Plough

4.5
239 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.

Indoor & Outdoor seating available.

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

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 239 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick did a wonderful job!

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vipJanethefrequentDiner
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

When we went in, we asked for valet parking but the manager said that we could leave the car at the entrance and he would watch it until we were ready to leave. How incredibly kind. He saw that my husband was handicapped and did all he could to help. He refused a tip after the meal!
Our waiter was gracious, attentive to our needs without hovering. Drinks were generous and tasty. Orders exactly as placed. The mushroom soup was beautifully presented. A large portion, but may have been better with more seasoning? We all got the scallop entree. Very generous portions. Scallops beautifully seared. The pea risotto was the best part of the meal. Bacon chunks could have been smaller. My husband ordered the apple cake. He should have let them heat it. Cold, it was tough. Not the fault of the staff, but my husband’s insistence?
Such a convenient location. We will return.

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DoreenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great location. Delicious food and drinks. Friendly service.

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vipNewYorkerinPA
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place is good for a quick bite. Food was just okay- bland.

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vipElanaK
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The food was good. The space was fine. The service was abysmal. We were ignored. When infrequently checked in on the server was dismissive and rude. We were there during our honeymoon and had noted this on the booking. The host acknowledged this and congratulated us and then it was never mentioned again. We had to ask multiple times for coffee. We waited far far too long for the bill when we just wanted the disappointing experience to end.

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YolandaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable evening food & service was excellent. Wish there was a Port wine to have with dessert the waiter did make some other recommendations. The after dinner drinks were served in a rock glass. Perhaps cordials glasses would be a nicer presentation. Other than that the dinner was excellent would highly recommend this restaurant.

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PeggyO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant was nearly empty but the host chose to seat me in a booth right in front of the servers station. One would think that a hotel restaurant would know better than to disrespect solo diners.

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Howard
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the renovations and the ambiance of Plough. Cocktails were fun, scallops cooked perfectly and the Bolognese superb. Halibut special was devine (we shared bites of our dishes.) Will definitely ne back!

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Carly
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and my boyfriend and I had the best time! :)

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vipGBYP
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time visiting Plough and it was excellent. Our server, Tyler, did a nice job and only working there for a short time. Very pleasant young man. We had questions about wine and he made sure someone with knowledge of the wines helped us. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Great food terrible waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a yummy drink and delicious dinner for two. There are larger tables to accommodate if you want to go there with friends to enjoy the cozy and modern restaurant! Service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jake was wonderful, we will be requesting him every time we come back!

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HeyHeav
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and personable and the food was delicious. What a treat!

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FaithC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow but our waiter was very nice. Not many choices on lunch menu. The ladies bathroom was disgusting. Not one toilet was flushed. Trash can was overflowing. Not easy to figure out how to turn on the water at sink or how to flush toilet. I figured out how to flush toilet then flushed them all!

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IllinoisToPennsylvnia
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good & atmosphere & service was amazing

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Emily
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing. Our waiter was kind and we did not feel rushed to finish our meal. The food was by far some of the best I have ever had. If you are looking for a celebration dinner, this is a perfect place!

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vipKellyC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for lunch while in Lancaster. Quiet. Excellent service. Food was delicious. Flavorful. Large portions. You have to try the brussels sprouts.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and fantastic food!

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Adrienne
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall, nice dining experience. Host wasn't confident, it's nice to walk in and be informed on the status of a table and exactly what we should do between arriving and waiting for our table to open. The bar was quick and friendly, the Starbucks takeout cups seem a bit tacky though. I understand for avoiding broken glass in the lobby but, still. Our waiter was nice but since he doesnt run the food, there were a few times we asked for something from the runner, and it took a long time to receive. I ordered the fisherman's stew (amazingggg) but they never gave me a soup spoon, so things like that. There was then a long gap from when our entrees were set, and when our waiter came to see how it was. We did not complain, were patient, and tipped well, but some of these things other people really squawk about. Would come again, just hopefully these pointless COVID rules end!!!

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YessyM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved this place!! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was small portioned but good flavor

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Shawn was phenomenal. A sommelier in training with great recommendations.

Plough
Responded on March 8, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us at Plough! We will be sure to pass on your kind words to Sean as well. Thank you for dining with us and we can't wait for you to join us again soon!

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vipRecmanmc
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for COVID dining. We were seated at a table in the bar area with noone near us. We used electronic menus sent to our phones. The menu was interesting, the food was tasty, and our server (the bartender) was very attentive.

Plough
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Have a fantastic day!

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RandallB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was amazing. Great place for an early Sunday lunch!

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vipCraigM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere where great. Service was very good, everyone was kind and helpful.

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AlexP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, dinner and dessert were absolutely amazing!

Plough
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you, Alex! We are happy to hear about your positive experience with us, and hope you'll join us at Plough again in the near future. Have a fantastic day!

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AbbyW
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I made reservations a few weeks out for a romantic date night and was disappointed with the table we were given. It was the table closest to the busiest section of the bar, and I felt on display while trying to eat and converse with my husband because the booth faced in toward the bar. There we were dressed up for our first night out in months, and we were within arms reach of patrons coming in sweatpants to order a beer and conversing loudly.
Our appetizer was tasty, but my main course was messed up. It was delivered with cheese on it after I said I was allergic to dairy. By time I received my corrected meal, the meat was well done instead of medium well like I ordered, but my husband had nearly finished his dish already, so I just ate the meat as it was.
I would consider going again, but would call ahead and specify that I would like to be seated far from the bar. I would also over-emphasize my allergies.

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GeorgeD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave was very attentive in serving our table. Food was delivered fast, fresh and tasted great. Atmosphere was fun. Excellent all around.

Plough
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star rating, George! We will pass along your kind words and feedback to David. We hope to have you join us for another meal at Plough in the near future. Have a wonderful day!

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vipJayR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service was outstanding as was the music and overall ambiance. Thank you for a great time. I will be back.

Plough
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait for you to join us again sometime soon. Have a wonderful day!

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violaman
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu isn't big but the quality of food is very good. Cocktails are nice and wine offerings are decent. Prices hover around $20. Atmosphere is very nice.

Plough
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback! We hope you'll join us for another meal sometime soon. Have a great day!

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CatherineP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service nice atmosphere

Plough
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you have a fantastic day!

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Annie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing burger! Delicious sangria. Excellent lunchtime service

Plough
Responded on February 28, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review, Annie! We are so happy that you enjoyed your lunch experience with us and hope you'll join us for another meal soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fishermen’s stew was amazing

Plough
Responded on February 28, 2021

Happy to hear that you enjoyed the Fishermen's Stew! We hope you'll come back soon to enjoy another meal with us at Plough and we thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Louis was great and food was amazing! Mushroom soup was my favorite.

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MeredithS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch menu. Outstanding Staff. Convenient Location. Cannot wait to go back!

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Nick
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance and service but food was very underwhelming and far too overpriced for the quality. We dined the day after Valentines and I'm pretty sure our food was leftovers from a busy Valentines the day before. The Brussel Sprouts app was awesome (9/10), but the entrees (ricotta gnochi and lobster fettuccini) tasted like yesterdays leftovers and were served luke-warm. Price was $100 for an app, 2 beers, 1 sangria and 2 entrees. Normally I'd say that's about right for a beautiful restaurant with great service, but the food quality would normally deserve 1/2 that price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, food was delicious! Not a fan of their own version of a cosmo, but everything else was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great experience and service. Food was DELICIOUS!!!

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LenH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. I have already recommended to several friends.

FAQs

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

Plough is rated 4.5 stars by 239 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.