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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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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (11)
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Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Live Music (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great Beer (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great place to eat the barbecue was amazing and the sides dishes fresh and yummy the band playing was great made you wanna get up and dance and I have to add there is room to dance if you like saw a few people get up and dance the food is very filling they serve big portions enough to share or take home and have another 🥘 meal me and my husband double dated with another couple they loved he place they a stayed after we left in the lounge area in the back and listened to the band I will be coming back again great place services were excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This was my first time at the Lucky Well. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, friendly patrons, and wonderful staff. The pork shoulder was a bit greasy with too much fat in the meat. Next time it will be a rack of ribs. Needs a tossed salad added to the menu. The band area was great, plenty of dance floor area. I'd like to see some band stage lighting added to the show. Nothing over the top bright but subtle over heads on the band. The band was in the dark for the most part. the band made the evening. Kudo's to Roger Girk's band. Awesome high class smooth blues show.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was excellent.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our waitress was terrific - there when we needed her and never intrusive. When I said I couldn't read the list of beers on draught, she said she'd bring me a menu. It took her a while but then I found out that she couldn't find one, so she wrote down the whole list for me! The food, as usual, was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was very good as was the service. I just think it is a bit overpriced.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great Barbecue!! Friendly staff!! Waited a little long for food on Saturday during Restaurant Week but the waitress was apologetic and gave us complimentary deviled eggs for the table !

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Good for a night out or a date. Food was good, especially if you enjoy southern meat dishes.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food is good, but not great. The good was the appetizers, especially the deep fried mac and cheese balls. The pork shoulder was good as well - best of all the main items. The brisket was dry and tough, and not recommended. The smoked sausage was a nice surprise while a bit dry had real nice flavor. The dessert we had was a chocolate cheesecake which was massive but just OK. We also got the apple pie which was stone cold with nothing to accompany it - it was cold, no caramel sauce, no ice cream, just a slice of cold apple pie. Service was just OK - our server got one thing wrong but took it off the bill, no big deal but just OK.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Always amazing. Come here all the time and we love it. Food and drinks are great!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The waitress was very sweet and the food was AMAZING!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Love the Lucky Well. It's our favorite Ambler restaurant and SBG is my go to entree. Always scrumptious!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

The food was good and so was service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Have been here many times. Great food and service is friendly and great! Went this time to celebrate a friend's 50th bday. Chardonnay was good. Vodka drinks had a little too much ice.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Great food and drinks! Good house bands on Saturdays.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We were staying in the area and stumbled upon this restaurant. We loved it and will be back again when we visit our son.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Food was good and god service. The waitress gave us a free round because there was a hold up at the bar which was very nice. I would recommend if you really like barbecue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The service was quick and friendly. The food was hot and good . The wedge salad was not as expected compared to other restaurants. We had ribs, chicken and brisket...all were good but nothing we would run back for. The beans and sweet potato mash were too sweet for our taste. The setting is very nice. Prices decent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2016

We make reservations on a Tuesday night. It was not crowded. The service was excellent. Our server was helpful with both the cocktail and dinner menu. It is a very open space which might be noisy when crowded. We had stew and sandwiches. They were excellent and filling. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Dinner was on a Tuesday evening during Christmas holiday season. It was pretty slow and we were probably one of 5 couples there. Food was excellent and staff was helpful and attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Great barbeque options; burgers were ok but a bit over-cooked, hard (overworked?) and bland in that they come with just burger and cheese and no lettuce or tomato. At $13 + you can expect more -- not the great, grilled medium-rare burger we were craving. Good bar selections. Great server. Creative twist on comfort fare. VERY convenient for before or after theater at Act II Playhouse or Ambler movie theater.

They do not have a gluten free bun option (which is just so easy to keep in freezer and heat as needed), but glad they agreed to heat the one we brought. (GF is NOT good unless heated.)

Menu heavy on meat and very, very light on balancing complementary veggies/salad sides.

