Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar

4.6
914 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Cedar Hollow Inn has been a local favorite for over 18 years. The building, which was built in the mid 1800's, lends an old-fashioned charm to an unpretentious atmosphere.

Chef Stephen Guiseppe of the Culinary Institute of America adds personal flair and imagination to a delectable menu of American Continental dishes. The daily Chef's Specials are creative and unpredictable, energetically inspired an hour or so before the menu is finalized.

Indulge yourself, family and friends to a casual fine dining experience in any of the three dining rooms, including an enclosed sun porch and a large bar area. Tucked away in the middle of everywhere, the Cedar Hollow offers an experience that keeps you coming back.
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DanielleG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Took my 98-year-old grandmother for Mother's Day 2021. The service and food were good. My only complaint is their handicap accessibility. The "ramp" they had going into the restaurant was asphalt riddled with holes, bumps, and uneven surfaces! So dangerous.! My son and I had to hold onto her on both sides, even while she used her walker! Disgraceful! This is a woman who scoots around with the walker and walks a mile a day so she is not feeble. Do better...get it repaired and we will be back! Also, we sat in the sunroom. The acoustics were bad. The woman on the other side of the sunroom could be heard throughout our entire dinner. Every conversation -every word she said. It was so bad another table of two women asked to be moved inside but couldn't be accommodated because they were booked for Mother's Day.

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NicolasR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day lunch. Food was delicious and great staff that greeted my wife and daughter and the pleasant wait staff.

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Scott
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable dinner. Food was good, service was great, and always enjoy the ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food and drinks were good. Service poor. Felt bad for our waiter as he clearly had too many tables to take care of. He did his best and was extremely pleasant. Unfortunately very to because of the volume he had to deal with.

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Cap34
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Our server, Joe, was an absolute delight. Dinner was delicious and would recommend the crispy Bass special. Hope to visit again soon.

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Randall
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to impress on a first date..prices were pretty reasonable

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vipKoKo
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and service. The pasta entree was outstanding.

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Carol
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is wonderful. We love sitting on the veranda or outside when weather permits. We are frequent guests there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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PatriciaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Delicious food and great service.

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HadAGreatTime
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great birthday celebration! Live music was a much appreciated bonus. Staff was all attentive and fun. We were not rushed. Set up was very covid-rule safe. Food was delicious. Thanks to all.

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LORI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining in the bar area. Servers all very friendly. Food was delicious. Had a very good entertainer(singer/guitarist) in the bar area,but he wasn't overbearing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience, and the food is fantastic too!

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TrishMac
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now been to Cedar Hollow twice this month, and will go back again for certain! The food was great and the service was too. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere and an incredible mushroom bisque, who could ask for anything more!

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JanetR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the era of Covid-19, our group of 3 felt comfortable and safe. We originally reserved an outdoor tent table for brunch but since it quite cold that day and there was ample space available inside, we moved to the sunny enclosed porch. Our waiter was efficient and friendly. We all enjoyed our food - I can highly recommend the Huevos Rancheros. I've been going to Cedar Hollow Inn for decades for lunch, dinner and happy hour periodically over the years. It's a charming, out-of-the-way place to go, yet a central place to meet friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food has gone down. This used to be or favorite spot. We will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry Watkins was great to listen to

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vipEshfromWestChesterPA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the great friendly service, delicious food and fantastic live music!

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vippaulaf
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Valentines Day dinner of pistachio crusted sea bass & fantastic sides. Our server, Marilee, is the best. We're starting to feel like family!

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RonM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this trying time, especially for restaurants, the Cedar Hollow Inn is a great place to go for a delicious meal. Restaurant was full to the approved capacity which made it seem almost normal. Service was great and the food was excellent. I had the risotto and my wife had the pork shank. Menu can get a little pricey, but the quality overrides that. The live music being played in the background was excellent as well. Just a single person playing a guitar, but it added to the ambiance in a positive way.

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vipPeterB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner in the bar area. Tables were social distanced appropriately and the service was great. Live music was a bonus.

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vipBMan84
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mushroom soup was literally the best we ever had and the entrees were both outstanding. Courteous service was very attentive not intrusive!

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vipCindyr
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. Kathy was the best.

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BeckyR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there. First visit. Will certainly go again.

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vipQuickieinnyc
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic and friendly service. This is a great spot for a really nice meal (and something to drink with it). Always a great experience. They offer outdoor/indoor or whatever you need.

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vipNancyA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I made reservations. The place isn’t much to look at from the exterior but I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed dining there. Right off the bat, that staff was so nice. Our waitress was sweet, helpful and had a nice sense of humor. The whole place was very down to earth and friendly. The interior was nicer than I expected and the food was good too. We really enjoyed it and will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipJoanienb
Jacksonville
55 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cedar Hollow Inn is one of my favorite local restaurants. I LOVE the avocado seafood tower!

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MarianneK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had great service. The food was great and timing between courses was perfect. Did not feel rushed, the hostess was very accommodating to our questions and suggestions for a table.
I have always loved this place great atmosphere,food And drinks. I have not been back in awhile and was happy to visit again and share with people who have never been and said they are definitely going back.

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in the area with the best service and best food!!!

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vipCilantroGirl
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend for lunch at Cedar Hollow, and we had a fabulous time. We dined in the tent. The airflow was nice, and the heater was on, so we were very comfortable. We had two waitresses, and both were phenomenal. They politely checked in on us a few times, and they were very prompt and friendly when bringing out our drinks and food. We had lunch and stayed for 3 hours, and we were the only ones in the tent for the majority of the time. The rest of the time we were very far away from a couple. We felt very safe and happy. We would definitely return! We had the Buffalo chicken sliders, carnitas flatbread, pineapple martinis, cider mules, and cappuccinos. Everything was delightfully delicious!

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vippaulaf
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices if you dont want red meat

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JimL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a great dinner
We will go there again

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very overpriced in my opinion. In addition, our waitress was poorly dressed in jeans and sweatshirt. Our party was nicely dressed and the fact that the waitress was poorly dressed dampened our dining experience. Food quality was very average - not at all worth the high price in my opinion.

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CindyJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful short ribs!!! Quiet and socially distanced!

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SusanM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Holiday dinner for Thanksgiving. Turkey was moist & excellent. Generous portions. We went home with leftovers.

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vipMaria
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was Thanksgiving brunch. The food and service were wonderful. We’re disappointed to see not too many people there but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always loved this place however with Covid it seems to have lost some of its ambience. Nonetheless We were pleased to sit inside. Our waitress could’ve been a little bit more well-versed in the wine selection. That’s the only criticism I have.

Will die in there again

thank you Sallyann

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vipLizWayne
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice Covid- safe outdoor dinner on the patio. We had a fun high top table with its own fire table. The food was nicely done and our server was very attentive. There was a female singer we really enjoyed. All in all it was a great evening!

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Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.