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“What a Meal!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Steak and Seafood

Sam's Steak and Seafood
281 North Corie Avenue, Johnstown, NY 12095
518-762-7267
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Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Johnstown
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Canandaigua, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“What a Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A restaurant's busy parking lot usually means good food, & that's certainly true here!
Waiting in line to be seated confirms it.
The food that we enjoyed would be a credit to any town of size but to have it in little Johnstown is a wonderful discovery! From great attentive service by our server, ( and none of them work at less than full-out), to great bread, salads w/ homemade dressing, and possibly one of the best steaks that I have enjoyed, WOW!
I ordered the NY Strip, 14 oz. of what a steak is supposed to taste like; charbroiled medium exactly as ordered, plated with some flair by the artfully garlic whipped potatoes and mixed grilled veggies. A week later I'm wishing I could have that steak again in my town!
My wife decided on Shrimp Scampi "Paris Bistro-style", sauteed jumbo (and they were) shrimps w/ lemon, garlic, tomato, white whine & fresh basil over angel hair. She declared it perfect, too!
The extensive menu has 28 dinner entrees alone to choose from.
A very popular place and for GOOD reason!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Schenectady, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Spoiled Dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went with another couple for their anniversary and our dinner was very disappointing.
The drinks and onion ring tower were great, but our prime ribs were bad. First one brought out to our girl friend was small and full of fat, we sent it back and got another one which she ate part of and took the rest home to her dog. Our other prime ribs were very touch and lacking in flavor.
We have been to Sams's before and were very disappointed this time, we may not go back.
The wait staff was good and tried to make good on a bad night, not their fault, the problem seems to be in the kitchen staff in that they send out poor quality food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Placid, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Alway great food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Have been here many times while in the area. The food is always good and the service is excellent! The portions are huge and the prices are affordable

Visited August 2013
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Galway, New York
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42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Summer Time...and the livin' is easy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

HAVE TO start with the "Tower of Inferno-" onion rings, done like good Buffalo Wings!! Very generous sandwiches, good draft beer choices, excellent fish & chips. Friend said really good "French Dip" too! LOVE sweet potato fries and these were the BEST! Heading to the lake? Stop here first and forget packing lunch--or dinner!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“huge portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Good basic food- don't get to fancy ad you will be happy. The specials were nice and they were very accommodating.

Visited July 2013
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