Food Quality: 1 1/2 Stars
Service: 1 1/2 Stars
Decor: 1 Star
Overall Rating: 1 1/2 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Value priced Italian food
Cash only, does not take credit cards
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Very Casual
Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer casual tavern food, and fast, family friendly service.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer upscale ambiance with fine dining amenities
Recommended dishes: When available, Vegetable Lasagna, Pesto Sauce Pasta with green beans, and the Chicken cacciatore.
Liquor: Full service bar
Bell's Tavern is popular with the locals and families who come to enjoy good food in a old style, friendly tavern setting at a very affordable price.
Bell's Tavern, located several blocks north of the center of town since 1938, was purchased around 2000 by Chef Paul Eschallier who serves up well prepared food with fresh ingredients.
From the outside, the place looks like a neighborhood pub. Inside there is a large oval bar with a congenial tavern atmosphere, with a large display TV, and a dining room that seats around 60 people.
The dining room has an unpretentious feel to it with tables set with paper napkins, heavy silverware, and white china.
If you enjoy a drink before your dinner, settle in at the bar for a good selection of Irish brews, wines, and cocktails.
They offer a menu with a variety of sauces and ingredients. If you are looking for more than pasta, they offer shrimp, oysters, and steaks and burgers from the grill.
For those with a smaller appetite, or for children's dishes, most of the pasta dishes are available as half orders.
Bell's Tavern is child and family friendly
(updated: October, 2016)
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