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“Best restaurant in Johnstown...damning with faint praise.”

Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck
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Ranked #14 of 172 Restaurants in Johnstown
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vine Street
Transit: Hotel parking garage with elevator, optional stairs, well lighted. Surface level parking lot also available.
Description: Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in foods from Italy, France, Spain and other parts of the Mediterranean basin. This cooking style uses healthy ingredients like olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Johnstown...damning with faint praise.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

I wish tripadvisor would allow me to rate Harrigan's as 3 1/2 because that would be a more accurate rating. Johnstown is not a hotbed of good places to eat. In fact, for a city its size, it's pretty lousy. This is my favorite Johnstown restaurant, and I've eat here a lot over the years. OK, once you get past that it's located inside a Holiday Inn, the decor is upscale and nice, often with live music on weekends, which is terrific. Service is top notch. Wine selection is excellent. Food is erratic, sometimes solidly good, but not great, other times just so-so. Either way, it is overpriced. (This is Johnstown, Pennsylvania, not NYC, for goshsakes!) I would note that they do excellent, if overpriced, buffets for Mothers' Day and special occassions. All in all, a thumbs up: good, but it could be better.

  • Visited May 2013
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MelissaBird_JSTMK, Manager at Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear CAF1129,

Thank you for your recent review of Harrigan’s Café and Wine Deck. We value your honest feedback. We’re happy to read we are your favorite restaurant in Johnstown! We are very proud of our Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine list, as well as our delicious food choices. Hope you will continue to visit us and enjoy our nightly Dinner Specials, as well as a glass of wine (or ice cold beer).

Sincerely,
MBird
Group Sales Manager
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Omaha, Nebraska
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282 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“good food, good selections”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

mac and cheese was amazing, funny little place, like the vibe would eat there again ate there three time in 5 days

Visited June 2013
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MelissaBird_JSTMK, Manager at Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear AngryBirdMSD,

Thank you for your recent review! We truly appreciate and value your feedback. We are happy to read you enjoyed your visit so much, as well as the food. (The mac and cheese is one of my favorites). We hope you come back and see us soon. Have a great summer!

MBird
Sales Manager
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Berea, Ohio
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Overpriced Gelato!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Harrigan's is located inside the Holiday Inn, Johnstown, PA.. The atmosphere is upscale, but casual attire is perfectly acceptable.

The food is overpriced, but tasty. During our visit, my partner's turkey burger arrived at table almost completely raw! Very disgusting. Once it was cooked, however, she said it was delicious and my burger was also quite good.

The menu offers a decent selection, but unless you are in the mood to spend a lot, it's best to stick with the sandwiches.

The worst part of our experience (beyond the raw meat) was definitely desert! It had nothing to do with quality...the gelato we had was scrumptious. The problem was the cost. We paid $6.50 each for what literally amounted to a serving that was comparable to half a scoop of ice cream. That was absurd!

Overall, I would say you can find better food, at a better price, in Johnstown. That being said, Harrigan's is pleasant enough--and the convenience of being in-house does make it worthwhile if you don't feel like going out for your meal.

Visited July 2013
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MelissaBird_JSTMK, Manager at Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Cemetery_Man,

Thank you for your recent review of Harrigan’s Café & Wine Deck. We do value your feedback. Harrigan’s prides itself on exceptional food and I am saddened to read that your partner’s food was not cooked when it first was served – please accept my apology! Glad it was tasty when it was brought back out. I have passed your comments to our food and beverage director regarding the price of the Gelato – we are in the process of introducing a new menu and are welcoming suggestions. I do hope you will eat with us the next time you are in Johnstown. We’d love to serve you and your partner again!

MBird, Sales Manager
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Johnstown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Harrigan's Cafe and Wine deck is one of Johnstown's best restaurants. The food is excellent and the service fantastic. If you want a quiet relaxing atmosphere, this is the place. We have never been disappointed in our menu selections. The sea bass and dry aged steaks are wonderful.

  • Visited March 2013
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MelissaBird_JSTMK, Manager at Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Dear Deborah H,

Thank you so much for your kind words and continued patronage of our restaurant. We are very proud to serve the Johnstown community, as well as our numerous hotel guests, and we are thrilled you enjoy our food and service. I’ll be sure to pass along your compliments to our chef and his staff, as well as all of our servers. Keep us in mind in the future when you are hungry! We look forward to seeing you. Thanks again!

Warm Regards,
Melissa Bird, Sales Manager
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Bloomsburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

The food was excellent & service was great. Thought the alcoholic beverages were a little pricey, but overall a great experience.

Visited February 2013
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MelissaBird_JSTMK, Manager at Harrigan's Cafe & Wine Deck, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Hi, P J-

Thank you for visiting Harrigan's Cafe and Wine Deck during your visit to Johnstown. Glad you liked the food. Hope you got to try one of the wines from our Award Wining wine list!

Hope to see you soon!
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