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Bell Cafe

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8319 Bell Creek Road, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great New Year's Eve

Great Five Course meal pared with great wine/beer with a wonderful desert. Would given a 5 rate but our favorite waiter John was no longer working there, but the staff were great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
William T
Mechanicsville, Virginia
via mobile
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Great Five Course meal pared with great wine/beer with a wonderful desert. Would given a 5 rate but our favorite waiter John was no longer working there, but the staff were great.

Thank William T
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level Contributor
64 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I've visited Bell Cafe over the course of 3 years during different types of visits. Customer service sucks, their food items are over priced especially when you are under the impression the items are local but in reality are not and serving sizes for some items are small. Quiche size is smaller than a piece of pie. No customer should... More 

Thank KatnVA
Central Virginia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a local place so don’t set yourself up for a chain experience – and that is a good thing. And it is local, so there may be gaps in the service. That was not the case for our lunch visit. We had a very attentive server. The chicken salad was just what we were looking for – and... More 

Thank Estaltd
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I am driving a lot between Tidewater and DC and wanted a place to stop for Sunday brunch. This small place in a shopping center has surprisingly interesting food. The brunch menu is not small town, traditional eggs and bacon. My wife had a seafood omlet and I had corned, chipped beef. Both were original and tasty. The room is... More 

Thank Bob J
Richmond, Virginia
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Horrible, unfriendly service. Had to constantly ask for refills, napkins, and condiments, and the restaurant was entirely empty so there was no excuse for this. It's only been a few weeks since I went there but it was so bad that I can't remember the absolutely below average, forgettable sandwich I ordered. None of the three of us in my... More 

Thank dspenard
Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Bell Cafe has date night specials on Thursday nights. For $40, you can choose a bottle of wine, a soup or salad, and entree, and a dessert to share. This was a nice date place on a weeknight. My only complaint would be that the service was really quick. I do understand the need to turn tables, but it would... More 

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I don't know if they are still doing Wednesday Prime Rib Night but if they are-go. Be on the safe side and make reservations. It isn't a very big place. The prime rib was not only huge but it was delicious. Service was excellent.

Thank MaryJZL
Key West, Florida
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132 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in Mechanicsville for an appointment, and being hungry in a a strange place, I checked Trip Advisor as I usually do. Based on others comments, I selected Bells Cafe. My wife ordered the roasted red pepper soup and cafe salad combination. Large and beautifully presented, it consisted of a bed of mixed greens topped with... More 

Thank Yacht1999
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Do not be a customer, there are no substitutions only extra charges and dirty looks. Unfortunate as it could be a great neighborhood place but not with the attitude.

Thank off2thekeys
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Just wanted to say, what a great experience I had there . The food, Chicken and waffles, to the Key lime pie is so scrumptious . The staff is very Friendly and very helpful with selections. Would like to try date night soon.

1 Thank shannonM43

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8319 Bell Creek Road, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: 804-746-4647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?