Riegelsville Inn

4.3
171 reviews
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American
Located in its original stone structure featuring an updated bright yellow facade, canal-side al fresco dining and second-floor balcony dining with Delaware River views, the Riegelsville Inn is the epitome of exemplary dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at the Riegelsville showcases superior American cuisine influenced by classic French technique featuring uniquely paired ingredients always prepared from scratch.

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Mon - Wed 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Thu 1:30PM - 3:30PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So relaxed, met my expectations!

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful ladies lunch at the Riegelsville Inn. The dining room is charming, the service was excellent and the food was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view, great experience! We will return!

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s
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating is inside or outside. We sat outside on front porch to watch the people and cars go by. Service from JT was excellent. The island scallops were sensational as was the unstuffed salmon. The layers of flavor and presentation outstanding. Bought bottle of wine, was very good. Truly enjoyable evening all the way around. No rush. Everyone very pleasant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was lovely to sit by the canal and enjoy the scenery. Friendly staff, however our appetizer (clams) took a really long time to come out. The food was amazing and well worth the wait. Overall a nice place to spend date night.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful Father’s Day brunch. The restaurant was very busy. The kitchen got backed up. The food was worth the wait.

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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As the only table seated outside by the water, we were afraid we would be forgotten about. The attentive staff did not disappoint. They frequently checked on us and as the weather began to turn they made arrangements to swiftly finish up inside.
We will continue to visit for special occasions (it’s a bit of a drive for us, but definitely worthwhile).

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance of dining by the Delaware River was perfect. Staff was courteous and helpful and the food was delicious.

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LV
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great food and drinks, awesome servers, cool vibe, and live music!

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MP
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We sat outside next to the creek on a lovely evening. We order drinks and appetizers . Both were great and we especially loved the cheese plate. The main course was absolutely delicious. We got the steaks and the salmon entree. We order the desert trio and that was enough for us all.

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u
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday was very nice reasonable great bartender

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RV
Key West
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Soup and entree were excellent but server (Philly) messed up two items on our order. Desserts were not that good - bread pudding ok, carrot cake very dry, pumpkin cheesecake did not have the cinnamon whipped cream as stated in the menu. Great location right on canal.

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e
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure coming here. Great Food, scenic views, historic and outdoor seating.

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KH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good interesting food, still in autumn mode though.

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Mother’s Day dinner buffet. It was awful. We were stashed in an upstairs room and had to walk up and down very narrow and steep staircase to get food. Service was really inattentive. Took over 20 minutes to get a drink order in and get a drink. Bar drinks took another 10 minutes after that. By that time my Bloody Mary was watered down from the ice. It was terrible. Food selection was awful and really went on the cheap. Very low quality and it was also prepared very poor. Dessert was also terrible. It’s clear nothing was made on premise from scratch including dessert. To top it off they brought me someone else bill and cashed me out on it. I had to wait 30 minutes while my family waited in the car until they fixed it. Moral of the story is if you can’t do a Mother’s Day brunch really well don’t do one at all. It was laughable how bad this experience was. As you can see my profile, we are foodies and very rarely post negativity but this was that bad. I also felt sick for two days after the meal.

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WL
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

OK.. It was Mothers' Day.... but it would have been good if either Open Table or the restaurant contacted me to say they were not serving from their normal, full menu... only a fixed price brunch. Past that, it was very crowded (making queue for omelets way to long) and regular queue longer than reasonable; food was just warm; quality was average, at best (i.e. English muffins on which eggs benedict were served were like leather... and with no sharp knife offered, were impossible to cut without risking it flying across the room); service was pleasant, but not particularly attentive (another symptom of buffet). Another challenge they were dealing with (so us too) was the obvious loss of outside seating due to rain... so, despite a advance reservation for inside seating, we were jammed into a tiny table in the path of service in a second floor room with NO character. And all this brought with it a fixed price of $30pp with a 20% mandatory gratuity - a poor value. Generally disappointed. The only thing my wife really enjoyed was the French Gimlet from the bar.

I hope they do a better job when serving from the full menu on less busy days...

Lesson learned (again)... don't dine out on Mothers' Day or Valentines' Day...

