Blue Bell Inn

4.7
2822 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBostonlover
New England
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The setting is beautiful.

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vipsisters5
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathy Sweeney was amazing! Quick, responsive - and she’s a really good photographer, I’ve had her as a waitperson before and always ask to b seated in her station.

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Adrienne
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside for our anniversary dinner. The outdoor setup was beautiful. The service from start to finish was excellent. Our server was attentive and extremely personable. The food was prepared to perfection and absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipStanZ
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always even when the place is overrun with graduation parties and other events. Continues to be a must visit. Shout out to management for continuing to encourage some semblance of nicer dress code at least indoors during evening hours!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation dinner

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vipJ118
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Love this restaurant.

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RJ610
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We usually enjoy our trips to BBI, but tonight was a bit of a disappointment. Seated in time for 6:30 reservation, but didn’t end up eating until after 8:00. There were empty tables, so it wasn’t like they were at capacity for a Weds night. Food was good as usual, but the wait for it…? Not so much.

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AKPLACETODINE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, food ambience and a great place to meet for business lunches with colleagues as we discuss opportunities

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ClaussW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service very good. It's been a while since had eaten there, but excellent as it was before!

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denise
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my Birthday. Had the lobster tail, delicious, first one I've had in a while that actually had flavor. Everyone is so nice, and I got complimentary ice cream for my birthday, so thoughtful

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MarkS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was excellent.
the table outside on their patio overlooking a garden was great.
food choices very good
food excellent
no room for desert

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AKPLACETODINE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and amazing food Keep up the amazing lunch menus for business and service with a smile

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vipHungryForMore
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at Blue Bell Inn. The outdoor patio is lovely and the service was great. Our meals were delicious, Branzino, Chilean Sea Bass, & steaks. We would definitely return. It's also nice that we were able to reserve outdoor seating online.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Father’s Day brunch

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vipLeonA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was an amazing dining experience at Blue Bell Inn. We do regret that they did not have Château Briand or double sirloin still on the menu.These were staples of the old Blue Bell Inn and need to be brought back to the menu. And no iceberg lettuce wedge👎😢 what’s with that??

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love
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The shrimp cocktail was fresh but had not been cleaned adequately. I had to clean two of the four shrimp myself. My steak was overdone. A Bibb salad had an avocado that was spotted and overripe. For what this meal cost we expected the food would be prepared satisfactorily and it was not.

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Mike
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice Birthday dinner for my wife. Indoor/outdoor seating options are great.

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vipEllenR
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Blue Bell Inn for many years and I still found the food excellent and the service impressive!

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Colleen
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very comfortable casual dining in the extended bar area. Drinks were good & food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal began with a perfect dozen kusshi oysters. The duck entree with mashed potatoes and green beans was cooked perfectly and delicious. Our server John was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The dining room is comfortable and beautiful and the restaurant immaculate (except for the men’s room which needs attention).
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earlm
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's was the most enjoyable dinner.Every thing was perfect from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was excellent. Love the atmosphere inside. Had cocktails in the lounge area outside.

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vipRick
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lobster sold were delicious as usual

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, but can be noisy indoors if the restaurant is busy. We enjoyed one of the outdoor tables, which was well-shaded and comfortable. The Wagyu flank stake is definitely worth trying.

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vipLoveBYOs
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation lunch on a hot day. We were in a covered patio part of their restaurant with huge open door. Lots of ventilation. We were inside but with the ventilation of being outside. The best of both worlds. We were the only table in one room and felt like it was a private party. Excellent service!

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Tchr24
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is always fresh and delicious.

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Foodytime
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinners s date night !
Best meal I’ve had there. The scallops were delicious!!!
And as always I enjoyed the 1743!

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vipPrivate
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Cathy our server was awesome and the meal even more delightful.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful young male waiter. He was on top of every request, easy and pleasant to talk with. We were outside on the porch and the group next to us was having a good time and this was very loud making it difficult to hear individuals at our table speak in a normal speaking volume.

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vipVancouver
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. I’ll be back again. Thanks

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viphungry
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great in every way. It seems to have the answer to dining out. Everything works and the food is delicious. Like the menu, too.

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fingers
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've eaten here many times and everything is always excellent. However this time it took a long time for the entrees which were not correct for our order. They took them back and replated them correctly but by now the steaks were barely warm. The waiters made up for this by comping our desserts.

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vipPHILLYPUMPKIN
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was very good. Our server Alyssa was very accommodating. She made our visit pleasant. Hope they will bring back the Buffet.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for our friends eating in a restaurant in over a year. The food was superb, our Waitress was exceptionally nice and our overall experience gets a
A++

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JRae8
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

We love coming here especially for the live music, but the “meals” are nothing to rave about. Apps are good and service is ok. Would only return to enjoy drinks and music.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was terrific. We will definitely be back.

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vipTara
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Love this place more for brunch but dinner was lack luster. I think their menu needs updating with fresh new entrees. Server was nice but didn’t ask how my husband wanted his burger. Burger was tasteless and chicken bites were basically deep fried with sauce thrown on top. I would have expected more from the establishment and price point.

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CarolD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter! We were outdoors on a sunny day - so hot. The tuna tartar was beyond excellent.

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SteveH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Graduation Lunch good service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dessert disappointing had lunch The day before and had the lemon bomb desert. I I ordered dessert that night and it did not it did not taste at all like the desert I had the day before

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2822 OpenTable diners.

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