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Bell Cafe

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American, Coffee Shop
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8319 Bell Creek Road, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
804-746-4647
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Cheap Date night

Bell Cafe has a great crab cake dinner and offers a cheap date night including wine, a salad, two entrees and a shared desert for one low price that most places charge for the wine alone. Their specials change a lot but you can always count on a good meal at a reasonable rice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
richierich2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Love coming here for date night. Wonderful bargain. Bottle of wine, two starters, two entres, and a shared desert .Food is really good & wait staff friendly. All of that for $40.00. Well worth the money.'

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Bell Cafe has a great crab cake dinner and offers a cheap date night including wine, a salad, two entrees and a shared desert for one low price that most places charge for the wine alone. Their specials change a lot but you can always count on a good meal at a reasonable rice.

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There aren't too many place I "dine out" in Mechanicsville. But i really enjoy this one. brunch,lunch, drinks...you name it. I have NEVER encountered a rude waiter...ever. It's a fun place with charm. I have eaten here countless times and I can't recall ever being so let down that it swayed me to have negative opinions. We have a million... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If your looking for a night out , look no further Bell Cafe has the best Appetizers and dinner entrees. Food and atmosphere is the best around the Ville. Reminds you of a restaurant in the fan district. Look in Facebook during the week for fantastic lunch specials. The owners are awesome.. Very Friendly and would do anything for you.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went in for a spur of the moment lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Even though it was packed, my companion and I were seated quickly. The menu consists of mainly soups, salads and sandwichs, all appear to be well prepared and generous portions. Service was quick and friendly and our food did not disappoint. They have nightly specials that include... More 

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Sandston, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed it, great food and great service. They had great drink specials, i got a cosmo for 5.00. We had manchego fritters, lobster bisque, french pork chop with brocolli and sour cream mashed potatoes and a huge cobb salad that had all the normal items,but it also had blue cheese and black olives. Dessert we had mini carrot cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Belle Café, small, out of the way, eclectically decorated restaurant, with an absolutely super Sunday Brunch. Menu has a wide variety to choose from both for Sunday Brunch and during the week. Excellent food and service, a real "Dinning Experience" not to be missed!

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my parents there today for lunch after two days of being snowed in. Very nice waitress and excellent food! Dads Ruben was so thick it took both hands to handle, mom had grilled cheese that just made you feel warm just looking at it! I had talipia ruban and oh my gosh fried filet ,Swiss cole slaw with 1000... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Great four course meal around with nice quiet environment, the food and drinks paired with meal was right on time,the Short Ribs WOW! Tender and favorable plus I had a Earl Grey Brew that hit the sport A plus. ..our waiter Jon was great even remembered my wife drink choice from last visit. Can wait for the next visit for... More 

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Montpelier, Virginia, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If being treated rudely is on the top of your must-have lists when dining out … then Bell Cafe is the place for you. As someone who grew up in the Richmond area and dines out regularly, I was surprised to see such behavior in Mechanicsville - a normally welcoming area of Virginia. A shame - the food is great,... More 

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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, Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?