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Mendenhall Inn

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323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA 19357 (Hillendale)
+1 610-388-1181
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:30
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Newark, Delaware
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went for an early light dinner at the tavern during happy hour. Enjoyed the appetizer wings very much, steak sandwich would have been better with a different roll. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank amrobinson1820
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my husband and his mother for brunch for his birthday. The buffet was in a brightly lit room with several stations. The entrees were to order. I thought this a great system, eliminating over crowding at the buffet and better quality. There is plenty of food, but the emphasis is clearly quality over quantity. And the service was great.... More 

Thank NJ B
Lancaster, Pa.
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524 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated her birthday recently at the Mendenhall Inn restaurant and it was so yummy and pleasant. We had a rezzy and were greeted and seated promptly right near the fireplace. Our waiter (Michael) was pleasant and professional and was experienced in having tasted most of the entre's so he could provide accurate comments. I had their... More 

Thank LancasterTraveler
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

My wife had the roast duck and I had the filet mignon. The meal started with rolls that were hot, crusty, and delicious. The meal presentations were beautiful and the taste was outstanding. The atmosphere at the Mendenhall is very nice and the service was outstanding. I highly recommend the Mendenhall for that "special" dinner.

Thank Paul B
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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313 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Have had many meals here for great occasions. Food and service define fine dining. Atmosphere is great. They recently remodeled the bar area -very nice. Also has large facilities for wedding/banquets etc. plus guest rooms for overnight guests and meetings.

Thank Jeff T
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

New Year's Eve group visited Mendenhall but don't think we'll come back next year. Those who had the petite filet said it didn't taste very good and the strong flavor of basil in the creamed potatoes was strange. The veggie option also had strong basil flavor in the sauce topping a Portobello with squash under it (too much to eat)... More 

Thank DelawareToni
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We went there for a NYE dinner and reservations were required. Seating started a 4pm and we were a little early but were seated promptly. Menu selection was a limited selection for meals. Entrees came with a fixed veggie (4 medium stalks of asparagus with a carrot) and starch (lyonnaise potatoes). Salads, appetizers and desserts were a la carte. I... More 

Thank Linstrvlgems
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to meet friends and family. Happy hour with drink specials and daily sandwich specials. Great atmosphere, attentive staff and all around great place to meet. See their website for daily specials

Thank yzchois
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Used a gift certificate to enjoy the scrumptious Sunday brunch buffet. For one price you can eat all the salads, starters including shrimp and crab legs, made to order waffle or omelet, salmon and many desserts as you like. Along with mimosas or whatever drink you like! Then you get to order an entree with veggies to eat there or... More 

Thank Ann D
Ewing, New Jersey
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Having been to many fine restaurants all over the world, I have to say, the Mendenhall is on par with the best of them. Combining modern decor with top service and DELICIOUS food, the Mendenhall has it all. I was especially impressed with the timing of the meal.. there was no rush, and you were given ample time between courses... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:30
15:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Kennett Pike, Mendenhall, PA 19357
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mendenhall
  • Phone Number: +1 610-388-1181
Dining at the award winning Mendenhall Inn stands alone as one of the great destinations in the Brandywine Valley as you return to a time of classic elegance & charm. Entrees borrowed from French & classic American cuisine make dining at The Mendenhall Inn a truly memorable experience. Enjoy our all new family night menu Sunday - Thursday.

Outside dining, weather permitting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?