented. Lovely atmosphere to spend a sunny afternoon.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Double 60th Birthday celebration

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3367 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Blue Bell Inn

601 Skippack Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Penllyn Blue Bell Pike

  • Neighborhood

    Blue Bell

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Mid Day Abbreviated Menu Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have ample self-parking available as well as complimentary nightly Valet.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Sherba

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night Live Music is offered from 9pm-midnight.Please refer to the Events Calendar on our website for additional details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 646-2010 ext. 1

  • Private party facilities

    The Perfect Private Dining Venue for Your Next Event

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 399-8807

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