The Lucky Well

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871 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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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

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What 871 People Are Saying
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vipLHDiner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Some food was brought out cold. Yes cold, while other food was hot. When told they did take food back and reheat but wished it would have come out hot originally. Everything tasted good once everything was hot.

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had dinner after a movie at the Ambler across the street. I had the brisket sandwich, which was tasty and served with fries. My husband had ribs with sides of beans and onion rings. Our only complaint was the onion rings were drizzled with maple syrup, and were too sweet. Would have been much better without the syrup. Service fine. Drink menu diverse. Service was fine.

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Stopped at The Lucky Well before heading across the street for an event at ACTII. The chicken was outstanding. My wife and I enjoyed our meal.

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vipJamie
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Natalie was our waitress and she was absolutely fantastic. Very attentive and great suggestions regarding the menu. Our drinks were great and so was our food. Overall great experience and can’t wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall a good experience. The Gabe Stillman Band was playing and that was enjoyable. Food was good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service & amazing food. Lots of options for carnivores, vegetarians & kids!

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FaithB
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a wholesome, delicious lunch. Salmon and salad was delicious.

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KLC3160
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very tasty but it was served just warm. Drinks were very good. Server could have bern more attentive.

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

The wings were very dry. The nachos were awful. What was the grainy cheesy sauce and Nachos only had a very thin tomatoe, hot jalapeno and cheese. GROSS!! Never again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Brunch was good and jazz trio played great. Only complaint is the chicken and waffles was the chicken to waffle ratio was off and wish they could have used a boneless cut of chicken. Flavors were good though.

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vipEileenB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a wonderful time at The Lucky Well! They easily accommodated 11 of us for brunch, and service was impeccable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is great. Love the live music.
Service is always a bit slow here. Over 20 minutes to get our drinks...

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TaylorB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, amazing service, fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back!

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vipdesslok
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I eat a low carb diet. I love the brisket here, and this is one of the only places I can go and get just meat and a salad or side of greens. But the prices are high and I can't come often. For a half-portion (5 or 6 large slices, plenty for me) of brisket it's $17 and a side of collard greens is another $7. A wedge salad is $14 and there is no "side" or "starter" portion. I don't think the prices are completely outrageous, but I think having combination options for a few dollars less would make much more sense. $20 for brisket and a side or two would seem more fair. It's weird to have to order everything a la carte, and at premium prices. $7 for a small bowl of collard greens with some pork in it seems like a lot.

I'll still come here because you can't get good barbecue anywhere around here, especially without it being on a sandwich, but I do wish they'd simplify the menu with some combination platter-type and/or offer cheaper side salads.

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FrankD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all-around! Would definitely recommend (& already have). Although it was busy (Valentine's Day), we were warmly greeted by reception, and never rushed by service. Food was Superior. Excellent value for the money. Thank you and we'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipHeidi
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was good. Server was good. In the middle of eating, a busser asked if he could clear our plates and bring boxes... ummm-no. We were mid meal! Better training may be needed for bussers. Over all a good meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, everything was delicious. I made reservations just in case and we had gotten the corner booth which was nice for both of us. My boyfriend works in ambler and he could smell the smoke earlier that day, and we could definitely taste it that night. Our waitress was very attentive and we had another nice evening at the Lucky Well. Our favorite things are the smoked wings, the brisket, the corn bread, the ribs, the dry rub fries, and the Mac and cheese. I know, that’s the short list. But corn bread is life.

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vipLadydi
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had brunch with friends this past Sunday. Food was excellent. I really liked the entertainment. Drew Nugent was great and his music enjoyable.

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Threesome
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

The placed was packed, but we were seated and our server came immediately. Took 15 minutes to get the drinks. Then 20 minutes for an appetizer. We waited 45 minutes for our meal. The server rarely returned to the table only when food arrived.

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vipGaetanoS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food!! Never disappoints!

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BethZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual, comfortable, great place to hangout with a group of friends. Live music was great. Good food and keto-friendly.

