Blue Bell Inn

4.7
3011 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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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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vipJamie
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food has been first rate. Service tonight was sub-par. Must have been a new server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle and the rest of the staff were exceptional--they are attentive, accommodating and genuinely interested in making their guests feel appreciated. It's a fabulous little spot for drinks and I will definitely be booking another reservation here soon.

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Brendan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible but the service went above and beyond for us! Truly a wonderful place

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vipChuck
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Meh, Food was just okay. Good concept but not great execution. The pasta with seafood had very overcooked pasta and undercooked shrimp. For the record I usually poach shrimp for 3 minutes so it’s not like I overcook it. The seafood wedge was good as was the Russian dressing on it. My wife’s salad was good. For her entree she got seared tuna and it was done perfectly. She asked the waiter to omit the sriracha aioli because she doesn’t like anything spicy which he did. Unfortunately, he neglected to tell her that the mango salsa that came with it had diced habañero peppers in it! It was inedible for her and even for a spicy food fan like me it was really hot. There was a guitarist and singer playing which was great and not so loud that we couldn’t talk. I would definitely go back for happy hour but as far as meals are concerned there are too many other good restaurants in the area that provide way more value and bang for the buck.

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fun with Tim Williams and friends! - And Sam is the best waitress!

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vipElsie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice evening, outdoor tables. Good food.

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vipBill
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a family get together. We had two vegans and the service and selections were outstandin.

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vipDodie
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab night for the 6 of us. We all loved our food and it was a beautiful night! Perfection

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at BBI with Clay McElwee playing tunes!

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onion2
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service and ambience outside for lunch

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MiriamS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Bloody Mary’s. Service was polite and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional

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DS16
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lost a little of its high quality with the pandemic but still a good place to enjoy a meal.

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PatriciaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Les was outstanding! The food was to die for. The atmosphere was delightful. I look forward to returning in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Experience was overall okay. Service wasn’t the best, but also was. It the worst. Noise level was at an all time high and made conversation fairly difficult. Food portions have definitely decreased as prices appear to have increased.

Good taste/quality is fantastic, just wish the cutbacks would stop. Would rather prices go up than get a skimpy entree.

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vipStillers
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Salads we're good but we had to send back the salmon as the chef clearly didn't realize the amount of pepper he dumped on the fish. It was inedible!
Hostess was more than accommodating and we ordered something else instead of risking another bad version of the same fish.
Sitting outside was delightful.
Wishing they had more variety on the menu.

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vipSusH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Very loud and uncontrolled child next to us. Apparently looking to be the center of attention for the 7-8 adults at the table.

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BillK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

The table we were given was very dark and hard to read the menus. We should have been given the choice to eat indoor instead was given a table outdoors in a bad spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Sunday Brunch with a friend. Service was fine. Food was good. Had the Lobster Roll. There was a good amount of lobster in the salad, but overall, it was a rather small sandwich.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot. Fantastic food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was good … too noisy. Can’t enjoy my food because of noise level !

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TonyM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

We were confirmed for outdoor seating but they said we weren’t
They did seat us on the porch which was fine

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vipAKHM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were outstanding!

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vipFoodies
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor space-everything was terrific

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with friends

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Frolichhaus
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Blue Bell Inn delivered an exceptional dinner and evening. We were able to sit outdoors in the courtyard and even though it was damp and with the threat of rain, it didn't rain and with the heaters on, it was very comfortable. Our appys and dinners were excellent. Wine selections are terrific and service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food very good

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DebiB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious Sunday brunch at the BBI; everything from our table, the setting, our waiter, Kyle, the food and drinks all were EXCELLENT! The perfect ending to a weekend birthday celebration!

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vipJenniferV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Bell Inn provides excellent food, excellent service and a beautiful ambiance to enjoy both !! Whether brunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The soup was served cold. I had requested the bacon on my sandwich to be well done and it was hardly cooked at all.
The server did a good job, refilling water and coffee as needed.

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PeterG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we recently celebrated my husband's birthday at Blue Bell. We were totally surprised to find the interior of the building was completely renovated since our last visit. It is now a beautiful, modern restaurant with an updated menu to match. All the servers wished my husband a happy birthday and were very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent and it was a great choice to celebrate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great place for lunch (venue) but food is average at best.

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vipblochead
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Good food in a nice place. Waiter was busy, but seemed to continually interrupt

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AudreyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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Angel4Andy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Just a great place to relax and enjoy really good food!

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JoeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Noise in the area of our table was so loud we could not hear each other talk.

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vipMetz
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food was very good. Had a biz meeting and had a table in the corner. Still a little loud, but it worked!

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Mariska
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, waitress was great & we were not rushed.

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vipellenc
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food delicious

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3011 OpenTable diners.

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