Riegelsville Inn

4.4
420 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are currently offering a limited seating arrangements. Socially distanced Indoor and outdoor seating is now available. All outdoor reservations are weather dependent. We appreciate your patience as we all discover the new normal together.

Located in its original stone structure featuring an updated bright yellow facade, canal-side al fresco dining and second-floor balcony dining with Delaware River views, the Riegelsville Inn is the epitome of exemplary dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The menu at the Riegelsville showcases superior American cuisine influenced by classic French technique featuring uniquely paired ingredients always prepared from scratch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 420 people are saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMikeS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another typical great night of food and service at the Inn!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

So disappointed!! Been there before and it was good, but this time just terrible…steak was way overdone and greasy (had to send it back & second steak came out only marginally better), lobster app was dry, all fruit was hard, not at all ripe, everything was just poorly executed…and service was no better, barely attempted to rectify the situation…def not one to complain or write bad reviews, but unfortunately won’t be going back any time soon…

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robs41
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cakes and sirloin steak were delicious. We sat outside and enjoyed the scenery. The only issue was that we ordered one dessert and the server brought 2 desserts. The waitress sent the other one back and only after we paid and left did we realize we got charged for both. Otherwise, we had a very enjoyable evening and we’ll go back.

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ToddP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and drink selections, wonderful ambience with views overlooking the Delaware and bridge to NJ.

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KellyAnn
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I was unhappy with the seating, there was a large empty dining area and instead of the hostess sitting us at a table that was away from the one other table who had diner's sitting at it, she chose to sit us exactly right next to the other diner's. I feel this was inappropriate during the times of covid. Our order was not correct as well, food was mediocre for what they charge.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The mushroom Frittata was so overcooked, and my “French Toast Box was so skimpy!!! Bloody Marys were so horseradishy we were unable to drink them! The waitress was very nice. We will not be back for brunch!( I usually love Reiglesville Inn, but this was a very bad experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with great dishes & cool setting! Recommend parking on the street before & walking across the bridge for a cute stroll. We'll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

I was very pleased with my meal as I am each time I visit. However when we ordered a bottle of Chardonnay without specifying which bottle they brought out the “special” which charged us 94.00! For a bottle of Chardonnay? When I looked it up the retail was 28.00! I don’t like to be taken advantage of. Not sure I will be back anytime soon.

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vipmatty
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely spot , recommend
Steak was delicious
Menu changes July 2021 so will go back for sure to try new menu

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JoeannG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside on the upstairs balcony. Beautiful night and great food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, beautiful outdoor porch seating. Excellent waitress and hostess.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely patio

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DinnerDiva
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Driving by the Riegelsville Inn for several years, it was always full of folks eating on the porch and inside. We decided to try it out b/c I said, "If that many people like it, its got to be good." The Inn exceeded our expectations! Even though a 30 minute drive away, its a lovely relaxing trip into beautiful natural surroundings. The river is right there! The picturesque bridge... Inside we were taken back in time to a lovely colonial interior of stone and wood. Now we plan to be regulars!

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent food, expensive dinner menu, but excellent quality.

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Macaroni
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. Carpet needs to be replaced. I get the old feel to the place but that is beyond old. Very friendly staff.
Great location with many seating options.

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viptomford
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Spectacular setting and helpful wait staff can't overcome below-grade food. They need a new chef. My mushroom frittata was clearly prepared in advance and reheated. Came out dry and tasteless. Staff is superb. Sting overlooks river if you eat outside. Just wish the food was better.

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DeniseC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. We were seated balcony, never ate up there re. Very nice.
Brunch menu is very imaginative.

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SharonK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were a party of 8 and enjoyed a fabulous meal on the front porch. Weather was a bit chilly but the overhead heaters kept us comfortable. Food, beverage and service was outstanding!

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ScottH
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Interesting menu and drinks. Lovely.

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KarenP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful! Lobster Roll and Owowcow pistachio cherry I e cream were both spectacular!

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Millie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server, Philly, was delightful. The Ceasar Salad could have used a bit more dressing. The chicken was done perfectly. The spinach salad was very good, fresh blueberries and Brie were quite tasty. The new savignon blanc was very good. Overall, a bit pricey. $50 approx for 2 salads and a glass of wine. Our balcony seating was enjoyable. Less crowded than the main level. Thanks for a nice lunch!

