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Mountain View at Penn National Race Course
Mountain View at Penn National Race Course

Mountain View at Penn National Race Course Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hollywoodpnrc.com/Dining/Mountainview
  • Email: brooke.lingle@pngaming.com
  • Phone: (717) 469-3555
  • Hours of Operation: January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014: Dinner: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Open Live Race Days Only) 530pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Ken Shapiro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Catch all the horse racing action from your trackside table while chef Ken Shapiro and his staff prepare sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees featuring grilled steaks, seafood and more, for your dining pleasure.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-81, Exit 80
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet, public parking and covered garage.
A word from Mountain View at Penn National Race Course
There's no better way to enjoy the thrills and excitement of live thoroughbred racing than watching the horses run from your own trackside table in Mountain View Dining. A complete menu from sandwiches, appetizers and entrees, along with nightly specials, are prepared by chef Ken Shapiro and staff. Or a drink at the Mountain View Lounge Bar makes this a winning experience from start to finish. (Mountain View Dining is only open on live racing nights).Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My Husband and I have been here several times. This time we took my Father for a fun Family night out. He had a blast!! The food each time we go is better than the last. My Husband and I have tried several different entries each time we come , they are always amazing. My Father had such a wonderful time betting on the ponies that he wants us to take him back again... Love to see him smile and have a wonderful time. Thank you to the staff and cooks for an amazing night out.. Put this on your list of places to go.. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Love to dine and watch the horses run. Totally a fun nite. Serve was poor though. This has not happened previously. Felt like we didn't matter."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive and very accommodating. Salads were not as fresh as we expect. Chowder was excellent."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant a number of times. We always try to stop here on our travels (we live about 6 hours away) and have never been disappointed. The food is good and the prices are very reasonable and a great way to watch the races."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a wonderful place to come for an amazing meal and fun time. My Husband and I have been back several times now for our "Date Nights" and have not been disappointed . For dinner we had the Prime Rib, It was tender and cooked to perfection, also seasoned just right.. the best prime rib I have had in a long time!!! Our server Antonia was the best, very pleasant and helpful. We requested a Betting Table and had loads of fun ... What more can you ask for.. A wonderful Date Night, an amazing meal, and entertainment all in one place.. We will defiantly be back!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We were celebrating my husbands birthday, the staff was great and attentive. The food was good and seeing the horses run was a great experience. Would recommend for any special occasion."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "There should be a way to monitor the heat. It was very very hot down by the window. Luckily the hostess had a way to redirect the heat or we would not have been able to stay. Restaurant was full so they could not move us."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I am glad I found this place. Have not had a bad meal, so far everything I try has been worth recommending to others. Drinks are reasonable and good. Staff is friendly and for the most part do great service. This last time the service was not as up to par but I will note that it was quite busy so will chalk it up to that. I love the view you get from the tables and also I like how easy it is to place your bets. All in all this is a fun place to go to and have a great evening with friends. Everyone I have brought so far said they want to come again. I will be back!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Noise level and heat should be reduced (blowers) ."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was just ok and the service the same. The only reason for dining here is for the horse racing"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I wanted to go to the horse races to celebrate my birthday with my fiance, brother and sister-in-law... We had a great time, dinner was very good and service was excellant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great meal while being able to watch the races and place bets without ever leaving the table. It was such fun we will do it again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place for a great night out. We had great food , good service, and the live racing was the topper."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Excellent Food!!! Service was ok, however it was a busy night. I would recommend this place to everyone who wants a night out to enjoy with their significant other or group of Friends!! Not to mention the View of the track is awesome. Will be back!!!!!! Looking to make it there at least once a month"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "WE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE. WE HAVE EATEN THERE BEFORE AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD GOOD FOOD WITH GREAT SERVICE. WE WILL BE GOING BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Mountain View at the Race Track is a fun night out. We've gone here a few times & always have fun. The service is good. The food is just "ok". I think for the price they could do a bit better. For example, our dirty martini's tasted watered down, like they didn't have enough olive juice or something. But the olives didn't taste much better. The rolls we thought were stale. Our entrees were "ok". The view of the race track & the originality of the restaurant, may be more of the focus, rather than the food."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Prices did not equal the quality of food. Service had trouble handling the size of our party which was not large. There was no consistancy when food or drinks came to our table."