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Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill

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JFK International Airport, Terminal 7, Near Gate 3, Jamaica, NY 11430
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Mon 13:00 - 21:00
Tue 14:00 - 20:00
Wed 15:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 10:00
13:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I don't even know how to start this review. On the way home, we stopped at this place to grab a bite. I waited about 15 mins before a server came to greet us. Once she arrived, she apologized for the wait, it was fine, we were not annoyed by it at all. I ordered a chicken sandwich and my... More 

Thank Damon A
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is woefully understaffed and the service is terrible as a result. The bar area and half of the dining table areas were served by just one staff member. The staff member took 10 minutes before even speaking to me. I get she's busy and there's 20 other people but a simple acknowledgement and "I'll get to you in... More 

Thank Elwyn C
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went in there to get a drink and some food and sat at the bar. It took about fifteen minutes for the barman to speak to us, even though he had looked at us multiple times when we tried to get his attention and he wasn't busy at all. Once we finally came over we tried to order two cokes... More 

Thank Harriet C
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222 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I think 1 waiter for 15 tables - slow service - food ok. Beers are expensive. Music is loud. Table top designs made us dizzy

Thank John B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

To kill some time, we did a mini bar crawl around Terminal 7. Second port of call was Sammy's place. The silver discs and guitars were interesting, but the beers and wine were pricey.

Thank KinkyNoodle
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

absolutely disgusting service,, struggled to get served , the girl on duty sunday night was very rude, arrogant, walked slovenly, didn't care about customers. I wasn't the only one to complain about her. she put the place to shame even before we got the bill. I would never go again. very inflated prices

Thank carlyn67
2 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

On arrival I was ignored by the tender at the bar for several minutes before they finally offered to serve me (it wasn't busy, but I am sure he enjoyed the banana he was eating!) After ordering a drink I asked if there was a wifi code, which I got a short answer of no from what I assume was... More 

Thank Ben D
Stockport, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The last meal we had in New York was here at JFK Airport whilst waiting for our overnight plane back to the UK. Decent beach themed bar where we enjoyed Sam Adams beer and burgers (billed as sandwiches, but actually burgers). The food was nice and filling. I also had a Johnnie Walker Black. As far as airport bars go,... More 

Thank Gary M
Rochester, New York
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The bar was the first thing that caught our attention after an especially frustrating experience with the TSA...and the bartender did not disappoint! The drinks were solid and strong. We were so encouraged by this experience that we ordered an appetizer (loaded nachos), then dinner (Cuban sandwiches). The food was as good as the drinks. The waiter was fast, friendly,... More 

Thank footprints7299
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Be clear if you are used to London Airports JFK Terminal 7 is very poor. Sammy's serves a limited menu but the food is OK. When we visited the sound system was playing some very depressing Jazz (not sure how that fits with the beach bar and grill theme). The sound system is also not linked to the tannoy system... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
14:00 - 20:00
13:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 10:00
13:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: JFK International Airport, Terminal 7, Near Gate 3, Jamaica, NY 11430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Jamaica
  • This restaurant is at John F. Kennedy Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?