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The Valley Inn, Lutherville, MD

The Valley Inn

4.5
4.5
2103 Reviews
$30 and under
American
One of Baltimore County's most historic and iconic restaurants, The Valley Inn features flavorful food & a passion for friendly service in the heart of Greenspring Valley, with a nod to the rich history and notable past. The Valley Inn's extensive space features a main dining room, a one of a kind oyster bar and a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio with a full bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 828-0002
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    The Valley Room is on the 2nd floor & offers a private dining experience. Equipped with a full bar, 2 fireplaces & 10-foot projection screen, the Valley Room can accommodate guests for either a seated dinner or cocktail reception. Not looking for a private space? Our Porch & covered open-aired Veranda are perfect for smaller semi-private events.
  • Neighborhood
    Towson
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

2,103 Reviews
  1. LisaG

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was very good. Personally I felt some dishes on the menu were a bit pricey for what they were and our table was quite small and very close the table next to us. Everything is quite tightly packed together. It was a good experience though and I would go back!

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  2. KaraU

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner as always! Food was delicious- we sat in the bar and it was a lively atmosphere!

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  3. Deweygirl

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our daughter’s birthday with brunch here. The food and service were fantastic. They left a birthday card for her on the table, and brought out delicious beignets for dessert.

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  4. NICKOLEW

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed my experience. My steak on steak salad was good & flavorful, could have been a little more tender. Salad & dressing dressing were superb Roaster oysters were ok, could have had more flavor. Drinks were good. Little to dim, but still nice.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and ambience! Will definitely visit again soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The greeting at the reception desk was not real great but the service and food were as expected. We always enjoy what comes out of the kitchen and the service is generally pleasant and responsive. The facility is relaxing and pleasant especially with recent updates. The welcome seems to be the biggest and most consistent flaw and, unfortunately, sets the tone for the whole experience.

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  7. Diningout2

    Washington DC

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed spending Easter here. The food is always very good. Friendly wait staff. Nice old Baltimore vibe. One of my favorite places to dine in the area.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 11 and expected some gaps between receiving all of our food. However, the first two plates were brought out and a full 5 minutes passed before the next set of plates came out. Not everyone was served at that time either. The first two diners were done before the last of the group received their food. Otherwise food was good and it was a nice Easter brunch menu.

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  9. Cary

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, this restaurant continues to serve excellent food with pleasant upbeat service. Highly recommended!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy comfortable atmosphere. Very friendly attentive service and the food is as spot on.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went for brunch on the Saturday before Easter and it was extremely loud due to the face painting and egg hunt. Our waitress seemed very distracted - she made little to no eye contact when speaking to us. We were seated in a room that was playing Disney music for the kids. Would have preferred we were seated in the bar section being two adults dining together. Food was good but we ate very quickly to get out of the hectic environment.

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  12. JaneB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was just POOR. We waited to be greeted by the server, for water, for part of our meal and almost 30 minutes for the check.

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  13. JamesR

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a nice experience at The Valley Inn. Friendly servers and great food.

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  14. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front of the House - Patti was professional as ever. Patti always has check in station organized and decorated to the season. The bunnies are out and about. Wait Staff - Monica. Menu knowledgeable; helpful; and attentive. Meal - Shrimp cocktail and Maryland crab soup. All seasoned and tasty. Solid lunch time meal Parking Lot still requires some attention. The weather is breaking and temperatures will accommodate fill materials.

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  15. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Neutral. Meal well seasoned. Wait staff positive Front of the House flat. Not engaged

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  16. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front of the House - wonderful! Wait Staff - Monica - helpful; menu knowledgeable; and professional. Meal - Maryland crab soup - well seasoned and tasty. Wonderful lunch time option.

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  17. MarkA

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an enjoyable evening. The enclosed patio was comfortable, and the outside view pleasant. Food was delicious...

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    There was not enough wait staff to handle the number of tables. We waited 15 minutes for water and then very infrequently saw the waitress after that.

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  19. BillM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server made it extra special for my mom's 83rd birthday

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  20. KatherineM

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to have lunch and dinner. Menu variety. Great service.

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  21. FranJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here. Always heard good things about the food and ambience. Looked at the menu and recommendations on line and decided to come and take my son to dinner. He has been coming here for years. We shared a bowl of Maryland crab soup which was perfectly spiced and plenty of crabmeat. I had the Shrimp skewers w/a small Greek Salad. Very lemony and flavorful shrimp and the salad was all veg, feta, no lettuce combo and tasty dressing. My son got the Cajun Penne Pasta, which he’s had before, and knew he wanted again. The waiter, Zack, was friendly and very congenial. We had a great meal and a great experience!!

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  22. WhitneyD

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. The food was mediocre and the service was not good.

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  23. MerryR

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is expensive, thus my comment of "fair" for value. I've come to the Valley Inn for many years. The Atlas Group has greatly increased the prices.

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  24. bellezza

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our go to neighborhood spot! Awesome place for the whole family!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only issue was the fire pit – we had to move inside because of smoke from the fire pit fire and I had wanted to eat outside.

