The Lucky Well

4.6
943 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

Support The Lucky Well during COVID-19

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 943 people are saying
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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
6 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.

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JonRocks62
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is great, but the live music was too loud. No way to have conversation comfortably. I would consider coming back, but only if there was no live music scheduled.

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Tuulbox
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Second time dining here, and the food was just plain not as good, unfortunately. Very good flavor, but both the pork belly burnt ends and the pork spare ribs were over cooked and dried out (I know that’s ironic for the burnt ends, but still true).

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vipGreg
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual and always good chatting with Chef Chad

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MaritaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will definitely go back

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

In general food was good as usual. A little disappointed with the wings though. They are usually nice and crispy. This time they where wet and slimy.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The place was nice. Service was a little slow and we felt like when the waitress did come over we were bothering her. Not some place I’ll rush back to.

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GabrielleK
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super cool place to grab dinner/drinks and listen to live music. The brisket was a little on the dry side but the sauce on the side helped. Overall, pretty good. I’ll be back!

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vipAnnM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone to Lucky Well for years. The food is great. The staff are friendly and helpful. Whether take out or eat in, it never disappoints!

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vipLynnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chicken Sandwich EVER!!! Live music on weekends!

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vipKMMK
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I know restaurants are struggling with help right now but the service was not good. The drink that my husband ordered was like a sip of booze in a full glass of ice. The food was great but for what we spent and the time we were there I would have expected better. This is one of our favorite places but not sure we will be heading back soon.

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TravelingFoodie
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Hoping this is covid rebound.

Server was nice but clearly overwhelmed. Took forever to get drinks. My wife (who has spent time in Texas) ordered the brisket and expected it would be lean and crisp. It was quite fatty. The server just said “yes that’s one of our fattier cuts”. I totally understand they can’t just give you a whole new entree but a little empathy and “let’s see what we can do “ would have been nice.

I hadn’t been in two years or so but remember this as really good bbq. It was just ok. Maybe just getting back from covid maybe the expansion they’ve done but hope they get it turned around as Montgomery county needs good bbq

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing; the drinks, the food and the service. Maddie is a great server and bartender. Thanks Maddie!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely experience and great food and value!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome overall environment

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vipMike
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the music and that hot chicken sandwich is incredible.. also the best bbq beans around

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PHG84
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Used to be our favorite restaurant but they didn’t offer 2 of our most popular entrees the night we dined.
Disappointed in the limited menu options.
Few diners but no music playing
Very quiet and Very dark

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Kelly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining INSIDE in 14 months... between the fantastic food and great live Blues music, we couldn’t have asked for a better night!

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JwanaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Burnt ends and baked beans had great flavor and sauce. Cornbread portions are huge. I'm from Kansas City, Missouri and this place has my stamp of approval.

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chez
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. Great food,great beer and bourbon. Band was amazing. Can't say enough about our server. She was so good

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vipHolly
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YUM. This is our new favorite spot in Ambler! We decided to try out The Lucky Well after coming across it on Open Table and I'm so glad we did. We shared the stuffed habanero pepper as an app and omg I think that was one of my favorite foods ever!! The flavors were outstanding and it was a great size for two people to share. For our mains, we got the honey habanero shrimp and the brisket. We also got sides of cornbread, mac n cheese, and the southern green beans... had to try a little of everything! Everything was so delicious and I really just can't wait to go back!

The ONLY downside is that The Lucky Well is a bit pricey -- the shrimp I had for my entree was technically an appetizer, you get four (large) shrimp for $14. The brisket was $17 and did not include any sides, each side was $5 or more. Cocktails around $12. If you're someone who likes to get apps, meals, and drinks just be prepared to pay a pretty penny here! It is totally worth it though when you're able to splurge. We will definitely be going back in the future.

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HillaryW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The reason for high level for noise is because there was a live blues band. The band was great. We just texted each other during the set. When the band was not playing the volume was very low.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious!

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Greg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Ambler. Love the chicken sandwich and the drinks are always incredible.

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SaraP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I thought the ambiance was nice. Food was surprisingly good. Service I'd say was ok. Not exceptional but ok.

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AmandaB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, the staff, the atmosphere was just all amazing! it was our first time there and most definitely not our last.

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Inisfre1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! I can’t say enough about the staff. You won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great ! The music felt like being in Memphis ! Cant wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The manager Katie was particularly kind and provided great service. Can’t wait for the warm weather, so we can sit outside and enjoy their amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfy, moody vibe with great music and excellent food. Wedge salad and Catfish were delicious! The best whisky cocktails !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was subpar. Waitress wasn’t attentive and food was just ok.

Music was phenomenal tho to make up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service & Music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Chef Chad’s supper club concept. Food and service were excellent as always and the band was great. Awesome to be able to hear live music while dining again, safely and distanced of course.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the LW SUPPER CLUB. It was a terrific set up.

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BBQGOOD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time there, limited menu this time but food was still very good and service was great. The band was really good and made it a perfect night.

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Adam
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chad, his crew, and the blues band Mikey Junior absolutely crushed it for Valentines Day. The food and drink, service, and ambiance was top notch. Long live The Lucky Well!

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vipLisaS
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for the first time since the pandemic began on 2/13 as part of the blues supper club. Better than we remembered! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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 943 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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