Plough

4.5
214 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 214 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fishermen’s stew was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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Sgnl01
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate at Plough over the weekend since we were staying at the Hotel Marriott in Lancaster, PA. The hospitality and service was excellent! Food was delicious, highly recommended the Crispy Brussel Sprouts to start. Overall I would most definitely recommend this restaurant and I certainly look forward to revisiting the place during our next trip to Lancaster.

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MargaretH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plough was outstanding in every aspect of my dining experience; every employee that I encountered was professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.

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Michael
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jake was spot on with his suggestions and food was delicious.

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Donnavie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our friends got the chicken family dinner and they loved it and it’s a lot of food. I got the short rib and I’m still thinking about. And my boyfriend got the burger and that was great!

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Donna1714
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My first time at Plough. We love the restaurants in Downtown Lancaster. Our waiter was Nick and he was good although a bit shakey...spilled my martini and then I was sticky all night. The Mozzarella app was mediocre. The bread it came with was just plain toasted bread probably right out of the bag. For the $$ it was not worth it. There were 4 of us...2 got the short ribs which were delicious, another got the pork duo which was amazing. I ordered the scallops...it was good but not very hot. Everyone else's meal was hot so I figure mine was done first and should have been kept hot while waiting for the others. Hazelnut cream puffs ended the night...could have added more of the cream...just saying. For the money spent the evening did not match that. I hate giving mediocre reviews but the truth is the truth. We will probably not be back. Too many other restaurants I know to be consistently good.

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efoodie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is really outstanding. We sat in the lounge area, which was both a delight and fun. My friends visited from Hershey joined and loved everything as well. Our waiter Dakota, was spot on in helping us place our small plate dishes to share. I would highly recommend, although I normally would only eat at mom and pop or smaller venues the hotel environment is great for social distancing and they nailed it !!! Thank you Dakota

Plough
Responded on November 2, 2020

We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal, and evening with us at Plough. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Dakota, and the rest of the team! Have a wonderful day!

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TimothyG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

We enjoyed the pleasant and courteous service of the wait staff. The downfall was the location of our table.....at the kitchen prep-area....when dropping over $100 for diner, I would expect at least a semi-exclusive spot. not a lot of vegetarian choices, but I mustered thru that task....The food and service were the best I have had....we'll be back!...

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AimeeD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food was all excellent except for one dish where the chicken was a little dry but still had excellent flavor! Will definitely go back again! Great date night place!

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luisp
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place. Cant wait to go again for lunch this time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The spaetzel dish was bland with odd garnish.

FAQs

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

Plough is rated 4.5 stars by 214 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.