Valley Green Inn

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$31 to $50
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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.
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SH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, we enjoyed a quiet dinner and will be back

J
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for the price fixe brunch and it was very delicious! The ambiance was very pleasant!

HC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went to Valley Green for my boyfriend's birthday brunch. I had been there before, for lunch, and the whole experience was wonderful. Made a reservation online and when we arrived, was seated immediately. The food was beyond delicious and the waitstaff very attentive.

OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was okay, took very long to come out as if they forgot about us , almost an hr.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

78 dollars a person in a price fixed menu that was completely different than what was online after booking. We were half way through our salads when a poor excuse of arancini and lobster sliders came out. This meal was the worst $250 I have ever spent at a restaurant. Go to Zahav in the city if you are looking for a good meal. It is tucked away in the middle of nowhere for a reason.

GD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family holiday celebration. The dining room is intimate in a way that means you’re really sharing the experience for others who are there too. Including the baby having a meltdown. I know babies cry but it definitely affected our celebration to share the small space with a large family trying to console a crying baby a few feet away. Such is life. Not anyone’s fault but just the reality of the evening.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was ok. service was slow and awkward, especially for it being Christmas day.

SA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming historic country inn feeling. We loved the (gluten free) mushroom soup which was a generous serving and very flavorful.

T
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends and my husband and myself get together near Christmas for dinner together instead of exchanging gifts. Last year, our dinner was ruined by an incompetent waiter, mistakes in the order and a great deal of noise. At the Valley Green Inn, our dinner was superb, the waiter was very good and, best of all, we were able to carry on a conversation and hear each other without raising our voices. The atmosphere was in the holiday spirit. So, we plan on doing our get together there next year. Hopefully, hubby and I can enjoy several meals there during the year.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely charming brunch!

DR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. Good experience for my group. We were seated by the entrance and it was just a little drafty for one of the people in our group. Food was very good, excellent portions. Definitely would recommend to others.

EG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite spot for us, and we are never disappointed.

E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great place to take out of town visitors after a hike in the woods! Cozy and quiet, great place for leisurely meal. Food pretty consistent though today’s chef was pretty heavy handed with the salt. Will come back when friends come to visit Philly. A really unique hike and dine opportunity.

KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always an interesting place, setting , history
My son was married here!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a relaxed dinner for our anniversary. The food and service were both great. Portions were generous for a restuarant on the fancier side which was a definitely plus for me as I hate paying for an expensive meal and leaving hungry.

ED
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch with family! Delightful!

TH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue and setting is special, Had a terrific meal with terrific service. Interesting menu choices and the items we chose were great. Had a really enjoyable dinner and the whole experience was special. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It is a beautiful restaurant. It had a lot of great activities surrounding it. The staff was helpful but not particularly friendly. I felt that the portions did not appropriately match the cost.

CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have frequented the Inn several times and I had my daughter's bridal shower at the inn. The ambiance is wonderful and the staff is professional and engaging. The food is good, but not stellar. I will continue to frequent the inn.

MS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always love this cherished restaurant located right on the Wissahickon Creek in Valley Green, and we've had many fine dinners there. It's a favorite when we have out-of-town guests. Hard for them to believe that we have such beauty IN the city of Philadelphia! This trip was no exception. We came with my sister and brother-in-law from Boston, and we all enjoyed it. I think they may have been a bit understaffed this night, because the service was slower than usual, and the server got some of our food mixed up. My partner and I shared a delicious steak which would have been much too big for either of us to eat alone. My sister had the salmon, and her husband, the chicken sandwich. Prices are always moderate, as are the price of drinks. Overall, we love this treasure and most certainly will return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Location is the best part of the experience. Food and service is meh.

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, ambiance, quality of food makes this an experience rather than "just" a meal.
And I mean no disrespect to bringing the food to the forest so that we can be entertained and being fed like "the old days".
Service was perfect, on time, social and interesting.
I had steak frites and it was amazing!
My GF had the turkey club (with extra avocado) and proclaimed "best ever!"
What a wonderful experience on a perfect day!
Go and do it!

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our experience here . The atmosphere provides a really relaxing meal. The noise level is so low compared to so may restaurants today. The snapper soup (house specialty) was excellent. It’s very unusual to find snapper soup with actual big chunks of turtle . It was very tasty with no addition of cream !
The crab cakes were good but had that strong flavor they have when not made from fresh crab with no additives . I know truly fresh crab is not often used but of course we enjoy it in a select few restaurants in Ocean City Maryland.
My steak was flavorful but tough .
We shared a tuna appetizer and it was very good with the exception of the single sushi roll that adorned the plate the rice in that was very dry and hard.
Wines were reasonably priced compared to many restaurants in PA.

KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nice outside seating. Polite staff.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat and your bill benefits the park!

G
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valley Green Inn is a hidden gem. It’s busy on the weekend, but it is also a great place to eat mid week. The food, service, and setting are top notch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good for kids.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The Valley Green Inn is in a great setting. The flavors of the food were nice, but everything was way too salty.

TF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service & amazing ambiance!!!

KS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and the staff friendly. We really enjoyed sitting on the porch people watching while we enjoyed our meal.

TA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love Valley Green. My wife and I had our wedding there. Wish the duck was still on the menu but always love going there.

RM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food In a beautiful setting. Special place.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a beautiful 41st anniversary lunch with my wife. Sat outside and had a bottle of wine and great food. Try the bacon wrapped meatloaf and the crab cakes. Would for sure eat here again. Thank you

ND
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A beautiful setting for a perfect weekend brunch, followed by a stroll along the path.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

No TVs. No music. Rustic atmosphere by the creek on a beautiful day. My wife and I agreed to come back on a nice cold winter day to sit b6 the fire.

WT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a nice day dinner on the porch is unbeatable. My wife was very happy with the kale salad with grilled salmon. The grilled chicken sandwich was very good.

T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely time on the porch of the Valley Green Inn. Perfect day of food and friends. Brunch is a perfect time to be there. Great people watching in a lovely park setting.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Hands down some of the most offensive and inefficient service I have ever received in a dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was ok not terrible, this place is so unique and could be a wonderful experience. Candles on the outdoor dining tables and real tablecloths could add a big improvement...

C
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. A historic inn in the largest urban park (Fairmount) in the United States. The most beautiful setting in the city. Food was surprisingly and unexpectedly good. Our server Irene was great. I called earlier in the day to see if it was BYOB and found they have a wine list but only charge a $10 corkage fee so I brought a nice bottle with me. We didn’t have dessert. Highly recommended!

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