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Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe

144 Main St, Salem, NH 03079-3106
+1 603-894-5395
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“french toast” (7 reviews)
“home fries” (8 reviews)
“pancakes” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner
144 Main St, Salem, NH 03079-3106
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here before going to Canobie Lake Park. Great old school diner feel and very friendly staff. Decent size restaurant. Great breakfast and lunch menu selection. We both ordered the “Big Boy Breakfast” meal that included toast(we ordered thick Italian bread...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Finally got to eat at Sammy J's today. Went around 10:30am, was busy but got a table. Typical breakfast menu. Lunch started at 11:00, wish I would have waited a bit. Had a egg, bacon, home fries and toast breakfast. It was ok ( the...More

Thank H S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great prices and a lot of food that's very tasty. In my top five for the best pancakes I've ever had.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My husband took me to Sammy J's for our 44th anniversary. Any day i dont have to cook is a celebration for me. I was dying for the eggs and kilbasi. Which i got. My husband had the eggs and sausage. They have a varity...More

Thank LindagSalem
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Great wait staff, lots of food and what else needs to be said. Place was relocated here and the crowd followed. People know a good thing when the TASTE it.

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a great place family atmosphere clean waitresses are very pleasant food is great. We bring our family on Sundays.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We went for breakfast. My eggs were ice cold and bacon way over cooked ( totally dried out). My husband on the other hand had the French toast with bacon. His bacon was the same as mine but, his French toast was done perfectly! It...More

Thank Helenus22
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We are looking for a good breakfast place, so we thought we'd check out Sammy J's since it's close by. Eggs were cooked perfect, but everything else was average. I'm a corned beef hash lover, so I asked the waitress if the corned beef hash...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great little diner! Pancakes, eggs, meats and even the marble rye was awesome! waitresses are very friendly and it's obvious they enjoy their job. Couldn't imagine living there and getting to hang out there each morning. Will definitely stop when traveling thru again.

Thank gksop92
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thanks for the great review! Hope you stop in again, soon!

Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've eaten there once. The food was prepared quickly, and was well-prepared. I ordered bacon and eggs with toast, and a fruit bowl. Each of these came to around $5. The fruit bowl was about twice the size of most restaurants fruit bowls -grapes, pineapple,...More

Thank Pilgrim_in_Maine
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Please come join us again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
5:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Main St, Salem, NH 03079-3106
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 603-894-5395
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