The Lucky Well

4.5
899 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
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 chickens and side dishes are unquestionably some of the best barbecue one can find north of the Mason Dixon line. Chad expanded his menu and brand, to include comfort food, a full à la carte menu, a full service Whiskey bar and a live blues lounge...

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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What 899 people are saying
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vipLauraR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The outdoor seating was handled very well. They would do well with some heat lamps, like other restaurants on the street had. But the food was delicious.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very marginal service, waited for 15 minutes after being seated for a drink order. The Tea didn come until asking twice. Burgers delivered to the wrong person.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Martinis were WAY too dirty and the brisket had a very strange after taste. I was not impressed with that or the coleslaw. I was sadly disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my mom’s birthday

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Lynne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Some food was delicious but the chicken was very dry. Every thing else was good that we had to eat. Service was outstanding.

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MyraP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a nice fall afternoon to eat outside. Our server Maddy was very attentive. Hope to get back inside when the weather cools off. They are doing a good job, considering current restrictions.

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails! Fast and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was a major downgrade from before. I used to enjoy the burger but this time around it tasted like a frozen patty from the store

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed as the menu was limited and was not reflected on the website. My husband only eats seafood and we were looking for the seafood options on the menu.

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pruchick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

After our table wasn’t ready for our 7:30 reservation we waited 1 1/2 for our food. When it finally arrived we were told that they ran out of plates!!!
They apologized over and over again saying They had a bad night. They discounted our bill but they should have comped the entire thing!! We sat at a table outside in the street and two of the chairs were in water. Wow!! Bad night or not we won’t be back. The food was ok but really not worth it

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DerekF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions are plentiful. We ordered so much and we were able to take plenty home. My favorite were the smoked and grilled wings. Amazing flavor. Staff was very friendly. Dining outside was fine but there is definitely road noise.

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Mabramsphl
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ, terrific cocktails and huge bourbon list

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Bartender was also a server. Took a very long time to get drinks and once they came I was served a Dixie cup with bourbon. Ran out of the appetizer we wanted (burnt ends) and when the brisket came we weren’t given barbecue sauce until everything was cold. Just bad all around

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MeganB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal at The Lucky Well! Food was great, as well as the Kentucky Tea. Definitely recommend the pork bell burnt ends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during COVID and sat inside. The tables were spaced out and everything was managed very well. The food was delicious, as normal! The Alabama White wings are highly recommended! Great cocktails, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good. The limited menu is probably the only downside. I’ll definitely be back.

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JACQUELYNW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was most enjoyable!!!! I will definitely be back. The food was outstanding. My server was pleasant and very professional.

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vipColbyW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good times! Great summer selection of cocktails and outdoor seating available.

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Arch
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside for Ambler Restaurant Week. (Always) terrific food, friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating set up was perfect! Food was AMAZING (as usual.)

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Nikki
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of a pandemic, Chad and his staff still offer fantastic food and personal service. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dinner was delicious as always. And outside seating was comfortable. Another great dining experience!

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vipGaetanoS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always amazing. Nice people! During non Covid times, has a great vibe and bar!

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vipGaetanoS
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Food quality is amazing!

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vipChristianB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, brunch was spectacular. Chad does a great job!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dinner out since quarantine! It was just delightful! The staff made us feel so safe and welcomed and were so friendly. The food was also amazing BBQ. I highly recommend the wings!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night celebrating our anniversary sitting outside enjoying the weather, food, and conversation. We love the lucky well and the food is amazing! Chef Chad and his staff did an amazing job as they navigated their first night open to diners in months!

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vipLHDiner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Some food was brought out cold. Yes cold, while other food was hot. When told they did take food back and reheat but wished it would have come out hot originally. Everything tasted good once everything was hot.

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner after a movie at the Ambler across the street. I had the brisket sandwich, which was tasty and served with fries. My husband had ribs with sides of beans and onion rings. Our only complaint was the onion rings were drizzled with maple syrup, and were too sweet. Would have been much better without the syrup. Service fine. Drink menu diverse. Service was fine.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stopped at The Lucky Well before heading across the street for an event at ACTII. The chicken was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed our meal.

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vipJamie
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was our waitress and she was absolutely fantastic. Very attentive and great suggestions regarding the menu. Our drinks were great and so was our food. Overall great experience and can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall a good experience. The Gabe Stillman Band was playing and that was enjoyable. Food was good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service & amazing food. Lots of options for carnivores, vegetarians & kids!

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FaithB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a wholesome, delicious lunch. Salmon and salad was delicious.

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KLC3160
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very tasty but it was served just warm. Drinks were very good. Server could have bern more attentive.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience1

The wings were very dry. The nachos were awful. What was the grainy cheesy sauce and Nachos only had a very thin tomatoe, hot jalapeno and cheese. GROSS!! Never again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brunch was good and jazz trio played great. Only complaint is the chicken and waffles was the chicken to waffle ratio was off and wish they could have used a boneless cut of chicken. Flavors were good though.

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vipEileenB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful time at The Lucky Well! They easily accommodated 11 of us for brunch, and service was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great. Love the live music.
Service is always a bit slow here. Over 20 minutes to get our drinks...

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TaylorB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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 899 OpenTable diners.

The Lucky Well does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-lucky-well/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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