Blue Bell Inn

4.8
2660 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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vipEDWARDH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Consistently at the top of our list-5🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔...and we’ve loved this place for 64 years!!!

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vipJeanne36
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome experience at the Blue Bell Inn! My fiance and I celebrated my birthday on Saturday night and everything was perfect. The food was fantastic and our server Sheldon took great care of us. We sat in the bar area and enjoyed the ambience and the music. We highly recommend the BBI!

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ytdietrich
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our server was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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Lynnedian42
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We are vaccinated and this was our first indoor dining experience since the Pandemic was announced.
My eating partners wanted steak and I anything but!
It was an extremely pleasant experience. Our wait staff were The Best; very attentive!
The only reason I gave the 4-star rating is that, unlike my steak-eating companions who loved their meal, my lobster roll was disappointing. Shredded bits of lobster does not a roll make. However, the vanilla creme brûlée gets 10 stars! I realize that menus are still limited and look forward to returning with everything back in full swing and more non-meat choices. ( the French Fries are fabulous!)

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vipmk123
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was excellent. Service was great. Sat on the patio with heaters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aunt’s 80th birthday

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paul
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I have been there many times and have enjoyed all aspects. Unfortunately, our server was not having a good day. She took our order and I didn't see her again. Our appetizers never came and I had to go to the bar to ask for a refill of our drinks. This is not typical for the Blue Bell Inn and therefore was very disappointing.

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vipcraigc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing

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vipScottL
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience. Large menu with many great options. Service was excellent. Will be back!

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vipMommy3
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the waiter to the food to the ambiance....highly recommend!!!

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Sissy
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was our first time here. We chose to be seated upstairs for a more quiet atmosphere because it was our anniversary. They have a wonderful ambiance. Our service was ok. It took a while for her to get to us. She asked us what we wanted to drink and when my husband asked what do you have she said its on their menu. This being our first time out since covid we were not aware they do not use actual menus and we had to go online for the menu and she seamed annoyed. She directed us to look at the menu online and then left. She returned 10 min later for our drink order. My husband ordered the lobster tail and said it was over cooked and did not melt in your mouth nor did it have flavor. I ordered the chicken and I found it was full of flavor but overcooked as well. I was ok with that as I do not want to eat undercooked chicken. I would have liked a little bit more of a food selection as they have a very small entree menu. In the end I would try this location again as It has a great atmosphere and even though the food was overcooked mine was definitely flavorful

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vipMegC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, service and ambiance. We were fortunate enough to sit near the fire pit near the 2 amazing singers. It was a much needed and delightful evening for my husband and I.

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Bill
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My partner and I both had the 8 ounce filet mignon. The meat was very tasty, but on the chewy side

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vipKristenM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was awesome! Loved our table out front!

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vipbertalinski
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about the BBI but am always shocked at the bill. $60. per person is the usual bill.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love eating here, especially during the pandemic. They are doing a great job of making you feel safe and comfortable.

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks Ryan and Sam for always being so great! - Absolutely love the vibe and atmosphere and especially the live music!

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julias
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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carak
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here for Easter. Great food and atmosphere. Always our go to restaurant for a nice meal.

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vipDean
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another phenomenal evening at my favorite restaurant. The menu choices were extensive & the quality of the food was awesome as usual. Our server Saly K was so sweet & attentive throughout the evening, she helped make it a very memorable experience !

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AlisaT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal! Excellent service! Best way to spend Easter.

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TedS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable Easter dinner for two. We splurged and ordered everything we were wishing for, and everything was delightful - oysters, filet, lamb and lobster; wine, and cognac after dinner (plus dessert). Can't wait to come again.

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viptoc32
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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viprobertO
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very nice. Food was great. Tables were well spaced and everything was Covid19 safe

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vipLynb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there Easter eve, sat in the bar area and the restaurant was very busy. All four of us enjoyed our entrees (lobster, filet, scallops and short ribs) that were cooked to our liking. Service was good. Waiter forgot one drink refill. All in all it was an enjoyable evening and will definitely be back.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic as where the drinks. Food was very good. Great lunch with friends. We will be back.

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EileenR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was not impressed with the Blue Bell Inn's menu. There was little on the menu that made me feel I was being offered an opportunity for something unique, that I would not find anywhere else. My cocktail was good but rather expensive. In short we used to go there for a special occasion but in the future we will bypass the Blue Bell Inn for other establishments in the area.

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viplizgro
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went early on a Friday and sat in the bar area. It was a nice space. Food was good but we thought their menu is limited compared to other similar establishments. The prices are also on the higher end. Service was ok.

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vipAngelaQ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! I was nervous about dining at restaurant because of current environment. They had a enclosed porch with heaters that was amazing and warm.

The food was nothing short of delicious ( the specials) of the night. Highly recommend. If you are avoiding crowds, recommend not going on a weekend night.

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AKPLACETODINE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service Ambience Food and Atmosphere. Great for lunches with family and friends Fabulous for business lunches as well

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vipEBycer
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Blue Bell Inn. Our waitress Deana was excellent. We will be back.

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drbunch
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was wonderful. The steaks especially were tender and delicious. The service was tremendous and we actually had our own private dining room for 5 people.

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vipKellyC
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were there for brunch. Everything that we ordered - omelet, chicken with biscuits, eggs Benedict - was great!

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delicious
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch on the beautiful outdoor patio. The food was delicious as usual.

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vipStephanie
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My recent dining experience at Blue Bell Inn was excellent as always. This is one of my favorite restaurants because of the well prepared and tasty cuisine, outstanding service and superb ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Love the ambiance and typically really enjoy the food. The food was average at best this visit

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vipBillS
New England
38 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great music. Lovely night.

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vipMichelle
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love Blue Bell Inn. The atmosphere is very nice. Service is always great. Food wasn't as good this time. My sons pork chop was over done and I thought my short ribs were okay. One rib was too fatty and it came with potato puree rather than a more substantial potato. It wasn't very filling. I left a little disappointed but will try again soon as it usually is great.

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vipJanS05hhi
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great oysters and wonderful lobster!

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Blue Bell Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 2660 OpenTable diners.

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