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Valley Green Inn

4.6
4.6
1430 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 247-1730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Meakim: (215) 247-1730 ext. 109

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,430 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night.
  2. JO

    JOANNEB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. A wonderful dining experience
  3. B

    Beth

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing, as always. The waitress was very slow on taking our order, we sat for a good 20 minutes with just drinks. But we are chalking this up to then having staffing problems like everyone else
  4. BC

    BethC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting, delicious food, friendly staff
  5. GH

    GlassHarmonica

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met for a birthday lunch on the porch. The food was delicious and the service was perfect. The only glitch was that they didn’t check me in on OpenTable when I arrived so I got an email reprimanding me for a no-show. However, it was still a wonderful afternoon and we shall return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious as always, service was great. Such a wonderful place.
  7. HE

    HEROM

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. The service was very good The food was good but not outstanding. I definitely would go back for the view
  8. b

    barb

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Always such a lovely place to meet for lunch, even on a hot day.
  9. M

    Michael

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Valley Green Inn is a nice setting in Wissahickon Park. We were seated on the patio which affords a nice view. We arrived almost an hour ahead of our reservation time but the staff courteously seated us within 15 minutes. Waitress was friendly and mostly attentive, although I had to retrieve knives and forks from a nearby table as there were none on our table. The food was fine. The atmosphere was enjoyable until a larger group with children were seated across from us. Of course, the crying started shortly thereafter and, the pervasive dog culture being what it is, they had a dog which impatiently waited at the foot of the steps, barking occasionally as he evidently wanted them to hurry and finish or perhaps he wanted to join them at the table. Otherwise, it was a nice lunch experience.
  10. SN

    SuNa

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and ambience are excellent. Eric was attentive and kind. Everything was perfect
  11. SR

    StuartR

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very pleasant dinner. One table’s participants were clearly drunk and therefore loud. When they left things settled down. The waiter was efficient and friendly. The food was good and the room was welcoming.
  12. CD

    ColleenD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the staff was top notch and beautiful setting! We will definitely be returning!
  13. RH

    RHFeenan

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have dinner. Service is top notch. Building has a lot of history. Food is always great. Fireplace in the winter time. Have your meal on the front porch in the Summer. Walk by the creek after dinner to top off the night.
  14. FG

    FlourtownG

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Very good. Service complicated due to sick call outs. Food excellent and we will go back. They did their best under the circumstances.
  15. L

    Luv2eat

    Philadelphia

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    very nice location eating in Fairmont Park. Our service was excellent. All the wait staff were exceptionally nice. Our meals were delicious; salad with salmon and a crab cake sandwich. Prices were reasonable for the venue. The only down side is, that the Park requires more police presence. After lunch, I found my car in the parking lot with a smashed in driver's window and thousands of dollars in damage to my car. I wasn't the only victim in the lot. Sad state of current affairs.
  16. S

    rachaelS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved our waiter! Delicious food! Beautiful day!
  17. PD

    PhillyDiner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at this colonial interior. If the weather cooperated we would have sat outside by the creek. The food was excellent. Recommend the Maple Chicken. Lots of good choices on the menu. Enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and the Hummus plate too.
  18. JF

    JaniceF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice experience at VGI. Server v pleasant and responsive. Food well prepared and delicious. Recommend the crab cakes and burgers, but never had a bad meal. Beautiful setting too!
  19. SS

    SherryS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot beat the ambience and the history that goes along with the Inn. Gnocchi was delicious and our server Nick was the best.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    great meal on the patio, and dog friendly too :)
  21. MS

    MarilynS

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Valley Green Inn never disappoints! I love the ambience, the setting, the food, and the service. We came with a fairly large family group - several from Australia - this time, and everyone was impressed with our choice of restaurant. Watching my grandchildren walk along the Wissahickon after lunch reminded me of my own children doing the same so many years ago. Unfortunately, there was a group of 4 women at the table next to us that was extremely noisy, but they left about halfway through our meal. For lunch, we ordered everything from appetizers to burgers to entrees. Food was ample and delicious. What more can I say? Always worth the trip.
  22. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio so the scenery was beautiful and the noise level was low. I had the scrambled eggs with mushrooms, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes nd it was delish. my friends had the harvest salad, wings and the wedge salad. Everyone was very happy with the taste and quality of the food.
  23. TA

