Hoss's Steak and Sea House
, commonly known as "Hoss's", is a restaurant chain
based in Duncansville, Pennsylvania
The restaurant chain began in 1983 and was founded by Willard E. Campbell. Today, Campbell still serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hoss's Steak and Sea House.
Today, Hoss's can be found in 40 locations; thirty-eight in Pennsylvania, and two in West Virginia.
The chain previously had a restaurant in Winchester, Virginia, but it closed in 2007.
Menu and ordering
Upon entering a Hoss's restaurant, one typically enters a hallway. The walls of the corridor display the menu items available, and the far end of the corridor has a seater
. The seater takes the orders of the party at a computer console, prints the order on a ticket, and then proceeds to walk the dining party to either a table or a booth. The seater then places the ticket on the table to be picked up by a waiter
, allowing the dining party to proceed directly to the salad bar
and the meal to be prepared almost immediately.
The restaurants feature a variety of cuts of beef; seafood dishes; and chicken dishes. Vegetable side dishes are served, and a soup bar, salad bar, and dessert bars are also available and included with all dinner entrees.
The interior of a typical building is mostly exposed wood
. Walls are decorated with antique American advertisements
and objects, especially those local to the area the restaurant is located in. The restaurants also typically feature a stone fireplace
, usually lit during the evenings. Lighting is provided to each table by a makeshift chandelier
made from a wagonwheel and several electric candles.