Valley Green Inn

4.6
1312 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 1312 people are saying
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LillianL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always our favorite but this exceeded expectations!

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Diana
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
82 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice lunch on the patio after a hike

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
7 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
31 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
20 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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vipGaynorS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I have been going to Valley Green for about 65 years and I love it! But our last visit was surprisingly a bit disappointing. There was a mix-up at the start so that no server came to our table after we were seated for at least 10 minutes although servers did come to the tables around us. We did not get our food for 50 minutes while other customers who had arrived earlier did get their food. The food was delicious, however. The biggest problem, however, was that there was a gentleman power washing the area right next to the porch while we were sitting. The area already is somewhat noisy with everyone talking, but the noise of the powerwasher was overwhelming. I understand that the job needs to be done, but why not do it earlier in the morning before lunch starts? It lasted for a good 15 minutes. None of this will stop me from coming back, but if it had been my first time at VG I might have thought twice about returning.

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KathyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch and delightful wine and unobtrusive and attentive service!

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vipFlyguy
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We love to got there and eat outside especially for lunch. We will be back.

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vipHawk7
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience at Valley Green was excellent. The tables were nicely spaced under the beautiful canopy of trees surrounding the Inn. The wedge salad with salmon was fresh and plentiful and my companion enjoyed her short ribs. Our server was very efficient and our entrees arrived very quickly. We finished our meal with a slice of cheesecake with berries. It was a lovely Springtime lunch!

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Valcal
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We bought out of town grinds for lunch. We all enjoyed the historic ambience and lovely service and surprisingly very good food

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DrStanK
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The Valley Green in is one of my favorite outdoor dining spots. Peaceful, very good food, and usually prompt and attentive service. Yesterday the server was unusually slow with serving our food. It did not appear busy but a larger group arrived after we were seated. Other people in smaller groups arrived after we had placed our orders and were served before us. Still overall a very pleasant lunch

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StephR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A long-standing family favorite - we’ve been coming 40 years, and somehow the food just keeps getting better. So nice to get outside the city to eat, as well. Parking lot was full, luckily we decided to hike in, so best to plan on hiking in on a Sunday - it’s a popular spot!

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sbhb
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal outside on the porch on a beautiful early summer afternoon. The food was delicious, the service efficient and kind, and tge setting pretty special. Thank you!

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NJBmuncher
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch for two of my friends. We sat on the porch & it was lovely! Birthday candle on the shared dessert was a nice touch.

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ChrisP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always enjoyable. Just wish the Inn would vary menu, or offer more choices.

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JerryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The hummus I had as an appetizer was one of the best I've ever had.

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peterd
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks, salads, hummus and ambiance were terrific, as usual.

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vipJackie
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate an early dinner on the porch and it was very pleasant. Our meals were good- cauliflower tempura especially good- and I’m the ambiance was delightful. Service was mediocre. Would definitely go again soon!

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the Wissahickon across the way as you dine outdoors - it’s a true treat.

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BethF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hate to say to many good things, prefer to keep this sweet spot quite

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CEKS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Standard American cusine, not the most imaginative - good but not great basic lunch fare.. The location is what makes this place a standout.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant within the Wissahickon park. Excellent American menu and wonderful ambience.

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DavidC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small, quaint, good food, historic location. Check it out.

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DeborahW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Loved eating outdoors in this setting.

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Oscarb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. Casual but classy and it’s not pricey.

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vipAnnie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went to Valley Green for Mother's Day and had a great experience. I wish they had advertised their special menu as I'm not a fan of prix fixe menus for brunch, but the food and atmosphere were both great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day dinner was wonderful!

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vipPhillydiner
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an enjoyable lunch outdoors on the Valley Green Inn porch on a beautiful spring afternoon! Food was very tasty, service was good, and overall it was such a nice setting for a first post-pandemic lunch with a treasured friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting featuring the Wissahickon creek and it’s wildlife. Calm, relaxing and the cheese steak was delicious. Perhaps the best Manhattan I’ve ever had!

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Alan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location. The view of the river, the geese, the ducks and all the people with their dogs is unbeatable. The food was great and phenomenal value. The hostess, Rosemary, went out of her way to take care of us and everyone else.

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GregoryFatto
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OK... the geese in the front got into a fight. Fun to watch!
Our waiter was excellent. The man that seated us was attentive and made sure we had another glass of ice cold water. The ambiance and weather could not have been better. Food, EXCELLENT !!!
And then my wife and I fished for trout out front and caught several for dinner!
What could be more perfect?

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Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

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