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905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
(717) 653-6181
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Food and Good Prices

We really enjoyed our meal here at the Watering Trough. They have a great bar and the drinks are very good also. They make great buffalo wings also.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Downingtown, PA
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Downingtown, PA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoyed our meal here at the Watering Trough. They have a great bar and the drinks are very good also. They make great buffalo wings also.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ordered the broiled sea food combonation platter, great meal, good experience and service. Very nice restrooms.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I went here for dinner for the prime rib special saturday night. It was very good. They offer other great sounding specials other nights of the week as well. The service was great and the prices were pretty good as well. I have since been back for lunch on a friday and had another very enjoyable meal and experience.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Most Wednesday nights we stop for the wings special. Many flavors that are all good and great price. Friday and Saturday prime rib special is great. Average restaurant as building goes but great food and good time.

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

The food was just okay. The service was excellent. Dining room was pleasant and inviting; nice fireplace!

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My wife and I went there a number of years ago and it was a scary experience. I knew the Trough had new owners but we hadn't been back, despite being locals. After not being served due to overcrowding at another establishment, the couple we were with suggested the Trough. This was a perfectly good dining experience. The only negative... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I was not expecting much as my wife was out of town so my daughter and I wanted to grab a decent meal, nothing fancy. We live a few miles away so it was a last minute decision to go to a local place for dinner in a location we had never tried yet. There were only 2 other tables... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I found The Watering Trough by searching it out on Trip Advisor. As usual, there are the complainers and fault finders. Ignore them. The place is GREAT ! Terrific atmosphere, and superb food. Spotlessly clean. Waitress was fun and friendly.

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My wife and I went here due to them running a promotion. I got the jerk chicken sandwich and it was delicious. My wife had us trade halves of sandwiches and her chicken cheesesteak was not the best. It was made of overdone ground chicken (who uses ground chicken) with little else. The entrees looked to expensive for an experimental... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

It's an odd combination, the quality of the food (entrees, appetizers, etc...) is right on par with most diners & restaurants, however the venue is a bar! While it was clean and inviting, it was rather cramped..a huge problem for the wait-staff. The waitress had very little room to maneuver between tables, if the establishment manages to become successful the... More 

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  • Address: 905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Mount Joy
  • Phone Number: (717) 653-6181

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