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
What 1331 people are saying
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itsthelittlethings
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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vipHuskerPrincess
Philadelphia
22 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
5 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
113 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
3 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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vipElizabethR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in a beautiful setting

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DanniB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress was amazing. I forgot her name but she had red hair. she truly made the dinner have a wonderful vibe. tell her thank you

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vipRaymondJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very casual and low key. Drinks and food were exceptional. Would definitely go again.

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viplynnM
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This makes for a perfect way to relax and experience the park.

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KerryP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. After moving to Philly from the Bay Area I am always craving nature - so to be able to sit at this very relaxed, lovely inn ensconced in the beauty of the Wissahickon - well, I am in heaven. Add to that the extremely friendly and helpful staff -
and relaxed vibe of the place - plus three delicious meals I have had - now calling this my favorite place.
Also, I am on an elimination diet and they were so helpful and patient in accommodating my dietary restrictions. A+.

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PamJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Good choices on the menu. Excellent caring service.

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TrudiS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was looking for a place for dinner that has excellent food, suburb atmosphere and good service. What a delight Valley Green was even on a hot summer evening eating outdoors on the porch immersed in nature and watching the geese fly in for a landing on the river! We joined their Club online and received a wonderful offer for a free appetizer with my entree. We had the tuna tartare which was great and that night's special, a summer berry salad with greens and salmon imperial. All totally yummy!

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vipDanielleM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful rustic and historic atmosphere coupled with excellent service and great food. Will be back again. A wonderful gem!

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Dave
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice over all. The iced coffee is ridiculously weak with mostly milk, but everything else was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took my sister there for her birthday along with my niece and nephew. We had a nice table on the porch. We were wondering why it was not very busy, but soon found out that as soon as lunch was thru, the restaurant was closing down to prepare for a wedding. Very beautiful setting for a wedding! Like everywhere else, things are a little pricey now. Still one of my most favorite places. Would have perhaps liked to be offered another drink but the waitress never did.

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vipDTMM
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived early, but the staff was very accommodating and sat us immediately. The Chicken and Corn Chowder soup was savory and delicious--golden in color and comprised of fresh vegetables and generous amount of chicken. I had the short ribs, and my husband had the crab cakes. Both were very good. Best of all, the soup and the short ribs were gluten-free. You can't beat the historic ambiance and the beautiful view of the Wissahickon Creek. It is a step back in time. I would recommend indoor seating if dining in the summer months and you are seeking a quiet atmosphere. We couldn't hear a thing from the outdoors. Sit outside if you'd like to enjoy the park guests and average-to above-average picnic noise. A special find.

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sbhb
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were nine people at lunch, including two small children. It was a beautiful 4th of July morning, but we found parking spaces after just a bit of jockeying — an auspicious beginning. The Inn’s host knew from our reservation that we wanted to be outdoors, and offered us a choice of tables — one table for 9 in the sun with a fan overhead, or two smaller tables in the shade on the porch. We chose porch. As it happened, the people at one table chose conventional offerings: burgers, chicken wings, fries, Caesar salad. They were pleased, but found more pleasure in each other’s company than the food. The three adults at the second table ordered cauliflower tempura (crisply cooked and served in a light aioli with chili oil), hummus with roasted celery root, shallots, and honey, and battered Thai shrimp, just a bit spicy. One of us also had a cup of chicken corn chowder, and the child had a hot dog. The people at this table were delighted with the food, wishing only that there had been six shrimp rather than four. We all had a fine time!

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding service from our waiter Max and the whole staff! So thankful for their attention to detail regarding my mother-in-law's food allergies and their courtesy when the kitchen made a small error for my own meal. The food was fresh and high quality for the price, and the view of the thunderstorm from the porch felt truly special. We will definitely be back!

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muybonito
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our lunch at Valley Green
Beautiful scenery
Good food

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happydiner
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely dinner on the porch. The food was excellent and our server did a good job taking care of us despite a large party in another room. So glad the Inn is open and operational. It’s a treat!

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KellyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating, awesome server who was very kind, and great food.

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MarjoryL
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place - cosy, quiet tonight and just perfect for our conversation. The food was very good - transcendent salmon perfectly prepared & my companion had the short ribs which he praised mightily. Service? Superb.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1331 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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