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Blue Bell Inn

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$$$$
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1796 (Penilyn Blue Bell Pike)
+1 215-646-2010
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11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time there, highly recommended since the full renovation. Same ownership group as Bridget's in Ambler, which we also love. Apps were great, or foursome shared tuna tartare and calamari which were excellent. Two diners got the lobster roll, two the filet mignon. All really enjoyed, good size portions. Great drink menu, varied options. Only "problem" was no room for... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

East coast James river oysters as we like them. The broccoli soup was fine, but I could not taste the cheese. Onion roll was better than the cold bread. Butter had sweet taste. The entrees were good but not too warm. We shared short ribs and scallops. The scallops were in brown butter. The vegetables that accompanied the short ribs... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu changes and I prefer it some months to others, but they have done a nice job here on the building and interior, and the food is a strong point. Had a pleasant salad then whole bronzino with a spoon of mashed pots the other day, was very fresh and delicious. The service is professional. Not inexpensive but a... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to the Blue Bell Inn for dinner and we were both impressed with the menu. Lots of choices and even the Fruit de Mer Plateaus were on the menu. We both had the crab salad to start and they were delicious. My wife had a beef dish and I went for the Bronzino, you can... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large meeting here with private bar set up. Staff was great with buttered hors doerves and attentive. Food was served at same time regardless of order and the filet mignon was very tender. Could have perhaps used a bit more flavor. Great atmosphere. Love the stone and wood.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From start to finish, this restaurant was delightful! The staff was friendly, our server was knowledgeable about the menu and the specials. The food was delicious

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Thank Gayle R
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family is from Connecticut and my sisters planned our mother's 86th birthday at the Blue Bell Inn with a party of 25. We had the celebration this afternoon and everything from the food to the service was outstanding! We had a 3 course luncheon menu with a very endearing printed custom menu for all the attendees. All the salads,... More 

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St. John
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner there last night the service was fabulous and the food was incredible....oysters yum! Signature lobster roll amazing!!

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Have dined at The Blue Bell before and make it a point to come back. Love the atmosphere particularly the long wraparound bar. As usual the food was excellent and I cannot get enough of their bread. Service was excellent and very helpful with selections. Went with roasted half chicken which was cooked to perfection. Skipped dessert due to too... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you're looking for a fine meal in the suburbs of Philadelphia, the Blue Bell Inn is a good bet. I found absolutely nothing to criticize here, and I greatly enjoyed the meal and service. I had fried oysters as an appetizer. Just three of them served on their shells for $14, but worth it. For the main course I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1796
    (Penilyn Blue Bell Pike)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Blue Bell
  • Phone Number: +1 215-646-2010
Description
In April 2013, after changing ownership, Blue Bell Inn closed its doors and underwent extensive renovation and redesign for over a year. In an effort to preserve historical significance, various aspects of the Inn were kept intact and enhanced through thoughtful restoration. An exposed rock wall from the original 18th century edifice was refurbished and is a focal point in the main dining room. Antique glass and old-fashioned bottles reclaimed during construction were repurposed into striking pieces of art throughout the restaurant. A more spacious floor plan was developed and quintessential indoor-outdoor spaces now encourage seasonal dining. New materials such as Italian porcelain tile, black marble and solid white oak were introduced to create a unique rustic-meets-modern ambiance. Today, Blue Bell Inn serves as a stunning architectural melange spanning three centuries.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?