Duling Kurtz House

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Located in Exton Pennsylvania just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.

Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.

The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.

Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.

We look forward to seeing you!
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WS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to the D-K House for a special 50th Anniversary Dinner. It could not have been nicer. Our table was beside the lovely walk-in fireplace which was very welcoming and warmed us up on a cold night. The menu selections are numerous and there's something to suit everyone's taste. Cocktails were excellent and we were given plenty of time to relax and chat (and eat 2 scrumptious popovers with lemon curd) before ordering our meals. Our server, Bonnie, was very professional and helpful with the menu. The food was excellent! All in all this was an outstanding evening and we will definitely be returning in the future.

B
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

A beautiful restaurant. The staff is very cheerful and thoughtful. I had the seafood cioppino which was fabulous. My husband had the wiener schnitzel which was good. The Austrian apple strudel that I had for dessert was unusual, almost like a soft cheesecake in phyllo, with nuts and golden raisins. Delicious. It has become our favorite place for dinner!

C
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner here. Waiter was helpful and pleasant and the meal was exquisite. Will return and highly recommend.

SQ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely ambiance

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ambience, setting and food were all excellent. However, we were seated next to 2 larger groups that made it difficult to fully enjoy the evening. I would recommend a room only for couples if possible.

F
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the short rib. Delicious with gravy ,mashed potatoes. So tender and delicious! Excellent blood orange martini.

LW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting is lovely and the service couldn't be better. Food was very tasty and our waitress Michelle was quite attentive without being in the way.

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely! We always love it here and have a great dinner. Amy was our server this time and she was great!

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with family members who had not experienced the restaurant in the past. It was again excellent from their popovers to the lobster crepes. Wonderful ambiance and a very enjoyable experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding as well as the service. Will recommend to friends and expect to return.

JN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant from special events to an intimate dinner for two. Outstanding food and service. Very accommodating chef who handles all special requests to insure you have a perfect meal.

JT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are all outstanding here. We will be back.

K
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Lovely location, delicious food, Cynthia, our server, was attentive, knowledgeable, and very pleasant. It is a favorite place for an upscale dining experience.

l
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great!
Highly recommend!

L
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service, delicious luncheon offerings. Need I say more?

FH
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for a birthday, treated well. Food and service good as usual.

L
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorites so cost and romantic!! The food never disappoints

DS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was perfection. Will go back as at least 5 more entrees I want to experience, not to mention the desserts. Service by Amy was incredible. Was my wife’s birthday and she really enjoyed the Duling-Kurtz!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable

A
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We’ve dined here many times. Always delicious. Service this time was uncharacteristically below norm. It appeared they were a bit overwhelmed by a larger than expected number of people for a Friday evening. Our server did seem to disappear for long periods of time but she did apologize for the delay in getting our meals and she did explain the problem. Fully understood and as I mentioned not like it normally is.

JR
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is the first time I have dined here. Thought the food was very good. Our server did a very nice job in explaining the menu choices. we are planning on coming back in the near future.

R
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service by Thaddeus was fantastic. Food was good but not outstanding. We ate in the little room for two which was very nice.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I try to come to Duling Kurtz at least once a year on our anniversary. This year we had Michael as our waiter and he was awesome. We are going to try and come back at least once every other month. We are going to try the overnight stay one time. I tell everyone about your restaurant.

J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, Amy our server was outstanding.
Got a little noisy when a group of 4 was seated next to us, but it did not ruin our night

D
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Make sure you never have waitress by the name of Sarah. She was the worse we ever experienced. Ordered our drinks. She took more than 5 minutes to open a bottle of wine for a table of four next to us. Blaming it on the opener. She then comes out to another table to prepare a table side ceasar salad. Now we’re waiting over 15 plus minutes. Finished leaves the room and cones back out to prepare another table side ceasar salad. Going on 20 minutes. My husband gets up and asks her when can we get our drinks? She was very rude, very loud, shakes her head stating- Excuse me! My husband came back to our table sits down. She walks over to our table with the basket of ceasar salad in her hand, stares down in my husbands face saying, your drinks are at the bar, I can only do one thing at a time! She was just very rude. The whole room was looking and obviously saw what was going on. It was very embarrassing. We just got up and left. Did let the hostess know. She was apologetic. I told her we never had this experience before.

AE
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

This was our second experienc. Great food, nice and quiet. Your servers are a bit off the game. Both times, they tended to get a little too personal with the patrons. Friendly is one thing, but your guests want to enjoy the evening with those at their table.

JC
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner. Always a good time.

JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with the most amazing waitress we have had in a long time.

L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a very nice meal . One of the few restaurants which makes a tableside caesar salad,excellent. The specials including the goat cheese cheesecake with pine nut crust were outstanding.

DH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Amy, was just amazing. She was fun, helpful, and very attentive. The bartender,Michael was also amazing. We will be back, especially on Friday to hear jazz and have another one if those tasty mojitos and escargot.
Thank you Amy for a great Saturday evening.

WS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant ambience. Excellent server (Amy) and service. The menu was fantastic. Cocktails were not skimpy and a suggested wine was delicious. We will certainly return.

D
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. The restaurant is beautiful. The grounds are lovely. Our waitress was a gem - enthusiastic and helpful. The menu was nicely balanced. My wife loved her pan fried alligator. My sauteed foie gras was nice. The pop overs served instead of bread were delightful as was the lemon curd to put on them. The deserts were excellent. The wine by the glass list was pedestrian -- we had a drinkable Cabernet but it was very ordinary. On the other hand with my desert I drank an XO Armagnac which was very nice and reasonably priced. All in all this was a great country restaurant, one that we will return to.

C
Philadelphia
145 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy Duling Kurtz. The food was great and our server was wonderful. Good service and a great sense of humor.

s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chose Duling-Kurtz for a small, family celebration. We were seated in our own room (didn't ask for private but what a treat!) Ken, our server was highly professional and yet very friendly. He was the consummate waiter!! Menu is varied and the food lived up to the menu's description! Only weak entree was the weiner schnitzel...pounded a bit TOO thin and very dry. Other than that misstep, everyone's meal was outstanding. beautiful restaurant with wonderful service. It comes with a hefty price tag but is overall all worth it.

SG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Our server was outstanding; she was informative, attentive, and knew the selections available. A cozy atmosphere; we had live music but at a level that was still conducive to conversation. Also an excellent and helpful bar staff.

VD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, great service. Room was a little warm. Apparently, the ac wasn’t working too well.

WB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Margo was the BEST. Turned out she was from my hometown and we exchanged stories. Very pleasant and attentive. Will ask for her at our next visit.

JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give it 10 stars I would. Everything was excellent from oysters to salads to entrees. We had the tomato and mozzarella salad and the beet salad. I had the salmon and my husband had the rack of lamb, both fabulous. And.... the popovers were to die for!