    TomA84

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was five stars, from the service, Tristan was excellent, personable and attentive, the food, tempura cauliflower, wedge salad w/chicken, salmon imperial, truffle fries were all delicious. Nice bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon to share between us. Comfortable atmosphere. Will be back!
  24. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu has been completely revamped and prices have gone up which is no surprise in today’s world. The food was very tasty and well prepared and presented. We sat on the porch and had a great time.
  25. C

    eileenC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    People played my high volume radios in parking lot very annoying
  26. MB

    MichelleB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and i fell in love, very quaint and it gives you a warm cottage feel. Staff was friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious, will definitely be returning.
  27. S

    Spenser

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good food. Will definitely return. Only drawback was there was a loud wedding outside.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and delicious crab cakes. We are so impressed with how far this place has come in the last few years. Can’t wait to come back!!
  29. MK

    MindyK

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great! Parking was a bit difficult, but otherwise it was super. Can’t beat watching the people, the dogs, and the Wissahicken go by!!! And the food was delicious too.
  30. k

    keith

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful lunch on Independence Day with my wife. Nice menu selections and great food and price.
  31. A

    Amaryllis

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely birthday dinner on the porch of the Valley Green Inn during July 4th weekend. We were interested to try out the Inn after having seen it while visiting the Wissahickon. The charming historic building seemed to promise a quiet and picturesque backdrop for a casual but special meal. The food itself was excellent: we had the wedge salad (dressing was okay but the blue cheese in it was superb), the goat cheese empanadas (perfection), the gnocchi (a lot of flavors going on but the actual gnocchi and sauce were good), and the crab cakes (superb). That said, we were wrong about the ambiance/quiet! We hadn’t accounted for the incredibly popular location and the effect of the long weekend and good weather, so our meal was accompanied by blasting music from picnickers and celebrants. Obviously that’s not within the Inn’s power to change and we still had a nice time, but it’s worth understanding that the area is super popular year round.
  32. RC

    RobinC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Hadn’t been to the Inn in many years . Was pleasantly surprised to find in still cozy, casual and serving great tasting food. The Brunch menu was generous and the service was exceptional !
  33. d

    dinewme

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food, good service. My husband had filet egg rolls - excellent. I had lobster bisque - also excellent. I also had the wedge salad with crab cake - good salad, great crab cake.
  34. P

    Patrice

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The porch is a very comfortable place to dine especially with by the beauty of God’s creation. Our dining experience was enhanced by the excellent service of Eric. He suggested a very refreshing lemonade, was attentive and pleasant. Eric also took the order and brought the food for our friend’s toddler right away, which was so thoughtful.
  35. CC

    CarolynC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely summer evening at Valley Green Inn. The Inn’s porch was cool and pleasant despite +90 degree temps in the city. Our meal was delicious, and our server, Moses, provided stellar service.
  36. SC

    SimonC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food Great Service. I ordered filet mignon and it totally worth the money. I think they could have better list of beers, but still it was great overall.
  37. s

    sbhb

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    On a breezy summer day, lunch on the porch of Valley Green Inn is a fine experience. The food is varied and well made, the servers are helpful and pleasant, the view is lovely, the passersby eccentric. Add a cool drink, alcoholic or not, and breathe. What’s not to like?
  38. HL

    HowardL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A place to eat outside on the country in the city. Very pleasant and adequate food.
  39. MK

    MacKenzieD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this charming spot posted up in the woods. Great rose& salmon and couldn’t love the staff anymore! Go here!
  40. AH

    ArcherH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Wonderful ambiance. Historic inn on carriage path along Wissahickon stream. Porch is pleasant place to eat on a summer day. Very good service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

FAQs

Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Valley Green Inn

Valley Green Rd at Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 247-1730

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Meakim: (215) 247-1730 ext. 109

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