Valley Green Inn

4.6
1277 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 1277 people are saying
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vipAnnie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to Valley Green for Mother's Day and had a great experience. I wish they had advertised their special menu as I'm not a fan of prix fixe menus for brunch, but the food and atmosphere were both great.

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vipPhillydiner
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable lunch outdoors on the Valley Green Inn porch on a beautiful spring afternoon! Food was very tasty, service was good, and overall it was such a nice setting for a first post-pandemic lunch with a treasured friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting featuring the Wissahickon creek and it’s wildlife. Calm, relaxing and the cheese steak was delicious. Perhaps the best Manhattan I’ve ever had!

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Alan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location. The view of the river, the geese, the ducks and all the people with their dogs is unbeatable. The food was great and phenomenal value. The hostess, Rosemary, went out of her way to take care of us and everyone else.

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GregoryFatto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OK... the geese in the front got into a fight. Fun to watch!
Our waiter was excellent. The man that seated us was attentive and made sure we had another glass of ice cold water. The ambiance and weather could not have been better. Food, EXCELLENT !!!
And then my wife and I fished for trout out front and caught several for dinner!
What could be more perfect?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service is very friendly and the atmosphere is beautiful!

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Natalie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Unique restaurant experience! Great food and service with the backdrop of nature trails and scenery. Only negative is that we would have appreciated knowing about the parking situation.

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MomP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The location is so great, everything else doesn’t matter as much. The food was good. We recommend the pumpkin cheesecake and tiramisu. The Service was fine. Overall we had a great time because the park is beautiful and the weather was great.

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viptootsie
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the Valley Green Inn. We ate on the porch and it was so beautiful and quiet and peaceful. It's also a great place for people watching. It was a little chilly, but they had heaters that warmed us quickly. The food was fine, nothing remarkable, but quite fine and priced reasonably. I will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is great and the setting is fantastic

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NJBmuncher
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very lovely as usual and despite Covid limitations.
Our Server was friendly but just ok - I asked for the middle layer of bread to be removed from my club sandwich but it arrived with the middle bread. Ordered a Diet Coke that never came until I asked the hostess who brought it immediately.

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KyleB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, gorgeous, and very unique. Will be returning many times I’m sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious and relaxing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The hummus was the best I’ve tasted- ever!

JM
JaneM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to lunch because we knew it would be raining by night time and we wanted to celebrate David's 70th birthday. The lunch was wonderful. We shared a chicken caesar salad and these amazing fried cauliflower in a spicy sauce. mmmm. Wish it had been sunnier and warmer...but the rain held off until we were finished our meal and the service was excellent. Got to look out to the creek and enjoy geese and ducks splashing around. It's the perfect outdoor location.

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vipjhh1651
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Now that we were all vaccinated, a lovely lunch al fresco with friends in a great setting was possible. Food and service was as good as always. The view from our end table on the porch made the day, and less activity along the trail than the last time we were here added to the enjoyment. Would definitely come back.

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LynnN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cloudy, cool day outside so the propane heaters were on and the scenic view of the creek and trees starting to bud was spectacular. The food was absolutely delicious and my husband and I tried recipes we never had. Hats off to the chef! Our waiter was great too.

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Dreday
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Support local businesses like these. They abide by all cdc protocols and the food is great

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KateH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were outstanding! The food was great and such a nice setting.

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vipCookieadge
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are always good and we especially enjoyed the view of the creek from the porch. Spring bouquet and an omelette with crab and asparagus made it very seasonal!

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JenniferC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to relax and grab a bite after a hike or bike ride. Menu must’ve updated. Fried chicken sandwich and truffle fries were AMAZING. Hummus and pita appetizer was very fresh. And of course you can’t beat the location. Pretty shocked the food is so good considering people would eat there just for the location. Service great too:)

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vipKevinM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Went for some light food and drinks. I was good. The best part is the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our sever was so friendly and kind!

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DeanneM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had two amazing dishes- the short rib and the scallops. We shared a reasonably priced half bottle of wine, and my husband had a lovely cocktail. We sat outside on the porch and overlooked runners, walkers, and the Wissahickon Creek. It is one of our favorite spots. I highly recommend!

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Somersavor007
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Delicious food
Quiet and clean environment
Friendly staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food and service use to be good , some how this year food quality drastically dropped !! And strange service . Sorry to see that in such a great place .

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vipSarck
Philadelphia
128 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We come here often and are happy it’s been open —and safe— through covid. The atmosphere is lovely, the food very good, service generally great, and has a large and appealing menu. Great spot for special occasions though can get crowded on the weekend in nice weather so opt fir a weekday or reserve to ensure an outdoor seat.

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Debbie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, ambiance and value. Will return soon!

MW
vipMattyWhips
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was attentive. Ambiance was one of a kind.

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vipBToal
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch after a hike around wissahickon Park.

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GinaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, quiet, secluded - tables socially distanced. Two dining parties of two each in the room-
Personable and polite service-

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Robin
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The worst decor in the world. Could be fabulous.
Cold, dusty, frumpy.

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vipRobertO
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Where in the world can you get great food in an historic, quaint building, in a lush large wooded valley, inside a major city?

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marab
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love being near the water and watching nature. Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Like eating in a piece of history!! Renee was an excellent server, and had a perfect hospitality personality.
Food was fantastic, with the chicken sandwich being great! Thank you so much for an amazing day!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice atmosphere, great menu

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vipKMPHL
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a very good dinner, it was a bit cold in the dining room, but other than that a very good experience.

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NB123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very sad to invite a friend to dinner and find that the wood burning fireplace has been replaced with an electric version that didn't even radiate heat. Same wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and kind service but the fireplace was a huge disappointment. Not sure the last time I was at Valley Green during winter months so this review could be a little late in coming

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vipGoLaSalle
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Be aware that you have to wear a mask all the time at this restaurant except when you are actually chewing your food or taking a drink. We were meeting our son’s girlfriend for the first time, and that made the evening awkward. We have dined at many restaurants this past year, and we have never been subject to such a strict mask policy.

JS
JenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. Cannot speak highly enough of Valley Green.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1277 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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