The Lucky Well

4.5
957 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

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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 957 people are saying
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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
28 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
2 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
Miami
1 review
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
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner! Great live blues music. Thank you

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JimT
Philadelphia
4 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.

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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
14 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!

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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
25 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.

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 957 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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