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Blue Bell Inn

4.6
1423 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(215) 646-2010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Davidson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Penllyn Blue Bell Pike
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Parking details
We have ample self-parking available as well as complimentary nightly Valet.
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Entertainment
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night Live Music is offered from 9pm-midnight.
Please refer to the Events Calendar on our website for additional details.
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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

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.

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What 1423 People Are Saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Lindsey was super attentive, knowledgeable about the menu and beyond friendly. Brunch was delicious. Will be back!

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JoeC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

For our daughter's 12th birthday, we offered to take her anywhere in the Philadelphia area for dinner. She did not hesitate to choose the Blue Bell Inn. The food is amazing and the staff are wonderful.

Leah Patterson and her team made our daughter feel like a celebrity. Leah greeted us at our table, reminded our daughter what she had on her last visit (last year) and suggested some great options for her meal. She was very engaging with what my wife and I wanted as well. It made the whole evening so much more enjoyable.

My wife and I can also vouch for BBI's happy hour all year round. It is a wonderful place to meet friends for cocktails as well as for an romantic dinner. It is one of favorite places to dine.

You MUST dine at the Blue Bell Inn!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

One of our favorite spots for a special dinner. The food is always delicious and the staff is wonderful.

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CyndeD (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Service was not great! Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

food was delicious, especially the dessert.
Service excellent and overall excellent night out

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great meal! Awesome ambiance. Very good service.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was absolutely excellent. Our waiter, Les, was on top of things and kept our drinks plentiful; however wasn’t their to bother us every 30 seconds. A big deal in my eyes. The food was bought out perfectly from a timing standpoint. Nothing was just piled on us all at once. From appetizers to dessert, everything was fresh and prepared well. Would be back here in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentine’s Day and Birthday

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GaryL (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

My Fiancé and I went to Blue Bell Inn for Valentines Day!
The food and services was EXCELLENT!!

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vipDrC1 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything is phenomenal here. We started with oysters, fresh and delicious. We both shared the Seafood Chopped salad, even better. Followed with perfectly cooked steaks and topped with a yummy dessert. Can’t go wrong here and it’s a piece of history.

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JamesG (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Music too loud through out.Asked server and person who stopped by to ask how we were doing to please lower volume.Nothing happened.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were pleasantly surprised as neither one of us had been to this restaurant in several years. The bar area was very trendy and really a nice area to eat and drink, though quite loud. We were seated in a smaller dining area that was quite traditional but comfortable. My wife had lobster Thermidor, which was small but with great taste. My wife felt that it was expensive ($45) for the size of the lobster. I wanted a lighter and less rich meal and had a half dozen cherry stone clams and the wedge salad with shrimp and crab meat. Though my meal did not have the demands of my wife's entree it was the perfect dish for me. My wife had proseco and I had a Russian River Pinoir--both were quite good. The service was nicely attentive and our overall dining experience was just right for our Valentine's Day dinner.

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CLiffP (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent, the staff was very friendly and helpful . I thought the menu did not have a lot of choices . I think you could use more entrees ( just my two cents )

Otherwise we had a great time

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

My wife had the filet which was so dry she couldn't finish it I haad the ribeye and that was like rubber we had very hi expectations for the new and improved restaurant but unfortunately they fell way short.Our bill was 150.00 and for what we experienced that money could of been spent better somewhere else

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Jammy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Totally enjoyed

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Blue Bell Inn with wife to meet another couple for dinner. Requested a table in the bar area because we like the lively atmosphere and they have good TVs to watch sports. The steaks we got were very good and, at under $40, seemed reasonably priced compared to the chain steak houses these days which now charge over $50 for similar steaks. Our only issue was that the server was slow to get us cocktails - especially when we first sat down, which is when you really want it! However a forgiving manager recognized the issue and comped our round of drinks - so all good after that. We will be back and I would recommend this place to friends.

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vipLocalfromPlyMtg (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an enjoyable family dinner and the meals were delicious although the desserts could be upgraded, they were very average.

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RobR (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fish special was expensive and disappointing (mahi mahi), way to salty! Had a drink at the bar which was too loud to stay, overall poor experience!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was good but a little over priced for the quality. Great atmosphere and great service! One large bar and one smaller bar and both were packed which made the restaurant seating area a little loud. But overall a good experience! We will be back when it’s nice out to take advantage of their outdoor seating.

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Kamelia (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for my husband’s birthday. It was our first time visiting this restaurant since we recently moved in this area . I read good reviews online and decided to give it a try. The place is so big, it felt we walked to our table a mile. The place is clean, the food was good,but not unique, the service is decent. It’s just not exiting and it’s kind of boring. There was a life music that evening, but we couldn’t even hear it from our table. Just because the place is huge and separated into different rooms. If you want to just have dinner that’s not ridiculously overpriced, go there. But don’t expect anything more

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