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About The Lucky Well

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 music lounge... Also featured will be a Southern Style Brunch on Sundays, all day, all night....

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 will be available shortly on our website.

111 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant
Closed Mondays
Lunch: Thursday thru Saturday 11:30AM to 4:00PM
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:30PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday 4:00PM to 10:30 PM
Sunday 3:00PM to 9:00PM

Bar open late

Valet Parking is available Friday & Saturday nights from 5PM to 11PM.

Cross Street:
Ridge Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 646-4242

Website:
http://www.theluckywell.com/

Entertainment:
Music is offered on select nights. Please contact the restaurant for more information

Catering:
On and off site catering is available.
Please call the restaurant for more information

Parking Details:
On street parking is available as well as two public lots

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:
Chad or Ashley: (215) 646-4242

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Lucky Well Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Cozy (4)
Live Music (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was all excellent and our waitress was very attentive and super sweet to our kids.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food and the band was great as well.
Every bite was really good

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food and atmosphere was good. Don’t bother ordering the Chicken Apple Ball appetizer. Way over priced for the small amount of food you get. You couldn’t share it with more then one person.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I got together with one of her ex-coworkers and her husband
Unknowingly we picked a Saturday when Ambler had its X-mas Parade, so IMHO, that definitely contributed to our experience.
First off - the place was jammed to the gills and quite noisy up until the moment that the parade got close enough for folks to leave the warmth of the inside and go outside onto the street. Then it was empty and reasonably quiet, nice enough to enjoy ourselves.
Thus, (also unfortunately) our order went in during the mayhem and we never got our appetizer(Smoked Chicken + Apple Balls). The ex-worker's husband (Mike) claims that he saw it go to a different table... I can’t say the same but regardless - we never got it and it wasn't 'discovered' until we got our lunch plates.
To be fair, we got comp-ed a small version of it (about 1/2 of regular portion) which was nice, however I am sure most of the people will agree with me that you want to eat your appetizer BEFORE your main meal not with it. As it was - the taste was nice but un-inspiring (I am sure it got lost in the taste of the sandwich.... we already started eating when the server brought the appetizer)
Mike and I opted for flank steak sandwich. Again, while not bad by any means they were nothing to go gaga about (and at $17.00 - that's a bit steep to pay for an "OK" sandwich)
The ladies however raved about theirs (The Well Burger and The Sandwich (w\Brisket))
The 1/2 rack of ribs were also tasty (dry rub St. Louis Style). Fries were a bit on the overcooked side. Because 3 out of 5 dishes (not counting appetizer and FF) were quite good I gave the food 4 stars but everything else in our case merits no more than 3
Will we ever return? Perhaps;

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

2nd time at the lucky well in two weeks. It's one of my favorite places in the area with an amazing barbeque menu paired with plenty of whiskey

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We can always count on the lucky well for a great meal! Ambler is so lucky to have so many great places!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never a bad experience here. Amazing food, great staff and service, diverse beer list too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was absolutely phenomenal. While everything was great, the pork shoulder and the beans were my favorites. The cocktails were delicious too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Appetizers were over cooked and soggy with oil
Bun for my burger was burnt on both sides ...

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

BBQ Pork Sandwich plus the Chili Smash Potatoes were a big hit! The mashed sweet potatoes were great as well. Wonderful tastes. Service was super as well. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the BBQ port and ribs. Salad selection could be a little more robust, but the kale salad was delicious. Good place for dinner before the theater in Ambler. We will be back !

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I love this place. One of our favorite spots. The food is excellent and so is the service. We try to get there at least once a month. Try the Kentucky Tea!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Love the food ! Go each time we come back to town!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food and drinks were good. Service was a little slow. We were in the back room thinking it would be a little quieter but the the noise level is still loud. The band was good and enjoyable. We had a family member who is original from New Orleans, he throughly enjoyed his ribs and wings. He really liked the rib with no additional sauce.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I found this place based on reviews and preferred great barbeque so I figured I would check it out while driving through the area from Pittsburgh. The hushpuppies and slaw were memorable...the pork shoulder was fantastic but the beer list was very limited and the beef brisket was flavorless and dry. I was not completely sold on how great this place is supposed to be on its high marks of meat smoking and prep because the brisket was very dry and had almost no taste and this is a cornerstone on their menu! The price seemed to be right on most items and is al a carte.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My husband and I love this place. It's one of our "Go To" spots.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The barbecued chicken is amazing as well as the macaroni & cheese. I also enjoy the roasted butternut squash side when it’s on the menu.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We went to the Lucky Well on a Saturday night. The night started out great, getting a parking spot right outside the restaurant. We were greeted at the door politely and taken to our table. Inside, the restaurant was not too crowded and the noise level was no problem to hold a conversation. It was too dark inside and several diners were using their cell phones for light to read their menus. The waitress came over quickly and took our drink orders. She took our appetizer order and gave us time before taking our dinner orders. The food came out quickly and was hot. Everyone in our party had a great meal. Everything was good but the ribs were fabulous. We never felt rushed at any point and the waitress continued to bring us water even after we paid the check and just sat talking. Overall it was a great experience and we’ll definitely be going back. Well done!

