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Watering Trough

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905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
(717) 653-6181
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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San Diego
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Just had dinner here with the folks. We ordered burger,fish special which was haddock and stuffed flounder. Most was dry. Did not like the stuffing, garlic potatoes were very dry, burger was overlooked and below average bun. Dinner and ceaser salad was the best part of the meal. Service was o.k. Atmosphere in back dinner area was fair, although very... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We are very frequent customers to the Watering Trough. We recently moved and I and having withdrawal from not having their wings. They are the BEST.....We have tried other areas in Mt. Joy, Palmyra, etc. and the Watering Trough are WONDERFUL!!!!!! They are the ones who should get rated for the BEST wings for 2015 , 2016, 2017, and so... More 

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New York City, New York
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Thank Ian S
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank dougriley
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
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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Thank Spillo62
Mount Joy
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank Bunch1020
Landisville
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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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Thank Alan4949
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?