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Roller's Restaurant

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Chestnut Hill
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8142 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-3423
+1 215-242-1771
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Roller's is a one-man operation and an institution in Chestnut Hill. Be aware they only take cash/checks). It's been around apparently for 20 some years. Mr Rollers runs it himself and creates all the dishes. He has a chef doing the cooking and he is the impressario. I have found that the dishes are inventive and delicious and made with... More 

Thank anthony g
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were four tables including ours the entire 3.5 hours our party of six was there for dinner. The menu is costly ($25 per person is a reasonable minimum price at this place) and I found the food to be only okay. I would have honestly have been happier almost anywhere else. There was one man working the front and... More 

Thank LauraLazewski
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I should have known we were in trouble when we were seated at a table where a family had just gotten up without ordering and walked out. The owner/chef/waiter was so rude that we ended up doing the same thing. We had a lovely meal up the street at Osaka.

Thank travelinghomebody09
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had a delicious dinner with my sister and her husband at Rollers Restaurant in Chestnut Hill, one of my favorite spots in Chestnut Hill. The menu had so many wonderful dishes that it was hard for us to decide what to choose. I had the crab and corn fritters with salad for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious!... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I meet a dear friend at Roller's. It has been there for 35 years. She is from the neighborhood and suggested it. I had the local tomato salad, sauteed soft shell crabs (2) with wine butter sauce and she had the lobster salad ( a whole lobster with all the meat laid on top - no work!). We hared our... More 

Thank Robert M. G
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Paul Roller has created a number of outstanding dishes; others are good. You might have him as your server. Obviously knowledgeable, sometimes a little arrogant.

Thank Charles H
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

This is a long time Chestnut Hill favorite. Their soft shell crabs are the best I've ever had though I would like the portions to be larger. The service is not great- servers are often cranky and not going beyond the minimum. They do not use lump crab meat in their crab cakes, which is disappointing. the atmosphere is nothing... More 

Thank Seascape999
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

Our favorite breakfast spot. Fresh ingredients, cooked perfectly. Get there early on the weekend. Their frittatas are delicious too!

Thank alworkman99
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

We live nearby and frankly, pass by this restaurant every day, but haven't been in it in years for dinner. We decided to go because we were looking for seafood. I am so glad we did!! I ordered the lobster special. It was great, so creative, fresh and tasty. Cold lobster out of the shell was served with a freshly... More 

Thank rrlawgirl
Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

We were in town for the Harry Potter Festival so it was jam-packed everywhere! We popped into Roller's not sure what to expect and I am glad we did. The food was incredible! Service was good and the food is decently priced. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Michelle P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8142 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118-3423
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chestnut Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Chestnut Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 215-242-1771

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