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Sam's Restaurant

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36 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937-2403
+1 631-324-5900
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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898 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Sam's just wanting a slice Had some pizza, it hit the spot but I've had better. Chased it down with some soda. Pleasant Place, nice people

Thank jeremy t
Catania, Italy
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always homey great authentic Italian food, since 1947, best shrimp pizza, great salads, it's all good

Thank 2014traveler14
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The last vestige of the "real" local Hamptons, Sam's is one of the only places that remains the same as it always was. That means great thin-crust pizza, no frills but expert service, down-to-earth, no-nonsense decor (ok a bit downscale), and a fun mix of locals, weekenders, parents with kids, and celebrities who don't mind being treated like everyone else.

Thank Cecilia F
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My sweetie and I were overnighting for 2-night get-away weekend and we didn't feel like splashing out for fancy dining. I found Sam's via TripAdvisor and it was as billed - was just the ticket for a quiet, straightforward dinner of no-nonsense Italian food. We dropped in (no reservations taken and is only open evenings) on a Friday evening and... More 

Thank kristy77a
New Orleans, Louisiana
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Old Italian restaurant with indifferent service and mediocre food. Our server was totally impersonal. The pizza was on par with Domino's. Seek better alternatives.

Thank M S
East Harptree, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Old Italian restaurant best for your choice of thin crust pizza. Prefer the large with sausage, mushrooms & artichokes. Worth the wait but no reservations. You can call ahead for take out. Nice side salads & deserts.

Thank 1224connie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The great thing about Sams is the smell of tomato, basil and baked cheese that hits you as you walk through the door. They have a simple setting, but one that has been unchanged since their inception in the 1940s and somehow knowing you are experiencing a longstanding independent restaurant makes the experience all the more worthwhile. You'll find a... More 

Thank Craigsoota
Bronx, New York
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you want a good, satisfying meal in the Hamptons, Sam's is the answer. Good pizza, pasta. The seafood dishes utilize local seafood and are really good, especially for the money. Gets very crowded in the summer, but you can also order takeout.

Thank Joshua R
Wiltshire, UK
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice during a recent trip to East Hampton and absolutely loved it. Buzzy atmosphere with great service and the food was delicious. Fab pizza and pasta dishes and an amazing house salad which we loved. Good wine selection too. No reservations needed. Go there!

Thank Mac7471
Denver, Colorado, United States
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We asked for our server at the Clam Bar at Napeague (another great Hampton's institution, don't miss it!) where we might find a great local haunt. Sam's was her response and so glad we went. They've been in town since 1947 and no small surprise there are pictures of many celebrities that have dined there over the years. The baked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Newtown Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937-2403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: +1 631-324-5900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?