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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (40)
Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
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Good for a Date (31)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

From start to finish a perfect evening. The food was amazing! It was delivered timely and hot. Best dinner I have had in a long time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This place has so much potential to be amazing, but the food has a long way to go before getting a 5 star rating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Interesting inn but a bit pricy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious, although the menu itself was a bit too exotic for our taste. They had changed their menu for Valentine’s Day. We would have enjoyed having a chicken (not Cornish hen) dish available or more beef options. We don’t eat camel or ostrich. Atmosphere was very romantic. Very good wine list. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We have come to Duling-Kurtz for the past several years on Valentine's Day. They always deliver quality food and service. Already have our reservations booked for next year! Great views and wonderful dining experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was amazing. Food, wine, service. Would highly recommend.

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 (Poconos)·Dined 5 days ago

Duling-Kurtz is usually excellent all around. They offered a braise rib-eye of camel which sounded interesting so I ordered it. My wife got the Lobster ravioli which was excellent as usual. The Camel was uneventful in flavor, relatively tough and a very small portion, especially for the dollars. The Server asked for my feedback which was what I just shared here. He came back to the table and informed us that I was not the only one who felt that way, so they took it completely off our bill. That was very generous of them and we will continue to dine there and recommend it to others. Our appetizers and salads were superb and you need go no further on the dessert options past the Cheese Strudel - it is phenomenal. Thank you DK, we will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Pre-Valentine dinner with my wife. We sat in a charming interior room with a working fireplace. We opened a bottle of zinfandel and shared the octopus appetizer. While not chewey it was not as tender as most I have had and was lacking the trademark wood-grilled finish.

My wife loved her lobster crapes although the mashed potatoes that accompanied the entree seemed bland-underseasoned and underbuttered.

My 6 oz scottish salmon was tasty and perfectly cooked. Again the accompanying veggies lacked sparkle-bland rissoto with string beans and carrots.

A charming atmosphere but the food fell short of the acclaim in my opinion.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 7 days ago

It is always a pleasure to dine at Duling Kurt s

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time for my wife and I at the restaurant. Food was excellent and our server, June, was a wealth of info. The regular menu has terrific items and in addition, their specials were even better. We were not rushed through dinner and enjoyed an excellent early Valentine's Day dinner. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

First time diner. Service was A++. Meal was better! A truly enjoyable experience. Will definitely return.
Highly recommend. Thank you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and assisted us with our selections; we were all pleased with our special appetizers and meals. The dessert was big enough for all for of us to enjoy!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous meal. Good portions. Great service too. My girlfriend knows when a meal is prepared by a chef that uses fresh ingredients. Excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our birthdays. Well diversified and just the right number of selections on the menu. Food was very well prepared and seasoned perfectly. Entree potions were quite generous. Waiter was very knowledgeable about the details of the menu. Ambience is classic traditional Chester County.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This is our third recent visit to Duling Kurtz. We love it. Fireplace in every room. Great bar selection. The Caesar and Kale Salad is our favorite, made table side. I passed on oysters on the half shell because I was getting the Cioppino . The Cioppino was a special and it was excellent. Everything cooked just right. The sauce fantastic. My wife had the fillet. She loved it. We both had dessert. Save room for the Austrian Strudel. I got the cheese. Next time I will get apple. Service is excellent. Quiet room with fireplace. Our favorite place now.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday dinner for my mother-in-law. She enjoyed the food and the atmosphere very much. Got some son-in-law points!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This week they overbooked and really could not handle the amount of customers they had. New people which were learning. Waited 35 minutes for a table and that has never happened before. Asked or a particular person's table and did not get it, not sure if that person was even there. Hopefully it was a bad night as I generally have a wonderful time there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a great dinner for 6 of us. We sat at a table in front of a fireplace and had a wonderful meal. Great crab cakes, lobster crepes and steaks. Highly recommended men’s it for a special occasion.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Amazing dinner as always! The food, service and atmosphere was perfect. Such a friendly group of people and Michael the bartender even made me a special off the menu mocktail! Would highly recommend checking it out

