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Bell House Restaurant

721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
502-437-5678
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Ranked #2 of 51 Restaurants in Shelbyville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions
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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Smithfield, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Located on Main Street Shelbyville KY stands an historic pink house, the Bell House restaurant. They serve lunch Monday - Saturday from 11AM - 2:30 PM. Dinner hours are Friday and Saturday nights from 5PM -9PM. They take reservations but also accept walk ins. Everything is homemade here from the salad dressings to the decadent desserts. We had the bruschetta... More

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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife, my stepson, and I enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch there and it exceeded our expectations. We love to eat here and don't mind the drive from Lawrenceburg to do so. All the food is very delicious and well prepard and served. I give 5 stars on value, quality of food, quantity of food, and sevice and recmmend it... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband and I just celebrated our 29th anniversary. Rather than dinner at our usual favorite downtown restaurant, we decided to stay closer to home due to the current traffic congestion in the downtown area due to bridge construction. We decided to try the Bell House restaurant just up US 60 in Shelbyville, KY. What a delightful surprise!!! I can... More

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Frankfort, KY
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I recently visited the Bell House Restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. The establishment is located in picturesque downtown Shelbyville, a town known for antiques and show horses. My wife had a chicken salad sandwich on rye and a cup of tomato basil soup. I had their super food salad with oil and vinegar dressing. Our... More

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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202 reviews 202 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The atmosphere in this restaurant is second to none. Our friends that live in Shelbyville took us to this restaurant and we were very happy they did. The "Hot Brown" dish with its chicken is a delightful cheese sauce was out of sight. This is a true "locals" restaurant. The entrees and desserts are all good according to our friends... More

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped in the day after Thanksgiving and where VERY happy to have found this place. We will be back when we are in the area. We both had and loved the Hot Brown. The staff was very pleasant and we love the overall atmosphere. FYI there is a small parking lot behind the restaurant not just... More

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

I'm so glad you all found our place and enjoyed everything! Thanks for taking the time to write a review- hope you'll stop again next time you're in the area. More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Friendly service. Fine dining mixed with southern hospitality and small town charm! We had the salmon and the filet. The filet was so tender and the potatoes for both meals melted in our mouths. The desserts are all made on site and are worth the indulgence! Will be going back there again!

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

Thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review! You described us in exactly the way we'd like to be seen: Comfortable but polished atmosphere, delicious food, and kind, attentive service. I'm glad you all enjoyed your dinner and hope you will return soon. Thank you again for taking the time to notice and spread the word! It is guests... More

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