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Bell Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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8319 Bell Creek Rd, Suite B, Mechanicsville, VA 23116-3814
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

Subject: Bell Cafe Bell Cafe reminds me of a place you'd find in Europe, good food, reasonable prices, and a relaxed environment. This small cafe seats probably 50 people, has a good selection of craft beers on tap, affordable wine to accompany their eclectic dishes. Nothing weird, but the chef likes to present delicious meals with flavorful sauces and sides.... More 

Thank Paul T
Millers Tavern, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here two times. Crab cakes were good as was the chicken sandwich. The fries leave a lot to be desired. I didn't expect frozen shoestring potatoes here. The desserts looked delicious but we didn't save room.

Thank Sylvia W
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Four of us stopped in the Bell Cafe and they were serving only brunch. (Sunday) All ordered and the food was served by a very nice waitress. The food was terrible and we told the waitress and she said she could tell we were not happy. We said not to worry that it wasn't her fault. The omelette was over... More 

Thank Carolyn S

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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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: 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?