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About Duling Kurtz House

Located in Exton Pennsylvannia just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat 2013 Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.

Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.

The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.

Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.

We look forward to seeing you!

146 S Whitford Road
Exton, PA 19341
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, German

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Commerce Drive & South Whitford Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(610) 524-1830

Website:
http://www.dulingkurtz.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Duling Kurtz House Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Romantic (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Great for Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Healthy (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We have come to this restaurant many times and even stayed here once, and we always enjoy our meal and the place itself

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

A real dining experience. No one rushing you. Great food. Lovely ambience. And most importantly, not too loud.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Atmosphere for lunch was warm and the food was great. From appetizer and soup through the lunch meal and desserts. We have been here many times for happy hour and dinner which have always been excellent as well.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A pretty setting, fairly quiet, which suited the occasion of lunch with a good friend. Service and food were good; wine by the glass cost a bit high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had heard such wonderful things about this establishment! I was so very disappointed. The service was less than great. Both my boyfriends and my entree came out cold. Most tables around us had complaints and issues as well. It sadly felt like a waste of money, will not be returning.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (東京)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Chester County for the last 30 years. Food is always special and amazing and the service is top notch. Great for special occasions or a nice romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have always enjoyed Duing Kurtz with the same negative issue each visit. We like the food, the atmosphere is great and the service is well honed. The reoccurring negative is the hostess. She is a very unfriendly and very blunt. This puts a negative spin on the evening before the guests are even seated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Although I only live 10 minutes away from DK I haven't been there in years. My girlfriend suggested going there and it was amazing. It was without a doubt one of the best meal experiences I had in years. We went on a Sunday evening, and were seated by the fireplace. Our waitress June was attentive and pleasant. I had the Mushroom Bisque, my girlfriend the escargot, both were delicious. The pace of the meal was perfect and very enjoyable.

I would consider the inside a "Classic Inn" setting, they do need a little touch up work on a few things outside. It was a blustery afternoon, but on a sunny day it would be a beautiful area to walk around.

