About Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar

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.

2455 Yellow Springs Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 296-9006

Website:
http://www.cedarhollowinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursdays starting at 7pm
Friday and Saturday Night Starting at 9pm

Quizzo Tuesday nights starting at 9pm
Music Quizzo Sunday nights starting at 9pm

Parking Details:
Parking located in front of building and directly across the street. No charge.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Guiseppe

Private Party Facilities:
Cedar Holllow Inn offers an Upscale/Light Fare room and a Casual buffet/Happy hour room...Both rooms will be arranged according to your party and menu items can be discussed with Chef Stephen Guiseppe.

Private Party Contact:
Stephen Guiseppe: (610) 296-9006

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.4

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4.3

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3.9

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
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Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2016

I met a friend there for lunch and as usual was not disappointed. All the staff is very friendly and helpful. Our server, Linda, could not have been more efficient. She was very attentive, but not "in your face". Kudos to Linda!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food was out of this world delicious! The presentation was beautiful!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2016

French onion soup was excellent, spinach salad was so-so and thin slice roast beef ourstanding

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2016

We find the restaurant excellent. We go there four times a year. Always have the same duck quesadilla with extra sour cream. We would go more often but we live an hour away.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Great neighborhood type restaurant and bar with a flair... especially dining on the charming porch with large framed windows. Friendly patrons and staff and a great place to meet for drinks or a good meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2016

The meal was great. The front porch dinning room was very loud and hard to have a conversation in, also very hot with the sun coming in and no blinds on the windows.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2016

I love the Cedar Hollow Inn. My favorite restaurant on the Main Line.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Good food, service. Handy to Wharton Esherick museum

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Good food with widely varied menu set in a very pleasant and relaxing environment.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2016

This restaurant is a great local find and convenient for a business lunch meeting. Good food and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Good restaurant in an unexpected location. The food, wine and service are great.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Made a late booking - at 7:15 for a 7:45 seating on a Friday night. No problem. Great dinner menu but we wanted something different so we asked for the bar menu, which had several delicious pizzas. Perfect size BBQ chicken pizza was delish, as was the White pizza. Split a chocolate silk pie, which was a little rich, but quite edible! A little noisy by the window, but not unbearable. Next time in town, we'll order a regular dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2016

We were disappointed in that two of the three dinners we requested were ordered incorrectly. We had to wait a long time for the correct food to be delivered, received only a cursory "sorry" and no mention was made of an allowance on the bill or a free glass of wine. The food was only okay and the service was slow overall.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Good food and service. Middle of nowhere, but nice atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Large group, great service delicious food

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·Dined on September 11, 2016

We enjoyed an excellent dining experience recently at the attractive Cedar Hollow Inn. Great beer list which changes regularly and interesting and imaginative food choices as well.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Like the restaurant - this visit was horrible - food was way over cooked - and we waited a long time for it to be served - waitress had no interest in our table we did not order drinks - drank water - which she never refreshed - had to grab another waiter for water, also seated on the porch - way too loud - there are too many good restaurants in the area, with pleasant servers, to choose from - will not be going back - nor recommend .... sorry Cedar Hollow - you lost me

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2016

We go there quite often for special occasions, like Mother's Day brunch, birthdays, etc. This was no special occasion, so they don't have a Sunday brunch, but a regular lunch menu. But it is really good, and many options. Would recommend any of the appetizers, and the soups. I had the French onion, was very good. I had the cheeseburger, done just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2016

I have eaten several times and the meals are always enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2016

It was a 11 people lunch meeting, food was good but the service was slow, I ask for a second drink and it never came.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2016

I have been to Cedar Hollow a number of times and this visit was with two friends for lunch. The options are plentiful with something for everyone. I will definitely be back. For lunch the porch is a great option and is nice and bright.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The food is very good including soup and appetizers. Dessert menu is to die for, CHI has their own Pasrty chef. Service is solid!

Good wine list but very good beer menu with excellent craft/draft beer list.

