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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Good for a Date (51)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Bar Seating (42)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (37)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Business Meals (36)
Great for Lunch (32)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Romantic (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Casual (23)
Hot Spot (23)
Live Music (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Fun (18)
Cozy (17)
People Watching (17)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Scenic View (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Vegan (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined a day ago

Great meeting spot for friends excellent and affordable brunch.terrific Virgin Mary!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Always the standard by which all others are measured - The Blue Bell Inn is our go-to favorite for years! Food, service, & ambiance are all impeccable. Whether you go for brunch, dinner, drinks, or live entertainment/dancing; you will not be disappointed.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and services as always thank you!! Ashley is always an awesome server with a smile!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

First time back after place has been renovated....AMAZING!!! Food, service and ambiance was spot on

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

First trip to Blue Bell Inn for lunch; had been there for drinks one time. Nice place with good food, service and ambiance. Only complaint is there is a tented area for dining (outdoor patio in summer?) that is extremely noisy with outside traffic. When a dump truck rolls by on Skippack Pike, it is very disturbing. Hopefully, there is a longer-term facilities solution to this.

Will return but would not want to sit in tented area again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Friendly staff, fun environment, very nice live music, and excellent food. We had a wonderful anniversary.

Tags: Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I appreciated we were given a choice of being in a back, quieter room or in a busier area with a view of the tree. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a lovely gathering of friends to celebrate the holidays. Our meals all were very good. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Another exceptional meal at the Blue Bell Inn.
We went for Sunday brunch to celebrate the holiday season with friends. Everyone loved it. The raw bar was superb, our entrees were amazing, even the iced tea was fabulous. The service was also top notch. Our waiter was attentive but he also let us have a nice leisurely meal, no rushing at all. We love the restaurant and will be back again and again.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We love coming here cause it’s in our neighborhood . One of our favorites with another couple is to share raw bar tower! It’s fantastic if u love 💕 seafood!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was very good. Service was very good. A waiter dropped a tray which got on one of our party. Manager could not have been more apologetic, offering to take care of cleaning and offering complimentary deserts.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Ambiance was great as far as facility but the background music was completely incongruous with the setting, at least the night we were there (12/2/2017). For such a historic establishment, I would expect classic jazz or something more traditional. Instead, the music was more like I would expect at some trendy, hipster bar.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Met some old friends for lunch although we would have rathered have a round table ( better for conversation ) food and service were good and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my third visit in about a year and it was the least crowd of the three. But nothing seemed to go right. The timing was off, the food was just okay. Silverware which was taken with taken with the first course was never replaced.

We were given an incomplete check and then it was replaced with the compelete one. We never had a manager come over to check on the table all evening. Just felt neglected.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had excellent service and food for a birthday celebration. Highly recommend!

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Under new ownership - the Blue Bell Inn has thrived. The steaks were well seasoned and perfectly cooked. I enjoyed the seasonal hand crafted cocktails. And - the chairs are extra comfortable - which allows for a leisurely dining experience. This is a true neighborhood gem!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Service was outstanding and good was delicious. I have never had such large and great tasting shrimp and Abe salads and mushroom soup were great as well. Try the crab cake, it is delcious!

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Live Music, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Our service was awesome........food the best
Our server was patient as we were 3 women who were gabbing.......the coffee was the best and will definitely go a k!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

There were six of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It helped that I know Alex Thackham and he and his staff treated us like royalty!!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were very pleased with the entire evening: food selection, ambience, service was outstanding (attentive, p0lite). We would certainly recommend Blue Bell Inn and hope to bring a small group for lunch in January.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

always good food and service. the renovations are beautiful. the menu is great.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food and service is always outstanding. Brunch is one of the best in the area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a delicious dinner; however felt the menu choices were limited. I suggest that an additional 3+ specials be offered. ( a veal chop, Rack of lamb & perhaps halibut would be lovely!)

Small seafood forks should accompany an order of oysters. We had to use our salad forks.

