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“Great Ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Waterfront

The Waterfront
Ranked #71 of 567 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Ambience”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped by for a Saturday lunch on a whim after friends recommended The Waterfront. We weren't disappointed. Neatly nestled along the Conestoga River in historic Lancaster County just east of the village of Eden, customers get to enjoy dining on the patio immediately adjacent to the river. Don't be fooled by the exterior. Once inside (or on the patio) it is pleasantly appointed. It was lunch so we didn't have a full course meal but what we had was appetizing and price right. We'll be back with friends next time.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great deck all else very average”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Been there 3x. Very nice deck with view of Conestoga river. Service is slow. Food is very average with unimaginative menu. Better for drinks only.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank WirelessWanderlust
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great seasonal deck; good service”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Recently went to this restaurant for a casual night out with friends. It was a nice evening and we were seated on the deck, overlooking the Conestoga River. Lots of shade available, or you could choose to sit in the sun if we wanted. The menu was somewhat limited, but with enough choices to give most any eater something to choose from. Prompt, friendly service on both food and drinks made it a good experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Wag55
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice deck, fast service and great food makes this a local favorite.”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

The is my first time to The Waterfront in quite some time. It's situated along the Conestoga River just a little outside Lancaster proper. This Sunday night we did not have a reservation for our party of four but were shown right to a table along the river. Water was served immediately without asking. Simple, but nice. Drink orders were taken and served promptly. Among the four of us we had French onion soup, the chipolte tomato bisque (the soup special), crab cake sandwiches, a crab cake platter and the seafood pot. Crab cakes are their specialty. All lump crab meat and no filler, lightly coated in panko bread crumbs before being sautéed. Everyone raved about their meal. It looked good and the crab cakes were superb. If I was going to pick, I would have added just a touch of Old Bay or other seasoning but the crab taste was excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank jayvee2
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Norwich, New York
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good food Nice setting”
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Sitting by the river on a sunny evening in June was great and the food was good too. Worth a try. I had the smoked pork shoulder and the dessert of brownie sundae which were both good.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Beanie140
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