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721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
+1 502-437-5678
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We love this place!

My husband and I love the Bell House! All of our special occasions are celebrated here and we are never disappointed. The small town feel and the cozy setting is so much more enjoyable than a big chain restaurant. We have nothing bad to say about the food (lasagna is amazing!), the service, or any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooke E
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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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Simpsonville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love the Bell House! All of our special occasions are celebrated here and we are never disappointed. The small town feel and the cozy setting is so much more enjoyable than a big chain restaurant. We have nothing bad to say about the food (lasagna is amazing!), the service, or any of the staff. It's a... More 

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Thank Brooke E
Crestwood, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Decided to stay local for New Years and since we are also new to Shelbyville was looking forward to a cozy little dinner and champagn . The food was so so, the service less than accommodating and when we complained about the terrible salmon crostini we patiently sat another 20 minutes or so for a bill that was less than... More 

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Thank robertdW1818DW
Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Four of us dined at the Bell House the first week of December 2015, celebrating the birthday of my sister in law. Food was absolutely great, service was outstanding and the ambience was perfect. Although the restaurant was fairly well packed, we were served quickly and efficiently, and attention to detail was flawless. In addition, the head chef worked his... More 

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Thank John M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the historic district of downtown Shelbyville. It is in a wonderful old house dating back over a century old. I ordered a chicken wrap that was delicious and satisfying.

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Thank Bonnie K
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

After a difficult ride on a bumper to bumper Gene Snyder freeway, we finally made it to Shelbyville to the Bell House! I called ahead to let them know we would be late. We were greeted at the door by wonderful folks who took us to a wonderful and relaxing table in this earlly 20th century home. After we sat... More 

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1 Thank Johnny C
Waddy, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

After hearing about The Bell House for some time, we finally decided to try it. the place was extremely cramped, two different dishes we tried to order were out and the food we finally did get was room temperature at best. the service was chaotic and the bill was astronomical! we were very disappointed and will not be going back!

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2 Thank Sarah62215
Mary M, Manager at Bell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Sarah, We are so sorry to hear of your experience! As we strive to do every part of this business well, it really comes as a disappointment when we upset a customer. Please give us an opportunity to change your mind. We'd love to offer you a gift certificate to come back and try us again. If you will email... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had our first date here and came back to celebrate anniversary. The bell house is a beautiful quint historic building remade into a restaurant. It is perfect for an unique cozy experience. The staff are super friendly and the food is home cooked and delicious!!!!! The slower pace of Shelbyville is a nice change from the... More 

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Mary M, Manager at Bell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our restaurant!! We're so thrilled to hear that we have become a special place for you. As a thank you for your time in putting together this review, we'd love to send you a coupon for your next visit!! Please respond with or send me an email with your email address,... More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A friend and I went for dinner on a Saturday evening in Oct, we arrived early, 5:30. Our meal was really well presented and cooked to perfection. I enjoyed everything so much, the waiter did a wonderful job describing how the food was prepared, the food came out as described and tasted better than one could imagine. I am glad... More 

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Thank Bethlynn S
Mary M, Manager at Bell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Bethlynn, Thank you for taking time to write such a glowing review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience and took time to share it with the world! :) We'd love to send you a coupon for your next visit! If you'd like please email me at downtown@bellhouserestaurant.com and I'll send one over to you! Thanks again, Mary More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a beautiful old house that was also beautiful inside. The atmosphere was very condusive to having a wonderful evening with a wonderful meal. All aspects of the evening was great except the food. It was good but nothing special. Very average food with small servings except the desserts. They were very good and serving size was enough to... More 

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Thank zekesharley
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We are regulars at Bell House. Fine food with a European feel. Southern hospitality on Main Street in downtown Shelbyville. I love their home made soups and fresh salads. But it would be a mistake to not leave room for dessert!

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Thank TomjeneHedden
Mary M, Manager at Bell House Restaurant, responded to this review

Heddens, Thank you so much for your review! We're thankful for regular customers like you who keep our doors open. :) We'd love to send you a coupon for your next visit! Just email me at downtown@bellhouserestaurant.com, and I'll send it right over!! Thanks again, Mary More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-437-5678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?