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Valley Green Inn

Philadelphia’s last remaining roadhouse

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The Valley Green Inn is one of the most beloved places in Fairmount Park.

The place offers great food, welcoming porches in the summer, warm fireplaces in the winter and an unparalleled setting.

The food more than lives up to the wonderfully romantic locale.

Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, the Valley Green Inn boasts a seasonal menu of creative new American cuisine.

The menu changes regularly and reflects local ingredients in season, but here are a few examples of popular dishes.

The menu has inspired the Food Network to call brunch at the Valley Green Inn as one of the best in the country.


The History

Built in 1850 by Edward Rinker, the Valley Green Inn, which was originally called Edward Rinker’s Temperance Tavern, is the last remaining example of the many roadhouses and taverns that served and watered the carriage trade along the Wissahickon in the 19th Century.

The Friends of the Wissahickon has been the guardian of the Inn since 1934 when it rallied to raise $30,000 to save the Inn from being demolished by the City of Philadelphia.

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