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6 Pine St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1528
+1 717-653-5911
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Everything was great. The price was very reasonable, the items we reheated were absolutely as good as if they were on their buffet table, the packaging was superb and worked well for us, and pick up was very easy. This idea of having them cook the turkey and trimmings was much better than going to a restaurant as we experience... More 

Thank DataTutor
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We were going to have my daughter's bridal shower at our house, but the forecast was for rain the entire day! We met with Joanne on Wednesday, and she was able to accommodate all 25 of us easily and happily on the following Saturday! It was such short notice, and she was great to work with! We had a great... More 

Thank PKB2628
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great for events, just let them know what you want, a party, dinner etc.... Great people and will help you make the day special.

Thank Roland M
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The food was, at best, average comfort food. I had prime-rib, which had a bunch of gristle. The side dishes appeared frozen (the veggies for sure!). Their claim to fame is supposedly their desserts, which were average at best. I guess I just like more flavor than they had to offer. Also, the decorations were a bit ..... ah, well... More 

Thank missdebi27
York, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We made reservations for the special Valentine's Day buffet. The price was a little higher, I'll assume due to the Prime Rib that was offered. When paying, we discovered that "regulars" we're being charged the "normal" price while we as "non-regulars" paid the higher price. I certainly understand the desire to reward regular customers, but this could have been handled... More 

2 Thank treadway14
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2013

The Gathering Place both reflects and helps to define traditional local dining. Smaller than more famous buffets, the mood has a familiarity that resembles local family reunions, which is to say, reservedly chatty and mildly festive. Not ideal for Atkins/Paleo, there is a traditional emphasis on breads, potatoes, legumes, pies and pastries. Recipes are unpretentious and hearty, deriving from Pennsylvania... More 

Thank GehmanHD
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2013

From the host/hostess to the waitressing staff I noticed they were very friendly and seemed to work well together. Although I don't think that can make up for the boring food options. For the price paid I expected more.. Looking at the menu it appears the same boring options never change. I can't see myself coming back here to endure... More 

Thank Kelly R
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Based on previous reviews, it is apparently a popular "family" kind of place for locals. Though a self-service buffet, the service staff were prompt in bringing drink refills, etc and were cordial and wonderfully accommodating. I give the staff an A. Now to the food.... I am not from the area and therefore can't compare it to other local options,... More 

1 Thank Jim H
Mt. Joy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Come one, come all! The Gathering Place serves the most fantastic Sunday Buffett. The food is all homemade and delicious. The atomsphere is wonderful. Joanne and her staff are the most wonderful people! You can't afford to miss out on this fabulous place. They do catering also and work with you for the affair you are planning. Nothing is too... More 

Thank leelee4u
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 October 2012

I love The Gathering Place in Mount Joy, PA. They have a wonderful, plentiful, and delicious Sunday Buffet (from 10:00-2:00). They regularly do special events and even have a nice outside set up for weddings in summer. We go to the Sunday Bufet, and have gone there on Mothers Day and Birfdays, plus we go there for our Church's Family... More 

1 Thank shero13

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Pine St, Mount Joy, PA 17552-1528
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Mount Joy
  • Phone Number: +1 717-653-5911
Jim and Joanne Pinkerton cordially invite you to celebrate your next occasion at The Gathering Place. We offer complete banquet and buffet service for Weddings, Showers, Family Parties, Meetings, Church or Club Gatherings and host a Sunday Buffet open to the Public from 11AM-1:30PM. Our facilities offer plenty of FREE parking (100 spaces), a warm welcoming atmosphere, and an abundance of hot home style food, served by a friendly, courteous waitress staff.

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