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Blue Bell Inn

4.7
4.7
3378 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 3,378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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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. DD

    DavidD

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and awesome service. Suzanne and her team are fantastic!

  2. M

    Maddie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We have been to the Blue Bell many times over the past and we most enjoy the bar area and the patio area. It's really nice when they can put the glass doors up and make you feel like you are outside.

  3. A

    Amblerboy

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    terrific experience except for the so -called music being pumped into the dining areas. Leaving the noise to the bar area would be much more appropriate.

  4. FH

    FrankH

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Only a small complaint….Caesar salad was over dressed.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Waitress was not as attentive taking our order or bringing our check. We noticed she was spending a lot of time at a table of friends she knew. I ordered French toast which did not come with my order. I had to tell the server and the waitress on two different times that I was waiting for it. By the time I got it I was done with my eggs. Upon eating my potatoes I bite into a piece of steel wool from a scouring pad. I didn’t tell the waitress because it took her took her too long to come back to our table. It was not a good experience.

  6. MN

    McNut

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fantastic choice! Great atmosphere, terrific food, attentive service. Love the bar and outside space.

  7. N

    Nels22

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We had a nice time and a very tasty meal on the outdoor patio. The notable exception to our enjoyment was the excessive volume of the live music played throughout the evening. The singer was actually quite good, but his (recorded) backup music was so loud everyone was shouting to be heard in conversations. Tone it down, man, and everyone will appreciate you more!

  8. A

    Annie555

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Outside is beautiful and the service was wonderful.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    twin fillets were very small but good, one was to have crab on top, (hard to find), one was to have bacon, bacon was a no show. Only other thing on the large plate were 10 to 15 smaller than a match stick crispy potato strings. No little salad or bread to go with it for $25.00. Disappointed! Check was brought but the server forgot to bring our tea and coffee.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came in for my birthday celebration and had Erich as our server and sat outside on the patio. Erich went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience possible. Everyone at the host stand was very inviting and the food was delicious. Erich is one of the best servers at Blue Bell and I can’t recommend him enough to friends who want to have a great dining experience! Thank you Blue Bell Inn for a great dinner and thank you Erich for making our experience great!

  11. M

    Mary

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice. Ate outside on a beautiful day.

  12. DJ

    DJLandJJW

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely luncheon experience! Our server, Brandon, was excellent, and the food quality, as always, was outstanding. We ate outside, but as all areas of the Inn are able to open to the central courtyard, anyone can eat almost “outside” from any adjacent area, and feel safe with lots of fresh air circulation. We will return, for sure.

  13. r

    rebeccap

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 7 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.

  14. ME

    MaryEllenDoran

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation celebration

  15. RA

    RayA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  16. A

    Abby

    Philadelphia

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food wonderful service.

  18. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food service was awesome. Celebrating our anniversary

  19. KB

    KurtB

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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!

  31. D

    Dinnergirl1

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Lovely setting.

  32. 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.

  33. ML

    MichaelL

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  34. 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.

  35. JH

    JohnH

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was a great experience overall.

  39. 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!

  40. MD

    MarkD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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.

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3378 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 71 times today
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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