Blue Bell Inn

4.7
3149 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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beths
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

25th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place friendly service

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vipNina
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeeS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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MichaelW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, not great. Price was expensive. Service was first-rate. Atmosphere in the dining room was comfortable and pleasant. Easy to have a conversation.

Had a drink at the bar after dinner. The bar was large and very nice, with several TVs for those interested in sports. It was perhaps a bit noisy, but it's a bar. It was enjoyable.

Overall, the Blue Bell Inn is worth a visit. I expect to return there, but my visits will probably be limited to special occasions.

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The food was delicious. I would definitely recommend to others.

JD
vipJimD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy the blue bell inn. Only slight issue was the grilled shrimp I had in my Caesar salad had been grilled too long and were dried out and tough.

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vipMOP28
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was excellent, added candle to my daughters desert for her birthday…

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Kate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice lunch at the BBI for my mother's 86th birthday. Food was great and portions are VERY appropriate for lunch, with prices very reasonable. We had indicated that we were celebrating a special occasion when I made the reservation and they were aware of it when we arrived, saying happy birthday and putting a candle on her desert. It was great personal service and I am looking forward to going back to the Blue Bell Inn!

Strongly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous as always....

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DennisS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

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vipChuck
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Blue Bell Inn always satisfies.

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vipHempythegoat
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was really good and service was incredible. I think our waitress was April and she was very cool. Will definitely be back.

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ChillyPhillyFamily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I haven't been to the Blue Bell Inn in years. The renovations were beautiful and the food was absolutely superb! From soup to nuts, the food was fabulous. It is very expensive, so it's a 'special occasion' place but I will definitely be going back. Hope to go back when the weather is nice and you can sit outside near that beautiful firepit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both enjoyed ourselves very much. The service and food was beyond our expectations . Thank you, happy née years

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vipMamie
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely as always. Cathy , our server, is always so nice. Thank you.

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vipCathyS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Blue Bell Inn always serves quality food in a beautiful, tranquil setting.

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vipOceansoffun
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service team was pleasant but slow and somewhat inconsistent in delivery - we’ve enjoyed better at this venue. Food quality was good, but not outstanding as it has been at times. Overall, it remains an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased to be seated in a booth which allowed us ample proximity from other diners. Service was outstanding. The food continues to offer a great variety at the perfect portions! We appreciated a check in from the manager on duty, Marissa, who was wonderfully cheerful and gracious. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant dining experience!

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vip2Eat
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was OK, but not memorable. Menu seemed to be more limited than past visits.

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vipDean
New York Area
273 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Awesome menu selections. The filet mignon and salmon was cooked to perfection. The candy bar dessert was to die for.

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LindaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been several years since we’ve been to the Blue Bell Inn but it was a wonderful as I remember. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. We won’t so long to go back (looking forward to a visit in the summer for their Key Lime pie).

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camalder
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the past many years, the Blue Bell has been consistently comfortable; the food always excellent; and, the staff always polite and helpful.

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vipKpharo
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My Long Island Ice Tea wasn’t good and the Moscow Mule was like drinking lime juice. The food was fabulous!! I wish the Lamb Chops would come back!!

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GreggD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience were outstanding. Highly recommended

JM
JanetM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Too noisy. Had trouble hearing the other people at the table.

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food4thought
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Stylish restaurant, Great service , cocktails and apps. Entrees are slipping.

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 3149 OpenTable diners.

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