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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
Valley Green Inn Ratings and Reviews
Enjoyed Sunday brunch here with my mother and daughter. Historic building in the park, with a view of hikers, dog walkers and bicycle riders going by. Food was delicious and a good value. Prix Fixe included two courses and a non-alcoholic beverage. Will return!
A perfect birthday dinner. My girlfriend and I loved the gnocchi in an arugula pesto and were knocked out by the pavlova (I thought Pavlova was Russian ballerina, not also a dessert!). We dined on the porch, enjoying the view of the Wissahickon and some uber cute dogs walking by. Our server was attentive but not hovering. Wonderful experience.
Historic tavern along river trail was a nice venue. Although menu had a good selection, and food was well-prepared, a bit pricey. For example, the $12 "Inn Salad" was only the size of a small dinner salad, and the burger had a modicum of toppings. Service was marginal, and in fact a bit confusing: After taking our order, our first waitress reported we would be subsequently served by another, which left us wondering if she was off-shift or if we had said something to offend her. At any rate, service timing could have been better.
Took my very special lady for a romantic evening meal. Had been here many years ago and loved the location and setting. We enjoyed our time, especially the corner table by a window next to a fireplace - very romantic.
Unfortunately the food was poor to average, however the ambiance, service and location lived up to my high expectations.
Another great meal at Valley Green. This is an exceptional place to dine. Food and service were good but location on a summer evening was exceptional. My overriding wish is that the restaurant could find the formula to draw in more diners on a Monday night!
Terrific restaurant deep in Fairmount Park. Nestled in a wooded river valley, large open porch and patio for dining outside or interior rooms. Bring your walking shoes or bike too as you will be inspired to take a walk or bike ride after lunch or dinner along the river.
This is a really lovely countryside Inn. It is a beautiful location and the service was excellent. My only little quibble is that I thought it was rather expensive. One is locked into a set price for your meal. I prefer to have a choice as I am not a big eater.
Dinner was average, and would have been acceptable if prices were moderate. The appetizer we ordered prior to the meal for the table was meager, although priced higher than what we usually pay at other restaurants. I think the people in our party who ordered sandwiches made out the best. The sandwiches were very good.
We were disappointed in limited vegetarian options, unless remove meat from listed entree. Service was disappointing and good was not cooked well or taste good.
Best part was location and being outside, but we were disappointed and it was costly for what we go.
We arrived early for a reservation and they were able to accommodate us. They did seat walk-ins that came after us first which was odd. The Hostess seemed concerned and she showed us to a table. The waitress was nice. The main item I ordered was sold out and found that out awhile after ordering. Food was good - not outstanding. The best thing about Valley Green is the location. It is nice to sit outside and watch the people on the trail that runs in front of the Inn and the river beyond.
Very disappointing when, at the end of the evening, we inquired about the restaurant calling a cab and they had little interest (and made it clear) in doing so. Especially so, since cell coverage is quite limited there making contacting Uber or Lyft difficult to impossible.
We have been to Valley a Green many times and love the unique setting and sence of authenticity. I think the dinner menu is a bit on the pricy side and wish a lighter menu - eg sandwiches could be offered at that time. Our most recent visit was Sunday brunch. The earliest time I could reserve was 2 pm and I felt that food was not up to par. Perhaps it was the late brunch time. The pastry/bread basket had to be requested and was just bread with a few small muffins. However we do love Valley Green and wish them continued success.
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!
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