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Sam's Deli

805 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
+1 250-382-8424
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwich” (90 reviews)
“corn chowder” (6 reviews)
“soups” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Canadian, Soups, American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
805 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plenty of sandwiches to choose from, loved the fact that you could get a half sandwich. Had a half shrimp(prawn) sandwich and a clam chowder, beautiful.

Thank N5902ELgaryb
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a tasty, busy little place . Ordered a clam chowder and an egg salad sandwich. Both we tasty and the price was standard. Would try again if in a hurry or I just wanted a quick bite. There was a lot of construction...More

Thank fanfare50
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This place was not as extraordinary as the reviews had made it seemed, but it was still pretty good. We had the lox bagel and the club sandwich: portions were good and everything tasted great. What we were mostly impressed by was the selection of...More

Thank vanessalK5553CB
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Enjoyed grabbing a shrimp avocado sandwich and soup as a light lunch when arriving in Victoria. Made fresh.

Thank thedreamweavers
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Our Victoria tour only allowed us about 90 minutes in the harbor area to shop, sight-see and grab some lunch. We did not want to spend all of our time waiting for table service in the recommended restaurants near the harbor - nor did we...More

Reviewed September 15, 2018

Mediocre meal with rude service. Do they not realize that the tourist trade keeps them in business? Too many other eating options nearby to go back to Sam's.

Thank jan t
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Haven't been here for a while. Looking forward to smoked meat....WELL, they cancelled that 6 months ago apparently. Deli with no smoked meat or pastrami....why bother? Ate there anyway (was a good sandwich), got a date square - - 2 full sized dates in the...More

Thank saanichguy
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at Sam's Deli today and encountered the rudest person at the counter. Unfortunately she was so rude I'd never go back. My husband is Celiac and we asked if they served gluten free bread for lunch for a sandwich. Her response was curt, rude...More

Thank lakotacat
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great place for sandwiches and breakfast. And if you are from Scandinavia and want a hearty sandwich and a very good coffee in the early morning in Victoria it’s the place to go.

Thank berkfed
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

It’s a pity that the 2 excavators working across the street deaden conversation in this deli. Apart from that, the coffee is good and the cakes very filling.

Thank jin6x
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-382-8424
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