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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
+1 907-479-0523
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“pancakes” (28 reviews)
“great diner” (3 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eggs, Bacon, hash browns & pancakes, all nicely done. Hash browns were crispy on the outside just like I like them. But the highlight was definitely the sourdough pancakes!

Thank davyd83
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a great old time feel dinner. Waitress was overly polite. Classic diner menu with very fast service. Prices were more than fair..... Keep up the good work!

Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was recommended by someone at Museum of the North for a quick lunch spot. It was quick if you're in a rush and are ok with a pretty basic diner. I ordered the cottage cheese with fruit - the fruit was canned - it...More

Thank LGBTtraveler
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Combine Far North friendly hospitality with American classic comfort foods-- spin them up a bit with a touch of local flavor, and you have a delicious meal for the whole family! Featured local hits are the sourdough pancakes (sourdough starter goes back a long time),...More

Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

While it charges typical tourist prices, this is a great down-home cafe with friendly service and tasty, filling food. The sourdough pancakes were definitely a treat!

Thank Brandy M
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The service was very good. The breakfast was average to good. We tried Sourdough pancakes and personally didn't care for them, but some people really like them a lot, it's a personal taste, but if you've never had them, here's a chance to try at...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 7 pm but ordered breakfast. Service started out slow (they were in "closing duties" mode) but quickly improved when a 2nd family entered. The food was hot, fresh & generously portioned. The leftover pancakes & sausage patty still tasted good after 2-days....More

Thank Didi G
Reviewed 14 July 2017

stopped in after 11 days in Alaska. We had passed this place for several days as we drove around Fairbanks. Our server asked us if we were going to eat then go to the airport. Apparently, that is a common thing. So, the food got...More

Thank leeandjoanne1993
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Sausage and French toast, balm for the weary. Also, a guy saw a fellow diner who'd done him a solid a long time ago. The guy walked over, picked up the bill and paid for for the family's breakfast. It was a sweet moment at...More

Thank Olivia E
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The sausage patties were homemade and delicious. Quick service. No real maple syrup though for those excellent pancakes.

Thank Janine C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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