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WRMAT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All restaurants are currently suffering from staff shortages resulting in slower service. However, the chef here is creative, the staff is friendly and the the food is worth the wait.

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Swordfish
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food was good, but a bit salty from my swear dripping into my food. The fly’s were also an annoyance

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vip48andgreat
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Let's just say this place needs more help...our drinks were served incorrectly..wrong wine...every time it came we asked if it was correct...later learned it was Rose not Zinfandel...hour and and half to get entrées COLD.
manager made aware of issue...still charged full price for wine...don't waste your hard earned $$

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was perfect except we ordered a bottle of Chardonnay and they only had one bottle and it was sold. I just found it odd that the bottle was on the menu yet they only had one bottle in the restaurant

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vipCindyF
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The building is beautiful, old and historic. It was incredibly stuffy and hot. It made it hard to enjoy our anniversary dinner. Both couples were celebrating their anniversaries. The oysters were only ok. The pork filet mignon was very good. 2 people had filet of beef which they said was good, not great. The crab cakes were good, not great. Dessert of strawberry bread pudding was TERRIBLE! Overall, a bit disappointed, especially because of the higher prices.

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but my Pork Mignon was over cooked to Medium Well or beyond when I ordered medium.

The patrons dress like it’s just a bar so the atmosphere is not the fine dining experience one might expect from an historic inn.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, very good food and happy to make substitutions for a gluten free meal. Generous wine pours. Will go again 👍

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Sybs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love that this place is dog friendly! The staff are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff was lovely, the food was good and the overall setting is just terrific. Very romantic and quaint. Gorgeous building set by the river and canal. My only complaint (and the reason the Overall is not 5 stars) was where we were seated. We were upstairs in a room with no ambiance or other diners. We will be back and I will specify a desired table next time. :)

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vipShawn
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Service was excellent.

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and I will certainly be back. Beautiful place, great food, great service!

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CarterL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Riegelsville in never disappoints. Brunch on the balcony, canal-side happy hour, a celebratory dinner, whatever the occasion, this place is always the right choice.

The menu presents enough options to make it hard to choose. But not too many to be overwhelming. There is no wrong answer on their menu.

There are lots of old, stone, roadside inns in this area. Some of them are even along the river. But, The Riegelsville Inn has an atmosphere like none other. Comfortable for casual folks on a leisurely road trip and welcoming for families or friends celebrating a milestone, there is something for everyone.

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DianeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service, food was very good, staff was gracious. Our waitress was very attentive and engaging. She said it was her first day but you would not have known. It was the perfect place for lunch.

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Johnnyutah
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing as usual. Service was very good. Was said to find out that are favorite bartender was no longer there! Beths famous Bloody Mary is not the same! What a shame.

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Ditta
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We sat in the bar. It’s a bit noisy but there are other rooms that offer quiet. Dinner and drinks were outstanding.

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MaryK
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall we had a good time. Sat on the balcony which was nice! Food overall was good..orange cheesecake was not very good. Waitress was OK. Had an anniversary and would of been nice to do something for them..Overall we had a nice evening!

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vipevbuckspa
Philadelphia
210 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We come here quite a bit and this is the first time we have ever had any issues with service. There was a Wedding going on (Looked Amazing) and we didn't get a Drink Order. After 30 minutes, I went inside and had to ask to get our server.
Otherwise we absolutely LOVE this place.
Worth the Drive, Food's awesome and on the weekends there's live music.
ENJOY!!!

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mynickname
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. My wife and I both commented it was the best meal we have had in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Decided on Riegelsville Inn as a casual dinner for our anniversary. Hadn’t been there in many years. We arrived early for our reservation, however the staff was very accommodating and were able to seat us right away. Our server was very nice, and did an adequate job, but took some time to initially approach us, then never introduced herself.
The outside seating, which we reserved, was in a fine location, but the seating was rather uncomfortable and unstable.
The food and wine was very good, the service adequate. The ambiance from a style and especially from a comfort level, could use improvement. Overall the experience was good.

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Riegelsville Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 749-0100.

Riegelsville Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 420 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.

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