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Valley Green Inn

4.6
4.6
1460 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.

We're delighted to be hosting events on the following dates;
Oct 1st-Last seating of 2:30PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 7th-Last seating of 2:30PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 8th-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 9th-Last seating of 2:30PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 14th-CLOSED for dinner
Oct 21st-CLOSED for dinner
Oct 22nd-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 28th-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner
Oct 30th-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner

Nov 4th-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner
Nov 5th-Last seating of 2:00PM & CLOSED for dinner

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 19 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 Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 247-1730

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • 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 1,460 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Scenic View

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

  • Philadelphia

    Scenic View

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  1. MM

    MarleneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for lunch Sandwiches and appetizers were excellent
  2. LK

    LizK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm, wonderful extended family dinner Easy to talk and hear everyone and great food and service.
  3. VR

    VRivers

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable; great food and atmosphere and service by Moses.
  4. GH

    GailH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely lovely place for a meal with family or friends.
  5. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a delightful restaurant for brunch this weekend! Great drinks and delicious food. We all loved our meals as well as dining outside with our dog. We'll certainly be back soon.
  6. RR

    RoRo

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always wanted to go...beautiful old building, beautiful setting and excellent food!
  7. KM

    KristinM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were entertaining someone from out of town and wanted him to see a Philadelphia gem. No disappointment there! We ended up eating inside because it was starting to drizzle but the ambiance was still lovely and our friend enjoyed himself.
  8. SH

    SHELDONB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and reasonably priced, service was attentive and timely.
  9. IL

    IsaacL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the Filet Mignon Eggrolls and Braised Short Ribs. It was a great place to spend our second anniversary!
  10. ME

    MeredithE

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a charming historic building where Edgar Allan Poe wrote. It was nice and cozy by the fire. The food was great and our server was adorable. Great place to celebrate a birthday!
  11. W

    Winnie16

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This was our second visit to the Valley Green Inn in the last two months. The menu is basic and not particularly creative, but everything we’ve had was very good. Both times we requested outdoor seating. While we love the historic nature of the inn, the interior is just tired and dusty. The only other comment is regarding the use of plastic straws. To be located in an area whose goal is to promote care of the environment and to protect the surrounding habitat and wildlife, I found that really disappointing. There are straws made of so many other more environmentally friendly materials available now.
  12. s

    sbhb

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, service, food, and drink. We had a great time.
  13. E

    Ellen

    Philadelphia

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valley Green Inn never disappoints. Dined with a friend out doors. Burger and veggie sandwiches were both terrific.
  14. LF

    LulasFamily

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is so stunning and sitting out on the porch was such a treat. Moses was an excellent waiter, incredibly poised and collected. We will certainly be back.
  15. N

    foodieNani

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Convenient parking in a beautiful setting. Service was great and food was excellent. Beautiful surroundings inside and out.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful setting in the park! Food was very good.
  17. OF

    OliviaF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was a little overpriced but good overall! Love the trail was right there and the water! Took our dogs and it was so peaceful. The service was great!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Reasonably priced and large portions. Goes without saying the atmosphere/location was great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday and we had lunch. Our host and waiter were the epitome of cool. From the time we walked in until we walked out we enjoyed ourselves. Our waiter (Tristan) was super attentive and gracious. He even brought my wife a scoop of ice cream with a candle in it to go along with her lava cake. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back.
  20. P

    Philly

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful historic place with good food. Will come back again!
  21. S

    Susa1516

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This place is the perfect anecdote to those of us only eating outside and not happy in heat and humidity. It’s usually 8-10 degrees cooler than the city. And the wide covered porch is incredibly comfortable. The ducks quacking can be intrusive but adds to the evening. It’s my go-to place. Food not fabulous but very decent. Appetizers good. Salmon dishes nice, vegetarian options decent. My only qualm is that going to the trouble to ask the server to split out my meal from my two friends’ wasn’t followed. We coped but it was awkward. Highly recommend this place!!!
  22. K

    Kristina

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab cakes were chockfull of lump crab and delicious. The accompanying salad was under-dressed. The blackened salmon sandwich and fries were wonderful! We hated to leave the lovely porch setting so we shared the warm lava cake so that we could linger. A memorable summer meal and setting. So glad we went back after at least ten years since our last visit. Nice to see a restaurant get it right.
  23. FG

    FlourtownG

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Highly Recommended
  24. K

    Keith

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful old building in an idyllic setting, excellent food and service. We wanted a special place to meet up out of the oppressive heat and Valley Green did not disappoint.
  25. FM

    aFantasticMeal

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Outside porch table on a wonderful summer day. Perfect! The hot chicken sandwiches were a favorite. The Turkey club was just average. Good bacon and Turkey. Bread sliced too thick and not well toasted. Service prompt but waiter unengaging and mechanical. I’m always amazed how wait staff can take orders and then return with food and drinks and say- “ who gets the Turkey club?” If they can’t remember - write the order down in a sequence for Pete’s sake! When asked for napkins when beverages spilled and we used our dinner napkins to mop up we were brought cocktail napkins. Waiter oblivious or unobservant. I’ll go back. The venue is perfect. The good just average and the service average too.
  26. M

    Mickey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a different environment and good food and want to feel like you are back in horse and carriage days, this is the place. Very nice outdoor covered porch seating.
  27. J

    Johnie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice location in the park. Great for those who prefer dining outside. Good food but expensive. Our brunch was $70.
  28. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Service and atmosphere was nice. Food was off for brunch. Should provide a choice of how eggs are cooked. Hash brown potatoes were soggy. Steak was poorly seasoned. I had no problems with the price and the service. It was just the poor quality of the food. 🤷🏿‍♂️
  29. JH

    JosephH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Atmosphere is incredibly light and airy. Service lacked an attention to detail. The fare is PERFECTION.
  30. KM

    KathleenM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful experience!! Rhonda was terrific!!
  31. LB

    LeighB

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Beautiful spot to eat.
  32. OL

    OohLaLa

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We ate on porch which is always lovel. Long wait time to order and for food but we had a lovely time.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter.
  34. E

    Ellen

    Philadelphia

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quiet lunch on out door porch. Difficult to navigate if you have mobility issues
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful date night.
  36. JO

    JOANNEB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

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

    Beth

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    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
  38. BH

    BigH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon with the crab crust was excellent. The ambience spectacular, the breezes cool under the trees .
  39. BC

    BethC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

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

    GlassHarmonica

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1460 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 19 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 Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 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

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • 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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