The Lucky Well

It’s been an extra special experience to visit a new restaurant opening since the shut down in March. The 990 Building in the Spring Arts District had announced almost 3 years ago that Chef Chad Rosenthal would be debuting his renowned restaurant, The Lucky Well with a Philadelphia location. Its original location had opened in 2013 out in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Last summer, The Lucky Well had expanded with a second location opening in Warrington, PA. Now 10th and Spring Garden is proud to call home to the third location for The Lucky Well offering outdoor dining with a menu boasting the best Memphis-style ribs, brisket, smoked wings and side north of the Mason Dixon line. Additionally, indoor dining will resume in September.

The Spring Arts neighborhood has blossomed over the past few years with the opening of Roy Pitz Barrel House in 2017, Love City Brewing in 2018, to be followed by Triple Bottom Brewery in 2019 and now The Lucky Well. Paying tribute to its neighbors, the drink menu at the restaurant includes a beer bucket with a sampling from each brewery, including Yards Brewing Co. who resides a few blocks down at 5th and Spring Garden.

You’re in for a treat when you visit with local produce sourced from Greensgrow Farms and of course a menu filled with barbecue, cooked on a wood-burning broiler straight from Texas. We heard comments of admiration from a nearby table about the Grilled Wings with Alabama white sauce. Our meal started with a beautifully simple Summer Jersey Fresh Salad with charred corn and thick sliced NJ tomatoes. This dish was well-balanced with a light dressing, lemon zest, and fresh herbs so as not to overpower the produce.

You’re sure to enjoy the dry-rubbed ribs, but save room for lots more like brisket, smoked chicken, pork shoulder, and sausage in addition to specials like beef ribs. In addition to platters, sandwiches are available made with smoked pork, brisket, and chicken. And if you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a drink after the Eagles game this Sunday, whiskey and bourbon lovers will find a creative cocktail list at The Lucky Well in addition to local beers and wines. Plus on Sundays The Lucky Well is running a special for both takeout and dine-in customers.

Enjoy a Family Pack for 2, 4, or 6 for 20% off which includes proteins and sides. We enjoyed the Family Pack for 2 which featured a half chicken and half rack of ribs with coleslaw, 2 pieces of cornbread with homemade honey butter, and mac n’ cheese.

If you’re a Mac N’ Cheese lover you’re sure to love this version topped with Cheez-Its. It’s creamy and rich, just how comfort food should be. The honey butter is also a great compliment to thew fluffy cornbread. And if you’re looking to get saucy the restaurant offers original and spicy barbecue sauce in addition to the dry rub seasonings. Make sure you come with an appetite because you’re sure to leave with a full belly and smile on your face. Plus we can attest to the fact that leftovers also reheat splendidly, yes sometimes we have ribs for breakfast.

The Lucky Well is open Thursdays to Sundays, from 4:30 p.m. Reservations are required for outdoor seating- you can make them via Resy, And of course take-out is available with online ordering available. Stay tuned for the return of indoor dining with an expanded the menu at The Lucky Well featuring steaks and seafood! Like other The Lucky Well locations we also hope to see the return of live blues music on weekends.


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