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10530 Buchanan Trl E, Waynesboro, PA 17268-8736
717-765-6772
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Mountain Gate in Thurmont, Md

This review is for the Mountain Gate Restaurant location in Thurmont, MD, not in Waynesboro, PA. We had the buffet lunch on Wednesday and it was delicious. The fried chicken is fantastic. The dessert table is enormous. We never had a bad experience. Since our last visit the dining area has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
bobthoman
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york,pa
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york,pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This review is for the Mountain Gate Restaurant location in Thurmont, MD, not in Waynesboro, PA. We had the buffet lunch on Wednesday and it was delicious. The fried chicken is fantastic. The dessert table is enormous. We never had a bad experience. Since our last visit the dining area has been remodeled. Prices are excellent.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have enjoyed this restaurant many, many years ago and we stopped by when we can back then. We remembered it having having quirky decor but very good food i.e. fried oysters, fried clams among my favorites and many more choices at cheap prices. Not this time around. Since we stopped by on a weekend, it costs us $14.99 and... More 

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waynesboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Mountain Gate is a local-regional favorite. A Christian family takes great pride in serving a great buffet and great breakfasts. Scrapple and eggs are the best

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is good, but most are fried and veg. are coated with sauces. If you are on a diet there is not much you can eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Everything was amazing! Buffet is awesome!! The staff was very friendly and the restaurant was well maintained. Crazy how many pies you can choose from!

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family of 19 ate here for Easter. When I made our reservation they said there would be the buffet and some specials when we got there, the waitress was only able to give us 2 pieces of paper with the specials. It listed the price but not the sides available. I count calories and knew I wasn't going to... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I simply did not like this restaurant especially what I paid for me and my daughter at $15 per person. I could have went to Golden Corral and only paid about $10 and had numerous options to eat from. There wasnt too much to choose from on the buffet table and everyone in my party said the food wasnt quite... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Good service, Good food especially pancakes and bacon. Coffee was excellent! Will visit this restrurant again and again. The buffet on the weekends is very good, also.

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Berkeley Springs, WV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is a restaurant that I believe has changed names twice in the last year. It was originally somewhat noteworthy as a place where one could get a variety of solid American food at reasonable prices in a small town environment. It was called the Mountain Gate Restaurant for a half century but I think the owning family sold it... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant sold out to "88" Spices which only lasted several months. It has reopened under new management and is now called the Keystone Diner and the food is quite good. Very similar to the Mountain Gate .

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Address: 10530 Buchanan Trl E, Waynesboro, PA 17268-8736
Phone Number: 717-765-6772
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Waynesboro

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  • Address: 10530 Buchanan Trl E, Waynesboro, PA 17268-8736
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Waynesboro
  • Phone Number: 717-765-6772

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