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Bell House Restaurant

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721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
502-437-5678
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New Year's Eve Dinner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Louis L
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Finchville
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I enjoy my visits to this restaurant. I always go for lunch and they have great food and the atmosphere is great. I enjoy introducing my friends and family to this place.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

WOW!! Bell House Restaurant, in Shelbyville, Ky., is wonderful. The food is great. The service is the best. It is in a Historical old home in Shelbyville. A very special place. A must try!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We celebrated our Anniversary here. Didn't feel like traveling to Louisville to a "downtown" restaurant so we tried The Bell House. loua who??? Wow- this restaurant rivals what we have traveled downtown every weekend for. The food- fantastic!! And reasonably priced. Great menu selection. There were about 6 things I wanted to try. It ALL looked great. The location- downtown... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was looking for a different, quaint and homemade sort if restaurant for my wife and I. The bell house fit the bill. Expect creative seasonal influences from season to season. My wife and I dined in the fall so I was impressed to see a dish with a homemade cider sauce and a pumpkin tart with delicious roasted pumpkin... More 

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London, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a meeting in Shelbyville and we went to the Bell House for lunch. There were six of us, and we each ordered different items. Everyone loved their choices. Staff was friendly and the house was really a nice atmosphere and fun. I had the turkey flat and it was great. Grape salad is was really good also. We didn't... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food is excellent - not fast food and not a chain - the chef outdoes himself in presentation and flavor. The meals we've eaten ( and there have been many since we were without a kitchen for 4 years) were delicious. This is a renovated old house where the atmosphere is sedate and inviting. You won't want to leave.... 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: 502-437-5678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?