The Carversville Inn
The Carversville Inn

The Carversville Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://carversvilleinn.com/Carversville_Inn.html
  • Phone: (215) 297-0900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Will Mathias
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties up to 25-30 in one of our dining rooms. Sundays and Monday through Thursday nights. Luncheon parties of the same size Tuesday through Sunday.
  • Private Party Contact: Will Mathias 2152970900

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carversville & Aquetong Rds.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in front in the town square and in the rear lot.
A word from The Carversville Inn
Welcome to The Carversville Inn! You have to get lost to find us, but once you do you won't want to leave! Chef/Owner Will Mathias and his wife Denie take pride in welcoming you to their warm, inviting restaurant in the heart of Bucks County. The menus reveal the chef's Southern roots, classical training, and familiarity with the diversity and variety of American regional cuisine. The offerings encompass a broad spectrum of choices, including classical French, Spanish, Southern, and Asian cuisines, with options to please all palates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Carversville Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (45)romantic (39)special occasion (37)great for outdoor dining (19)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (17)scenic view (11)vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Autumn Brunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This was a delicious brunch from the baked brie with the duck breast to the Gulf shrimp and rice pilaf. Overall, this was a great meal at this charming, rustic inn where the quality of the food and service has been noted several time by me as well as by many others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For 23 years a family Christmas tradion.
    DGriff
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A wonderfel place, great food,bar, and staff. A bucks county gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    happymouth
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at the Carverville Inn on a Sat. night. It was busy, but the service was good. The food was excellent, we all had a different entree, and all were excellent. We will be back, and have commented to many of our frineds that it is a woulderful place to celebrate a special occasion, or just treat yourself to a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1sttimer
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    A little pricey but worth it. Have spent more and been less pleased. Food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint Country Inn
    MarkyMark2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very satisfied with everything. Good food, ambiance and decent prices. GF impressed with this out of the way romantic spot. Comped her dessert when they found out it was her birthday. I'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • got my duck again as usual!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I went and did it again! ordered the duck. about once/ twice a year I break down and order the salmon or the chef's whim or that deeelicious short rib entrée but then it's BUCKS COUNTY'S BEST DUCK and also b/c I cannot wait to get to will's pumpernickel stuffing (which I save til last to eat)!!! no more gazpacho due to autumn/winter so I am back to my favorite endive salad with that heavenly dressing. I do get one of hubby's lamb chops if I have room because that's HIS favorite pick of the menu. Also did you know that the bread is the best? we almost never have room for dessert but our friends wanted to try the apple crisp of the day (this one with blackberries) and OMG! you must try the homemade cinnamon ice cream!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the duck
    localfan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent menu overall, but the duck is extraordinary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    favrestVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our party of five overwhelmingly agreed that Carversville is a gem! The meals never disappoint especially the duck- moist and crispy. Our waiter Nebi is very professional, personable and knowledgeable of entire restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Country Cajun charmer
    MarcpcVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Terrific food adds substanance to charming ambience.dishes like shrimp and scallop étuffe add to the the chefs mystique. They handled a busy Saturday very well.best in area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Six different entrees, all very good. Wait staff was great, but the food took forever. Crisp, large salads, flavorful soups and a huge brie appetizer were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmmmmmm!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    look, we dine here so often as it is our FAVORITE restaurant in bucks, however chef outdid himself with my duck at this meal! it's ALWAYS simply wonderful and perfect but this time it was overly superb if that can happen! lol! the lamb chops, best anywhere, were perfect of course! gazpacho is done for the year til next spring/summer (boo hoo) so I just order my favorite endive salad with chef's totally deeelicious lite dressing! I always forget to mention the bread.......give it up at home but eat it at Carversville Inn!!! note to chef: CHEF: duck truly exceptional this time*heard someone else say the same thing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old World Charm and Fine Dining
    Martha47
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Carversville Inn is an historic building with an appealing interior ambiance, a perfect backdrop for the fine food prepared by the chef and served with elegance. My party went there for lunch and had the baked brie appetizer and the endive salad followed by the quiche, the pasta, and salmon. All the selections were outstanding. The staff is courteous and professional as well as attentive. The excellent wine list and the bottle we selected enhanced the dining experience. The Carversville Inn is located in a lovely area near the Delaware River, a scenic location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • XXXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE ALWAYS AN ENJOYBLE EVENING FOOD COMNSISTENLY EZXCXELLENT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Bison
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The setting takes one back in time but the food is contemporary and as good as New York has to offer, yet the service is even better. Elizabeth is a gem - authentic, friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was flavorful as well as very nicely prepared and presented. The service was friendly but mildly inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Presentation, Presentation
    Murluvschocolate
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Heavenly Chocolate Ganache! Fettucine special to die for and my sons crab cakes perfecto, tomato soup tasty and everything was served nice and hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    LarryG
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Once again The Carversville Inn exceeded all expectations. The duck was fantastic, the peach cobbler...wow! Service, perfect. Thank you for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schrenko
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first visit and we were duly impressed. Service was efficient and on time and the food and the atmosphere were terrific! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a charm
    favrestVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I frequent carversville often. The meals are delicious. We try to taste different items on the menu but my husband ultimately always orders the duck! My specialty is the salmon which is a must. Will be returning again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jimmyjay
