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About Valley Green Inn
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.
Valley Green Inn Ratings and Reviews
We like the quiet, relaxing atmosphere on a weekend afternoon for brunch, after walking the trail in Wissahicken Park. It is a lovely, unique setting, and the food is good. Our only reservation is that it is a bit pricier than the average restaurant ($20 fixed for eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit and coffee).
You can't beat the setting. We sat on the patio for a recent Sunday brunch and the view of the park is lovely. Unfortunately, the food, like every other time I have been there, was just okay. Not bad, but I would never return here if not for the view. Service was fine. Two of us had omelets that were quite large and heavy, not worth finishing. The egg white strata was good, probably the best item at the table. The version of chilaquiles they served was not a very good one. So, the food was not horrible, but this is not somewhere I would recommend for a really good meal based on our recent experience.
I took my fiancee for brunch for her birthday. The Croque Madame was savory, creamy and hearty. I enjoyed it very much. We were able to sit outside. The weather was beautiful with a view of the Wissahickon Creek and the sound of the water flowing. However, the sun was hot and heated the vinyl table cloth and made our legs uncomfortable. Cloth table cloths would be better.
I was really looking forward to going here as it looked so charming. Food was good, not great. For the cost there are quite a few much better restaurants in the area. Our waitress was fabulous and sitting on the porch was really nice. I had really wished for a better experience. The place has huge potential.; just needs to take it up a few notches.
Four of us "Dames who Dine" met to celebrate the retirement of two of us and just gather as friends. We sat on the porch because it was a lovely lunch by the creek. My meal of a Crabcake BLT was fantastic! Delish! And it was just a super relaxing, enjoyable couple of hours.
I was last at the VGI about 15 years ago for a wonderful brunch and remembered this as a great setting right on the Wissahickon Creek and easy access from Chestnut Hill. I took an out of town friend here and we were both very impressed! I will be bringing my husband back again soon and we will be adding VGI to our list of "go-to's!"
We were a party of 5 celebrating a friend's birthday brunch. At first 2 of us were disappointed because we thought there would be more egg dishes available for a brunch. But we quickly found good alternatives. The one friend whose birthday we celebrated is gluten sensitive ( and she was the birthday girl), it took a little back and forth in honing in on something gluten-free on the menu. So, suggestion, maybe a few gluten free options clearly marked on the menu. Other than that, Valley Green is just magical. Exquisite setting. Great waitress/ staff in general. And in general, good menu. No one rushed us, we had a fabulous leisurely brunch. Highly recommend this restaurant!
We were there for Easter Brunch and we were seated in the tent. It was hot and uncomfortable. The food was fair and definitely not worth the price. They charged a child's price of 14.95 for a 2 year old when most places don't charge for under 3. The 2 year old had a small piece of waffle and 2 strips of bacon, quite expensive at 15.00. There was 9 of us so they were making enough money without charging for a 2 year old. We will not be returning.
We understand Easter Brunch is a busy time but the food was not good. Like it had been sitting out for hours. Rubbery eggs, really greasy bacon almost like cheap diner food but at $34.95 it was ridiculously overpriced. It took a very, very long time for a waiter to come over and even bring us water or coffee orders. We will not be heading back.
I had requested to sit outside because this restaurant is located inside a beautiful park across from a creek that I absolutely love. Unfortunately it was not the day to sit outside b/c the sun wasn't out and it was 48 degrees. I went inside & there were only 2 tables taken plus another room all empty seating. We had two dogs in our group but both were service animals with their IDs, no more than 18pds and we were NOT allowed to sit inside the restaurant. That's a first, I have always been able to bring my sd dog ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE as its so well behaved. Anyway, I went to the car to get blankets and we sat outside. The waitress must have forgotten we were there, it took about another 15 mins before anyone came out. So we finally order,minutes later food comes out and server drops the entire mac & cheese on the table, seat, bday girl & dog. 20 minutes later another comes out, the least she can do is take it off the bill as everyone in the group waited to eat together and their food was frozen. So we take food in boxes and just order a hot chocolate which also comes out cold. It just wasn't the right day to enjoy this beautiful place and it felt as if the staff was mad. Hope everyone has a better day today.
1 WEEK LATER/UPDATING REVIEW: Liza who was in my group received today a gift-card from the owner so we could return and enjoy what we know this place offers . That's outrageous!!!! Thank you so much, we will definitely be back, this wasn't our first and we didn't think it be the last visit. Best of luck to all staff.
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