The Lucky Well

4.6
975 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 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

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
What 975 people are saying
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vipMaureenW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the band was great! Thankful for the attention from our servers, they made our meal special.

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pawaterguy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took the bartenders recommendations on several things..they were on point except for one item but no worries. Definitely will order the other items again!! Drinks were delicious and on the strong side...extra bonus. We sat at the bar..Definitely a spot to visit...Salud!

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vipWendyM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Their smoked meats are delicious but a bit pricey. They no longer have Lucky Balls which is one of our favorite items on the menu (macaroni and cheese with smoked meat mixed in). Food was good but it was very cold in the restaurant which made the dining experience uncomfortable. They tired to adjust the heat but it didn't warm up much. Waitress had too much to do and we got out sandwiches after people who came in after us were served.

We have enjoyed the place in the past. It just wasn't as good as we recalled. Letting you choose different barbeque sauce options would enhance the enjoyment of the food.

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vipNicoleH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be going back!! The wings with the house sauce were amazing! We also had the brisket and the pulled pork sandwich which were fabulous!! Service was awesome and so was the live band!

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JulieR
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The barbeque was really good. Lots of food, the Pulled Pork was really full of meat and there were plenty of fries to go with it. The deviled egg appetizer was tasty too. Not sure if I loved a big piece of bacon in it, maybe crumbled on top instead.

My husband got the giant pretzel and it was fantastic. Very delicious dinner.

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. Place was a bit loud to hold conversation and dimly lit but overall it was a great evening

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice place. A little noisy. Service could use some coaching. I will go back again.

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vipMhbsrm
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food at Lucky Well was amazing last night and the bartender was spot on!! Excellent!!

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StevenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place,good crowd. Waitress was friendly,attentive.Food was great.Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for good barbecue! Will definitely be going back to try other menu items!

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GabrielleK
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the lucky well. It’s even better with live music!

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LWill
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best BBQ in the area! I would definitely recommend a visit to the Lucky Well.

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LoriC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The brisket sandwich is my favorite and is amazing. I can always count on good quality and delicious food and drinks at Lucky Well. The live music is an added bonus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best BBQ we’ve had! Loved it. The ambiance with the band was great as well.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always love The Lucky Well. Great food, great cocktails, overall great atmosphere. Could do without the overly loud live music though.

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MarissaK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was super dry and bad smoke flavor. Service was incredibly slow and non existent when the restaurant was not busy. We were put in the dining room where the ambiance is cold and boring. Will not go back.

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MARDEM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bbq in the area hands down! The owner who is always present takes pride in his meats!

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sheilam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although short staffed it was a pleasant experience.

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VinceN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I always enjoy the food here; moderately priced. Friendly staff. The only negatives for me, and they are minor - it's a little bit noisy and too dark for my liking. Other than that, another very good experience there.

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LisaS
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't get any better than The Lucky Well !

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Kim0630
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited The Lucky Well for our anniversary & were not disappointed. Our server was extremely friendly and attentive. The appetizers and main course came out quickly and everything was hot and delicious. It’s a bit of a drive for us nowadays but we’d definitely return!

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KrisW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with great food and servers. I plan to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork Belly Burnt Ends was best BBQ item ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious ribs. Corn bread is unreal. Just go eat everything.

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vipDavidK
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Friendly service. Has gotten much pricier with fewer menu options recently.

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Adam
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great experience. My daughter is leaving for college this week as an incoming freshman, and this was a bon voyage dinner of sorts. In advance, I told the manager/hostess that we were hoping they could do something small to make it special for her, and she said she'd do something without saying what. At no charge, they set up a very nice floral arrangement for my daughter, which she took home after the meal. It was very classy and much appreciated. They made it a memorable experience. The food was delicious as well. We look forward to our next time at Lucky Well.

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vipSKSmalvern
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The BBQ brisket and ribs were good… the sauces were not. And the red bliss potato was LOADED w chives :(

Liked the rustic/modern decor. Service was good!

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Phillydiner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Promp and friendly

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Margei
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All 3 of us enjoyed our meal. We all got ribs and they were delicious. The sides of cole slaw and beans were also good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was outstanding, consistently amazing. We have been coming for years and are never disappointed. Service was not great, we rarely saw our waitress and it was difficult to get a drink order in. We will be back as the food is one of our favorites I hope the service starts to match that level.

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vipJoeAsa17
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow

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sassy
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food sucked be honest for the price paid and got charged for extr side dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service and great food. Had the herb brined fried chicken sandwich and others had the rack of ribs and pimento salad. All really delicious. Would highly recommend.

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BarbaraC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best BBQ I have had in a long time. Drinks were good too..Oh and did I mention the cornbread??? YUMMM

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KDG19038
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner! Great live blues music. Thank you

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JimT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

BBQ was great, everything is a la carte. Wish they had a sampler for 2 like they do with the sampler for 4. My wife & I split 3 different meats, all done very well. Ambience was very nice outside, however, it took forever to get our check and pay. Would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

The band was so loud it gave me a headache. Foos is just average.

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vipCriticalWhiners
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner and drinks. Food was excellent but the service was extraordinary. Amazing waitress and servers. There was also a band, which made it loud but still enjoyable

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AllisonRR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner had not been there in over a year.

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CraigC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat here fairly often and the food is consistently good - great BBQ, interesting sides, and a wide selection of bourbons.

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YumEnthusiast
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious, service was slow and had to keep reminding for a couple things but I think there may have only been one waitress. She was very nice and apologetic so it wasn't a huge deal. Music was great.

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 4.6 stars by 975 OpenTable diners.

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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