The dessert beignets were as good as Cafe du Mond’s in New Orleans!

We were finishing up when the live music in the bar area began. I would NOT have enjoyed hearing what sounded like mediocre wedding-band music while dining.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service! Can’t wait to go back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great meal and the service was really outstanding. Blue Bell Inn has been beautifully renovated. If you haven't been here in quite some time "new experience" really sums it up. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A wonderful experience in every way..food, service, ambiance and drinks...

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant is just beautiful! The food was fabulous and our server was wonderful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Since the renovations a few years ago this is our go to celebration location. We've celebrated our last two wedding anniversaries at BBI, thought it was fantastic that our waiter from the previous year remembered us a year later and came over even though we had a different server. Since last December we have gone several times this year we always have great service and love that they are willing & able to work around my allergy to black pepper! They have it all cozy quiet rooms upstairs to bustling areas around the two bars downstairs, a great outdoor space when the weather is nice & I think they have live music on most weekend evenings.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very enjoyable meal with a great atmosphere and a very spacious room. Not too casual but not too stuffy. Highly recommend!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service the entire night was outstanding, our waitress was friendly and attentive. The timing of our food between the appetizers and main meal was perfectly spaced. The food was decent but has room for improvements. The flatbread we ordered as an appetizer was not crunchy, it could have used a little longer in the oven, it was almost under-done on the dough so it was somewhat soggy. The lobster and butternut squash soup was all squash. I think someone forgot the lobster, there wasn't even a hint of it in there. The main courses were better, the NY strip was perfectly cooked and nicely charred and it was a generous size piece of meat. The pasta was flavorful and filling. We will be returning to try out other items on the menu, the excellent service alone is a reason to eat at the Blue bell Inn.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great nite at BlueBell. Food is wonderful, loved the tuna tartare and the filet and desert was great. Beautiful restaurant. Came from New Jersey....well worth the ride. We'll be back soon.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Cheshire)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Visited for the second time after an amazing 1st was even better than I remembered food value and service simply exquisite brought my step daughter along for the ride this time she said its the best steak she had ever had to be honest its the best steak I've had too
The Blue Bell is truly a gem of a restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was very good but overpriced. The music was much too loud for normal daytime conversation and we had to ask to have it turned down twice.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Friendly service. Interesting menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent brunch. Service very good. Dining room conducive to conversation. Don’t miss the French Toast.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

I can't say enough good words about the blue Bell. I only wish I was a millionaire so I could eat there every meal. The wait staff is the best and the food and drink is worth every penny. Best fine dining on the east coast, period.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The wine and cocktails were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their food from risotto to steak. The chocolate cake was fantastic. A bit loud and our waiter, who had been employees at the restaurant for 5 years was quite aloof which took away from our enjoyment of the meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I used to go to Blue Bell Inn quite frequently a long time ago but had not been in about 20 years. I am so sorry I had stopped going! The food was just as fabulous as it always has been, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere is perfect. The new renovations make the restaurant more open and inviting. There are special rooms for special dinners or a nice little porch for having lunch. No matter if you are having lunch or dinner this is the perfect place to go. I cannot wait to go back and do their Sunday brunch. I highly recommend Blue Bell for any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the BBI.. totally recommend to all for most occasions from brunch to late night. Staff is amazing and accommodating!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We hadn't been to the Blue Bell Inn for some time since we no longer live nearby. We went for Sunday Brunch to celebrate my son's birthday and the party included our two teen-age grandchildren. We were very pleasantly surprised by the remodeled building. The brunch menu had lots of interesting choices and everyone was able to find something they liked. Everything that came to our table was excellent. The beignets and cinnamon buns were wonderful shareable starters. Our server made some good, accurate recommendations. Service was smooth, efficient and friendly. We'll be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic! The New Improved Blue Bell Inn is a great spot for live music, happy hour or a couple of cocktsils and snacks. Did not have dinner here.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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