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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
+1 907-479-0523
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Tallahassee, FL
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate breakfast here. The food was good! The reindeer sausage was very good. Service was quick and friendly. If you want a local place to eat with fast friendly service, this is the place!

Thank Lrb3665
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yum! What can you say about a great breakfast including reindeer sausage?!? It was great. Basic but delicious! The hash browns are a must for me and they were not disappointing. You get a real flavor of the locals too!! Don miss it!

Thank susy2456133
Metairie, LA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband enjoyed the reindeer sausage & I had a nice breakfast as well so we went back a second time. The second time we weren't as impressed... his omelette had almost no reindeer sausage in it and my sourdough pancakes were interesting but not something either of us could eat much of. Probably an acquired taste as we heard... More 

Thank dzdigits
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

My husband said the breakfasts are really good. However he was not with me when I visited the restaraunt. Since it was almost 11:00 my son ordered a hamburger. I was not impressed. It was served on a small plate with a small helping of French fries. The French fries were pretty bad. They were soggy, and tasted like they... More 

Thank Molly S
Lewistown, Montana
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191 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

I had buffalo sausage with my breakfast of eggs and potatoes, which was good. I had the reindeer sausage the last time I was here, and I would recommend staying away from that stuff. All in all, the meal was good, as was the service.

Thank Tom S
Edmonds, Washington
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158 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small diner, nothing fancy. Service was friendly, most of the clientele was local. When I sat down in our booth, I sunk into the seat uncomfortably. Well-worn I guess? So I skooched over closer to the window where the seat was more level. It's about 7 degrees today, and the cold seeped through the window enough that... More 

Thank tlawish
Portland, Oregon
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384 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I stopped for breakfast before church on a Sunday morning. As I walked in, pretty much everyone near the door turned to see who had come in...a true sign that this is a local favorite. I was immediately greeted with a smile and told to choose any place to sit. The staff was friendly and the menu was pretty much... More 

Thank Eugene F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stopped by here by chance after leaving the UAF campus and were so glad we did! Very friendly wait staff and wonderful food! We'll definitely be back when we find ourselves in Fairbanks again. Great value too!

Thank Amy H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but just ok. The place in general had a dirty atmosphere. The menus were gross and the wait staff were rude and grumpy.

Thank Keena M
Homer, Alaska
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152 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love Sam's Sourdough Sam's even though the service is always super quirky. Even when they are slammed busy food comes out quick. I recommend the sourdough pancakes!

Thank Debbie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-0523

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