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1001 Longwood Road, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348 (Route 1)
(610) 388-1000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 67
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 8
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Annual trip to Longwood Gardens

After a walk through the Conservatory to view this years Christmas display, my girlfriend stopped at the restaurant for lunch. We grabbed a table by the window to enjoy the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Mosslady53
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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Greenbelt, Maryland
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would say that the food was typical of a standard cafe. However, many garden cafes I have visited have had special entrees or seasonal selections. The cafe at Longwood offered a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and hot dishes--but none that were outstanding or particularly enticing.

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Terrace Café at Longwood Gardens is a cafeteria style restaurant for visitors to the gardens. It is only accessible if you have purchased a ticket to the gardens. It should not be confused with the fine dining restaurant, 1906, that shares the same building. The café serves up quick eats for those visiting the gardens. They had soups, salads,... More 

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

After a walk through the Conservatory to view this years Christmas display, my girlfriend stopped at the restaurant for lunch. We grabbed a table by the window to enjoy the view.

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Thank Mosslady53
Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Christmastime brings large crowds which they handled very well. They seat you and then you go through the food line. Mushroom soup is usually very good. Sandwiches are well made. Entrees are pricey. Better than a fast food resturant. A pleasant break from visiting the gardens.

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Thank pageezer
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We ate a light dinner at the Terrace Restaurant during our visit to Longwood Gardens to view the Christmas lights. We both had the value meal which is a half sandwich, small soup or salad, a piece of fruit and a fountain drink or coffee. The cost of the value meal is about $12 each with the membership discount. The... More 

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Thank Kidsaregone65
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

This child friendly restaurant serves high quality food cafeteria style at very reasonable prices. A wide array of selections are available from kid friendly foods like hot dogs and chicken tenders to wraps, sandwiches, salads, and soups. There are also hot seasonal entrees with a little more finesse to them for those interested in finer food. I personally ate the... More 

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Thank Nathan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited for the Christmas show of lights. After all the walking we stopped in for dinner. Great selection of food and not too pricey. A nice addition to the great atmosphere of the Christmas garden walk.

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Sterling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

After many hours of delightful walking all over Longwood, my party and I were ready for a late lunch---around 2:30ish, I think. I believe this is the only place to eat at Longwood. Someone had reserved another canopied space next to the restaurant building for another event. The restroom in the restaurant was spacious, clean, and well lighted. The restaurant... More 

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Robesonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Lots of vegetarian choices. Even the mushroom soup. Everything was delicious. It is pricey but well worth it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food selection was ok. The prices were high but you can get a good meal before exploring the gardens. The selections were sandwiches, wraps, deserts, drinks, hot items (soup, mac and ch). Good for a family lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Cafeteria at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA 19348
    (Route 1)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
  • Phone Number: (610) 388-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?