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Bell Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8319 Bell Creek Rd, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-3814
+1 804-746-4647
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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute date night. Not a huge selection for drinks but they were amenable to letting me bring my own mixer to make a drink. I got the shrimp and grits. Hubby got the Saltimbucca. Both were very good and plentiful portions. White corn risotto side was also very good.

Thank AnnGBev
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Danny created a tasteful and creative event. Each course prepared and paired with the best wine and beer.

Thank Mark H
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

All entrees, chicken, shrimp & grits, fish and Reuben sandwich, were tasty. Service was excellent and the price was more than reasonable. We shall return!

Thank ppburks
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Late afternoon coffee and latte to meet a prospective customer, the Bell Cafe had a comfortable atmosphere. We were impressed with the welcoming staff for our coffee and latte, with no entrée order. The waitress suggested the Chai Latte, a customer favorite. Good choice! I'll meet here again, and plan on trying their Reuben next time.

Thank Teresa W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way home from Sandbridge Beach based on TA reviews, and were not disappointed. On the heavy plus side: Interestingly quirky venue with lots to look at; very nice service, efficient and friendly; excellent coffee; superb slaw; above par crab cake; awesome coconut custard pie; very attractive salad starring crab meat, great shrimp and... More 

Thank rnmassage
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I have been going to Bell Cafe for several years and have taken friends to lunch there. It is such a great little gem. The interior is quirky cool, and the food is fabulous. Always good friendly service. The Thursday night date night has been my fave, and have to get the awesome lobster bisque. It's amazing -- along with... More 

Thank Penny O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy heading to Bell Cafe for a relaxing brunch or a dinner special at least once a month. The food ia so much better than the service...wish they were friendlier. We have made reservations for dinner when we have a party of 6. Personally I enjoy brunch better than other times. The crab cake Benedict is very good and... More 

Thank Rtwodogs
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Haven't been to Bell Cafe in a while so the wife and I decided to go today and we ordered our usual. She gets the fruit and chicken salad and get the Cobb.salad. Her salad was the usual "almost more then you can eat size" and mine was at least half the size it used to be. The price was... More 

Thank BobB966
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is very good but not cheap. My wife and I like to get the prime rib special on Wednesdays. The mashed potatoes are outstanding, and we love their rolls. Friendly service and a trendy atmosphere. 5 stars because of the food and overall experience. Be prepared to pay for it though.

Thank fijitsdad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Great Menu and service. Food is always high quality. Great desserts. You will love Sunday Brunch. They have specials every night. Nice area to sit outside when the weather permits.

Thank Bob O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8319 Bell Creek Rd, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-3814
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mechanicsville
  • Phone Number: +1 804-746-4647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?