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Sam’s Seafood & Steaks

420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
+1 850-432-6626
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“mullet” (15 reviews)
“grouper” (16 reviews)
“coleslaw” (9 reviews)
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420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Sam's has been in Pensacola for a long time. I had gumbo and a salad for lunch. Both were satisfying and filling. This is a great place to hang out on a rainy day. The interior is dark and has great fish on the walls....More

Thank MikeandMax
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

I met a friend here and was surprised when she said they are really good. I ate a shrimp po boy. To be honest, I wasn’t very hungry and expected to take most of it home with me. I am kind of hard to please...More

Thank just8keylimepie1969
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Sam's apparently has only one menu which is wildly overpriced for lunch. You can't get much under $10 and most sandwiches and entrees are in the $13 to $25 range. The grouper sandwich was good but a little skimpy on the grouper. The best part...More

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Went here with two of my friends, I got the seafood Alfredo, one got a cheeseburger, and the other got pecan crusted grouper and it was PHENOMENAL. On top of the amazing food, the service was amazing, and Sam, the owner, came over and talked...More

Thank calyandgigi
Reviewed November 26, 2017

I had the Red Snapper Special (blackened) with a cole slaw side for lunch. Good size serving...done to perfection...not heavily seasoned either. My husband had the fried oysters...WOW!...melt in your mouth ...so delicious. The french fries are extremely good also... Hunter was our waiter, he’s...More

Thank Carrie A
Reviewed July 17, 2017

I am a local Pensacola resident and friends of mine suggested we stop at Sam's for dinner before the Blue Wahoos game. I ordered the mahi sandwich and the amount of fish on the bun was pitiful. I've never had a fish sandwich at any...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed July 10, 2017

do not eat here the worst food and service ever make sure to make a better choice dont waste your money

Thank jenniferbadum
Reviewed June 30, 2017

I've been to Sam's numerous times, but that was years ago, like 20-30 years. Over the years the quality has gone down. I've watched Sam's undergoing a new face lift, nothing special just a new paint job. So, I thought what the heck, lets give...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

I had been there years ago when it was sams seafood shanty. The place now looks nicer. I had the special of mullet and shrimp,and sides of fries and slaw. Since this was the lunch special it also came with a brownie. The brownie and...More

Thank Darin H
Reviewed April 25, 2017

the catfish dinner, with black-eyed peas, and coleslaw, well was outstanding. also the staff was superb .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-432-6626
Sam's Seafood & Steaks is a Pensacola seafood tradition. As the oldest seafood restaurant in the downtown area we are doing something right! Since 1983 the Camariotes family have owned and operated in the same downtown location with only one thing in mind. To bring the freshest Gulf Coast seafood to our customers, complemented with an unforgettable southern casual dining experience. We have a wide variety of menu options from our world famous Gumbo, locally caught seafood, and dry aged hand cut steaks. Try out the Mullet! It's a Pensacola all-time favorite. You can get your fish fried, blackened, grilled, or broiled upon request. We have something to please any pallet. Please be sure visit us soon. Sam's Seafood & Steaks - Pensacola's original seafood restaurant.
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