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Plough

4.2
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165 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Indoor & Outdoor seating available.

IN ORDER TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL TO CONSUME ON SITE, GUEST ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A MEAL IN THE SAME TRANSACTION.

Limited "Late Night" Menu available for the last hour of business each day.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 165 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LinG
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outdoor table away from King St was exactlu what we wanted. Excellent service by Maurice our favorite server. We go back for the Mac & Cheese with corn.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside as it was a beautiful evening. The server was engaging and offered some great suggestions. We ordered a number of small plates and it was exactly what we were looking for.

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JenniferP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, prompt and attentive service. Will definitely be back.

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GrettchenB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Food was very good and the service was excellent. Our waiter, Nick, was extremely helpful and courteous.

Plough
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for your feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your evening with us. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Nick! Have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience2

My wife and I were the ONLY patrons and the host (a guy about 5’7” wearing a gray blazer, sat my wife (I was parking the car), 10 feet from the kitchen. I came in and asked to be moved. Everyone knows that sitting guests near the kitchen is the last resort. I hope that our race was not the issue. The only reason I stayed is because it wasn’t the waiter’s fault and I’m sure any waiter working during covid have been hit hard financially.
The food was awesome...we will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a new menu for fall and I have to say they have stepped their game up. Some of the best things things I have eaten this year! Ask for Mo as your server. He made my night. What a great guy.

Plough
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and 5 star rating! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We will be sure to share your kind words with Mo and hope you'll join us again sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!!

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BrunchQueen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the ambiance and the attentiveness of our server as well as the food for the most part.

Made brunch reservations, ended up with a lunch menu though brunch was advertised (later found out it's discontinued due to covid-19. Not sure how that has anything to do with Brunch being cancelled?) Either way, though unavailable, the kitchen staff/chef refused to fry an egg to brunch up the burger that I ordered.
Does the restaurant not have eggs? 😒🙄
Are they married to the lunch menu?
Who doesn't love a fried egg on a burger?

Not sure if I'd return as I thought the refusal to accommodate my food in that way, as a paying customer was both petty and distasteful

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Mozzarella appetizer was amazing!

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

4 stars, leaning toward 5! Of our party of 3, only my portion left something to be desired. That said, the flavor and quality of the food was exceptional.

The service was outstanding and the environment as equally pleasing. I’ve spent many years avoiding restaurants attached to hotels as I’ve had some bad experiences, but this is definitely a very fine, high-quality establishment.

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vipBruce
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

our server was terrible. It took 30 minutes to get a drink. He then said that there were no rolls, when asked. When we asked for bread, he said there was no bread. When we pointed out that there was toasted bread for an appetizer on the menu, he tried to upsale the Foccia. Afterwards, he forgot to bring the wine. When we complained, the manager took the foccia off the bill. also, it bills itself as a farm to table restaurant, but it is really the restaurant at the Marriott Hotel in the Convention Center.

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vipEvanS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Overall was good! The fries were cold when they arrived with the steak frites!

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JojoR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food was absolutely delicious and looked beautiful on the plates when it was served. Our drinks were well made and tasted great. Our server was very knowledgeable on our food and drinks and I thought the prices were decent.

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vipInga
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The Menu is small - I had a peach salad - which was very good. But we each only saw one thing we wanted. My husband is allergic to onions - which is very limiting - but more choices would help. We sat outside but it’s pretty noisy - not the restaurants fault - outdoor seating is right on the sidewalk. But the inside looks safe enough that we could sit inside next time. Our server was great! Service was excellent- he was personable and very accommodating about our food allergies - would definitely go back.

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AngelaS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

First time dining here and we chose outdoor seating. I ordered the crab cakes, which I was told were jumbo lump. They definitely were not. They had a different taste for a crab cake. Our server was good. Food wasn't horrible but not excellent either. Likely won't be back as there are so many better options nearby. Drink menu is very unimpressive.

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Shimroon
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service both were exceptional. Their burger was one of the very Best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The presentation of the food was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful. The staff was great as well. The food wasn’t anything special however. My braised short rib was good, but my Fiancées crab cake wasn’t great and neither of our appetizers were spectacular. We did sit next to the kitchen window and everything was made fresh though, which was nice to see. Overall, for the price we paid, we had higher expectations.

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foodie
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, awesome food beautifully prepared .

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, yet again!

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vipTRW06
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Date! Maurice, our waiter, made us feel extremely comfortable & brought his BEST! Definitely recommend the experience!

