Valley Green Inn

4.7
1347 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 1347 people are saying
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AdrianS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The provided excellent service on my wife's birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a very nice lunch

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Mike
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Valley Green was excellent. The entrees were cooked to perfection and were served at the right temperature. Would definitely recommend this place.

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MarcS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent late afternoon lunch outdoors by the Wissahickon. Perfect respite after a day at the nearby Morris Arboretum. Great service and food and wonderful heaters on a cold winter day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal on New Years! The fare here is usually our of our price range, but the prix fixe menu made it possible. Lovely ambiance and a strong commitment to masking and social distancing made us feel very safe dining here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve lunch

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KimberlyQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our 12th Wedding anniversary where we got married, the Valley Green Inn never disappoints! We started out with Thai Chili Wings that had the perfect amount of heat. My husband got the ribeye steak and I ordered the filet medallions. Absolutely delicious dishes! Then we ordered two of the hot chicken sandwiches to go for the next day. Best chicken sandwich we’ve ever had!!!

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LizC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful time. Beautiful. Was outdoors with heaters. Very quiet. Everyone very nice. Food was great. Super great time.

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JoyceH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is lovely. It's setting in the bucolic park gives this location a special ambiance.

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vipnancy
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our party of six enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere of the restaurant. While the gnocci dish was tasty, it did not arrive hot to the table, which was a little disappointing. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive and the room was very inviting, although a little cool for some (we were not seated in the room with the fireplace). Overall, it was a good experience and the fact that we were able to use recently purchased gift cards made it even better.

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RobD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner there a few days ago. The setting is beautiful - feels like a mountain lodge. Service was great. Food was good - not quite as good as I had expected, just not as flavorful as I like. Definitely recommend for a birthday or anniversary.

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RolendysR
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice little place! The food was great. Highly recommend the lobster bisque! Over all a nice day!

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MarilynS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Valley Green Inn is and has been among my favorites in any season. The setting, the ambiance and historical significance are very special for starters. The food is always creative and delicious. I have to say I miss the "real" fireplace and wish they would have replaced it with a gas - rather than an electric = fitting. The food at this brunch was, as usual, very tasty, but could have been a bit warmer. The dining room was intimate and even better when one noisy table left. Overall, I still love the VGI and will continue to eat there.

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Teacher48
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very excited to have dinner at The Valley Green Inn. They did not disappoint. The food and the service were excellent. We were not rushed nor were we hovered over. My only issue was that the table next to us were rather loud. Sometimes people forget to use their indoor voices and be respectful of those that are sitting near your table. It was much nicer when they left. All in all, a worthwhile experience. I cannot wait to return.

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vipPatriciaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A gem in the woods. Worth a visit! I’ll be back.

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NancyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prime rib was delicious! Mashed potatoes had too much garlic, loved the stuffing, Mac and cheese was just okay. Other sides very tasty. A nice assortment of sides!

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Ginny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unique place for a Sunday brunch. They were very busy but that did not stop the good service. We had walked 2.5 miles up to the restaurant and chose to sit outside. After sitting a bit we did get chilly but one request to our waiter had a heat lamp right next to us. Bloody Marys were exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Well I was excited to meet a friend there for lunch as it's always been one of my most favorite places. For I think the third time straight there was a wedding about to take place so it seems like all intention was on that and those of us already seated and dining were slightly unimportant. We never saw our waiter to ask for another drink. Normally it's warm and inviting inside but I just didn't feel that yesterday

Valley Green Inn
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for the compliments! We are so pleased to be one of your favorite places. Please accept out sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations on your latest visit. Know that we wish to ensure you feel important and your constructive feedback shows that we didn't meet those expectations. While we love hearing praise, we also need to hear the type of constructive criticism you've provided. Know that we are listening. Thank you again.

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Charlotte
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super nice and efficient. We were not rushed to finish despite a wedding about to take place. I came here to skate on the creek back in the 19 50’s as a cold. So nice that not much has changed! We had horse drawn sleigh rides and hot chocolate in those days and Park Guards at the little houses along the path.
Great nostalgia.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Our waitress was excellent. A very enjoyable evening.

