Blue Bell Inn

4.7
3172 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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4.6
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GandJ1
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, service and ambiance were great. We asked for a COVID-safe location and masked servers and they obliged. It was a perfect, worry-free evening.

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PT1234
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends back - we all enjoyed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophia at the bar was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly!

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localstan
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Place....dependable... big bar room is not quiet...othet rooms are great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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BeckyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday brunch with the girls and it was wonderful. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. I’ll definitely be back soon. Great place for a celebration!

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GlenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time, great experience. Excellent food, atmosphere and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and excellent food.

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vipSeabass
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

SLIPPING! Very fast. Used to be top notch, but now it is just average at best. Service is good, food is average.

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vipDean
New York Area
274 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought a dinner guest to this awesome/our favorite restaurant & she was blown away with the main dining room, the various menu selections & quality/presentation of the various dishes. Nancy our server was so attentive & could not have been any nicer or more accommodating.

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vipStanZ
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be the bastion of modern and traditional blend combined with refined taste. Very happy to see over the years that the staff genuinely wants to be there while patrons continue to frequent the bar and restaurant while understanding the basics of respectable dress code.

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Meeme
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Bell In is a lovely spot. I especially enjoy it for lunch. Menu selection has great variety. I have always enjoyed the food and the service is excellent.

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vipOceansoffun
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific service to compliment very good food and wine - noisier than normal

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viprebeccap
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great. Delicious food. Good service.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and great service at the Blue Bell Inn. Sam M was an especially excellent server.

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vipJackie
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Sadie, was phenomenal! Food was good as were drinks!

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KathyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good, however the hot roast beef sandwich was dry and meat was tough. Would not order this .

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside with an accompanying heater and it was most pleasant. We were the only ones outside so it was like having a private dining room! Food was good as was the service.

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NeeqiD
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Liked the ambiance, food was fresh, service was good.

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vipColinA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was fantastic. Service took time to personalize orders for our children. All enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Cameriere poco gentile.
Brunch discreto e molto povero

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ANUK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Server, Kyle was excellent, courteous and friendly. Thank you Kyle for making us feel special.

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beths
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful warm atmosphere, delicious Sunday Brunch selections at a great price range (loved the Endless Bloody Marys!) + exceptional & polite service at all levels

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great time! The waitstaff and the host team really went out of their way to make the experience special for my friend's birthday. My boyfriend loved the very reasonably priced wine.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

25th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot for a dinner. Make sure you sit in the bar area so you can see the musicians.

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BEEFS2
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service inside. Valet service needed some improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place friendly service

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vipNina
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and her friends had a great time celebrating her 16th birthday with a wonderful meal. My younger daughter and I had a wonderful meal in a different part of the restaurant. The Blue Bell Inn was able to accommodate my special request.

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sejeleme
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, the wine selection was great. We loved dining as the server did not rush us and was very helpful.

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Blue Bell Inn. My favorite bread & butter anywhere, and chicken caesar salad. Truffle fries are also amazing! And always great live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My host Kyle was great!!!! He made my son first time at Blue Bell very special!!! And the manager Melisa came to the table and had a nice conversation with us too!!

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vipSally
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Food fabulous and Stephanie is the best!!

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DeeS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought that Blue Bell Inn was listed as a restaurant that was participating in the Restaurant Week and, as such, thought that there would be a designated/discounted menu items in observance of Restaurant Week. The waiter did not know if the restaurant was participating in this event. I guess we'll have to travel to Center City in the future.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were fantastic. Varied menu. One of our favorite restaurants. We Drive an hour each way to go here. Well worth it.

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vipAndeA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great
Service was wonderful
Place is beautiful

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TimS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We normally dine at a well-known "special occasion " restaurant. Because I had been given a gift-card we decided to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary at the Blue Bell Inn.
I had last eaten there over 10 years ago. The transformation of the interior of the building is amazing. Classically modern within the walls of a stately old building.
The food was delicious from start to finish. I had halibut and my wife had filet mignon. The steak was cooked exactly as my wife requested. The halibut was perfect - tender, moist, flavorful.
We will certainly be returning to the Blue Bell Inn.

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Arllie
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food.
Service top notch.
Favorite place.

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Brendan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish the blue bell in makes each experience feel special.

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3172 OpenTable diners.

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