Valley Green Inn

4.6
1333 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 1333 people are saying
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vipkarenp
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
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
109 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
16 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
16 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
23 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
18 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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PaulaF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent diners at Valley Green Inn and we love everything about it. This time around, the Chilean sea bass special was just exquisite. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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Jerri
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Valley Green Inn is a great eatery for the relaxed atmosphere and good standard American food. The menu is somewhat limited. No Italian dishes on the menu.

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HarveyandHelenG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Appetizers were delicious. Ahi Tuna was perfect! Special of the day berry salad was a generous portion which we all shared. Sea Bass entree was great too! Had a wonderful time—came off hour.

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Lovely
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were wonderful. My dining companion parked way up the trail and walked an hour to get to the Inn. She showed up an hour late for our reservation, hot, tired. The staff were just great, organizing water and Gatorade and even agreeing to accommodate us after I left to meet my friend on the trail. First rate. And the food was delicious, too!

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MicP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The setting was very enjoyable, but the service was slow and the prices seemed high for the food quality. Overall a very enjoyable lunch.

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emily
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It was very hot, so the humidity didn't help. But despite the seating being at half capacity, the wait for the food was exceedingly long. Orders for beverages were 20 minutes to fulfill. The ambience and the memories are what makes us return, but seems to be missing a step in the quality component

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great ! Looks like a lot of changes , food , service , qualities etc !

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LillianL
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always our favorite but this exceeded expectations!

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Diana
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there once or twice a year. We sat outside on this occasion, on the porch, and it was incredibly pleasant with a picturesque view. We all enjoyed our dinners; my salmon was cooked just right, and the bed of couscous/veg was delicious with the dribbled sauce.

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food and service in a beautiful old building. Unfortunately for this business, there are unsavory characters passing by on the trail, shouting obscenities, playing loud music, displaying mental illness, etc. So if you go, eat inside!

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RobertW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice staff, interesting menu, great view, food was very good.

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vipivyq
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch on the patio after a hike

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at the Valley Green Inn. It’s quite literally “off the beaten path”, but will always be one of my favorite restaurants in all of Philadelphia. The food and service has consistently been excellent through the years...and even if it wasn’t, I’d probably still come here for the atmosphere. Highly recommended if you haven’t tried it yet.

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CJH1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It is about the experience. Food is honestly fair. Nothing to great or fresh.
Crab cakes were more fill and were fishy.
Hot chicken was tasteless.
Hummus bad
Our waitress was great and the ambiance was too.
Drinks were over priced and so-so.
You don’t go here for great food.

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paulh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor on the porch on a warm June day, what more do you need!

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vipsparky
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was good but seemed a little overpriced. It's a beautiful setting and a great time was had.

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vipRAL1
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spring / early summer afternoon sitting outside on the porch watching people enjoy the Wissahickon trail... the Valley Green Inn is dependably good food in a lovely spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was lovely and accommodating under challenging circumstances! Thank you!

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vipLeah
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friends’ birthday. Great setting and food.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

The food was good, servers were friendly, but very busy. Location and view can't be beat! Some people, including us, had to wait a bit to be seated, even though we had reservations and there were empty tables. But once we were seated everything was very nice.

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1333 OpenTable diners.

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