A great find.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The "cold avocado tower" was not edible. It was warm, not cold, the shrimp were slimy, and the crabmeat had an off taste and smell. Ribs were not good. It was very loud and the waitress serving at the next table had a loud piercing voice which brought on a headache. No, we won't be going back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Great spot for a group lunch! Menu has great variety and reasonably priced!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2016

Food and service excellent . Will return for sure.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2016

I was so excited after viewing the menu online and then so disappointed once the food arrived. My family knows what good food tastes like, but unfortunately, this wasn't it. We won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2016

The Cedar Hollow Inn is our "go to" place for staff lunches. The service is always excellent, food is delicious, the staff always goes the extra mile to take care of our needs. I would recommend the Cedar Hollow Inn to anyone who likes good food at a reasonable price in nice surroundings.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2016

I work near Cedar Hollow and it is always a great location for lunch. The food is always good and the so is the service. I especially like that they have specials so even if you plan ahead on what you're having for lunch there is always a possibility of something new to try. On this occasion there was a group of 9 of us and both the service and food were still good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2016

The fried onion rings are fantastic

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We were a party of 5. Three of us ordered the special of a hot corn beef sandwich. I was disappointed that the meat was very dry.
Usually our group has been very happy with the food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a date at the Cedar Hollow Inn. Nice wine and beer list, excellent house made desserts, and decent entrees. Joe (server) was fantastic. His pace made for a great experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 2, 2016

Overview: Clean, beautiful atmosphere, wonderfully flavored and cooked food, kind service, and great music on Thursday night.
I travel on business, and as many know, sometimes you just want a nice evening where you are treated as a friend. First- the location is a little tricky if you are coming from the north. There are some road detours because of the covered bridge being out. It is a beautiful, scenic route, but the road signs are difficult to see and there are drivers who are very unsafe with their speeds. So drive safe, and arrive at the restaurant ready for a wonderful meal.
So I started with the BLT wedge salad. I chose the balsamic dressing instead of blue cheese dressing-still had blue cheese crumbles and it was wonderful. Warning- it is very filling so consider that when you order your meal. I also had a couple dinner rolls which were soft and full of flavor.
Entree was grilled salmon with mashed potatoes and grilled zucchini. The salmon was cooked perfectly with a honey mustard glaze, the mashed potatoes wonderfully creamy, the zucchini had a perfect smoky grilled flavor. I ate half and took the rest for lunch the next day so that I could have dessert.
Dessert: key lime pie. Some of the best I have ever had. It had a wonderful custard consistency, with a nice dab of REAL whipped cream on a graham cracker crust. I also had a cup of hot Earl Grey tea with milk.
MY ADVICE: Avoid the chain restaurants, especially Seasons 52, and come here for a real dining experience. You won't get that fake ambiance with overcooked underseasoned food.
One more thing- this is a nice restaurant, but keep in mind there is a bar- so people are having a good time and it is a little noisy- but not so noisy that you cant hear or thoughts or have a nice conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The staff was great and super friendly but the food was not impressive at all. We were a big group and we all agreed the food was sub par. I had a steak sandwich with horseradish and it was almost diner quality and I didn't enjoy it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Our party of three celebrated Mother's Day at Cedar Hollow with a very enjoyable lunch. The menu had been expanded for the occasion. The food was delicious and the service was exemplary. We will visit again, no doubt.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2016

This is a great place to go for any event. We usually go here for Mother's Day brunch. It's done very nicely, with a special menu. The ambience is excellent, the service is very good, and the food is above average.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2016

The location was next to a busy road with a view across a gravel lot to a massive quarry. Industrial not country. We shared the 16 oz center cut steak, a featured special quoted at market price of $45. Too much gristle , not as tender as it should have been. The asparagus was thin and so undercooked it was like eating a toothpick. Wrong appetizer was first delivered and later we had to request it be removed from bill.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 20, 2016

Seated in glass porch. .wow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2016

I had a pretty large group for a book club meetup and they were very accommodating. The food was excellent and we were able to talk and enjoy conversation without bothering other guests or shouting over loud music. A great place for a gathering.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2016

Very nice meal. On front porch (enclosed). Very good service and the food was very good! Management very gracious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2016

We haven't visited Cedar Hollow Inn lately and were looking for a good place to go out with friends from out of town. We are glad we came back. Food was very good and now our friends know about it too!

Tags: Good for Groups
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