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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dining with friends at Bell House.

Atmosphere is relaxing, vintage, and the food and service is excellent. I recommend the Kentucky Hot Brown. Best yet. But everything I have ordered at the Bell House has been excellent, and service is always wonderful. I would make reservations for large parties

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
DeeDee S
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Fruitlank Park
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Fruitlank Park
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere is relaxing, vintage, and the food and service is excellent. I recommend the Kentucky Hot Brown. Best yet. But everything I have ordered at the Bell House has been excellent, and service is always wonderful. I would make reservations for large parties

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

DeeDee, Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and were willing to share your experience on here. We'd love to send you a coupon as a thank you! Please respond or send me a message with your email address and Ill send you the coupon! Thanks again! Mary More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I just returned from my first time eating at the Bell House and have already made plans to return. I ordered the flatbread asiago turkey sandwich with a side of fried green tomatoes and my lunch partner ordered the french dip. Both sandwiches were deliciously flavorful and the serving size plentiful. The atmosphere is quaint, the service was warm and... More 

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

Macalusobrooks, It sounds like you had a great first experience with us! We're so glad and thankful that you're sharing this with everyone!!! We'd love to send you a coupon as a thank you. Reply or send a personal message with your email address, and we'll get that coupon right over to you! Thanks again, Mary P.S. The Asiago Turkey... More 

Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Agree with "Ring that Bell" and "A gem in the city". Great food good service and nice ambiance. Will go out of our way to stop again.

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

SnoopyArizona, Thanks for your kind words and feedback!!! Glad we could make your visit worthwhile. :) If you're in the area again, send us a message! We'd love to give you some free dessert!! Thanks again, Mary More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were trying to find a local place in downtown Shelbyville and found the Bell House.Tte restaurant is in an old house on Main St. Inside it had and Italian look with tables in different rooms of the old house. The food and service were great and price was right. I had the Cajun Chicken pasta and my date had... More 

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

Larry H, We're so glad your dinner was delicious and that you went that extra mile to try our delicious homemade desserts! Thanks for giving us a great review. Reply with or send us a personal message with your email address, and we'll email you a coupon for your next visit!! Our seasonal desserts right now are Key Lime Pie... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While visiting family in Shelbyville Kentucky we all went to Bell House for a nice lunch. Service was great, menu was superb, food was excellent, and environment was warm and friendly. It was a great choice, in the middle of town, parking in the back, and meals ordered were all delicious - we all tasted what others received. Repeat business... More 

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

EagleDave90266, What lovely things you had to say about Bell House! Thank you for going out of your way to post this. :) We'd love to send you a coupon that you could pass along to your family. Reply with or send us a personal message with your email address, and we'll email you a coupon! Thanks again, Mary More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great atmosphere, set in a remoldeled historic house. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Yummy food! Great ambiance.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was good. Although we had reservations for 7 PM we had to wait about 20 minutes after that time and we had arrived early. The place was really busy but to be expected on that evening. Service was good.

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Loveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food was good. Small portions for the price. Was crowded. Had reservations, arrived early and still had to wait 20 mins after 7pm. Service was okay.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went last Saturday evening. First time to visit and the food and setting was delightful. We will be back for sure.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We're so glad you enjoyed everything, and we look forward to making your return visit even better! More 

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you are visiting anywhere around Louisville, or a resident looking for something interesting, a drive to Shelbyville with a lunch or dinner at the Bell House is definitely worth your time. My friend and I met halfway from our homes for a nice lunch last week. She had the Hot Brown and I had quiche. The Hot Brown definitely... More 

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Additional Information about Bell House Restaurant

Address: 721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
Phone Number: +1 502-437-5678
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American, Mediterranean

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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