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I wanted to try something different for our date night out. We choose to dine and watch the horse racing. Something we had never done before. The food was amazing. Our server was Antoinia . She was so helpful with our questions, very nice and bubbly. She made sure that we had a wonderful night. When Antoinia told us we could have the table the whole night even after we were finished eating, that was so amazing... so we stayed, had drinks, relaxed and had the best date night in LONG TIME!!! We will defiantly be back. Probably this weekend. I just hope we can sit at her table again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was great, but our order was not what we ordered for some of the people who attended. We are not the kind to complain, and we were there to have a great time for the birthday party. The beer we were drinking ran out, Samuel Adams Summer Ale....and the next beer we chose, was out as well. This was another disappointing issue. Our group loves the horse racing program, and we attend about 5-6 times a year....."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a great place for a fun night. The food and service and action are great. Good views from all the tables I have been at so far. Have been here several times and will be back again. I actually look forward to the next time I am coming which will be in two weeks. I keep talking about this place and have a lot of people thinking about coming there. I like how easy it is to make your bets. Keep up the good work to all!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The salmon melted in your mouth!! The view was great right at the finish line. Had a great time."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a great experience with great food, service and views. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very lovely restaurant. Great food with excellent service. Great way to enjoy horse racing!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Not a relaxing enjoyable evening. Table was terrible. Heater under the table and was so hot you couldn't sit in 2 seats next to the window. Table for 6 and glad we only had 4 because 2 people wouldn't have been able to sit in the 2 seats. View ? We didn't have a view of the track at all. We couldn't see the race track from our seats. View was blocked. Service was poor. I have been here a few times and never had this bad of experience."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were with another couple to celebrate our anniversary. The portions were large, food was delicious, and service was quick. Drinks were large and at a nice cost. We will go again for dinner."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very good service, great food, would go again and also recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I wasw with a group of four The servers were fantastic, and spot on. The drinks were great!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Whenever there is a special occasion in our house we always head to Mountain View to watch the races and enjoy some excellent food. The wait staff is always attentive and the energy in the place in phenomenal."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We caught 4 or 5 races while dining. Service was great. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place to watch the races. The food is good and the staff friendly! Prices reasonable. Noise level was acceptable."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Our table was ready when we arrived a few minutes early and we had front window seats! It was a marvelous view of the races and the view. Our table server was excellent and very professional while very easy to talk to. We were allowed to remain at our table during the entire race after we finished our meal. It was marvelous! A wonderful end of the work week Friday date location for unwinding."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Mountain View provided an excellent venue to watch the horse racing. The service was above average, as were the meals we chose. We would dine there again on a racing night."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I feel that our dinner was alright, but not anything more. It took quite a while to get there and my burger was over cooked and the fries were barely warm.I think the other three people said dinner was alright.The service was very good though."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I was impressed with the qualtity of the food and the waiter was very polite and always there before you needed something. I would recomend to anyone looking for a relaxing night out, this is the place to be."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Although the food was good, they neglected to inform us that they cannot seat groups larger than 6 together at one table. We had a group of 8 friends and had to sets at two tables. We made the best of it, but it would have been good to know that prior to our arrival. There was no indication on open table of that policy."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Even though the ponies didn't run due to inclement weather, what a great meal! Food was fantastic, Appetizer was excellent, filet mignon was perfectly cooked and dessert was fantastic!! We watched Horse racing from other tracks while we ate, and the grandstand view would have been great if The horses were running! I highly recommend this dining experience!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Due to the bad winter weather, I do not think we truly experienced this restaurant. The restaurant had actually called our home in advance to let us know the live races were cancelled-very thoughtful of them. Thus it was a very slim crowd, so I can't speak for service, noise or ambience on a normal night. It is a beautiful and grand restaurant. We had a little time of daylight to enjoy the snowy mountain view. The food was excellent! The portion sizes were just right for the appetite, but a little light for the price. BAD THING- be prepared to breathe ALOT of second-hand smoke. Not sure if they actually allow smoking in restaurant area, but since the crowd was light, it was not an issue for us"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our dining experience. Food was delicious only wish portions were a little larger. Server was friendly and unobtrusive. The scenery was pretty, but unfortunately there was no race due to the weather. We will definitely go back again when there is live racing and will recommend it to others as well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good tasting but luke warm at best and cold to you finished eating. Service was only ok. seemed to be under staffed. Was expecting more since it was pricey and valentines day. Could have been a very romantic evening on valentines day, but it wasn't."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was Valentine's Day and the meal was the special for 2. The champagne and strawberries were a very nice touch to start. Each course was delicious! Unfortunately, because of the weather, the race course was dark so we couldn't view the races or the mountains. But we simply enjoyed the conversation which was great. We would recommend this to everyone and will be back to dine in the future for other occasions or just because."
    Dined on 2/14/2014