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 (Poconos)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My family have been here several times. Everything on their menu is delicious. We have chosen the specials a few times as well. It's a foodies delight for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I got together with long time friends in this beautiful restaurant. We were able to chat and hear one another easily. The food and service were excellent. My Short ribs were melt in your mouth. Others at our table enjoyed their selections as proven by completely cleaned plates sent back to the kitchen:Lobster crepes, filet mignon, and shrimp/scallops dish. A nice surprise--the delicious popovers instead of plain bread or rolls to start the meal. Creme brûlée was the perfect finish to the meal. This was a lovely place to meet our friends on a bitter cold Sunday night in January.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Duling-Kurtz never disappoints. Food is delicious, and wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. My friend and I choose Duling-Kurtz for every special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Went for dinner. Had a great time. Excellent service, attentive and enthusiastic, very nice.
Food was excellent. Quiet night.
Well done.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A beautiful and quiet atmosphere. Our appetizers were a lil disappointing. The Lobster bisque was delicious and hot but lacking in lobster majorly. My husband had the escargot which he normally loves. He said it was lacking any flavor. Our entrees were good but could have been hotter. Our server was exceptional. Her attention to detail was top notch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We normally Love this restaurant but on New Year’s Eve 2017 someone turned off the heat and by 1015 pm everyone was freezing and wearing their coats. We did not stay for desert and left quickly. It was disappointing. The owner was not present and this was also unusual and no one seemed to know how to warm the rooms up.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such a unique property and amazing place. My favorite fine dining in Chester County. Absolutely lovely!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The hostess and the waitress were very rude. Waited 45 minutes for a table with a reservation. The bar tender would not even look at me to take my oder while we waited for a table.
The food was slow coming out. I asked from the check when the entree was served.
The food was good but not worth the wait.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A drink at the bar with Michael the bartender is always a great spot. Dinner for the 5 if adults with 2 small children went very well. The service was good and the food was great from appetizers through dessert. Looking forward to our next happy hour visit.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome classic gem in Exton area, amazing property, wonderful service and delicious food! I come here every year when I visit my family for Christmas. Always happy I do!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A wonderful, beautiful restaurant. Especially beautiful at Christmas. Food is excellent and service great. Staff very friendly and personable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my first time and the impression was excellent! The food was delicious, served at the right temperature, and not overly rushed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I found this restaurant on yelp as I was trying to plan a business meeting. The reviews were great and I must say all were spot on. Great food great service!!!

I’ll be going back!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food excellent as always. Service very slow. Took one hour to receive appetizer. Slowest service we ever had. Two and half hours to eat dinner. Need more wait staff. There was only one waitress in our section. She was busting her but to keep up. Restaurant to cheap to hire staff???

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Entrees were overpriced for Christmas holiday, small portions and very slow service. Disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went for a lunch date during our Christmas shopping. The ambiance was warm and comfortable, old farmhouse style. Food was excellent; I loved especially the Schweinepfeffer with spaetzle, which took me back to my Austrian childhood. My wife enjoyed her crab cakes. We had ahi tuna and shrimp tempura appetizers, and a wonderful French onion soup with three cheeses.
The meal started with popovers - highly recommended if you add the lemon curd they are served with. I could have eaten many.
The wine we had was good, an old vine red zin by the glass. All in all a great meal, very refined at reasonable cost.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent as always. Perfect!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went for my birthday lunch and had amazing food, the perfect martini and loved our server Amy! Beautiful old inn, seated by the cozy fireplace. The popover rolls and lemon curd are to die for. We will be back!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Duling Kurtz is among our top few favorite restaurants in the area. We usually celebrate special occasions here as we did on this visit. There is no question the food will be excellent. The menu is varied. Service is attentive without being intrusive. It is a splendid restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Beautifully decorated for the holiday. My husband and I still appreciate our date nights after 30 years of marriage and Duling Kurtz was a great choice!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
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