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Ems Original Sub Shop

434 Main St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1819
+1 814-535-5919
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“potato salad” (3 reviews)
“subs” (10 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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434 Main St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1819
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Ems has been an institution for years in Johnstown. This location on Main Street severs the traditional recipe sub I grew up eating, along with a wide variety of subs and sandwiches. Staff was nice and efficient, price was right and the place was clean.

Thank fog49
Reviewed 25 November 2016

There were a lot of days when I would walk down here and just relax. They have a good amount of snacks and drinks, and the staff is very kind. I have no problem with it.

Thank Black S
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered a baked ham with double near and cheese. When my husband brought it home I was amazed at how small it was. Yes it had extra baked ham and cheese but it was so small in diameter I mistook it for a regular....More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Skip the chains and stop here. This is a place where you went growing up to get an authentic submarine sandwich. Always a good place to eat for lunch or even a quick dinner. The bread is delicious. There can be a wait so be...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We discovered Em's subs when they were sold at the Johnstown Chiefs hockey games years ago. Em's Subs was a great supporter of that team. If the community would have supported the team like Em's, the team would still be in town. Their subs are...More

1  Thank bilodeau2015
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The bread for the subs is home made, so it's chewy and really good. Definitely call ahead and pick up if you're in a hurry. They don't skimp on meat like Subway. Shop also offers plenty of chips and home made sides like potato salad...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Em's is always a great lunch stop. I usually call ahead so my sub is ready when I get there. They do have more of a selection than rthey used to. They offer many types of cookies and some salads. They also do sandwhich trays...More

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 16 June 2015

If you are visiting Johnstown you have to try Ems. The way they prepare their bread is pretty cool. They hollow out the middle so all the sub’s content stays inside the bun instead of on the floor! They also have great party platters, the...More

Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Every time I am in Johnstown I make sure to stop at Em's and buy a sub for the road. There are several locations; however, this review pertains to the Geistown location. Service is fast and friendly and they offer a wide variety of subs....More

Thank ViaggiatoriSicilia
Reviewed 18 February 2015

If you're looking for a nice sandwich shop this is your place. Good sandwiches, soups and salads. Nice variety to choose from.

Thank Kelly K
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  • Address: 434 Main St, Johnstown, PA 15901-1819
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Johnstown
  • Phone Number: +1 814-535-5919