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“Yeah, it's a Hoss's” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hoss's Steak & Sea House

Hoss's Steak & Sea House
441 Theater Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904
814-262-7371
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Ranked #65 of 145 restaurants in Johnstown
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Hoss’s Steak and Sea House is a family restaurant featuring fresh-cut steaks, seafood, and tender chicken entree. All cooked to order! Enjoy our fresh and wholesome Soup & Salad Bar with homemade soups, just-baked breads, fresh fruits, delicious desserts, and soft-serve ice cream. We feature a fun menu for kids and offer family-style banquets in our comfortable banquet rooms.
Toronto, Canada
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19 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Yeah, it's a Hoss's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

OK, so it was our first time. Found it a little strange ordering at the check-in counter but hey, it worked. Not sure how speedy it would be if it was a busy night. Food: lots if you are hungry and it was good to read on-line that they had a set of low-cal selections. Sadly they were "not on" during our visit so we settled for chicken and pasta. Ah well, the salad bar was OK.
Not for us (2 oldsters) but we can see where it could work well for a family with hungry kids.

Visited September 2013
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Missy H, at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Johnstown location. We understand that our ordering process can be a bit confusing for new guests. It actually works faster as our guest are able to help themselves to our Soup & Salad Bar immediately after being seated instead of waiting on their server to come take their order. As for our "low-cal selections", we believe you are referring to our 500 Calorie Menu. We apologize if this menu was not on display however all those items are on our regular menu.
Again your patronage and feedback is appreciated and we hope we have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Lincoln, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Go to Denny's”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Overpriced. Inedible. Rotten service. Couldn't find any employee with a personality or enthusiasm. Rice pilaf was disgusting. Scallops immersed in butter. I can't say anything nice at all. $34 for a horrible meal for 2.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Missy H, Social Media Director at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, responded to this review, September 14, 2013
We are sorry that your dining experience at our Johnstown location was not positive. Your comments will be shared with the management and crew to ensure these issues are resolved. Once again we apologize and hope you will give Hoss's another chance in the future.
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Independence, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Never Again”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were in the area to see the Flight 93 Memorial and the Johnstown Flood Museum. We had no idea where to eat and ended up at Hoss's because our first choice looked like a dive and we didn't even get out of our car there. Hoss's looked nice on the outside but we were in for a very big and unpleasant surprise on the inside. This is basically upscale fast food. You order at the register, from a menu printed on the wall. There is no alcohol and my husband always wants a cocktail and then a glass of wine with dinner so this was a major disappointment. They have a salad bar and a dessert bar where you help yourself and a waitress brings your main course to the table. The food was mediocre. We were really wanting a nice, quiet dinner and Hoss's is not the place to go for that. There were a lot of elderly people and families and that is probably Hoss's niche.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Missy H, Social Media Director at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Johnstown location. We are sorry that our establishment was not what you were expecting. We are a family style restaurant and do not serve alcohol. Your feedback is appreciated.
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Scotland, Maryland
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Good salad, soup,and dessert bar.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

I have never eaten at a Hoss' so I was in for an experience. Like other reviewers said, the ambiance is a mix of fast food and sit down. I thought Sizzler and Western Steer were out of business but nope...Hoss' has taking their experience.

The salad bar was good and looked fresh. The offerings were basic however. There weren't any proteins (chicken?) except egg yolks. Good pasta offerings and veggies. The salad dressing was not labeled so a person did not know which was which.

The soup offerings were good but the highlight was the dessert bar. I resolved to eat very little but it was very hard.

All in all the business model is bizarre for this restaurant. I guess they sell a ton of salads but the service is much different than even Denny's.

I will go back for the salad and maybe a dessert!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Missy H, Social Media Director at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our Johnstown location. We stive to provide great food and service at a reasonable price to all our guests and our salad bar is the centerpiece of this. Your feedback and patronage is appreciated and we hope to serve you again in the future.
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Lancaster, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Early Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

As always service with a smile, and I would recommend coconut shrimp, and salad bar. Great value, service and food

Visited May 2013
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Missy H, Social Media Director at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Thank your for taking the time to write a review for our Johnstown location. We appreciate your positive feedback and will be sure to share it with our crew.
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