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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

4.5

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)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Ribs are to die for! The smoked chicken and apple meatballs are tasty and surprisingly filling.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Our server was top notch as was the food. We'll be back for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The ribs were overcooked, dry and had lots of cartilaginous bits; the lucky balls were bland. The female bartender seemed annoyed and was dismissive.
The music was top notch.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Wings too smoky. Fun atmosphere with live music on weekends but you have to like smoky meat.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Two couples, seniors, first visit to Lucky Well for dinner during Ambler Arts & Music Festival. Decent wines; great beers; amazing BBQ. Live blues band was fun. Will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Delicious food as usual, a little too noisy and hard to have a conversation

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Upon entry, we (party of 2) were not greeted at the door as the hostess was not there. The bartender called over and said we were welcome to grab a table anywhere. Our waitress was nice, and the food was good but the wait for the food was extra long - approx. 45 minutes (and there was only one other group of about 8 people). With only 10 patrons, the wait should not be that long. Since we were on a lunch break, we literally had to request to-go boxes when our food arrived at the table. All in all, the food was good, the ambiance was casual, and the staff was friendly, but I would not go back based on the long wait and limited menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

So good! The food and the service were both great. Great for a special night out, first date, anniversary, etc. Great drinks, too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Not a great selection at this place unless you want just a plate of meat then this is right up your alley. No vegetable selection aside from one: Brussel sprouts.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Meh. had the brisket and slaw. Both had good flavor, but the brisket was a little dry and the slaw a little soupy. My wife's pork was a little better but also meh. Not worth $80.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

While the food we received was great, the service was slow and a bit inefficient.
Unfortunately didn't get to try the brisket or the sausage because they were sold out, which we weren't told until well after ordering. It's was a Wednesday so missing two of the six main menu items is a bit disappointing. The manager (or a man who seemed manager-esque) let us know, was nice about it and comped our appetizers.
Our waitress was unaware of menu items and their availability. She also was mostly inattentive and we went without water for long periods of time. Food was delicious. Just an inefficient waitress can go a long way in forming an opinion of a place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The service was excellent . The food was amazing. It was a wonderful delicious evening from cocktail to dessert.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Unfortunately my experience this time was not as good as the first time. The Baby Back Ribs were burnt and the service was poor. They did not have enough staff on to handle the Mother's Day crowd. The waitress seemed frazzled and forgot our drinks the second time around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food, drinks, and service are incredible! The ribs and pork are awesome, along with the mac and cheese and corn bread.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Love love LOVE this place...Great wait staff...excellent drink menu...closest thing to real BBQ I've had since I lived in the west...tasty apps...and just the right amount of menu items that you don't feel overwhelmed! Told our friends best brisket I've had since I lived in Colorado which is saying a LOT...and of course it was the hit of the table! Can't wait to go back...it was our friends first time and they just raved about it all night!

Tags: People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food and service, have been there before for a birthday party and would go back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

This is a local treasure in Ambler, with great food, great music, and a terrific crowd of people. The barbecue is the best. The ribs are the best I've had anywhere, and the burger my son ordered was huge. They have live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and the Saturday crowd was lively, fun, and energetic. An excellent venue.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Every time I come here I always leave satisfied. The cocktails were awesome. Our table got wings, ribs, pork belly, brisket, and sausage with a bunch of sides. Tasted everything and just could not stop eating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We went to The Lucky Well for our wedding anniversary. The service started a bit slow, maybe due to a larger than expected Sunday night crowd, but it settled in as dinner went on. The food was outstanding. The Simply Spinach salad was exactly that, with slivers of apple and an incredible dressing. The Chicken Brunswick Stew with Brisket was bold and spicy, with large chunks of brisket & potato. The BBQ ribs, served on a cookie sheet, just fell off the bone.

Add to this a large assortment of whiskeys and scotches and you have a solid dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

im always satisfied whenever I go there for dinner, I had a birthday party there last year with over 20 friends and they love the food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Brisket great as usual - Brussel sprouts weren't done the way we requested - so didn't enjoy- son loved the chicken fingers. One thing that annoyed me during dinner was a woman cackling so loudly - interrupted conversation.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Good atmosphere. Our server Alex was great! Food and drinks very tasty ans we loved the live music. We are definitely comibg back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great spot for happy hour group outing. The food was outstanding!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I found the prices to be steep and not a good value for my money.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Would not rush back. Expensive for marginal food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Absolutely delicious. We ordered way too much food because we couldn't narrow down our choices. Left ridiculously full but incredibly happy! Will head back again as soon as we can.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The restaurant is clean, and staffs are very friendly.
There are live band and dancing; space is very tight.
The menu is limited to meat lovers. It is an actual bbq restaurant.
The brisket I had was very dry and tasteless, and it didn't come with any gravy or sauce to help it slide down the throat. All bbq meat were smoked we were told, not recommended for sensitive stomach. My friends and I couldn't stop burping. Our husband ordered sausages; they were good and large portions.
I will not go back but try it for yourself because the place was packed obviously, unlike me, people must like the food there. I hope that helps.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Live Music, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

this place never disappoints! PLEASE BRING BACK THE GRITS THOUGH!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great restaurant! This is the second time there. There was a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed there meals. Burgers are great and so is the brisket. Prices are reasonable however I will the sides are overpriced for what you get. Waitress was very attentive to our big group.

Great comfortable place to enjoy great food and listen to great music.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great menu, informative server,and an overall nice dinner with family.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food and atmosphere for late evening on Saturday. My husband loved the live music and the service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My new favorite BBQ place! My wife and I had a craving for some Memphis style BBQ and Lucky Well hit the spot!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Great BBQ and music.....!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We had a blast . Our meals and appetizers were great. Great burgers also . Our server was fabulous and attentive
Good value

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The food is awesome! Best BBQ ever! Love all the sides!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Always a solid go-to restaurant. Excellent food, rotating tap menu, and live music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Outstanding service, food and value. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food selection was good, wings were great and the bbq even better. Great value for portions.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Took my boyfriend here as he loves BBQ and had been looking for new things to try. This was some of the best meat I've ever had, I loved the Memphis style (dry rub, not sauce). Everything was delicious! Service was good and fast

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent service!! Danielle was an excellent server. The food was delicious too.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant and we simply enjoyed the food and the service. We also met people there who were so friendly!! We definitely will go back again. A hot spot!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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