Valley Green Inn

4.5
1216 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the Wissahickon Valley, the inviting atmosphere of Philadelphia's last remaining roadhouse is one of the city's best kept secrets. The Valley Green Inn is just waiting to be found in the bustling metropolis of America's Birthplace.

Please note that we will be serving our All-Day menu exclusively while restricted to limited indoor and covered outdoor dining by the city of Philadelphia. We will also serve specials for brunch, lunch and dinner hours.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1216 people are saying
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RikuL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was amazing. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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vipFran
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had lunch on the porch of this incredibly charming and inviting treasure on our beautiful Wissahickon Creek. We were very comfortable with the heaters on low and loved what we ate- a cheeseburger and Braised pork with broccoli Rabe and provolone sandwich. Yummy!!

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vipMillers
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Well spaced tables.

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vipejhe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We went there for the ambiance of the historical building. We had to park about a quarter mile away up a steep hill. I opted for the inside dining so we could enjoy the history of the place. The inside dining was actually a patio with a roof over it and plastic wrapped around it. It was heated but of course no atmosphere at all. The food was good but if you are looking for ambiance.............forget it...........not here! Go elsewhere. A disappointing experience.

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Anita
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short ribs were excellent! Loved eating outside and the service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful visit to one of my favorites restaurants in Philadelphia.
Thank you Valley Green Inn.

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NWphilly
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It’s getting too cold to sit outside even with the heaters. Also a wedding party was too loud. Inside was still not warm enough to take our coats off and and the indoor mask rules are stupid. The food was great and service a little slow but good. I plan to go back.

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vipAnneP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting and always great food!

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vipJanL
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were lucky to have a warm November day to sit out on the lovely porch at the Inn.. food and service was very good, but the best part is the location, on the “crick”. ( roxborough peeps will agree)

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RichM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch on the outside porch. All enjoyed the food and service . Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great wish we had gone during the day so we could’ve seen the property more

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for an outdoor lunch! Food was wonderful. Scenery was top notch.

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TeaHouse
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. We had our wedding reception there 8 years ago.

We return on that date every year for dinner. Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and super friendly service!

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vipBluefin2
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reasonably priced food in an incredible location

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peterd
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dining on the porch of the Valley Green Inn is always a delight, but especially in these COVID days. As usual, the food was exceptional, particularly the corn chowder, which proved one of the very best I've ever tasted.

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vipPhillip
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with outdoor dining and delicious food!

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DeborahS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So beautiful there so naturally it was crowded. Wait was a little long so don’t go if you are in a hurry. But do go if you like leisurely dining in a great atmosphere and good food.

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vipkandc
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We lucked out with beautiful weather and our table was available when we arrived for our reservation. Service was good but not polished, ok under circumstances for lunch service. We both enjoyed our meals and thoroughly enjoyed truffle french fries as a starter. With limited seating a reservation is recommended unless you go 'off' hours.

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vipHunter
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to grab some drinks outside and people watch along the Wissahickon trail.

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upggrade1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trish was sooo
attentive. New chef. Awesome new menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made a reservation so had our choice of table on the porch. Due to social distancing, not able to sit along railing by Forbidding Drive, but table was fine- had good view of Wissahickon Creek.
Drinks and food served in timely manner.
Server very nice.

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PamM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. I have been here 3 times and I was never disappointed.

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vipMKS1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing can beat the view and peaceful beauty of this Philadelphia gem. Often overlooked, the incomparable tranquil wooded setting is well paired with delicious food.

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BigRed
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although it was a littel drizzly, lunch at Valley Green was so nice. I enjoyed a freshley prepared mushroom gyro - tasty, and served with a smile. It came with a small sidesalad that was good too. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The noise of the lighly falling rain on the portico was nice. Thank you ! we will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good. Service was poor. Bathrooms were unkept. No toilet paper in two stalls, trashcan was overflowing. Dirty dishes in stacked in the lobby. Will not return. Beautiful sitting outside.

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vipBluefin2
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening on the patio. The creek and activity on Forbidden Drive provided a lively and beautiful setting. Good food served in a caring way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was blah and over priced and they literally made us move from our table when we just ordered a drink and were there for 40 min to give it to someone else...

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SusanM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

This was the first time eating out since March. The Inn is in a wonderful location .. the tables were set up lovely. It was peaceful. I ordered a burger, something I haven't had in ages. It was not cooked as I had requested and it was overall disappointing. For the money I would expect better. The side salad was good. Thankfully it was a beautiful day, and I was just happy to be on a lovely patio overlooking the water and at a resturant.

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KatR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the setting is lovely. Our server was the only server there (it was a Tuesday night) and did a fantastic job, we didn't wait long for anything. One of my favorite spots.

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vipDhvh
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I realize these are challenging time with corona. The menu is very limited. Husband liked his chicken sandwich but very few items on the menu without garlic. I HATE garlic. Not even a drop. So I got a salad with olive oil. The salad, to me, tasted icky,, Like an old Lady. Was it the cilantro in it? Idk. Ate half anyway bc I was hungry. But the atmosphere is just beautiful, we sat outside. I’d always wanted to check this place out and while the restaurant and setting was lovely, staff was very sweet and helpful, I wasn’t a fan of the food but I’m a picky eater and as mentioned husband lined his dinner.

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vipFancy
Philadelphia
129 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We wanted to take a bike ride in the park but needed a great place to stop, eat lunch and use the facilities. Valley Green Inn as perfect. We sat comfortably outside, under an awning, and far enough away from other dinners. I had fish cakes which were ample and perfectly prepared. My partner has a wedge salad with chicken which he loved. We were seated promptly. Our server was friendly. This was a super way for us to get in a bike ride in a stunning setting during the pandemic. (We ride with our masks on!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great evening in a green environment.

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BigJim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great, view from the front porch eating outside was wonderful, great for people and animal watching. Would definitely dine there again.

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YolandaG
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service. Was able to maintain distance.

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SandV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and scenic location - and the food was just perfect! It's so nice to have a restaurant to visit that has ample tables at a distance where we can all feel safe. I can see why this place is such a draw for weddings and events - they have an amazing location for outdoor dining and events. We will be back for Sunday brunch!

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TonyP
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is a pleasure to dine at this quaint country inn tucked away in the Wissahicon Valley, but just minutes away from bustling Chesnut Hill and Germantown. The food was wonderful and our waiter was prompt and couteous. We first dined here 48 years ago, and it is comforting to know some things never change. The inn and its menu have a delightful rustic quality unmatched by any other restaurant in the Philadelphia area.

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vipTime2Dine
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean, our server and apparently everyone’s, was excellent. The young woman helping him was as well and he praised her to us, more than once. « Teamwork makes the dream work » and everyone out front, as well as those buying, preparing, and plating the food provided us with an excellent dining experience on the porch of an aesthetically pleasing historic Inn.

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ChristieT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, totally recommended. Great combination of delicious food, great staff and ambience

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RoseB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with old fashioned values for serving and quality.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1216 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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