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About Blue Bell Inn

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.

601 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Brunch:
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Mid Day Abbreviated Menu Available Everyday: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Dinner:
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Penllyn Blue Bell Pike

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 646-2010

Website:
http://www.bluebellinn.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night Live Music is offered from 9pm-midnight.
Please refer to the Events Calendar on our website for additional details.

Parking Details:
We have ample self-parking available as well as complimentary nightly Valet.

Executive Chef:
James Davidson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Seven + private dining rooms accommodating 8 - 300 guests are available for special events. Room combinations can be created to accommodate larger parties. Buyouts of the Entire Restaurant are available.

Blue Bell Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (62)
Good for Anniversaries (56)
Good for a Date (54)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
Worth the Drive (40)
Bar Seating (40)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Business Meals (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Romantic (27)
Happy Hour (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Great for Brunch (21)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (20)
Cozy (20)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Live Music (16)
Fun (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Seasonal (13)
People Watching (11)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Scenic View (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

This place was not only a hotel where George Washington had stayed long long ago, but these days it's a great night spot with great live music! And for brunch, the food is fantastic.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Definitely worth it. I'll be back.

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·Dined 4 days ago

The waitress was very pleasant and attentive in a good way. Food was very very good
I had the scallops and my husband had short ribs.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Great lunch. Enjoyed raw oyster selection. Tasty salads. Nice atmosphere. Very attentive service. A+

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place. Lovely ambiance. Service and food were super!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and drinks are great at Blue Bell Inn, plus the history adds a lot of charm. The service also is top-notch. During our most recent dinner at Blue Bell Inn, one of the appetizers arrived with a sauce that included some almost hidden pork bits even though that wasn't listed on the menu description. We don't eat pork, so we quickly notified the server. Both the server and the restaurant's host for the evening handled the situation very well. I wouldn't have expected anything less at Blue Bell Inn, but it's worth noting because other restaurants don't maintain that level of service any longer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were here on a Saturday when the Eagles playoff game was being shown at the bar. Even though the crowd was somewhat boisterous, we had no problem finding a quiet spot to have a drink. After enjoying a cocktail, we were seated in a very quiet back room with one other couple and a party of three that arrived after we did. Our server was very professional and friendly. I ordered the petite seafood plateau, which was amazing! It was so much for one person, that I only ate half and had the rest for dinner at home the following night. My husband ordered the duck and really enjoyed it. His portion was also large, and he brought home leftovers as well. We split the beignets for dessert. Overall, we really enjoyed our meal here. The ambience was nice. Where we were seated was quiet, but some of the other rooms were a little more lively. I believe they asked our preference before seating us. Valet parking is available at the door. We will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Our food was great and our service was just mediocre. There was a band playing in the corner, but it was way too loud. It was especially difficult to hold a conversation and to place an order. You literally just had to point to the menu. We asked for our dessert to go, but the waiter only came back with the check. We reminded him twice we were waiting on the desert before we updated the host, who came back promptly with our items.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food, ambiance and employees are amazing. While Stephanie is my absolute favorite, I’ve never met anyone unfriendly or not on top of their game. Kudos to your business model...it’s working great!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

They have an awesome brunch! I've been there before and I will be back again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another great dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday! We sat in a very quiet room in the back, and had an excellent server named Jaime. Also the wine server named Cory was very nice too! We both had excellent ribeye steaks cooked perfectly as ordered, and shared a Kale Chopped salad to start. Can’t wait to go back 😊!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been here 4-5 times in last 4 months. May not come back for a while. Service has been erratic. Food is pretty good but overpriced. Our seating area was chilly. The bar scene is very nice. That is perhaps the place’s best feature. Wine list is good.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very impressed

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Limited menu, but always great food. Very nice ambiance. Pricey, but worth it for date night or special occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wonderful dining experience on New Year's Eve. Food was outstanding. The staff couldn't do enough for you to make it an enjoyable night . Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

the man at the front desk was beyond rude,,,I had to send my burger back 2x leaving the other 5 people in my group to finish eating way before I even started eating... and there were only about 12 people in the entire dining room yet the waiter was too busy somewhere to come out to refill drinks

