The Lucky Well

4.6
914 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 914 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Inisfre1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! I can’t say enough about the staff. You won’t be disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great ! The music felt like being in Memphis ! Cant wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The manager Katie was particularly kind and provided great service. Can’t wait for the warm weather, so we can sit outside and enjoy their amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfy, moody vibe with great music and excellent food. Wedge salad and Catfish were delicious! The best whisky cocktails !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service was subpar. Waitress wasn’t attentive and food was just ok.

Music was phenomenal tho to make up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service & Music

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Chef Chad’s supper club concept. Food and service were excellent as always and the band was great. Awesome to be able to hear live music while dining again, safely and distanced of course.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the LW SUPPER CLUB. It was a terrific set up.

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BBQGOOD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time there, limited menu this time but food was still very good and service was great. The band was really good and made it a perfect night.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Chad, his crew, and the blues band Mikey Junior absolutely crushed it for Valentines Day. The food and drink, service, and ambiance was top notch. Long live The Lucky Well!

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vipLisaS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner for the first time since the pandemic began on 2/13 as part of the blues supper club. Better than we remembered! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The supper club was a big hit - delicious food, good cocktails and live blues!

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Tanner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious and so were the drinks. It was pretty busy so we had to take a table outside in the cold, we were fine with it but having a heater would have been nice. Overall the service was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend The Lucky Well to others!

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vipLauraR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The outdoor seating was handled very well. They would do well with some heat lamps, like other restaurants on the street had. But the food was delicious.

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vipDave
Philadelphia
103 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very marginal service, waited for 15 minutes after being seated for a drink order. The Tea didn come until asking twice. Burgers delivered to the wrong person.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Martinis were WAY too dirty and the brisket had a very strange after taste. I was not impressed with that or the coleslaw. I was sadly disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my mom’s birthday

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Lynne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Some food was delicious but the chicken was very dry. Every thing else was good that we had to eat. Service was outstanding.

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MyraP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a nice fall afternoon to eat outside. Our server Maddy was very attentive. Hope to get back inside when the weather cools off. They are doing a good job, considering current restrictions.

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails! Fast and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burger was a major downgrade from before. I used to enjoy the burger but this time around it tasted like a frozen patty from the store

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed as the menu was limited and was not reflected on the website. My husband only eats seafood and we were looking for the seafood options on the menu.

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pruchick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

After our table wasn’t ready for our 7:30 reservation we waited 1 1/2 for our food. When it finally arrived we were told that they ran out of plates!!!
They apologized over and over again saying They had a bad night. They discounted our bill but they should have comped the entire thing!! We sat at a table outside in the street and two of the chairs were in water. Wow!! Bad night or not we won’t be back. The food was ok but really not worth it

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AlexisM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food just missed the mark entirely.

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DerekF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions are plentiful. We ordered so much and we were able to take plenty home. My favorite were the smoked and grilled wings. Amazing flavor. Staff was very friendly. Dining outside was fine but there is definitely road noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Bartender was also a server. Took a very long time to get drinks and once they came I was served a Dixie cup with bourbon. Ran out of the appetizer we wanted (burnt ends) and when the brisket came we weren’t given barbecue sauce until everything was cold. Just bad all around

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Mabramsphl
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ, terrific cocktails and huge bourbon list

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MeganB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a great meal at The Lucky Well! Food was great, as well as the Kentucky Tea. Definitely recommend the pork bell burnt ends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during COVID and sat inside. The tables were spaced out and everything was managed very well. The food was delicious, as normal! The Alabama White wings are highly recommended! Great cocktails, too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good. The limited menu is probably the only downside. I’ll definitely be back.

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JACQUELYNW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was most enjoyable!!!! I will definitely be back. The food was outstanding. My server was pleasant and very professional.

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vipColbyW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good times! Great summer selection of cocktails and outdoor seating available.

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Arch
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat outside for Ambler Restaurant Week. (Always) terrific food, friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating set up was perfect! Food was AMAZING (as usual.)

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Nikki
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of a pandemic, Chad and his staff still offer fantastic food and personal service. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. Dinner was delicious as always. And outside seating was comfortable. Another great dining experience!

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vipGaetanoS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always amazing. Nice people! During non Covid times, has a great vibe and bar!

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vipGaetanoS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Food quality is amazing!

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vipChristianB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, brunch was spectacular. Chad does a great job!

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vipMichaelS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dinner out since quarantine! It was just delightful! The staff made us feel so safe and welcomed and were so friendly. The food was also amazing BBQ. I highly recommend the wings!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lucky Well using the Order Online button. The Lucky Well also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Lucky Well also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 646-4242.

The Lucky Well is rated 4.6 stars by 914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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