Duling Kurtz House

4.6
561 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, German
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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
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Phone number
(610) 524-1830
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Commerce Drive & South Whitford Road
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 561 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Returned for another visit on our anniversary, and had very good experience. The menu included some interesting specials, which we took advantage of. The service was excellent, as has always been our experience over the years. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Lunch was wonderful as usual. I am never disappointed with the specials. And our waitress, June, was lovely, cheerful and made the experience all the more enjoyable. This is my favorite place for lunch for any occasion. You must try the escargots they are a culinary delight.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food delicious. Service outstanding. Ambience lovely. Pricing fair. Convenient parking. A delightful experience.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Fantastic from start to finish! The Perfect Martini was PERFECT! We really enjoyed the live music. Food was exquisite. They were happy to prepare our calamari appetizer sauteed instead of breaded and fried and it was outstanding. The spaghetti squash with shrimp and scallops was delicious! And our shared chocolate peanut butter lava cake was worth every calorie! ;) And the service was friendly and prompt.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Excellent meal and great service as we celebrated our wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Never a disappointment with the staff or the excellent food.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent birthday dinner. Food was amazing and the service was excellent. We will be bck!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Celebrated a birthday. Lovely old building with a number of small dining rooms. Rather dark for 6 pm but good for candles. Waitress well-versed and helpful. Food interesting and tasty. Some of the best only came in bottles, but at least they had New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc! Looked like a nice bed and breakfast too.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was fantastic, it does need parking lot repairs and a fresh coat if paint inside. The green is outdated.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Wedding anniversary.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Rustic ambiance in a cozy old inn. Attentive, friendly service. Prompt seating upon arrival and leisurely pace of meal. Special offerings were quite tasty. Cantaloupe soup was a seasonal hit. Corvina fish delicious. Crab wontons were disappointing since there were three tiny morsels with no evidence of crab. Regular entrees such as rack of lamb, lobster crepes and Wiener schnitzel were all high quality. Very expensive drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts. Expect to spend at least $90 per person. This place should be reserved for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

This is a wonderful place and the food is excellent. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Very charming restaurant. Easy parking. Extensive menu. Delicious food at food price.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Duling Kurtz is our happy place. The food is always good. The decor is relaxing to us. The prix fix menu is a great find. The wait staff is a collection of kind and lovable people.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Elegant. Attentive staff. Extremely comfortable but upscale. Will return soon.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very delicious meal. Good wine and tasty desserts!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day dinner. Very overpriced.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Yours is one of our favorite restaurants, and a place where we celebrate significant events and holidays. Until Mothers Day, I had never had a bad meal at your restaurant. On Sunday, I ordered the Bronzino with baby bok choy. The bronzino was dry and the portion was meager. The bok choy was tough and impossible to cut through. However, my wife's crab cakes were very well prepared as were her accompanying vegetables. The service was very good, and our waitress was very attentive. I did not complain, because I didn't want to spoil the "vibe" of a special meal. Hopefully, this won't happen again

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very nice Mother’s Day celebration. Our waitress was very sweet and nice.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Lovely place for a special occasion. Consistently good food, attentive staff, and elegant surroundings make the Duling-Kurtz House an easy “go-to” for family celebrations.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food was ok but not great. All the tables around us received bread but we did not. We had to ask and we were told that they ran out (this was after one table got offered a second round of bread) and additional rolls were in the oven but not sure if or when they would be done. One person in our party order Medium Well steak it came out medium rare. Server removed a plate of a person in our party was done eating. At the next table the server bent over and her butt was directly in my face. Never going back nor would I ever recommend this restaurant......way to expensive for what you get and the service was terrible.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers day

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always a great meal and service. Some new additions to the menu also were nice to see as well as the regular items.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Celebrated my Moms 92nd birthday!
Everything was fabulous and was very special for my Mom. The piano player was a great added feature!
Always enjoy dining there!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Fabulous food in a beautiful atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in PA.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Birthday dinner. Waitress was awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Second time in a month I was there. From appetizer to salads to entrees and dessert I would give a 5 star rating. Great wait staff as well.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of the best (top 5 restaurants) in Delaware and Chester Counties in PA.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Five of us celebrated my sister's birthday at Duling-Kurtz. The owner went out of her way to make my sister's "birthday cake" special. The food, service, and atmosphere are exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We were given a lovely table on the porch. After a rather jarring, abrupt greeting from the host, we were warmly welcomed by our server, who was fantastic! The food was absolutely wonderful, the service was attentive but not intrusive and we had a great time.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We celebrated our29th wedding anniversary and appreciated the attention to detail and excellent service. We were seated in a green room with period furnishings. It was not overly crowded and we were able to chat and reminisce over cocktails. The meal as very good - he had duck; she had shrimp and scallops perfectly done.
We’ll be back for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Have been here twice on special occasions and this place always hits a homerun! Our schedule erver, Amy is simply wonderful - very warm, friendly, and accommodating. The food is excellent - a new chef started and it was even better than the last time we went. The food itself is outstanding - everyone's meal was prepared perfectly and good portions, and so much to choose from (and difficult to choose too!). We were treated to live background jazz. This place is a real gem - great food, service and ambiance all in a beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Lovely luncheon with friends made perfect by Duling Kurtz Staff

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner for our 30th wedding anniversary! I recommend the Oysters Rockefeller appetizer and the twin lobster tails entree if they're available. The shrimp and scallops entree was also very good. Save room for dessert - there are many great choices, including the chocolate peanut butter lava cake and apple strudel. Kudos to our server June - she did a great job!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Love Love Love this place. We go a couple times a year and they come through with great food perfectly cooked every time.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've been there many times, and have always enjoyed it. This time our waiter was quite pleasant, but slow and forgetful. We were in a side room, so he probably didn't think to look in on us. We'll be back, for sure!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Not the DK we remember from years past. Rushed service for no reason as the restaurant was not even half full. Food was average, good but not great as we usually expect. Service disappeared after entrees arrived.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Everything was exceptional! We will definitely be back!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We decided to try Duling Kurtz after not having been there for several years. It's likely to be several years before we return. The food was average. Nothing special. Our salads were forgettable. My steak, ordered medium rare, was cooked more medium well. There are many restaurants in the area that are much better in the same price range.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very quaint. For an inn the food was outstanding. Hope to experience the outdoor seating in the near future.

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