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Valley Green Inn

4.7
4.7
1539 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 247-1730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Meakim: (215) 247-1730 ext. 109

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,539 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Great for scenic views

  • Philadelphia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Philadelphia

    Great for scenic views

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, as was the service. The filet mignon egg rolls, truffle fries, and lemon ricotta cheesecake special were especially great.
  2. NW

    NicholasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for casual meals and dates. Have been going there for years.
  3. RA

    RayA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved this place! I’ve always wanted to eat here and I finally got to on a Tuesday night in January. It was very quiet and lowkey. I’m excited to come back for a weekend brunch or a summer night to see what the vibe is then. Either way the place is beautiful, the service was quick and the servers were kind, and the food was very good! The portion sizes were also great. No complaints - only positive words!
  4. n

    nancy

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our party of three thoroughly enjoyed our lunchtime experience there. Our meals consisted of roasted vegetable sandwiches and a pork sandwich. It was a nice way to end our 6 1/2 mile hike on the Wissahickon trails.
  5. P

    Phil

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was first class. Excellent food and service!!!
  6. TF

    TimF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. What a cozy, call environment in the fireplace room. Can’t wait to go back again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The food was ok and ambiance and service was severely lacking. We ordered the cheese platter that contained a piece if moldy Brie but told it was Gorgonzola.
  8. AS

    AlanaS

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    My husband and I had Sunday brunch here for his birthday. The restaurant was very cold. Had to eat with our jackets on the entire meal. Service was terrible. The food was delicious, but awful service and extremely noisy.
  9. GB

    GoBirds

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, setting is absolutely magical, and our server was kind and knowledgeable and attentive. Very fair prices. What else could one want?
  10. S

    Shay

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Although, I was a bit chilly, the food was wonderful ND the service was great. I had no complaints!!!
  11. BR

    BillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - Great location - Service exceptional - can't believe we never came here before
  12. M

    Maryt

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Extremely generous portions! Lovely place to dine. Competent staff. My only complaint was a very loud woman at a table near me making it hard to hear my companions. Not the fault of the Inn, but why are some people so inconsiderate?
  13. M

    Muttum

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New year eve . Food was ok , interior could use decorating upgrades. Keep it country Bonn feel, needs wall art ,flower.local art
  14. K

    Kathleen

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and server were both excellent! I will definitely return.
  15. KQ

    KimberlyQ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We just celebrated out 13th Anniversary at VGI which is where we got married. We try to get here as much as possible because the surroundings are so beautiful and you can get a nice little walk before or after. Ryir was our Server and he could not have been more accommodating to us. I had the filet tenderloins with the cabernet Demi glacé and my husband got the short ribs. The accompaniments were just as delicious at the main entree. We also absolutely love their Lobster Bisque and the Korean Spicy BBQ wings too! And then at the end Ryir brought us two glasses of champagne! It was a wonderful evening and experience - thanks to all!
  16. JW

    JudithW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quiet lunch with a great server- Reir! Couldn't have been nicer! Will definitely return! Food was excellent also!
  17. BA

    BillA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was the best lobster bisque soup I ever had plenty of lobster and I mean plenty.
  18. D

    Disappointed

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting for a holiday dinner with a very friendly staff. Food was great, but some portions were far larger than expected. Cauliflower appetizer was delicious but enough for an entire table. Caesar salad was also enough for two. Hated to waste half of both! Will be back.
  19. F

    Fasted

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our all time favorite restaurants. Used to live near by now not so close but always worth the drive.
  20. m

    mary

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Visited on Christmas Eve and wouldn't do it again. The food was excellent but I think you need more than good food to garner repeat visitors. FIrst of all, we sat for quite a while with menus before anyone even came over for a drink order. I know it was Christmas Eve but there were very few tables; in fact only one other in our room and they had been waiting for quite a while for their check. The ambience was just not there. So much could be done in an old inn to make it cozy and welcoming and it just wasn't here. Very bright rooms and so COLD. The other customers we saw ate dinner with their winter coats on. No fun. Like I said, food was great but the inn felt old, cold and unwelcoming, which is a shame, especially on Christmas Eve.
  21. AB

    AaronB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A little past its prime. The place needs a paint job and a good cleaning. Maybe try to get the lightbulbs to match. The Valley Green Inn should be a no-brainer on a cold winter night but everything from the physical space, to the service, to the soggy french fries (served next to a slightly-below average sirloin steak) felt, well, cold. Maybe the kitchen and the service were having a bad night but it does not explain the condition of the restaurant. Disrepair should not be confused with character.
  22. CZ

    CarterZ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spend my husband’s birthday at Valley Green Inn every year - and without exception the meals have been a wonderful experience. Always the fireplace room, and the service is excellent, the food wonderful.
  23. CL

    ChristineL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very delicious food.
  24. CM

    CraigM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always! Exceptional service and food.
  25. J

    Jmax

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Valley Green Inn rose to the occasion and made our experience lovely.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite date night restaurants. Never disappoints!
  27. MK

    MichaelK

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner. Warm cozy atmosphere, service and food.
  28. FS

    FredS

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch with an old friend. Nice salad. Nice ambiance outdoors with small river running by.
  29. H

    Hearteater

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice, cozy and unique atmosphere and no loud music. Conversation is easy and good food and service
  30. b

    beeranddisney

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a hidden gem! Great atmosphere for a quiet dinner for the two of us. Drinks and food were served promptly and were delicious. Servers’s recommendation for the flourless chocolate cake for dessert was the perfect ending. Will be back to try lunch on a nice day to take in the view. Highly recommend.
  31. L

    Leeze

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Lovely quiet… excellent Tuna appetizer
  32. P

    Pmule53

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Can always trust this old standby for a relaxing repast
  33. A

    Anonymous

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming, cozy little inn. Absolutely perfect on a winter day.
  34. EV

    EVONNEH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Valley Green Inn for Sunday Brunch, my husband ordered the rib with poached eggs home fries, I ordered eggs with the sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach , home fries and salmon, we both had coffee... Everything was very fresh and delicious, we will soon be going back 😋
  35. G

    Gateway

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location is amazing- great wait staff and kitchen. Great experience
  36. AA

    ArtA

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was the perfect setting for Thanksgiving!
  37. R

    Rocky

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great location and atmosphere. Our entrées were served too quickly. We just started on our salad and soup when our entrées were served. Our entrées were finished by the time our server showed up again. We could have used more gravy on our turkey and one plate was missing one side dish. By the time our server returned, it was too late. We wanted beverage refills during dinner, but once again, it took too long. We did have enough time to enjoy our beverages, after dinner, as we were not rushed to leave. Dessert was very good. Cappuccino was also very good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Thanksgiving was awesome at the Green Valley Inn. The food and the ambiance was perfect. I would have liked the waitstaff the gave a consistent dress code. I don’t think it was appropriate for one of the busboys to dress in jeans that exposed his underwear as if he was out in the hood. I also think they should renovate the men’s bathroom.
  39. n

    noodles

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and was a terrific value. Looking forward to returning
  40. CS

    CharlotteS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The fries were so delicious! My burger was only fair because it was so messy and wet that I had to eat it with a knife and fork. The noise level was beyond energetic and just loud. The location is so beautiful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Valley Green Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 1539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Valley Green Inn

Valley Green Rd at Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA 19128

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chestnut Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 247-1730

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Meakim: (215) 247-1730 ext. 109

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