Valley Green Inn

4.6
1331 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

The Valley Green Inn will be offering a three course, sit down, prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal. Choice of entrees are turkey, prime rib or Faroe Island salmon. $50 adults and $25 for children. Reservations are accepted with a 72 hour cancellation policy and credit card guarantee.

What 1331 people are saying
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vipReneeC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant for more than 20 years. It is special in every way!

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vipMare
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the service was great- even being short staffed as they were. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have previously loved the VGI and have dined here soo many times. Tonite left much to be desired. Don’t even leave reviews but I can’t help myself. First, I was seated outside when I booked a table inside. Because I was seated outside I was literally a part of Catherine and Nicholas’s wedding. I don’t know these people. And certainly wasn’t expecting to watch their entire wedding. There was then confusion on who our server was. The server that landed on us, stunk. And then left abruptly to deal with an “emergency”. But then asked if we wanted dessert. And waited for her tip. The server that took over for her then granted us another drink each and then out of nowhere came over and said..and I quote bc I never heard this in my life..”you need to leave because we need this table for another reservation.” My two young children, my husband and I were shocked. Never have I ever been told this by a server. Promptly complained to the manager who didn’t send to really care, and then just left. I will *never* be back. Management is so poor for a $36 entree. Get real. And learn basic respect.

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SandraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was very nice, except the noise level was very high as I was trying to record my elderly parents and the gravel ground covering is not conducive for older people with walkers and canes.

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bunnim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

we ate outside and it was beautiful but we are old and it was a problem to have had to park so far from the restaurant
Once there it was perfect and we want to go again

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Lovely
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond service from everyone, as usual.

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ClaireL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent.
The Inn needs some restoration.
Walkways are difficult for older folks to manipulate.

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vipdesslok
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a great setting and the food is always quality.

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NancyL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lob day to eat outside. Berry salad was delicious.

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Cathy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food, service, and atmosphere were just what we had hoped for.

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vipDonC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food!
We come pretty often for hikes and something to eat after.
Great spot!

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bonnie
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good. Our table was fine. We ate on the porch during a rainstorm. My disappointment was in the service. As the rain poured down, not one waiter attempted to assist diners that were seated near the porch railing. Rain came in on their table, food and clothing. While there were empty tables available in dry indoor and outdoor locations, no one made the offer to move to these customers. The lack of concern was surprizing.

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Benj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great! Most customers were sitting outdoors. The tables were a little closer than I would have preferred.

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EllenO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the porch.
Very attentive server.
Food was delicious.

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sunsetf
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tasty food in a great setting . Service was quick and efficient- thank you as I know you had a lot going on yesrerday

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, complete experience!

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AaronK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great as always. New menu from the last time I was there in the before times. I miss the sangria but the brunch options were all delicious!

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itsthelittlethings
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the experience was enjoyable. We dined outside. for approximately the first 15 min there was a commercial vehicle servicing the restaurant. After it left the sounds and view were welcoming.

We had two entrees an appetizer and a dessert. The appetizer was presented well and satisfied both people. One entree ceasar salad with protein, generated the following statement; "best caesar I've ever had". The other was a seafood sandwich which was good, however an ingredient noted on the menu was missing. It did not take away from the sandwich but it made it somewhat pedestrian. I believe if it was a part of the entree it would have made it quite nice.

I did not mention it to the staff because I didn't realize it till the end of the meal. The staff person did a very nice job; attentive and timely.

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vipGaynorS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best times we've ever had! Waitress was fantastic as was the food, and, of course, the setting is always lovely.

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CarolK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Going to Valley Green is always wonderful. Having gone there for so many years I am never disappointed. It has, and will have many great memories in the future as a delightful experience.
Carol. Murray

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LisaO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it there.

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DaveC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice ambiance, fair food and service, somewhat repetitive menu/specials, odd cocktail list. Cocktails would be the #1 thing I'd recommend improving since there is a bar.

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Bruce
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the porch. The food was terrific and waiter did a nice job. We tried several appetizers and liked them all. Added a nice bottle of wine and sheared the molten lava cake. Huge success!

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vipMEL1
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast friendly service, good food, relaxing lively atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms’s birthday.
Food was yummy

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Jenn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, loved the covered porch and the view was pretty.

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vipDanielleM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as usual. Will be back again!

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MaureenW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent meal at Valley Green. Lovely setting, good food, good service.

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DavidW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on the porch outdoors, overlooking the trail and creek. Very scenic and great for people and puppy watching.

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HuskerPrincess
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. Great menu, making it hard to choose, but all four of us loved our meals. Every member of the staff was great - friendly, helpful and masked. The setting is everything - historic and serene. After a long week of work, this was the perfect place for a Firsay night out.

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Kari
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot! The outside is as pretty as the inside. Salmon was delicious. Can’t beat the value for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good and the setting is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, had the salmon imperial feature for dinner. Salmon was cooked perfect, crab had a nice crisp on top. Everything was delicious. Alyssa took great care of us.

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Upon arrival their reservations were not accessed but they did have a table
outside.
Service was a little slow but it was a nice day and they tried to keep everyone

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Betsy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely setting. Great food and service. A real treat.

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OohLaLa
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience recommend to anyone. Outside especially nice

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RichardL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was excellent the staff was helpful and friendly just a pleasant experience.

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vipkarenp
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had not been for a long time. Very happy to have gone back.
Interesting menu, food was tasty and plated nicely.
Sat on the front porch it was great.

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
115 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my birthday lunch and salads were large, reasonable and yummy! We got wings too and they were great. Our server was attentive and checked in often!

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lmwp
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food. More vegetarian choices would be nice. Very nice wait staff. Eating outside on the porch is generally a very nice experience; once in a while, some of the passing walkers can be loud.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1331 OpenTable diners.

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