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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4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
Good for a Date (8)
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Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I had dinner there on Friday, February 16 and it was delightful. We have had dinner there several times and have not been disappointed. The food and the service of always been great. The front room, while cozy, can be a bit noisy but it’s the room we like. My only comment is that parking lot across the street has never been paved and I don’t understand why.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Someone told us how great this place was so i drove the 40 min to try. Appetizer calamari was mostly uncooked but when mentioned it the waitress she said something about being sorry. Got blt wedge salad with no taste and very little dressing. Had the blackened rib eye which was good. Wife had corn crusted red snapper which lacked seasoning. They could easily correct these problems.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places. Always a surprise or two on the menu and never a bad meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Birthday day dinner with the family, great time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Quaint spot - warm neighborhood feel. I like that you can go with an entree or a casual sandwich or lighter fare. Excellent beer selection. Coming back to try a steak dish next time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We didn’t know what to expect, it was amazing. The food is delicious, service exceptional and the atmosphere relaxed. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Nice spot!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Do not give out many 5 stars for food. Food is always good at Cedar Hollow with a nice variety on the menu. It was a friendly business meal. It was easy to talk even with a musician in the bar (music was not loud, but you could hear it in the background).

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was a very nice place for dinner. The food was good and great atmosphere. I liked that the menu had items that you don’t find everywhere like veal and duck.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was the second time at this restaurant. The first time, dinner was excellent and so was the waitstaff. This time it was New Year’s Eve and the menu had been changed for the night with inflated prices. The food was fair, especially for the price, and the waiter was terrible. I would recommend going on a regular weekend night but not for a holiday.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been here before and found their regular menu to be good value and very tasty, however, on New Year’s Eve they had a special menu with inflated prices. The choices were limited, but due to the occasion we understood why they would do this. We were a little taken aback by the prices but we assumed the food would reflect the increased price. We were sadly disappointed. The food did not meet a standard we would have expected for the price. Sad to say we were a little disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We were there for my mother in laws birthday dinner and we had a fabulous time! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! Lois was great!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A friendly comfortable venue for drinks, brunch or dinner. Food quality varies form good to very good dependent on season or occasion.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent dinner for our annual 8 person family holiday gathering. Fantastic drinks and apps, great entrees and very friendly service!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We enjoy late lunches here as they serve until 3:30 when energetic noise levels are reduced allowing for comfortable conversation. Our server Katie was very helpful and menu choices were prepared to order and delicious as always. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always excellent food and service. We were late for our reservation and they held the table for us. Our server was outstanding.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a work get together and they set up a separate area for us. The food here is always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal and evening celebrating a birthday!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was excellent and oysters were amazing!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was a bit dark at the table . There was no high hat above us. We were in the back room.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were seated on the porch which was cozy but noise from the bar was loud. Food was good although I could taste an overabundance of cornstarch or flour in the apple pie. Wine list is so-so. Service was great. I would recommend it for everyday dining.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very friendly hostess and server. The rooms are a bit dated. Food was a bit pricey for portions and most items over cooked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Friendly cozy atmosphere. Good menu with ample beer and wine selections. My father-in-law is in wheelchair and they were very accommodating. Our server Angie was excellent catering to all his special needs. Would highly recommend

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I came here for gankangiving with me two sons aged 3 and 8. It was kind of lonely to be there without the whole family as my husband was traveling. But the staff especially the owner lady made us feel so much at home, even playing and chatting with my lil one! The food was delicious and even my picky eater said “we should come here more often!

Thanks for a great evening! Will definitely back with the whole family

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner out. The tables were beautiful and the ambiance as usual was cozy inn. The restaurant offered a 4 course thanksgiving dinner or anything off of the menu. All of us but 1 had the thanksgiving and it was delicious and better than expected. My husband has the osso buco and loved it. We would absolutely dine here again anytime and certainly again on Thanksgiving. The meal and service were 5 Stars.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner was very good and after dinner for a drink at the bar was fun! Live music and a fun bartender!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Cedar Hollow Inn is great for lunch, but once you get past the soup/sandwich/apps which are excellent, the chef does not deliver. I had woodfired salmon which was cold and looked boiled with one char mark. My husband tried the lighter fare, the tenderloin salad and it was served with a pile of meat bits. Our waiter was a little edgy for a quiet evening in the burbs. Ambiance is great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best kept secret in the Malvern area. Looking forward to visiting again

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! The food is always delicious and they have fabulous specials!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Cedar Hollow is one of our favorites. It is ALWAYS delicious!
On this particular evening, a gentleman who was dining at the next table had s medical incident. Chelsea and Nicole handled the situation with concern, care and sensitivity... while allowing the gentleman to maintain his dignity. The management should offer those two a huge raise . You cannot train for those emergencies and these two employees were better than great!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was delicious - highly recommend visiting for the food! Didn't experience the bar area but looked very similar to a local watering hole.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pretty porch area. Great Birthday dinner. Ahi Tuna appetizer was fantastic!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

General Warren Inn used to be our go-to place, but the food at the Cedar Hollow will bring us back again. Excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

sorry to say our experience this time was very poor. The ravioli appetiser was very salty. I only ate half of one (two came). Another guest got a seafood tower and the shrimp was not cooked at all, neither was the shrimp that accompanied another fish dish. My husband left and went to a nearby pub and got takeout.
I've been there before with good to mixed results but this time it was not good at all.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I love coming to Cedar Hollow. And on a very special moment, I can meet up with my sister-in-law for some good conversation. Cedar Hollow has a lovely sunny porch to dine on, but it can be noisy. However, there are many areas that offer a quite place to have a conversation with the extra noise of other customers. For the most part, it is a great place for food, conversation and a good bar scene with music. Check their web site for further information on their live music offerings.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic food, service, ambiance and overall experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice cozy atmosphere and great service. We had my husband's father with us who is in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating to his needs. Our server Angie was very helpful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Cedar Hollow never disappoints. Nice sized crowd for a Thursday. Loved the shellfish and avocado tower. Lots of small plates to choose from if you don't want an entree.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always get a delicious meal at Cedar Hollow. Sunday dinner is a favorite for the buck-a-shuck oysters. They had my husband's favorite...Wellfleet. I enjoyed lamb chops, cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck breast. One of our favorite servers, Joe, was personable, funny and customer-service perfect. A favorite place to dine and Open Table reservations make it so easy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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