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Sam's For Play Cafe & Catering

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American, Cafe, Diner
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2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
+1 707-528-2929
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Rohnert Park, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Sam's. This is a great breakfast spot. You will not leave hungry! It's a local favorite but also good for tourists that are looking for a great breakfast spot. I love the chicken fried steak with extra gravy and the homemade HUGE biscuits!

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Thank SuzanneS60
Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is comfort food at a great price. Went in for a quick breakfast before work and was surprised at the speed and quality of the breakfast. Was surprised at the protion sizes and the price.

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Thank sebcell
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've been there dozens of times for breakfast.Their early breakfast is a fantastic deal, and is done just about perfectly. I always judge a breakfast first by how well they can make over medium and poached eggs. They never got my eggs wrong. Their country potatoes are really good, and their house salsa is a great accompaniment. The bacon is... More 

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Thank bayosal
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Liver and onions were the special of the day so Sam's got off to a great start. I wish I had noticed that split pea with ham was the soup of the day. That said, I probably would have overeaten if I did notice.

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Thank BigE02882
Rancho Cordova, California
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Was greeted as soon as i walked in. got a menu, and cup of coffee immediately when i was seated. Food was service fast and hot. Nice atmosphere. I'd would eat their again.

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Thank michael h
Petaluma, California
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sam's for play is a pretty large dinner and always very busy and lively when I go for breakfast. I have never tried the lunch but it looks good from the pictures on the menu which has a very wide selection. They make a mean chili omelet, waffles are awesome but my favorite are the good old fashioned pancakes. The... More 

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Thank K_Chan40
Santa Rosa, California
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Sam's may not be fancy, but if you want a good breakfast lunch or dinner, it's the place to go. Not too pricey and foods that are easily recognizable to most Americans. Service has always been good for me there and food consistent, too.

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Thank gordsgal
Sebastopol, California
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

So nice to feel your in a friendly, local cafe rather than a chain resturant. The food choices are huge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is very friendly, the food is cooked to order the old fashion way. Prices are great for this type of service and quality.

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Thank GRS-SJS
South Lake Tahoe, California
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381 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ask a local for a good place for breakfast, and many will tell you “Sams”…next to the Rodeway Inn…so I looked up the website - checked it out it advertised and highlighted “delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere” – so why not? Right..? When I arrived it is a brightly painted white and blue building, a... More 

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Thank Neal S
Walnut Creek, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016

First time at Sam's. Was promptly seated. The waitress, an older charming Hispanic lady with a great sense of humor, greeted me with a smile and the menu. Brought coffee right away. Ordered eggs w/spuds (very tasty). Will definitely return when in Santa Rosa again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-528-2929
Description
Sam’s For Play Cafe & Catering serves delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere. The intention since creating Sam’s in 1985 has always been to have a place where everyone can have a good time and enjoy a good meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?