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Super place Been going to the Carversville Inn for 25 yrs and every dinner is superb Recommended to everybody Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    Crobin
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Looking for a quiet country inn? The Carversville Inn has everything to fill the bill. Early dining on a Tuesday evening was a bit noisy as that was the time for an early burger special. Later the dining room thinned and the sound level dropped to a quieter level. In no way did any of this detract from the quality of the meal. I had a cup of mushroom soup that was one of the best I've ever had. My wife settled on the Golden Beet salad. It was fresh and crisp and the goat cheese sprinkled on top was the smoothest and creamiest she had ever tasted. For our entrees we both selected the Braised Short Ribs with roasted vegetables. The short ribs were fall apart tender and the chimichuri sauce added a herby flavor that made the dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Everything about the meal was excellent. Lovely location very good food. Excellent service. I was able to takeawalkupaprettycou tryroadafterwards. Defi itelywillgoback
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A gem off the beaten path
    EastCoastFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food-wise, the Carversville Inn has been up and down. Fortunately it is on the upside now, with interesting dishes. Not on par with the West Village in Manhattan or the novel food scene in Brooklyn, the Carversville Inn has incredible ambiance. Located in a quaint village in a beautiful valley in toney Bucks County this old inn with rough wood floors and ancient fireplace takes you back to the Revolutionary War era. The food is better and more inventive than the equally quaint Inn at Phillips Mill nearby, but the main attraction at both of these restaurants is the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TexRVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Carversville Inn is a gem in the hinterlands of Bucks County. As one pulls up in the parking lot the magic starts to take place. The greetings from the staff were friendly and genuine. There was no rushing to get the drink order, the food order and get you back out the door. Excellent attention was paid and a full explanation of the menu came with smiles. The soft shell crabs were wonderfully prepared and the duck.....the best ever. Crispy, moist and all of the things duck should be. We'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food experience but very salty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Very delicious appetizers but salty, main course rack of lamb and especially the mashed potatoes were overly salty. Great dessert, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YcookVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This charming place in a beautiful serene setting is the perfect spot to not only enjoy wonderful food, but also to be able to visit with friends in a relaxed and most inviting atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nth meal here still delights
    Justdowntheroad
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We are regulars customers here because the service and the food are always excellent. The vegetable Napoleon was fresh and delicious, and my wife can't help ordering the soft shell crabs when they are in season. My son had the best burger anywhere because Tuesday is burger night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual elegance
    Petanaril
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at the Carversville Inn and completely enjoyed ourselves. The food was elegantly presented and tasted as good as it looked. The historical charm of the venue added to the romantic elegance of the evening, all the while casually comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The soup of the day was crab and it's always outstanding, here. The quiche of the day, which featured ham, was also delicious. The food at this restaurant always meets or surpasses to my expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not happy
    kathy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was not thrilled with my dinner steak was good but was missing the vegetables was not sure what one was the potato but I did find my two string beans
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still my favorite..forever and ever
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always my favorite! Each time I think I am going to order something different but when I arrive I seem to get my DUCK as usual! It's always done perfectly, but the best of all is the black bread stuffing! Go off ur diet for this one! Also if gazpacho is still offered then ORDER IT! sadly the summer is coming to an end so I know the chef will stop serving it!!! BOO HOO. SOB SOB😥
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very nice quiet dinner for 4
    Phillyguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Had the lamb from the menu loved it. Wife had a special and thought it was very good. friends had ordered from menu remarked that their dinners were very good. Old place loaded with local charm that has nice seating on porch weather permitting. Quiet enough to have easy conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Inn Atmosphere
    LocalNeighborVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Wonderful old world Inn with excellent food and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure
    Skybyrd
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We "discovered" the tiny and charming town of Carversville and the Inn years ago. Both the town and Inn have carefully preserved their mid-nineteenth century character and the Inn's creaky structure is clearly original. The food, service and bar offerings are first rate and we have never been disappointed. The rooms are small so conversations can't be very private and restless kids will surely be a distraction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming
    EastCoastFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had another great dinner outside on a perfect summer night. The peppered new york strip steak was exceptional
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always WONDERFUL!
    ChefMarshaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Carversville Inn is consistently delicious! Can't wait to return...again and again! Kudos to the staff for a fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 233 reviews are from the The Carversville Inn reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A lovely restaurant with beautiful colonial charm. Fabulous brunch! Been going for years and the quality has only improved.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS MY FAVORITE
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    love dining on porch/lucky to be able to do it 2 weeks in a row since "sometimes" the bugs don't allow it! Decided NOT to get my favorite (duck) but instead went with the mustard crusted salmon ... delicious !! of course started with my favorite favorite gazpacho (BOWL) !!! pino Grigio with the fish was perfect !!! hubby who ALWAYS gets his rack of lamb (buck's best) decided to get the duck!! LOL!! dining at CI is always exceptional!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mid-week break
    justme
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The Inn was a great choice to thank a friend for helping me out. The food was great as was the staff. Since it was mid-week, the place was quieter than it would be on the weekend. There were a lot of people enjoying sitting on the porch and eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A scenic lunch
    sunron
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My husband and I met my brother on a weekday for lunch. It was like a trip back in time, as we sat outside, across from the grocery store/post office, and watched minimal traffic move by the three road crossroad. The diver scallops were to die for and the old fashioned bread pudding was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.