All in all a great visit and meal and we'll be back soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I had an excellent experience on a Saturday night...the food was great as was the service...we will definitely dine at Duling Kurtz again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took my daughter for a special Christmas lunch. We rarely get to spend time together just the two of us and it was just really wonderful. The food was great as usual. I have never been disappointed in this lovely place.
PS. The escargot are to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is always excellent, staff is always attentive. Always a great experience. A perennial favorite!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 was a big hit here at Duling-Kurtz! The food was fabulous, as always, and the wait staff were very friendly and responsive. I've been going to DK for years and love it and would always recommend it. On this occasion, I noticed that the restaurant is looking a little tired and could really use an update or sprucing up. In particular, the stairs and restrooms. The staircase is severely slanted and bathrooms are very worn. Also, it would be great either when making reservations or confirming them (since on open table you don't speak to anyone) DK should inquire as to any issues with steps. We had older guests in our party that struggled with getting up the stairs. At a minimum, before showing you to the table a mention that you will need to ascend a fairly steep and VERY slanted staircase would be helpful and accommodations made if possible.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good fine dining experience. Creative menu and specials. Staff was very friendly. Will go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Dueling Kurtz. It had been many years since we had been there. Dinner was very good. We love hearing the beautiful voice of Mindy Rhodes! Only "complaint" was having to wait such a long time for drink order. We were told by our waitress that there was only one bartender on duty ... and he was bar-tending bar area and entire restaurant. Highly suggest a second bartender be hired for weekend evenings.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I ate the Pheasant found it very delicious my grandbaby had a steak and a salad we thought the food was very good atmosphere Pleasant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Impossible to beat the ambience...candles, roaring fireplace, quiet atmosphere...food is excellently varied and eclectic as well as deliciously prepared. Not many fine, quiet, tasty places left in this new restaurant world of hard surfaces, unbearable noise, "over-friendly,' intrusive waiters...this is one of the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All around excellent. The food is amazing, the staff is excellent and the ambiance is very charming. Will go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Family and I went to Duling Kurtz for dinner. We all ordered different meals, and they were all incredible. Not a complaint about anything, only compliments. The prices were on the high side, but definitely worth the extra cost. If you are looking for a memorable meal, this is where you want to go. 5 Stars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The staff was friendly, food was great on time and warm. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Duling Kurtz House is a one of a kind atmosphere. They have a wonderful cozy bar where it is nice to have a drink and a chat before dinner. I rated the food 4 star based on my own personal preferences. I had the brie puff, which I've had before, this time the brie seemed too sharp. Some might like it that way. I had the rack of lamb, medium rare and it arrived cooked perfectly. Savored every bite. This entree was $42. Again, this might be the going rate, it just seems overpriced for the portion. Regardless, I'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It has been many years since we have been here but just as we remembered the atmosphere is outstanding only topped by the service and incredibly delicious meal. Ken was very attentive and made our evening so enjoyable. The puff pastries are awesome with the Lemon Curd.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Spectacular as usual... food, service and live music!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent! Still a gem that remains as always. Highly recommended!
The Prix Fixe offering is always a highly tasty 3 course meal at a very reasonable price.
Rediscover this outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We went to dinner with friends at Duling Kurtz. To begin, the location in an old building is handsome. The waitress, Julia, was excellent: efficient, knowledgeable, pleasant and available when we needed her but not hanging over us. The menu could not have been better with a fine selection of appetizers, entrees and deserts. The wine and drinks list had everything we could have wanted.
Our entire meal was delicious. Three of us had the Weiner Schnitzel and one, the duck breast. All cooked to perfection with accompanying veggies. We shared the creme brûlée at dinners' end.
We would highly recommend this restaurant and will return as soon as we have the opportunity.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Everything was great except for the hostess who actually was quite hostile. I found out during the meal she is the owner and manager. Definitely short handed. She was rude , sat us without menus. Chef is awesome, bartender good but harried ( he was waiting on tables in the bar at the same time)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our night at Duling Kurtz was excellent though pricey. Because it was a Sunday, we were alone in one of their cozy rooms. We had an excellent server who added to the enjoyment of the evening. This time there were some unusual offerings for the main course one of them being rabbit in a maple glaze. Though we did not order it, the presentation looked wonderful. Happened to catch a glance of it! Plan to return again with friends when they come to visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Totally enjoyed our meal for special occasion! Service excellent and food -the best!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food and service great
Generous portions
Popovers terrific

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great dinner. Service was great. Had a drink at the bar beforehand and Michael is always a great bartender. We all had a different entree - seafood special, organic salmon, strip steak and the delicious pheasant. French onion soup, beet salad and special pumpkin seafood soup were all delicious. Great meal for our daughter's 30th birthday. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good food but the waitress was overworked and everything was slow.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amy and Julie were amazing.
The food, like always, was delicious.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always a memorable meal and special evening. Food nicely presented and friendly and helpful waitstaff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food and wait staff were excellent

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Great place for a special dinner. My wife and i had found DK when we lived in Downingtown in the early 90's and it was excellent then, its even better now. Just fantastic!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always a great meal.

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We had eaten there when we lived in PA 6 years ago and thought it was very good. This time not so great. First of all the wallpaper hasn't been updated in many years, I remember that pattern from the 1960's, and the atmosphere isn't the best. I ordered crab cakes and I couldn't have been more disappointed in the quality of the crab meat. We had attended the mushroom festival in Kennett Square and had a Portobello sandwich with a crab cake on top and that crab cake was worth a return trip. Delicious. Our server at Duling Kurtz was very good. No complaints about the service. Sorry about such a negative review but perhaps this will be considered constructive criticism and improvements will be made?

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

As per usual - All was excellent - We have been to most of the classical Chester County Restaurants, in our opinion, this one is clearly the best, never a disappointment--ever.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our favorite date spot... in the bar!! Great food, drinks, atmosphere, best bartender (Michael) in Chester Cty!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The current owners have restored this location to being one of the premier dining spots in Chester County and the Philadelphia suburbs. The food is amazingly tasteful and consistent. Our server June was pleasant and her personality is an added plus.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is a favorite place to dine for us. Great taste and not rushed. Blood Orange Margaritas are wonderful, and popovers with Lemon Curd are a phenomenon.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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