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Sam's Log Cabin

945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
+1 510-558-0502
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“scones” (8 reviews)
“eggs” (8 reviews)
“black beans” (3 reviews)
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Diner, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Troubling experience. Went on a Tuesday (they are closed Monday) around 10:30am. and was told that they were OUT OF much of what they are known for - no pork braised collards, no yams (for their yam and egg dish), no trout, and no SAUSAGE!!!....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 6 May 2017

This is a fun and funky little restaurant. They have done a good job to balance good food and fair prices. Some of the items on the menu seem a bit out of place, but I have never had an "average" meal here. The quality...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's the place to meet for breakfast or lunch. Eating inside or out. We ate inside on a rainy day. The inside is old and rustic, appears to have been around for a while. Tables are tight to fit many. The meals were large for...More

Thank Sunshine M
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went to Sam Log's Cabin this summer because our friends who have kids with severe food allergies asked us to go there. Several years ago we had gone a few times and well, decided not to go again due to small portions and long...More

Thank nuffle
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great brunch. Especially like the collard greens with braised pork with eggs, especially with grits and biscuits. Standard breakfast items are good too.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Sam's is a really unique breakfast place. From the outside it looks like you'd be getting a kind of Cracker Barrel type experience, but the food is much more geared to foodies. Well curated menu, from-scratch and responsibly-sourced foods, strong coffee, etc. If you don't...More

Thank Cara C
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Arrived before 8am so had little wait. Nice backyard patio where there are tables to eat has fruit trees And a few benches. . The friendly guys who serve you all play in a band. You won't leave hungry! Great filling pancakes with real maple...More

Thank mer105
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Thus seems to be one of the few good places to eat in Berkeley on a Friday morning without having to make a reservation. My son had a scone, which was delicious (he shared), and french toast which is one of his favorites. I had...More

Thank BEWatermelon
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A breakfast place that is busy from the moment it opens at 8am on a Sunday is a good sign that deliciousness is in store. Good coffee, seating indoors and out baAnck on the patio, and that classic log cabin! Best bets are the American...More

Thank wishfrog
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We did have to wait a bit for a table here, but that's just confirmation that the food is worth it. And they provide coffee while you wait in the back patio, so it's not all bad! The inside space is quite small, so you...More

Thank MiaBchGal
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Jacqui G
4 July 2015|
Response from Marcia S | Reviewed this property |
I have only eaten there once but there were items that would be gluten free such as the chard topped with creme fraiche.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Diner, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-0502
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