Duling Kurtz House

4.7
967 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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JamesW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service

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Gram
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. The food is always fabulous as is the wait staff.

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vipEdward
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the quality and diversity of the food items on the menu, as well as the ambience. Duling Kurtz is very consistent in its delivery of an excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Love their popovers and the lobster crepes.

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vipBaron
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our waiter was very good. There was another waitress who was completely over the top with her theatrics. We came for dinner not a comedy show or extreme theatrics by a waitress.

BY
BenY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of my absolute favorites! A very special place. Amy is the most amazing server though the whole team is great. Food and drinks are fantastic. Seating and scenery are perfect. Great for special occasions.

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ThomasP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a celebration. There were five us for birthday party. Each person tried something different. All the meals were excellent. The mushroom risotto was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to go to new restaurants every week and this one is definitely a keeper. EXCELLENT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Quite run down restaurant. Interior shabby and furnishings cheap without feeling period authentic. The exterior and parking lot are falling apart

Food was moderate. Duck was bone-dry. Service fine, but the waitress seemed rushed.

No plans to repeat. Pricey and not worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. Amy was our server and she made our evening very special.

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GinaMurr
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Our server (June) did a fantastic job. The popovers were delicious. Our appetizers were sooooo good. We ordered the mushroom torte and the grilled octopus. Our dinners - Duck and Shrimp/Scallops - were to die for! We already made our next date night reservation. Highly recommend!!

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vipJoshN
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special occasion meal. We loved it.

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djpslick
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, lots of choices on the menu, for the simple eater or gourmet! And cocktails were amazing too. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Beautiful setting. Server was pleasant but rushed. Wife’s salmon was excellent. My scallops were perfectly done, but shrimp was a little salty and slightly overdone. Overall a very nice place to eat.

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Debora
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delightful dinner, with a wonderful diverse menu. The atmosphere was cozy but comfortable. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.

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Fairytale
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very delicious and enjoyable dining experience at the Dulng Kurtz. The oysters on the half shell were perfect, just the right level of brining taste. Our four entrees were all wonderful and much enjoyed. The lobster crepes did not disappoint, neither did the shrimp and scallops. The filet was cooked to perfection and the short ribs were sublime. We were all well satisfied but managed to share two yummy creme Brule.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, and charming location. Very friendly staff.

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meric
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband booked a room at the inn and dinner in their restaurant for my birthday. We arrived early and had drinks at the bar. Michael was a pleasure to be served by. He told us of places to explore the following day. We were seated on time and shared apps salads entrees and desert. The food was out of this world. Service was spot on and all staff was friendly and accommodating. The bill was on the high end but oh so worth it! We had driven from New Jersey and had a fabulous time. Highly recommend to all. We will defiantly be back.

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NEDG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !!
Wonderful food and great service

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Gram
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Varied menu with wonderful offerings.

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vipALANDCON
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service, great atmosphere.

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vipcramadia
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner at Duling-Kurtz. The food is outrageous, and those popovers with lemon curd are out of this world. They have lovely small dining rooms, each with their own charm. This evening, we sat on the second floor, overlooking the garden area. It was lovely. The experience was even better because of their great wait staff. The were friendly, and listened to us. They ensured everything was cooked to order and perfectly timed. Kudos to Kai and Kasey!! My only regret was we were too full for desserts (which sounded awesome). These chefs really know how to cook.

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GerryB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fine as usual. The steaks were really prime as advertised! Server Ky was professional and personable and made our visit memorable!

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vipbeezou
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our anniversary and it was our first time dining out since The pandemic started. This was worth the wait! The service, the food, the atmosphere - we love it here and it’s why we celebrate our special occasions here when we can. Thank you to everyone at Duling-Kurtz House for making our anniversary so special!

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vipRickB
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to the Duling Kurtz house for a few years, and were excited to go back for Mother’s Day. They did not disappoint! Wonderful meals and service in a classic setting. And the staff was we and welcoming. Despite a full house for the holiday, the food was delivered perfectly and was delicious. We will be back soon!

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vipBuntz
Philadelphia
791 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent wild boar and lobster crepes entrees with tasty octopus and escargot starters. Popovers are always a hit. Server was friendly but did not offer us the chance to taste the bottle of wine we ordered. Food service was too slow with the entrees arriving 1 hour and 50 minutes after we were seated. The $56 wild boar price was very high and the $9.50 for a double espresso was exorbitant.

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PhillyJack
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!

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edgemere
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really excellent! service, freshness and setting. happy to return.

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vipJim1658
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service! Sarah was our server and she is absolutely wonderful. Gerta provides the best colonial atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solidly great place. Host wasn’t expecting us as we booked only 30 min before on open table., so when we came in had to find him ourselves and he scrambled around to prepare a spot for us. The server was extremely friendly, and I almost hate to say this, but almost too enthusiastic - to the level that she was a bit loud and, while I believe she was genuine, it sounded and felt a bit overboard, as if doing this was making her a cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. It made her intrude on our serious conversation a little too often , too loudly, too long with chitchat, to check on us, instead of tactfully feeling out the situation and just checking once or twice briefly. Still she was super nice, just maybe dial it down from a 12 to a 9…. However, she was prompt, knowledgeable, and gets and A for effort and for doing her job. Place is very cute, food was excellent.

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vippabrowneyedgirl
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way! Food was fabulous as always. Our servers was wonderful. The setting was perfect; we dined outside in the gazebo. A perfect birthday celebration in every way. This restaurant never disappoints.

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vipLynnem
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience Amy is the best !!

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Susan0213
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful but it’s the staff that made the dinner perfect!

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BobandBarb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Only a couple of small complaints. Our waiter seemed young and was a little slow. I think we were forgotten because where we sat was a bit secluded. Second, would not recommend the asparagus or asparagus soup - very stringy asparagus, the steak was excellent but the side vegetables were a little salty.

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DawnC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely, from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and delicious evening! Menu selection was unbelievable. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal and great service. The interior could use an update; it’s still 1989 decor. Food was very good, but a bit overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was very good!

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vipPCFineDiner
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding, romantic dinner at Duling-Kurtz. Food was fantastic, service perfect (as always), and the ambiance was stunning. A perfect way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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vipjason
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gertie runs a great restaurant and Michael is a Top Shelf bartender. However Amy needs to be more than enthusiastic...NOT!

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Duling Kurtz House is rated 4.7 stars by 967 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.