Plough

4.4
338 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A modern-American dining experience in the heart of historic Lancaster City, Plough pays homage to Lancaster’s rich heritage while embracing modernity. Chef Ryan McQuillan’s creatively prepared dishes incorporate local ingredients sourced from the region’s lush farmlands and oldest running Farmers’ Market in the country. With handcrafted cocktails and spirits, wines by the glass selected from an extensive wine wall, and pints with local flair, Plough brings a new-age taste of Lancaster to the table.





Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 338 people are saying
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MeganO
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, server Jack was friendly and personable. Would go back

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vipfrequentdiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipDeborahH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed watching the busy city, while enjoying good food and service!

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Karen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed my burger. Hoped for an entree salad. The staff were terrific

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FanCIA88
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice place. Service staff trying to keep up. Menu was extremely limited. My partner had the risotto which was delicious. I had the fish stew which was very meager on the fish but tasty. The desserts were a disaster. Apple cake very dry and the creme brûlée a hot inedible mess. Prices were in the moderate to high range with the alcohol very pricey. This was a one off for us.

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LarryF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

VERY small portion for a rather high price.

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Pamela
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fisherman’s stew was outstanding!!! Jack, our server made our evening very enjoyable. We’ll definitely be back!!!

Plough
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at Plough and we'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Jack. Have a fantastic day!

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AmacH
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service, surreal ambiance.

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vipGregoryH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waited 20 minutes for a glass of wine, had to ask 2X. Meals were under-cooked and sent back. Waited 30 minutes for dessert and finally cancelled.

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Scotty
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived to our waitress. Everything was wonderful. Great experience. Will be back

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JohnH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was not good…. Food was ok; menu was limited…

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vipdaisyfriends
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Plough is consistently delicious...absolutely love their focaccia w/ lavender butter, the Indirect Light Cocktail is awesome, and my husband may leave me for their roasted carrots LOL. I’ve been to Plough a number of times in the last month or so and service has trended on the slower side, but the servers are super friendly, food is yummy, and overall it’s just a great place to chill and enjoy a nice meal.

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RayD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Plough. Great farm-to-table food and service. Nice, but not overcrowded, seasonal selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, looking forward to making another one in near future

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service. Food is good and drinks were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

We had a nice evening, but we should’ve mentioned a few things while dining about two dishes, but over all the experience was nice.

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vipLynannD
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service. Highly recommend for brunch.

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Convenient, next to Marriott. Easy to make reservations on line and change if needed. Great food and service.

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TiffanyB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! Great ambiance and decent prices for farm to table food. One noisy table next to us, but not too much of a bother. Highly recommend Plough for a nice dinner.

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AndreaE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck confit is amazing. Wonderful atmosphere and service.

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KrystalA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food and drink were pretty good but a bit pricey for what they were. Service was a bit slow, we had a different server start to step in and assist by the end of our meal.

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GARYM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the reservation for my wife and I to have a date night, wasn't disappointed. The server, Nick, was very personable and attentive. The food came out quickly and was cooked as well as tasted perfectly. The price was comparable to other nice dining restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is accessible from the Marriott where we were staying. We had a fantastic meal here! Jake our server was very friendly and attentive. I recommend the crispy shrimp and the pork pappardelle.
Food was very fresh and creative. I ordered a cocktail that was expertly prepared. We were still talking about the food the next day. Really nice atmosphere with a diverse crowd. Families, couples and groups of friends. My teenage son absolutely loved the ribs and fries.

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TerryD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a forgettable brunch with a very limited menu. I had a small, dried out frittata (although the potatoes were good). Service was terrible having to ask and wait for every little thing including salt & pepper (pepper mill was empty), catsup, lemon & sweetener for tea as well as the check. Won't be back soon.

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KrystalH
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

The previous time I had the same exact dish and the entire dinner was 10/10. Last night the food just seemed to be made so rushed and there wasn't attention to detail. The rice was cold and the veggies were very hot but a tad crunchy so it seemed the veggies were rushed as the rest of the dish was ready. The food was still okay, just from the previous experience I've had there this was just completely the opposite. Another customer by us had to send his food back since his chicken was raw!

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RobinA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plough is in the heart of downtown Lancaster. It has a hip vibe, quiet yet good energy. The food was amazingly delicious, excellent quality and reasonably priced. The Fisherman’s Stew was the perfect balance of savory and spicy and I also enjoyed the broccolini with spicy red chili sauce! My husband said his Plough burger was excellent. Mackenzie provided superb service. She was friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and very accommodating. All the staff were helpful, friendly and professional. We’re from California and visiting family in Lancaster so we’re always looking for fun places to dine during our stay. We will definitely be back!

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TinaB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All 4 meals were excellent as well as desserts.and drinks. Fresh ingredients. Great flavors.

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Kmcb
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ok for a hotel restaurant went for brunch but not really a place I’d return to, nothing special, priced too high for the quality of the food.

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Isaiah
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good service, felt intimate while still being busy.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks delicious! Service, Kyle 10/10!
Can't wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was fantastic. The chicken and waffles were delicious but my son and husband didn’t care for the scallions in the waffle mix. I think that should be optional. I had the Wagyu burger which was super tasty and came with a fried egg and delicious deep fried potatoes. I also tried the margarita which was made with grapefruit juice instead of the traditional sour mix and lime juice and that was unbelievable! Can’t wait to get back to Plough the next time we’re in town.

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vipOpenTableDiner
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Plough is great and our server made the experience extra lovely. Really appreciate the quality of food and the use of abundant local ingredients. We are between lunch and dinner so the menu was limited but still pretty yummy with fewer choices than I’d like.

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ShaynaW
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure who worked the door on Saturday evening and the host for our table, they were FANTASTIC! Made a difference after a long weekend event we had at Saint James Church and wanted to bring the artists for a post-performance refreshment. Plough made all the difference. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a Nice early quiet dinner at Plough On a Thursday evening recently. The service was very good and the server was attentive and we loved everything in our meal. We started with that fresh baked focaccia with lavender honey butter and the crispy rock shrimp. The focaccia was absolutely delicious and the butter just melted over the warm bread. The shrimp was a very large portion for an appetizer and the sauce was delicious. I had a glass of very nice Pinot Grigio and for our entrées he had the ribs and I had that scallops in a pea risotto. Scallops were cooked perfectly and the pea risotto was smooth and delicious. He was equally happy with his ribs and french fries. The only disappointment to the dinner was we wanted to order the campfire cake for dessert and they were out of it. I look forward to coming back and trying some new things on the menu.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and good size portions. The rock shrimp small plate was AMAZING. We also got the pork chop and the duck which we loved. The kitchen got backed up but our server kept checking on us and our order to make sure we didn't have to wait too long. The wine and white sangria was good as well. If we weren't here on vacation we would be returning soon!

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MaynardB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plough Restaurant was very nice. It was quiet, the service was excellent, and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food!

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vipKenP
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

ok, maybe the menu will get better. Service was very good

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vipDeborahH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal and evening in Downtown Lancaster, PA!

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CRJP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was friendly and prompt.

FAQs

Plough offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 207-4095.

Plough is rated 4.4 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.