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Watering Trough

905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
(717) 653-6181
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Ranked #19 of 40 restaurants in Mount Joy
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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York Pennsylvania area
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We ate here a few weeks ago. The food is good. My husband said it was the best French dip sandwich he had ever eaten. My crab cakes were delicious. We would absolutely come back .

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