Plough

4.5
224 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.

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
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 224 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRecmanmc
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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RandallB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, dinner and dessert were absolutely amazing!

Plough
Responded 5 days ago

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 6 days ago
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
4 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.

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vipJayR
Chicago
2 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 5 days ago

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
3 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.

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CatherineP
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service nice atmosphere

Plough
Responded 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

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BarryG
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ex was great. We had Nick as our waiter. He was a rock star! So polite and professional. Very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was amazing by far the best meal we had in a long time.

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KateM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great renovations done to the restaurant. Loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Very unique spins on some traditional dishes. Definitely recommend!

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vipluv2dine
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our server for lunch was great!Very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the food.

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vipSmiles
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had made a reservation however was offered seat by the door (cold night) or back by the kitchen

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vipGlma
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Excellent Reuben and Brussels sprout salad.Server was very friendly and professional.

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Orthochicky
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Family member called ahead and surprised by paying bill!

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vipStever
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It is a upscale restaurant with a beautiful bar. It is very swanky and the staff was friendly and accommodating. Because of Covid, there was very little staffing. I think I just ordered the wrong thing. I ordered a roast pork sandwich, and it was just terrible. Big hunks of pork with big sections of fat and the broccolini was just one piece across the bun that made it hard to bite off. It was a poorly constructed sandwich. My mates salad looked better.

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Superpickle
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I ordered the brisket and sweet potato entre. The brisket tasted good, but the portion was very small (one 1/4" slice approximately). It came with two sweet potatoes that were sliced partially through (I assume to speed up the cooking process) but the potatoes were basically raw. They were inedible. It The drinks were overpriced as well. I left the restaurant feeling hungry.

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viplondon25
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately, we were seated next to the kitchen, but it’s such a weird time that you hate to ask for a change. Our waitress was kind of flaky. The bartender/sommelier was fabulous! The food was OK.

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LUZB
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was delicious!
Service was great.

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Junito
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife graduated college

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff service was excellent. Food preparation/presentation was excellent. Will be recommending the Plough to family and friends.

Plough
Responded on December 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review! Feedback is always appreciated and we can't wait for you to join us again sometime soon. Have a fantastic day!

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RandyB
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal served by a hospitable staff on a rainy night.

Plough
Responded on December 10, 2020

Thank you for the kind review, Randy! We hope you'll join us for another meal in Plough soon. Enjoy your day!

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LynnP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the service was excellent but the noise from the kitchen was off putting. My husbands dinner was great but mine was just ok.

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SherG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Short ribs had no flavor taste like red wine vinegar horrible taste!

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch. Food and drinks were excellent. Server was attentive and friendly. The way they do French fries is very unique.
Make sure to check Plough out.

Plough
Responded on November 29, 2020

Thanks for the 5-star review, Denny! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us at Plough, and you'll join us again soon!

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genem
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Food was excellent. Waiter Nick was exceptional.

Plough
Responded on November 27, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us! We will pass along the kind feedback to Nick. Have a fantastic day!

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ThomasW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared and service was excellent. Great menu selection and seasonal dishes.

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vipLeslieT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance at Plough is very pretty and quiet, which we liked a lot. We were there at 7:45 on a Saturday night, and probably because of Covid, it was far from crowded. Our server, Jake, was top notch. He checked on us often, was professional, and very friendly. My husband and son each had the specials of the day, for appetizers and for dinner. I had the crab cakes and they were delicious. I don't think you'll be let down if you dine here, and if you are lucky enough to have Jake helping you, you're sure to have a great experience.

Plough
Responded on November 24, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Plough and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Jake! We hope you'll join us again sometime soon. Have a great day, Leslie!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When we arrived we were seated promptly but the evening went south from there . Considering it wasn’t busy our waiter wasn’t attentive at all (more concerned about chatting up the female bartender). Appetizers were lack luster and dinner was a flop (for that cost on a burger it should be a better meal than Burger King). Also sinks didn’t work in the bathroom which is not ideal especially during COVID. Definitely wouldn’t go back .

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ErinG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. This was one of the most high quality meals I've had in Lancaster in a long time

Plough
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you so much for the 5-star review, Erin! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, and hope you'll join us again sometime soon. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our first experience here. The restaurant is affiliated with the Marriot hotel but it has it's own entrance and stands alone. The food is high quality. Prices are market value, but definitely worth the price. Most of the food is locally sourced and in farm-to-table style. We will definitely be back!!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! All around a great place to either for a celebration event or just a casual night out on the town.

FAQs

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

Plough is rated 4.5 stars by 224 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.