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Bell House Restaurant

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721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
+1 502-437-5678
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a second time for us and our friends to the Bell House Restaurant. We drove 20 miles; our friends drove farther. This was also the second time that Deborah, a delightful waitress, was ours for the evening. My husband and I had the ribeye steak. The steak was cooked to our liking and was very tasty as were... More 

Thank Potica4
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Indiana from NC, my wife and I ran into some heavy traffic outside of Louiville. We decided to have some dinner and wait for the traffic to let up. Purely by coincidence we "landed" at the Bell House Restaurant. In the middle of what is a very quite town, the Bell House immediately stood out as... More 

1 Thank Ted P
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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157 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant in an old house in a small town in KY- a real southern style setting. I try to eat here once or twice a year when traveling from/to IL and FL. The food is always great, mostly adept young severs in a special setting. Have known the owners for over 50 years, and they have an eye... More 

2 Thank WHR8
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a local non fast food establishment to have lunch while traveling from our home in South Carolina to our summer home in Minnesota. Once again we consulted this website on our smart phone and decided to give the Bell House a try based on good reviews and interesting pictures posted here. It turned... More 

2 Thank Barry B
Bagdad, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I live in the area, and I enjoy eating locally. The Bell House is a nice little place to stop by for a quiet light lunch. I love their Tomato Basil soup.

Thank M0mma_2003
Longmont, Colorado
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

What a darling place. We had a party of 6 and went to the Bell House on a Thursday. It was not crowded and we were able to have nice conversations at the table. Our server was attentive, but not in your face. The food was wonderful, particularly the Kentucky Hot Brown and the Pork Tenderloin. Located in a lovely... More 

2 Thank kathypirie
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This restaurant is owned and operated by a wonderful older couple. You will likely be greeted by one of them. This is really special in this world of chain restaurants. The food is also excellent, and the service very good. I have been there many times for lunch and several times for dinner. The food never disappoints, plus you get... More 

2 Thank beachbumlawyer
Shelbyville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is my 2nd dining experience at the Bell House. I ordered the hot brown on the first visit. I ordered the salmon this time. Both were very tasty, served hot, and with good portions. It is one of a kind in Shelbyville. I would recommend the Bell House to anyone who enjoys fine dining in a quaint environment.

Thank ron385
Shelbyville, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is the 2nd time I have eaten at Bell House, and OMG, the food is superb, literally out of this world. It is fine dining with a homey feel. Everything I have tasted here is amazing! The service is amazing. The chef came to the table to meet us! This is so outstanding, that we have booked my daughter's... More 

1 Thank Stephanie P
Dania Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Quaint, historical, polished, relaxed, delicious, family-friendly, special for girls day out, quiet enough for business luncheon, pleasant enough for private dining and friendly enough to meet your best friend and spend time enjoying absolutely great duning. Everything on the menu is a treat. Soups, sandwiches, entrees and whatever you do, have dessert straight from the house kitchen. Coconut cream pie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065-1239
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Shelbyville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-437-5678

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?