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Sam's Log Cabin

$$ - $$$
Diner, American, Cafe
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945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
+1 510-558-0502
07:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Albany, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went to Sam Log's Cabin this summer because our friends who have kids with severe food allergies asked us to go there. Several years ago we had gone a few times and well, decided not to go again due to small portions and long waits. It's so much better now. Actually it's really a whole different experience now! In... More 

Thank nuffle
Berkeley, California, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great brunch. Especially like the collard greens with braised pork with eggs, especially with grits and biscuits. Standard breakfast items are good too.

Thank Karen H
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Sam's is a really unique breakfast place. From the outside it looks like you'd be getting a kind of Cracker Barrel type experience, but the food is much more geared to foodies. Well curated menu, from-scratch and responsibly-sourced foods, strong coffee, etc. If you don't get there early, you will most likely have to wait a while for a table,... More 

Thank Cara C
St. Thomas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arrived before 8am so had little wait. Nice backyard patio where there are tables to eat has fruit trees And a few benches. . The friendly guys who serve you all play in a band. You won't leave hungry! Great filling pancakes with real maple syrup- a must for those of us that grew up in New England. Good bacon,... More 

Thank mer105
Ruskin, Florida
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Thus seems to be one of the few good places to eat in Berkeley on a Friday morning without having to make a reservation. My son had a scone, which was delicious (he shared), and french toast which is one of his favorites. I had huevo rancheros, which were served over black beans with a side of guacamole. They were... More 

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Humboldt County, USA
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A breakfast place that is busy from the moment it opens at 8am on a Sunday is a good sign that deliciousness is in store. Good coffee, seating indoors and out baAnck on the patio, and that classic log cabin! Best bets are the American dishes--pancakes, French toast--and the omelettes. Delicious sourdough toast. This last visit I was excited for... More 

Thank wishfrog
Miami Beach
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We did have to wait a bit for a table here, but that's just confirmation that the food is worth it. And they provide coffee while you wait in the back patio, so it's not all bad! The inside space is quite small, so you may sit outside. We rather enjoyed the good weather and the temperate sunshine. The menu... More 

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Pt Richmond,Ca
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great , friendly service, very good food, all in all a fun place to have lunch. Parking is on the street,.

Thank Bindu D
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Fortunately, the history of this place is explain on the menu, so you don't have to wonder too much about the "log cabin" meme. That said, there are often lines of the hopeful and waiting outside Sam's, parking complications notwithstanding. (Please don't park in the mini-mall lot across San Pablo Avenue and then try to jaywalk -- it's a scary... More 

Thank Paul S
Albany, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We went years ago and had a not great experience (overpriced for okay food), and so in more recent years we viewed friends' rave reviews with skepticism. Finally went last year and kicked ourselves for not going sooner. Great food, filling portions, and a daily special scone/muffin and housemade jam. And if you have to wait for a table, there's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$10
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-0502

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