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The Lucky Well

4.5
4.5
1112 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Food Network Star and restaurateur Chad Rosenthal has been recognized as one of the most talented purveyors of barbecue in the Delaware Valley.
His critically acclaimed Memphis-style ribs, brisket, smoked chicken and side dishes are unquestionably some of the best one can find north of the Mason Dixon line. Chad expanded his menu and brand, to include fried chicken, a full à la carte menu, a full service whiskey bar and live entertainment...

The bar at The Lucky Well features a top-shelf whiskey collection, which naturally compliment the flavors coming out of the kitchen, along with craft-brewed beers and classic cocktails. Cocktails will include some of the ingredients used in the cooking process.

More information relating to The Lucky Well and its full scale music venue is available at: www.theluckywell.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 646-4242

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chad Rosenthal

  • Catering

    On and off site catering is available.<br />Please call the restaurant for more information

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available from 25 to 40 people.The entire restaurant may also be rented out for parties over 100 people

  • Private party contact

    events@theluckywell.com: (215) 646-4242

  • Neighborhood

    Ambler

  • Cross street

    Ridge Ave

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as two public lots

  • Entertainment

    Live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact the restaurant or go to: www.theluckywell.com for more information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JC

    JCooke

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great and food was delicious
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was awesome, the manager Katie who we had the pleasure of meeting was awesome, the food was excellent, the band was outstanding!
  3. F

    Foodie

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Brisket was great. Drinks good Service was fantastic
  4. r

    ronnies24

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waitress was amazing, Madison . Food was good. Only disappointed that I thought there was going to be live music and there wasn’t.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was easy getting a last minute reservation. Love the vibe. We took advantage of the prefix menue. Great deal. Drinks were good. We enjoyed our meal.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Cornbread very dry
  7. V

    Veryunhappydiners

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    The service was decent. The food was horrible. The brisket fries were literally fries soaked in brisket grease. The actual brisket was like eating jerky absolutely gross and for some reason the bark had a huge layer of salt. The burnt pork belly ends were not edible. They were extremely hard, no flavor, and had to have been days old. The burger was a frozen patty not even heated well. The sides were ok but for the price outrageous. I would definitely not recommend this place to anyone.
  8. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service -great Atmosphere-nice people -except they have no hot beverages like Tea -I would have like a cup of Tea.
  9. S

    Stacyf

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for New Year’s Eve. The food was absolutely amazing!!!! I had the burger… best ever!! We had the shrimp, brisket, ribs, wings, lobster dish and ended w the brisket brownies. Best!!!
  10. KT

    KenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brisket, Ribs and Salmon, all great! Staff very nice, had a chat with Chad the head honcho, would definitely go back.
  11. JA

    JoeyA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    we sat close to your service window and I couldn't help but notice that the woman who was running the food window for the runners was either biting her nails or licking her fingers on occasion while handling plates for customers. I would advise that this person either wear gloves or NOT have her fingers in her mouth while handling food for customers.
  12. SC

    StevenC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Was told that there was an excellent selection of draft beers. Unfortunately the night we were there the taps were non functional and had to try a can of beer, no glass. Food was great. Service felt a bit rushed. Ordered some for to go so that table could be cleared.Would like to try again when we could spend more time and try more of menu.
  13. J

    Juls

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We did a little research on their website and it sound like a fantastic. Barbecue place. Arriving there, the ambiance and everything about this place looked like a cool hipster barbecue place with a great ambiance and service was outstanding. The big deal for us was that the website touted American barbecue - smoked - it sounded wonderful but what we got was a fusion barbecue. It had Japanese fusion which was NOT expected and not really welcomed when one looked forward to an western/American barbecue. They infused some of these spices with no mention of them in their menu. For example, if you order the stater queso dip with smoked brisket (sounds amazing right?). Should have been delicious but while eating it you are tasting something that isn’t quite right. They added tahini to it. It doesn’t state it anywhere and you can definitely taste it. Our server, who was just lovely and helpful, told us what it contained after we asked her about it. If you order the burger with Mayo, it is Kewpie Mayo which is a Japanese Mayo. I happened to enjoy the fusion flavors but others in my party did not when they were expecting American smoked barbecue so it doesn’t make for a nice dinner experience.
  14. RH

    RichardH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bbq as always plus Guiness on tap! Cant go wrong.
  15. SM

    SuzanneM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks so much for accommodating all of us!! The service was fabulous Happy Holidays to all!!!
  16. M

    Maggiemay

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was very nice and attentive.
  17. JW

    JohnW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Food could have been hotter.
  18. KM

