Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar

4.6
929 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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vipKristen
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always, a great go to place!

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CathyS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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vipMicheleP
Philadelphia
7 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
14 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
23 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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DanielleG
Philadelphia
11 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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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
93 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
4 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
15 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
7 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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Cindyr
Philadelphia
45 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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Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 929 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.