Maurice, wedding invite is in the mail! 😊

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vipDiningDoc
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Disappointing. The food was very tasty but the service was lacking. Our server would not take our drink order until we had ordered dinner. I understand the new regulations but we were at a fine dining restaurant and were not going to have a drink and leave. He then brought a single bowl of soup which neither of us had ordered. He said we could have it for free since it was going to be wasted anyway. We still did not want it. Appetizers were good. The server brought our dinner entrees before we had finished our appetizers and my crab cakes were luke warm. He came to take our dessert order while we were still working on dinner. All in all we felt quite rushed by a server who was clearly inexperienced and needed more training. This detracted from what otherwise would have been a very nice meal.

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Victor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not an extensive menu, but with the high quality of each item who cares? Super customer service, calming ambience makes dining here all worthwhile.

Plough
Responded on August 27, 2020

Victor- thank you for the kind review! We hope you'll join us back at Plough again soon. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Hot and Shane cocktail is a must try if you like spicy margaritas

Plough
Responded on August 27, 2020

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Plough! We hope you'll come back for another Hott & Shand soon! Have a fantastic day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
49 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent cocktails

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JeffTravels
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our meals were very tasty and well prepared. The only issue is that we felt the meals were not hot enough. They seemed to have cooled off some before they hit the table.
Service was great and they seem to be taking all of the necessary steps to try to keep everyone safe.

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vipEllenF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Plough was excellent. The ambiance was modern and upscale. Our server, Dave, was attentive and helpful. The meal was delicious. The corn Mac and cheese appetizer wasn’t heavy or too rich. It was excellent, as was the peach salad and the tomato and burrata. The entrees were also on point, even the burger was delicious. We would definitely go back.

Plough
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and evening with us at Plough! We hope you'll join us again soon!

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KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

There were no vegetarian or vegan options, aside from a peach salad which was $13, and the peaches were hard and the dressing was rather bland. I did not eat it, and still paid for it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Plough
Responded on August 16, 2020

Thank you for joining us!

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vipAmyD
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch!

Plough
Responded on August 12, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We hope you'll join us again soon!

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brianddi
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic staff Maurice and Quoitia were friendly, efficient, and caring. The chef came out to speak to us per our request so we could compliment him on the most fantastic buttermilk cream berry shortcakes that were served.
Highly recommend Plough!

Plough
Responded on August 9, 2020

Thanks so much for the kind review. We look forward to you joining us again sometime soon!

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MLMlancaster
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Patio table was very comfortable in spite of the high heat of the day - nice breeze and shaded. Our waitress was wonderful but the food was slow in arriving and not spectacular.

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Mercad59
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The food was presented well however, very short on taste and flavor. The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance, the music is melodic and comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall fair rating. Lunch menu limited.

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JimS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food done well. Service was great! Jacob killed it and took great care of us. Thank you

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RandyB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food in a lovely setting!

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vipSlushiesandslinkies
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

While I understand that the COVID-19 restrictions placed upon restaurants has made serving customers difficult and time consuming, I never thought that I'd wait 40 minutes to only up and leave without being given menus, water, drink order, etc. My boyfriend and I haven't been out often throughout the pandemic and were really excited to be out on date night. We were disappointed we had to wait 40+ minutes and then go elsewhere for dinner, especially after being ignored so distinctly.

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CStew
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outdoor seating was lovely!! There were some noisy skateboarders nearby, but that was truly the only thing that wasn’t perfect. Food was delicious and service impeccable.

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KellyS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were outstanding! I had the Sangria and it was definitely one of the best that I've had anywhere- even in Spain and Italy!! The staff was very accommodating. This is my third time here and I've never been disappointed!

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BrandonL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dining experience I've had in a while. Was there once before and wasn't thrilled with the food or the service. Only returned because of long wait times at better establishments due to COVID-19 restrictions. We made a reservation for 815pm. While I understand COVID-19 has caused many challenges for restaurants, Plough handled the challenges soooo poorly. It took them over 30 minutes to seat us. Once we were seated, we sat roughly another 15 minutes with no one coming to check on us and take a drink order or food order. The server said he's be right with us, but despite saying this, looking at us multiple times, and never appearing, we decided to get up and leave. The service was horrible, as it was last time, the food was horrible (because we never got to eat), and everything about this visit was horrible. I will never return, and I'd urge you not to try this place either. The Chinese place we went to after however was phenomenal!

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girlsof72
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was slow. I think we were forgotten however they were quick to apologize. This is a unique situation for everyone so understand. Food was very great but I was disappointed at the menu selections. Again unique situation. Noise was due to street so close by. Several motorcycles and loud music from some cars were not conducive to dining.
Will try again when we can sit inside.

FAQs

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

Plough is rated 4.2 stars by 165 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.