    KMMK

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love this restaurant but hadn't been back for a bit. We started with the deviled eggs and brussel sprouts, both were delicious! We got four different meals and each of us loved our choices. The service was solid, only complaint would be that it was loud to begin with but the music was playing even louder! We will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
  19. GW

    GeorgeW

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lucky well was a pleasant surprise I don’t live in the area but I rent a garage for my business near by and decided to try the restaurants in the area. I picked the lucky well because I am a BBQ lover . The service was awesome I mean fast and they are on top of things . I ordered brisket , ribs , fries , corn bread and collard greens and a flight of burbon whiskey. I always expect the brisket to be dry , NOT here it was very moist and the ribs were cooked to perfection with a dry rub the bourbon flight was the best $20.00 I spent in 3 years and the combo was perfect . I cook bbq so it was nice to get something this good that I didn’t have to cook . Top Notch !!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic. I love the lucky well.
  21. LS

    LorS

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Ribs were not appealing nor tasted good, beans were watery, wings and Mac and cheese were good.
  22. JM

    JasonM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job. Brought my in-laws for the first time. Everyone had a great meal. We were in the back room so the noise wasn’t bad. Our server did an excellent job.
  23. b

    babyfoodie

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome food! love the salad and new additions on the menu!
  24. JL

    JackieL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great drink and beer selection. Delicious food-and terrific service. We went on a Saturday when there was a band, so it was a little loud but in a way that is to be expected if there is live music
  25. ZF

    ZhaylinnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely my favorite BBQ place. Loved everything about this place!
  26. S

    Sharon

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent waitress, Cindy, and the bourbon cocktails were fantastic. Food was great too. Lots of great flavors it didn’t all taste the same. We will definitely go back.
  27. DV

    DianeV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I got the BBQ BOWL/pulled pork.The food came quick but it was cold sent it back,when it came back Mac and cheese was still not hot toppings were on the side(their theory was topping was cold so?) and it was missing the crunchy topping.Drinks were good though
  28. KC

    KatieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was spectacular, the drinks were well mixed, music and ambiance was my vibe. I would so come back to this place. So much more to eat and drink!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great environment. Music and food
  30. RD

    RichD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Place was extremely loud and to make it worse they had a band at 8pm. Food was dry and overpriced I would not go back
  31. IC

    IvanC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food came out really cold. We ate it bc we hate to complain. Other than that food was excellent
  32. DN

    DimitriN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! My wife and I frequently go there and they never disappoint!
  33. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Lucky Well last night. We will be back!
  34. TM

    TonyM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The BBQ Bowl with Mac and Cheese was cold and it did not have much flavor. The best item was the Quesadillos. They ran out of the shrimp appetizers which I looked forward to and it was on Friday evening. Jambalaya is advertised on the website menu. However, it was not included on the Friday night menu of Nov. 4, 2022. The wings good. For my first visit, I was not satisfied.
  35. AL

    AileenL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was all delicious, the pork belly burnt ends were especially outstanding. They have a creative list of cocktails, that were easily converted into mocktails for my pregnant self. I will definitely be back!
  36. MK

    MichaelK

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hunter makes some amazing cocktails and the food is smokin’ good.
  37. JK

    JoanneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A group of us enjoyed our evening at the Lucky Well in Ambler, where the food was wonderful, the drinks were good, and our server was helpful and friendly. Will be back again!
  38. R

    johnR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    over priced drinks. food was good but only warm. sevice was very good
  39. JP

    JoeP34

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I were looking for a new restaurant to try for our anniversary dinner. We decided to try The Lucky Well. We were impressed with the layout and cleanliness of the Lucky Well. Staff was friendly. I ordered the St. Louis Ribs with a side of BBQ Beans and enjoyed both. My wife ordered the brisket with a side of mac and cheese. She did not enjoy the brisket because there was a lot of fat. I would say she was able to eat only about half of the three pieces of brisket she received. We were both disappointed with that.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and everything we tried was delicious. Brisket queso, chimichurri shrimp and house wings. We ended up eating at the bar in place of our original reservation so our bartender, Don, gave us great suggestions on food and drinks. We can't wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lucky Well using the Order Online button. The Lucky Well also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Lucky Well also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-4242.

The Lucky Well is rated 4.5 stars by 1112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Lucky Well

111 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, PA 19002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ridge Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Ambler

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    On street parking is available as well as two public lots

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Chad Rosenthal

  • Entertainment

    Live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact the restaurant or go to: www.theluckywell.com for more information.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 646-4242

  • Catering

    On and off site catering is available.<br />Please call the restaurant for more information

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available from 25 to 40 people.The entire restaurant may also be rented out for parties over 100 people

  • Private party contact

    events@theluckywell.com: (215) 646-4242

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