Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar

4.7
945 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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Cindyr
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining with a live band.... absolutely wonderful.

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vipMitchellB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All terrific except the bar tender ignored me (new to place) to take care of her regulars. Had to go to front to get service as we waited to be seated for dinner

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vipMapleC
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are new to Cedar Hallow recently and find ourselves going at least weekly. Love the food, staff,(Marilee, Leah Anne(uno) and Leah Anne( Duo), TJ -Pastry chef & owner(Dan Wesolowski).

Thanks for a great time!

Maple and Larry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful dinning experience as it has been. Waitress was super friendly. Sunday bottomless mimosa was a slick deal.
Food was delicious. Desert is a must have - prepared by their in-house pastry chef. What a missing gem in the back road of valley forge park.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very polite and attentive. Menu selection is varied and interesting. Food was just so slightly overdone. Still very tasty.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great music, nice outdoor seating, great food and service

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vipmckwestside
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food! Live music outside.

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ChuckL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service (thank you Nanci). Oysters were fabulous as was our entrees. We shall return!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time! Lots of interesting seating outdoors and indoors. Saturday early dinner live music. Food is outstanding and service was friendly and great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place for a summer Saturday dinner. The food was delicious and well plated. They had a nice variety of cocktails and our waitress was attentive and friendly. Nice atmosphere and music keeps us coming back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First time dining here and it was a very disappointing meal. Fried calamari was totally over cooked and rubbery. Wings were minuscule and burnt. We both had the black bass entree - it was the strangest plate of food. The black bass was overdone and inedible, scallop was like a pencil eraser and the mushroom ravioli was dry. I mentioned to our server that everything was over cooked and while he apologized nothing was done about the bill. I would not go back

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Sasha
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

My steak was a small serving, pre-sliced, and tough. Waitress was efficient but management gruff. No birthday cake available and in bringing a small one , they wanted to charge for slicing it. The manager greeted me at the door regarding this and was very negative. Nice restaurant but they need to be more gracious and accommodating.

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vipjanels
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quality of the food didn’t meet the price point! Poor presentation! Service was good not great.

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vipswden
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant evening was had at the Cedar Hollow Inn! The food was delicious and everyone was very accommodating. I hadn’t been to this restaurant in quite some time and was happy to return!

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DuaneB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu selection! We are out of the area and actually went to dinner the previous night for the first time and was so impressed with some of the selections we wanted to come back the next day.

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DuaneB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were leading a workshop in the area at a local hotel and looked on Open Table for some suggestions for dinner in the area and was impressed with the menu selection so we gave it a try. We were quite pleased with the preparation and presentation of the food when it came out. My wife has some gluten concerns and our waitress repeatedly checked with the chef to make sure her selections were the right ones. The soups were excellent and the entrees were very tasteful and great portions. The dessert options were many but we were so full we were not able to order any. We would definitely come back again to get some of the other selections which look like they would be great choices.

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vipja19460
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to hang out. Food is always great and nicely varied menu.

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GregoryS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food, nice staff. A little loud inside, but there was an outside option.

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vipKristen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always, a great go to place!

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CathyS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy place. Excellent food and service.

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deedee18
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Solid option for a night out. Great bar and good food. We are outside and while it’s not fine dining, we really enjoyed the night.

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vipMargaretK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We decided to try here for the first time on a Friday night because our favorite band was playing. Overall, it was very good. Our server was pretty busy so service was sporadic and we had to wait awhile for drinks, dessert and our check. Our meal was delicious but the scallops were seriously undercooked and raw. The swordfish that they came with was excellent though. Unfortunately, even though we were enjoying the band and the ambiance was nice, we ended up leaving early because the one air vent was blowing directly on us making it unbearable to sit where we were. It was freezing cold air and very unpleasant. We will definitely try here again. Overall, very good food and service.

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WWME
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Three of our party enjoyed their entre and salads. My entre (shrimp, rice and avocado) was OK. The sauce was nondescript and did not do justice to the rice and 5 shrimp.

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MicheleP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was a great experience. The short ribs on the menu are to die for! Our server was very attentive, without being annoying. He gave the extra touch that you expect and appreciate. We sat in the front section with the windows which has a nice ambience. The only downside was that the noise from the live music in the bar area was a bit much at times.

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RobertM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday brunch with friends. Three of us had salads, and one had the Huevos Rancheros. All were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food, server and drinks were good.
Everything was good until a table of 4 were seated near us that were very loud

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vipLadyLeft
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here visiting this hidden gem. Our server was wonderful and the food was great. Definitely recommend. We will go back again.

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JCjc
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor dining at side is much nicer than under the tent in the front.

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vipVincentD
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Hollow is a fantastic venue with a phenomenal atmosphere! My neighbors and I have started going regularly for Quizzo every Tuesday night! Big Mike’s Trivia is challenging and fun. I can’t say enough about how accommodating and efficient Joe is as a server! He takes great care of us and makes us feel at home! We’ll keep coming back!

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vipEatingOut
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable experience thanks to our outstanding server, Joe. We headed out for a relaxing Sunday evening meal dining outside. The Cedar Hollow Inn was a good place for that. We showed up a little early for our 6 o'clock reservation and had plenty of seating from which to choose under the canopy or tables with individual umbrellas. The menu is small, but varied. The artichoke dip was delicious; you could really taste the artichoke and the pita was quite fresh. The crispy chicken sandwich was just that: crispy on the outside and moist on the inside -- no frozen chicken here. The gumbo packed plenty of spicy goodness. It was thoughtfully served with the cornmeal breaded catfish laid on top of an andouille sausage scaffolding to keep it crisp. The catfish was piping hot, moist and flaky while the flavorful breading was crisp and light. The andouille was delightfully spicy... the type of heat that builds as you eat it. The entire dish was topped with a long hot pepper that was expertly blistered over an open flame (the only way to get those crispy skin blisters on a pepper). That's pepper was punch-you-in-yhe-face hot, which is how I like it. If you don't like spicy, don't get the gumbo. My only negative is that I could have used more rice in the dish. That being said, I didn't leave hungry.

Out waiter, Joe, was affable and helpful with menu suggestions. He provided just the right amount of friendly chit chat and attentive service.

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vipmumu
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent and super sweet. We had a very pleasant dining experience.

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vipDanielleG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
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 on May 9, 2021
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
7 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 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
93 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 945 OpenTable diners.

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