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905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
(717) 653-6181
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place to meet and eat

Good food and a good atmosphere. They offer decent specials and have a good penchant for large groups. Clean and excellent location with a solid core of waitstaff that know their stuff. Staff is friendly, well groomed and the prices are fair.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good food and a good atmosphere. They offer decent specials and have a good penchant for large groups. Clean and excellent location with a solid core of waitstaff that know their stuff. Staff is friendly, well groomed and the prices are fair.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nothing truly horrible about the food not really very good either. Service was mediocre. Really a pretty forgettable experience. Will not be returning.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went for dinner last night with my wife... Dana was our server... besides her poor service and the cigarette smell, she also was rude and disrespectful. I did send a dish back to the kitchen and: 1) I was offered to have it redone and/or a dessert 2) When I turned down the two options, Dana said " Hey, since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have probably not been in this restaurant in 15 years! Since we heard they have new owners, we decided to give it a try. We had lunch there and it was very good. Service was wonderful, we sat at the bar and had a very attentive bartender, now it wasn't busy, but she was very friendly. Would go back.

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Landisville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Had a cheeseburger, a little overdone. Good fries. Other person enjoyed their cheesesteak. Do not bother with the overpriced Coconut Cake. Tiny piece and not to good. They have a great bar and good prices on beer. Very nice and clean.

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Downingtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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  • Address: 905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Mount Joy
  • Phone Number: (717) 653-6181

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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