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RebeccaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valley Green Inn was a delightful place for a weeknight dinner with friends! The food was cooked to perfection. I had the short ribs with sweet potato puree and broccoli rabe, and it was delicious. Other entrees ordered included steak frites cooked to perfection (although the steaks were on the thin side) and crab cakes. The mixed green salad was presented in a unique way - more like a chopped salad- and it was bright and fresh. The service was attentive and knowledgable. I am looking forward to going there again.

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LindseyP
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Alex, was great! Food was tasty, atmosphere was nice.

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RuthG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always depend on having excellent food and service at Valley Green Inn.

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Lindsey
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Valley Green is always super friendly and professional. The food was awesome, and as a vegetarian I appreciated the tasty non-meat selections. The seasonal choices were great. Always love coming to this restaurant!

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FoodieShutterbug
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Always loved this quaint location, brought visiting family here. However fire in fireplace is fake and all the food was poorly executed and blah. Tempura cauliflower was grease soggy, wings bland, filet mignon eggrolls were heavy cheesesteak type, salad overdressed, truffle fries cold and limp. Didn't bother to take any leftovers home. Staff was nice but hard to get their attention. Haven't tried their outdoor space, looks nice, heard a karaoke party, but was a very cold night.

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KimH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service in a beautiful setting!

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Ddoc
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect for what we needed when weather worsened and we moved inside

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SueD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful fall day to have a delicious lunch with good friends along the Wissahickon in this historic setting. Service great too. Their specials were excellent - food and drinks. Highly recommend this treasure

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had salads- delicious!
Only negative was a very loud table next to us!

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Winnie
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our 2nd time there in one week. Wednesday for late lunch. Ordered the exact same thing because it was so excellent the first time
2nd time hot Apple Cider was watered down and they ran out of Apple's to make it and the appetizer was served luke warm not hot like first time.
Still service was excellent and food was delicious and we will be back

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Goodforfoodies
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Valley Green. We visited on a crisp fall day and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Our waitress seemed overwhelmed and we waited quite a while for our meals. After speaking with the manager, we received our meals and an adjustment to our bill. Nice response that left us with a great impression. Much appreciated. The food was delicious

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ripp
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful. The young lady that sat us and refilled water wss also terrific. The menu is somewhat limited, but everything we tried was good. Both the regular and truffle fries were delicious!

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MadelineL
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a pleasant place to have brunch on the porch after a long walk in the park with a good friend.

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EdwardB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned to Philadelphia for a special occasion and made revisiting the Valley Green Inn one of our highest priorities. We were not disappointed. In addition to the Wissahickon Valley setting which is one of my favorites anywhere, the restaurant food, service and decor were all outstanding. The hostess was especially gracious and welcoming. We also introduced some relatives to Valley Green who were equally impressed.

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BillC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat on the porch for lunch on a cool but beautiful sunny Fall day. Our server was very courteous and efficient. The cauliflower appetizer we shared was excellent. All three of our luncheon main courses (club sandwich, vegetable wrap and salmon) were very good. The gnocchi that one of our party would have preferred was out.
The setting for Valley Green Inn is beautiful, overlooking Wissahickon Creek in Fairmount Park. At times there was more noise than desirable; occasional trucks were making deliveries on the road right in front of the porch and the staff was setting up for a late afternoon or evening wedding, moving furniture and other equipment. Overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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foodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was a nice experience! Enjoyed dining inside. Nice menu with seasonal specials. Had the chicken balsamic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience5

10/25 was our 1 year anniversary of getting married at valley green inn. We had a 12pm reservation. It took the server 30 mins to even take a drink order. 45 mins in and we got our first drinks. We had to ask about the appetizers and it came out looking like it had been sitting a while. The food was fine, the server was not even personable. Not our usual experience with VGI- which has become a place near and dear to our hearts. I’m sure they’re affected by the staffing issues everyone is, but the female server was hustling, attentive and pleasant. Wish we had her! Very disappointed and I hate even having to say that.

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vipFrankH
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for a early dinner (weekday)we brought our neighbor and our family pet. The meal was very good and they even cooked a special burger for our dog. We enjoyed our meal and our dog (Lexie, a rescue from S. Carolina) thought her special burger was great. The weather even cooperated a warm 78 degree day.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1347 OpenTable diners.

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