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Watering Trough

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American, Bar
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905 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1833
+1 717-653-6181
11:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Review about the #WateringTrough in Mount Joy: Don't go. Just don't. Yesterday a few of us got together and went before my daughters softball practice. The special was all you can eat crab legs for $29.99. One person at our table got that and they came out to the table still frozen with ice crystals on them. Our table was... More 

1 Thank Michelle W
harrisburg Pa.
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Food is Ok the waitresses are good in the foodarea, the service in the bar is all dude, kinda rude, they throw the food at you and if you are not drinking, or ask for anything special It aint gonna Happen!

Thank dasbergermiester
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had dinner with friends for the first time there. We enjoyed the friendly services and the food was good. Everyone had something different eat. Price a little high but service was very good.

Thank vickiandclarksmith
San Diego
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 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 

1 Thank MaryAnnLens
Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 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 

Thank Cessy55
New York City, New York
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192 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 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.

Thank Ian S
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 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.

Thank dougriley
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 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 

2 Thank Spillo62
Mount Joy
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115 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 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.

Thank Bunch1020
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85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 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.

1 Thank Diane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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: +1 717-653-6181

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?