Still, in a town with several good dining options, we still find it comfortable and delicious. There is room to improve.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Amazing BBQ, great atmosphere. They also have very tasty and creative drink specials! The Lucky Well is definitely a favorite of ours.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Food was good. I wish they had meat combo platters. The waitress wasn't attentive at all

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Reliably excellent BBQ, good service and atmosphere.
Good value for the money. Great location and appreciate the simple functional layout and decor.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Location is great. Directly across from movie theater and a block from the Playhouse. Went here before a show. We split a bunch of entrees and also got a bunch of sides to share. Atmosphere was good, service very good and food was yummy. I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We dined on a Saturday when there was a live band. It was pretty loud as we weren't expecting the band, but they were fun.

We had reservations, but had to wait 15 minutes for our table - even though there were open tables. While dining, I noticed that many tables were not cleared for some time after the guests left. I think they need to improve that.

Service was average - nothing to rave or complain about.

Food was good, beer selection was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Everything about this place was great. It was probably the best BBQ we've ever had and the drinks were great. There was live music, interesting decor, a diverse crowd and we even got to meet the chef who was a Food Network Star. We'll definitely be going back and would recommend it for date nights and small groups.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

good ribs and stuff, band on week-end, some dancing, mixed crowd so anyone can enjoy...clean large place...do something different...go there and have some fun

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Good brisket and ribs. Slaw and corn bread were excellent. Nice selection of bourbons.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Food was great and the service was even better. Our party had the brisket, chicken, ribs and fish. Baked beans and coleslaw was absolutely delicious. Good selection of beer and whiskey. Will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

We've been to The Lucky Well before, and it's usually pretty good. Our waitress was very nice. She was very helpful with any questions we had. The hush puppy appetizers were delicious, but the fried pickles were super greasie. We each ordered a burger and my wife's burger came as she liked it, well-done, but my medium burger came the same way. Very disappointing, because both burgers turned out very dry. The one thing that shocked me the most was the rounding up of our final bill?! It's not posted anywhere that this is their normal procedure, but it's a little bit of a shock when you see the bill. The manager said it's quite legal and that the state police had come by because they've received other complaints, and that most of the restaurants in Ambler are doing this without letting customers know about it. I'm a little skeptical about that statement because we eat at all of the establishments in Ambler at one point or another, and we've never noticed a bill that was rounded up so that the bill was a round number. The manager also said they round up or down within a quarter! That can create quite a nice profit for an establishment!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Great food, great service and really great atmosphere. The beer menu as well as all of the other selections were top notch. Great area with alot going on! So fun.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Great Food! Nice environment! I was pleasantly surprised with this place. Light comfortable atmosphere and the food was awesome! Pulled pork had a great smoky taste!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Loved the atmosphere! The food was pretty good, but not great. My wings were dry, but the fries were great. I thought it was a bit pricey...my wine was $9 a glass for an average tasting brand. Overall, would come back but I'm trying something besides the wings!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Food and experience were great.
Music was a bit loud especially when seated right in front of the band.
Service was good however our server seemed to be lacking some enthusiasm which is fine.

Overall I will be back many more times because of the delicious food and excellent selection of beer and whiskey

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

I brought my husband here for his birthday. I thought it was going to be a little more intimate, it was far from it. Very much the bar/club scene. We stayed and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was a little pricey, but very good. They serve large portions so it was worth it. I would go back. They also had a great band playing and people could dance!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Outstanding! Everything was excellent, brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sides, beer. Just go!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Excellent bbq. Healthy portions. Good atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Yummy apps and spectacular ribs! Could use an entree or two for those who are not meat eaters so I could bring more people there. The Sangria was amazing! Really becoming a favorite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Dine at the Lucky Well a few times. As we were ordering. It was explain on portion. It depends who is preparing it??? Other words the server said, what you got before may not be the same. That I do not like. Is this what we call potluck? Rather have consistency.
Only thing I found was not to my liking was the chicken, dry this time.

Tags: Casual
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