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Dressingonthesideplease
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Having not been back since their first year and not caring for the food and limited menu, we decided to give The Lucky Well another try. First off my boyfriend, adult daughter and I were seated in what I will call the kids party room. With picnic bench seating and surrounded by multiple families with little children. (I like children and these kids were just being kids) This place is very loud. I felt like I was at Mcdonalds at a kids party. Especially when our food arrived on a metal tray and we got to off of a piece of paper. Now who ever thinks that a $15 Burger or $17 Ribs (no side) plopped on a piece of paper on a tray looks artsy, cool or even mouth watering is wrong. It looks cheap and dirty. As for the actual food. The burger meat itself was very good. Nachos were actually “plated” and literally were just case bought chips with some melted cheese, tons of red sliced onions, jalapeños and some barbecue sauce poured on them. Just didn’t taste good at all. Corn bread was hard, dry and had no taste let alone corn???Bacon appetizer was one 12” long 2” think strip of mostly fat, and 1/2 rack of ribs on paper were skimpy and fatty and no side included. Mac and cheese had no taste. Just tasted like cream. My adult daughter said it best while eating “ this is kinda food that only tastes good when you’re drunk.” Had to write my review because I actually read the ones posted and was the reason I decided to try again Lucky Well despite people I know saying it was still a very limited menu and not very good. Seems like their still confused as to which way to go. I’d rather pay more money get better food served on a plate or presented better. Especially if I’m going out on a Saturday night. I know you make more money on the booze.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Had a great time

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Beck
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thought we would end up with BBQ (which looked delicious) but instead tried the cauliflower banh mi — it was very good! I also loved my cocktail (cucumber, jalapeño, honey). The live music was nice and not too loud

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Once the restaurant filled up, service slowed to a crawl and flagging down a server became a challenge. We did not feel well after eating here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch is unreal

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russt
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I have been to the Lucky Well numerous time for lunch and dinner and have always loved it,I was expected the same experience for brunch as I haven't been let down.I ordered the Chicken and Waffles and loved everything about it except one thing. Why in the world would you garnish that with any green leafs(vegetable) it puzzled me . I will still be hitting brunch there when I am free in the morning but hold the greens on the Chicken and Waffles.

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CaitlynD
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very nice and inviting. We will definitely be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The appetizers were very good, but the two burgers, which we ordered medium were very well done. They were nice enough to comp us for one of the burgers, but not both.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for business meeting

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vipEileenB
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing brunch menu and live jazz, how that there be anything bad about that!!

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DeborahM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

Huge improvement in the food since I was last there... I heard they had a new chef ... menu could use further tweaking... Sunday Brunch with Jazz music was excellent!!

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NancyD
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great night at the lucky well! Awesome food and a terrific band, Rollin and Tumblin! We had requested seats to see the band and the table was perfect! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was excellent! Loved the live entertainment- band was awesome

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Bobbi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Casual, fun atmosphere with live music in a fantastic part of town for walking around with friends or a date. Food was good, sweet potatoes a bit too "desert-ish" for me, but bbq was excellent, beans were delicious, and chocolate layered desert was unique and decadent. Bees Knees drink was good, as was Old Fashioned but Spiced Cider drink tasted like a candle. Service was fast and friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Keto-heaven!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent server. Put my take-home pkg. in fridge till after our show! Very good food, too.

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vipnatalie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for their inaugural jazz brunch, great experience. Band reminded us of those we saw when living in New Orleans and having a jazz brunch there - music was there but not over-powering (could easily talk) and they moved around the room and interacted with the diners. The food (not reminiscent of New Orleans) was outstanding (come early, they briefly had to take the chicken and waffles off the menu. Best chicken and waffles - even better than Dame's in Raleigh, NC. The brisket benedict (corn muffin and brisket) - delicious. And a hat's off to Hunter for their version of the Bloody Mary - BBQ Bloody Mary with rib - yes a BBQ rib on top - a much better stirrer than celery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy to see a good local brunch. The fired chicken with the chicken and waffles was to die for. Next time we will definitely get the "almost bottomless mimosas" too.

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The Lucky Well does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Lucky Well also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-4242.

The Lucky Well is rated 4.5 stars by 871 OpenTable diners.

The Lucky Well does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/the-lucky-well/giftcards.

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