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  26. DanB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Put at isolated table on closed in porch. Was fine since I was meeting an old friend. Just as we were served a group of younger people (10) came in and were so loud that we could hardly talk to each other. Got only a sorry about that. Should have asked to be moved but kept cool about. Bread was nothing to write home about it. Food was good but it wasn’t good enough for the price. Will have to think about going again. Value is 6 out of 10. Though good the food did not meet the cost.

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  27. Kenny

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cream of crab soup was excellent and the shrimp and beef skewers were delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.

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  28. TicketAnn

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very fresh food, try the fried oysters and steak salad

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  29. Ruzi

    Baltimore

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like the waiter Corbin. Had a nice time with him. Good food and drinks! Thank you.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was very busy so the noise level was high. I had the Mediterranean shrimp skewers and they were delicious. There could have been one more shrimp. My friend had the grilled Mahi sandwich which she thoroughly enjoyed. I have been to Valley Inn numerous times before and after the Atlas group bought it. The food quality has remained consistent; however, the dessert menu was far more extensive before Atlas took over. They need to give more choices and one needs to be ice cream. We have plenty of local dairies and locally owned ice cream businesses so there would certainly be an opportunity to partner with someone.

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  31. diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cream of crab soup was delicious. Plenty of crabmeat! I love the wedge salad. Stephany (our waitress) was great!

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  32. SuzanneR

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I've always loved the Valley inn. It is a beautiful historic property, which serves good food and really is a neighborhood favorite. But this was the first time I had visited since they had added a second floor on top of the beautiful dining room. Throughout the meal I could hear the footsteps above and the scraping of chairs and very loud music coming right through the ceiling which then mixed with a separate loud music system in our area. It really spoiled what had once been a beautiful atmosphere.

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  33. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front of the House - wonderful. Patti has the entry decorated for the Holidays. Just the right touch. Sorry to see the ongoing missing framed image off the wall. True distraction for those long term guests that enjoyed the history. Wait Staff - Monica. Pleasant; professional; and engaging. Meal - Shrimp cocktail and Maryland Crab Soup with two (2) packages of Oyster Crackers. Seasoned and tasty. Solid go to meal. Pricing - Still at the top. Food has solid value; however, the price point still feels strong. How about an aggressive discount to push the Seafood/raw bar menu - Shrimp cocktail - 4 - not 3 for 1/2 half. Simple; ease to prepare; and more likely to drive guests to look at the menu. Parking Lot - spring is coming. The potential trip fall hazards are still out there. After a mild winter the striping has rapidly failed.

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  34. Yummy2

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience started with greeting by the hostess, which was welcoming and pleasant. The server, Stephanie, was also welcoming, efficient and pleasant. The food was outstanding. I enjoyed the mussels in wine with the crusty bread, the Caesar salad (delicious!) with broiled salmon, which was cooked as requested and to perfection! My friend enjoyed the shrimp salad wrap. Overall a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant lighting is very soft, the wood interior is dark. There are other options for dining - on the terrace area, and outside during warmer weather periods.

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  35. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Front of the House - Wonderful. Patti has the decorations out. Pleasant; professional; and inviting. Wait Staff - Stephanie - fantastic! Helpful; menu knowledgeable; and attentive. Meal - Maryland crab soup and shrimp cocktail. Seasoned and tasty. Solid lunch time meal.

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  36. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front of the House - Wonderful. Professional. Accommodating. Spot-on. All come to mind. Wait Staff - Monica. Menu knowledgeable. Helpful. Keeps track of the orders and help break the rut of Maryland Crab soup which I can fall into. Meal - Shrimp cocktail and a bowl of Maryland crab soup. Both tasty and seasoned. Solid go to lunch time menu items. Depending on day the soup seems to have its own “seasoned” personality. A great an experience - a different touch. Parking lot - still a bit of a challenge. Missing asphalt at the seams generating gaps.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great, the restaurant was very loud.

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  38. pab1

    Baltimore

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great. I don’t recall servers name but she said she normally works in restaurant. She was great. Only complaint is the noise level in bar area.

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  39. JeanS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful lunch with a girlfriend. We try and stop in different restaurants once a month. Our lunch was very good. we shared the brussell sprouts, which were amazing, and I had the shrimp tacos, and my friend had the french onion soup. Our waiter was very attentive, and all the staff were friendly. will definitely be back again.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but it was so noisy it was hard to have a conversation. Looking forward to warmer weather so we can eat on the patio.

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FAQs

The Valley Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 2103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for The Valley Inn

10501 Falls Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Towson
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 828-0002
  • Private party facilities
    The Valley Room is on the 2nd floor & offers a private dining experience. Equipped with a full bar, 2 fireplaces & 10-foot projection screen, the Valley Room can accommodate guests for either a seated dinner or cocktail reception. Not looking for a private space? Our Porch & covered open-aired Veranda are perfect for smaller semi-private events.
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