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Safe gluten free dining options. Well seasoned and delicious barbecued ribs and pork shoulder. The Brussel sprouts were good, but the sweet potato mash were much too sweet for our taste. More like a dessert. The menu is varied if you aren't gluten free and looking at what other diners were served, the burgers and apps looked amazing. We would go back so the evening was a success.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is really good. Service is not consistent and food comes out a little too quickly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great BBQ. Nice craft cocktails. A little pricy for what you get. When you order (family style), be sure to order less than you think you want. The portions are big. We have never visited without taking home a doggy bag. Service is solid. About what you would expect for a BBQ spot. If you are local, you owe it to yourself to visit at least once. Whether you go back will depend on your experience (which can vary from time to time). Avoid late dining on weekends. They have live music, which turns the place into more of a bar scene than a restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

If you like dry rub BBQ you will like this place - if you don't there isn't a whole lot else on the menu. Limited menu with interesting variations..... Poblano hushpuppies were more like deep fried donut balls - not spicy at all - in fact couldn't taste any poblano in them - were sweet. Tasty but not what we expected. Wings were a bit dry. I am told the ribs were good as was the brisket sandwich. Fries were very good. Onion rings had a maple syrup glaze on them that made them taste more like funnel cake than onion rings - again not something you would expect. Vibe is definitely casual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous dining experience! The BBQ was awesome, Marian was a great server and the music was phenomenal! We all had a great time! We will be back!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Delicious and fun as always! Highly recommended.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I love this place the food is outstanding, the atmosphere is lively and the service was well-timed and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wow! Loved everything that we ordered! Lucky We'll makes it way to easy to eat way too much! Great spot.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Amazing BBQ at this place! We also had the Lucky balls and fried pickles to start and they were so tasty. Service was friendly and very prompt. Great vibe inside. Will definitely be back here!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The Lucky Well is good for casual dining. The menu is a bit limited but still has good choices. It was noisy but our table was in the back so we could still manage to converse.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The Lucky Well never disappoints! The staff was so accommodating and gladly honored the requests I had for my fiancées birthday. Thank you, again, for such a great meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Very good food. Would recommend anything from their BBQ section and the cornbread/sweat potato mash

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was good. Music was too loud. Server could barely hear us and we could barely hear each other. Drinks were expensive!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Delicious and juicy ribs, tender Smokey brisket. Great experience and Katie was wonderdul. Loved the band too

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Found this place through OpenTable to meet up with some friends equidistant from three directions. BBQ with an upscale modern twist!! The best ribs I've found anywhere in the Philadelphia suburbs. None of us even added BBQ sauce, meaty and fall off the bone. Hush puppies awesome, and don't even get me going on the cauliflower/curry soup!...and I don't even like cauliflower! Warm towels instead of hand wipes. Long steel tables or more intimate tables, booths and a corner with couches. Most restaurants in the area can be a little pricier, but in terms of BBQ, prices were right where you'd expect them to be. Will travel an hour to eat here again! Loved it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Favorite Spot in Ambler
You can't beat The Lucky Well for great music, fabulous cocktails and sincere service. The menu is limited but everything is always delicious. We've taken friends here on many occasions and no one is ever disappointed. The bar is usually crowded, so expect a wait. Make reservations for dinner if you want to sit down around the corner from the band. Metal stools can be a bit tiresome on your butt!

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Always love this place! Best burgers ever.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Awesome food, beer and service. Chef Chad (Rosenthal) is amazing. Live music is high quality but not too loud. We don't get to this place enough. And downtown Ambler is such a happening place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Live Music, Great Beer, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Lucky Well is a OK restaurant, nothing special. The ribs are ordinary, not the best we've ever had by any means. The BBQ pork sandwich was tasty, but would have been better if the meat was pulled more and a better bun was served. It seemed like a tasteless store brand hamburger bun. We are not in any hurry to return.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We went on a Thursday night in the summer. It was relatively quiet so it was good for conversation. We had the fried pickles to start and I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Food and drinks were fantastic as always. Brought a new group of coworkers and they all loved the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

First time here and the service and food was excellent worth the 50 mile drive there and we will be back!!!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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