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LR
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming. Great service on Mother’s day. It was rainy and cold but they managed to seat all outside reservations to indoors. We had a table in a small upstairs room. Only 3 tables. Very quiet. However the other larger rooms with many people were noisier. Buffet varied and very good. Eggs Benedict were a bit dry. Overall an excellent Mother’s Day experience.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Mother's Day brunch. Too crowded, hard to navigate to the food . Good food but too expensive, I believe.. The owners definitely need to improve the logistics of feeding so many people in such a confined space.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The food was ok but the service was absolutely terrible. We went for Mother’s Day brunch. They were 25 minutes late with our reservation and we had to wait outside in the poor weather with our young child. After being seated we saw our waitress maybe twice the entire meal. Someone in our party never even received his drink. We spoke with the host and hostess team about our disappointments and they did nothing to address it. All in all, the subpar food is NOT worth this much headache and the large bill, which they included gratuity on that they certainly didn’t earn! We definitely won’t go back nor would we recommend this place to others. For the amount of money, you can choose someplace far better where you’ll be treated as a valued customer. Very disappointing experience for a special occasion.

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w
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is exactly what you would expect for a Pennsylvania in. The service was outstanding, the quality of the food was excellent and the experience was a delight. The first time that I have been there and I will definitely be coming back

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Saturday family brunch. They graciously accommodated our son’s special needs. Highly recommend.

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KX
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and the ambiance was nice. I mentioned in my reservation that we were celebrating a 50th Birthday and they didn’t even mention it. That was disappointing.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience all the way around.
Beautiful restaurant and very rustic. Views are beautiful. Service was excellent. The meals were also very good. The entire experience was excellent.

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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love dinning here. staff and chef is outstanding .

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s
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selections and wonderful service by Samantha. A little far from home, but worth the drive. Very scenic setting

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious! Our server Beth was very attentive!

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D
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I have been to the Riegelsville Inn twice now and enjoyed both visits. Met with friends this last time and the dinning room was wonderful for both eating and socializing. The food was very good and I would suggest you give them a try.

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a quaint little place! Around since the 1830s I think our server said! The food was delicious and our server Beth was very friendly and attentive! A very cozy atmosphere

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JB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early (5 PM) so no noise level. Service was excellent as was te food. We can t wait to return.

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V
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the restaurant itself is decidedly shabby chic - emphasis on shabby - it's not lacking in rustic charm. The food was creative and delicious and our server was delightful.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Was a bit pricy and very cold sitting next to a window. Their could of been more waiters instead of one trying to accommodate all the tables at once. Otherwise food was ok as far as ala cart goes

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentines day it was extremely busy. Service was good , I know it would be better on a different night.

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FC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is excellent and the service is great. The entire staff is friendly, and helped to make it a great dining experience.

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE place!!! Amazing food, glorious ambiance, wood fire places, perfect views, great prices, and excellent service. I'm an hour away and it's my new favorite place!!!

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SF
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food paired with great ambience and service. It's a great place to unwind and dine.

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O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had our meal in the dining room. Good food, excellent service. Then moved to the bar to watch live music. Sat at a table with empty glasses (not ours) for an hour. No server ever came, nor to any of the other tables....

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PR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food was delicious and prepared as ordered. Had a great time. Would love to be in the room with the big fireplace

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

NYE...reservations for 8:00PM. They put us in this dirty, dark 2nd floor dining area (old bedrooms) which carpet was filthy. Drafty and smelled smoke from balcony every time door opened.

2 hours before we received our apps (now 10:00pm) and 20 minuets later...our meals. No bread. Had to wait for water and drinks. Clearly understaffed. Upstairs should not be used for dining. Adjective bedroom with door opened served as storage with a cot bed.

Comped us drinks only because we insisted on seeing manager. Food was good but way too late in the evening to enjoy. Price fix included desert and had to remind waiter(Evan) that they owed us desert. He was ready to push us out the door at 11:00pm. Horrible experience and way overpriced.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked it for its cozy rustic ambiance. They sat us upstairs in a dirty and overly lit room. The service was awful. We waited 30 mins to get our water refilled after asking several times. Entrees took over an hour and came out cold and dried out. They looked like they used the scraps from previous customers dishes to plate ours. Not one piece of bread or a drink to placate us while we waited. The worst experience ever!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

NYE dinner - Awful! Had reservations at 7; was seated at a table set upstairs in a smelly room with junk piled in a next door room at 8:15 after numerous complaints of not being seated. Took 1/2 hour to get drinks or even water; got apps 1/2 hr later; food took another 1/2 hour and was cold! Crab cakes were all fill. All they could do was offer apology! Never going back!!! Also pricey for what you got.

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