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The Lucky Well

4.4
584 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Barbecue, Comfort Food
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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


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Phone number
(215) 646-4242
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Chad Rosenthal
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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
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Private party contact
events@theluckywell.com: (215) 646-4242
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Catering
On and off site catering is available.
Please call the restaurant for more information
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ridge Ave
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Parking details
On street parking is available as well as two public lots
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Entertainment
Live music on most Fridays and Saturdays. Please contact the restaurant or go to: www.theluckywell.com for more information.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 584 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We were thoroughly impressed by Hunter the bartender. The food was to die for. I could eat brisket every day.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is average, but we received all at once, regardless of the appetizer and main dishes. We ordered 2 bottles of wine, and she poured it into the wine glass as like beers. She has no basic knowledge of wine. And dessert? Omg.. we got them with aluminum foil cup. What the heck is!! We asked her about restaurant’s closing hours and she said nine! Are you kidding me? On your website, it says the restaurant opens until 12am on Thursday. She just pressed us to pay check. We had foods but didn’t received any service from restaurant. I don’t think I come back again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food and great atmosphere. There was a live band too, which was nice. We rarely saw our server (but did see many others around attending to their tables). Not sure if he was new or overwhelmed or what but it was kind of a bummer. We would have stayed and enjoyed a few drinks but felt like we were already chasing him down for stuff (more water, etc).

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The seating is very basic and not particularly comfortable. It was also too dark and we had to use our phones to be able to read the menu. The brisket was the best thing we ordered. The chili was very spicy, wings and the grilled sausage and cheese appetizer were over cooked and dry.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. The food, staff, and drinks were amazing. We had a delicious meal and are already making plans to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was great

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food, jazz band was too loud, even in the next room for conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was delicious and the service as great. We brought our baby and it was a relaxed enough environment that we didn’t feel worried about her making too much noise. The drinks were great too!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The Lucky Well is always a good time! We had a reservation this past Sunday, our table was ready when we arrived. The owner, Chad Rosenthal, was at the door and welcomed us! The bar has an extensive list of whiskey cocktails and there is a good selection of beer on tap. We chose a beer from the list of bottled choices. We were sad to see our favorite starter no longer on the menu, the fried pickles and pablano peppers. My husband ordered the brisket, which he loved! I got the fish and fries, a huge portion! Ambler has such a great selection of restaurants. We love dining in Ambler and especially at the Lucky Well!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Overall had a wonderful experience at the Lucky Well. The appetizers, especially the Cauliflower were terrific. I thoroughly enjoyed my ribs. The meat melted off the bones and the BBQ sauce was quite tasty. Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive.

I do have a major gripe about the dessert we ordered. The Key Lime Pie portion was small, and too much crust, too much whipped cream and far too little lime. I was shocked to see that this dessert was $9 when the bill arrived.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Loved the atmosphere! Lucky Mac n cheese balls were incredible!! Brisket was kind of fatty. Live band came on and made it very hard for conversation but it was fun! I will definitely try Lucky Well again!

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

They ran out of brisket at 7pm, and the meal took an hour to get to us. Our last experience was much better

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Atmosphere was great, but food was disappointing. Barbecue should be the star, but brisket was barely edible with fat and gristle. Second visit in a couple of years with same poor dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

If you love BBQ this is a great restaurant. Everything was cooked to perfection and so flavorful.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was yummy! Loved the Mexican cauliflower appetizer!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was great food was good will come back!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I went on a slow night which may have been quieter than usual, so the noise level on my review may differ. The service was great and so was the food. I can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great thank you. Words words words

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome meal. Amazing new appetizer, Mexican Cauliflower. Must try it. Also great interactions with Chef Chad!!!

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The place was nice, the service was great, the ribs were delicious but the brisket was way too dry.

I will come back to check other foods like the flank steak sandwich.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Smoked meats were tender and seasoned perfectly. The place is alacarte so it gets very pricey when ordering but the sides complimented the BBQ. The roasted Brussels sprouts were surprisingly the best of what we ordered. Although we came for restaurant week the place didn't offer any true specials which were disappointed by. All in all it was a great evening just a bit pricey for BBQ.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

The BBQ meats were wonderful. we had 4 sides and two were very good. A third, the mac and cheese, i was told was the best!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Chad and his team never disappoint! My husband and I go to the Lucky Well often, we love the brisket and wings!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We had a great time at The Lucky Well celebrating my dad's 82nd birthday! The food and drinks were great and our server was the best! The Mexican Cauliflower appetizer was especially delicious.

I had my 4 week old daughter with us and the staff was very accommodating - even let me use the empty back room when she started to cry so I didn't have to go out in the cold!

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Lively atmosphere, but menu limited to very fatty foods. No healthy options other than a tough kale salad. It would be nice if something healthy was offered for those in the group interested. Otherwise, a fun place to be.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great food!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I like to eat, drink, travel and experience anything and everything new. The Lucky Well satisfied all of my cravings. I’ll be coming back, no complaints. How can I buy one of their hats? I like the logo!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the lucky well! The atmosphere is always festive and fun! The food and cocktails are great. Fun food for sharing.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The atmosphere was pretty good. We love live music and it was a cute place to enjoy it however we couldn't get any seats near the band area so we didn't stay long. The food I have to admit was really just so-so. I had a very dry BBQ brisket. I was pretty surprised that the dinner wasn't a little better considering the reviews I had seen. Maybe just an off night for the chief.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service from the time you walk in till you leave! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Thanks for a fabulous meal to celebrate a special birthday!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Our experience at The Lucky Well was awesome from beginning to end. Easily the best barbecue I have had since moving back north. The service staff was kind and helpful with the menu. I can’t wait to go back again!!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

We've eaten at Lucky Well several times and each dining experience was great. The food is wonderful and the service is good. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We have been looking for authentic Memphis dry rub ribs since Chili's stopped selling them. My husband went to college in Memphis and loves them. He said they were the best he's had since Memphis. Dining area a little no-frills. I ordered a Crown Royal Manhattan, which was excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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