Plough

4.4
355 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 355 people are saying
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vipHaertter
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Limited menu, nothing marked gluten free, no thawed gluten free bread, out of menu items by 1pm. Who’s buying for the weekend that doesn’t have enough food for brunch? Seriously disappointed. Only half the restaurant was seated. I understand limited employees but not on the food provided.

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vipStevenD
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Our server Jack made the evening and food was delicious

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Oceanman
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Worked well for our desired meeting with family for a quiet brunch.
At times it was difficult to find our waiter, despite his fantastic suggestions upfront.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal for our anniversary celebration. I had the salmon and my husband had the ribs, both were outstanding! We ended our meal with the pumpkin crème brûlée which as delicious.

I would highly recommend a visit!

Plough
Responded on October 10, 2021

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you'll visit again sometime soon! Have a wonderful day!

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We shared small plates on a Friday night in October. The food was very good. The only difficulty we had was navigating the sidewalks outside the restaurant. Aggressive street people are a big problem in this area of the city and it did not help that the main entrance to the restaurant was locked requiring walking around and through the hotel to have dinner. The hostess said she keeps the door locked because she cannot watch both doors????

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BrooksideLocal
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were hesitant to dine at a hotel restaurant but the menu looked great. The food was excellent. The ambiance was very nice and the service was great. We will definitely dine there again.

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DeborahM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The decor is nice and relaxing with views of downtown Lancaster. We started with a cheese plate that we enjoyed.
The restaurant advertises farm to table but my beet ravioli didn’t hit the mark. It had an orange juice sauce that was very sour and ruined the dish. My husband had the short ribs and they were amazing. We ended with the cheese cake had fresh figs and an amazing sauce. It’s pricy but I would go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our server did an amazing job of explaining everything and answering all of the questions we had! Would definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They make a heck of an Old Fashioned…STRONG! Great food. Glass partition allowing us to view the kitchen area was a nice touch. Special thanks to Jack the waiter.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Maurice was excellent!

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CathyB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at the Plough is a lovely experience. The food and service are great.

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RomanL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

A 5:00 reservation and no food at 6:20. Drinks came out fairly quickly. No fault of the waiter, but… We had to leave without eating because of a concert commitment. The hostess comped our drinks, but we left hungry with no opportunity to eat before the concert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice place.

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TipM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The ambiance is nice. The food actually wasn't all that impressive. It was ok, but didn't match up with expectations. I had the squash salad, which was only fair. The butternut squash soup was very tasty, but had too much bacon in it. That's something they can dial down. My dining companions didn't rave about their mushroom spaetzle. The focaccia starter was tasty. For the price, it wasn't quite impressive enough. The server left our dirty dishes on our table until just before we left, all through coffee. Not impressed.

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OliviaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Beautiful restaurant and amazing local food. Wonderfully selected cheeses, spreads and pickled vegetables. We we're seated immediately in the bar area at a nice booth, but our waiter did not show up for another 20 minutes or so. This was not because they were busy, she was unaware we were one of her tables. We were never given specials other than the restaurant week menu. We overhead specials after our dinner from a different waiter at another table, whom explained the dishes well enough to make us drool. Also my husband ordered the short ribs and was served the black pepper garlic ribs. The food and drinks were amazing, but service wise I was very disappointed 😞

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Kathleen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, great food and good service.

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debh
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was outstanding!!! Creative combinations of ingredients! We are planning to visit Plough again SOON!

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MeganO
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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vipfrequentdiner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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vipDeborahH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
3 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.

FAQs

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

Plough is rated 4.4 stars by 355 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.