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food- from seafood to pastas and filets. Service is 5-star and it’s a good value for the $ spent. The beautiful dining rooms are enjoyable and relaxing. The fire pit is in a perfect location, and even lit up during the winter. Really appreciate the wine by the glass program.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious food..great service.....jazz band was great

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic! The food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Dinner was fantastic. Our server was nice, but very soft spoken and tough to understand . Steaks were done perfectly. Seafood sampler was fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Upscale but casual dress. Exceptional food presentation and quality. Multiple dining rooms make intimate venue

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

GM, Leah, was wonderful in handling an unfortunate situation with our Christmas Eve reservation. We had a wonderful evening - all aspects were really great. We will definitely dine at The Blue Bell Inn again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were here for Christmas Eve dinner and the food was excellent. They has a fixed menu with plenty of things to choose from. Everything was wonderful from appetizers to dessert. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Such an amazing restaurant. We went on Christmas Eve and the service was still incredible and the food didn’t take long to come at all. A wonderful restaurant and I definitely recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant! Great atmosphere and delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I've never had a bad experience at the Blue Bell. This time I ordered the mustard glazed salmon which was excellent. One of my companions found the Halibut special lacking sauce and another found her mashed potatoes rather dry. Overall, it was good dining, pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent environment and great service! The food wasn’t the best but it was real good. Great place for an occasional dinner but much to pricey for everyday dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We've dined here often. Sometimes we get together with friends, other times this was for a special occasion. All our meals have been delicious and I've sampled almost the entire menu. I also enjoyed just drinks and appetizers at the bar. VERY fresh seafood, meats cooked exactly as you like, nice size portions, and a beautiful setting inside and outside. In the summer, the patio and fireplace is definitely a place to be seen. Overall great, 12 months of the year! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loud. But ok. Food good. Service excellent. Best wine list I’ve seen in a long time

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love the tented area with the fire pit... so relaxing ! We love everything about BB Inn!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had a delicious family holiday dinner. I had the Muscovy Duck Breast and it was absolutely delicious! Also the Diver Scallops are a wonderful choice. Don't get the Caesar salad. It was creamy dressing (not authentic), and we didn't get the leafy green part of the romaine lettuce! It was primarily the white portion that I throw away at home.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Expect a great meal, lively crowd and exceptional customer service! Our server, Stephanie, was as busy as can be. However, you couldn’t tell because of the kind and focused service she provided us. It was like we were the only table in the restaurant...a clear sign that she and the restaurant know how to treat their patrons! I have zero reservations recommending Blue Bell Inn to anyone!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The staff, service and food are always amazing when we visit!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Blue Bell Inn never disappoints. Food and service excellent, and the ambiance perfect for that special occasion or just quiet dinner for two!

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice inn with great bar areas. Free valet parking is nice. Food was pretty good, but at those prices should be great. I had lobster risotto which was too salty with not enough other flavor. My wife had the black bass special. Bass was very good, but accompanying bay scallops were chewy and lobster ravioli was tasty but cold. We love the atmosphere and the pretty bar but the food might not be enough to keep us going.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food and service, but miss the ambience of the old inn

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

This was my first time coming to this restaurant. I chose this restaurant to surprise my best friend for a birthday dinner. We also came all the way from Maryland to come to this restaurant and to attend a Will Downing and Avery Sunshine concert that was in the area as well. The outside of the restaurant was beautiful. However, we didn’t get a chance to really see the inside of this restaurant because they sat us in the noisy bar area instead of giving us seating in the main part of the restaurant, which was a bummer. Blue Bell Inn Food was great! However, the bread they served was extremely cold. I would recommend that this restaurant serve warm bread as the bread would be awesome served warm. Our waiter was Shawn, he was extremely slow and not attentive what so ever. I think that he had too many tables to serve. He never came and check in with us, but instead we always had to call him over to our table to request things. Overall, it was a nice experience and I would come back as long as I didn’t have the same waiter. Inspite of his serves, we were fair and gave him the standard tip eventhough my friends wanted to give less.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Loved the ambiance, service was good. The menu lacks choices for both gluten free and dairy free diners. I will not go back because of this. There was next to no options for either of these.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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