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905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
(717) 653-6181
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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108 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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39 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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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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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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  • 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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