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Sam's Italian Foods

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229 Center St, Auburn, ME 04210-6168
+1 207-482-9145
09:00 - 23:30
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Lewiston, Maine
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went out to eat and most of the places around were too crowded - big hockey tourney going on. After checking out 6 places, we finally settled for Sam's. I got a meatball sandwich, my wife got a salad. They were OK, but a little too expensive for what we got. But we were able to have a sit... More 

Thank Phil B
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Every time I go back to Maine, I make it a point to stop in and order one of their Italian sandwiches. I've tried to replicate, but nothing can beat the roll they use. We're going back decades here.

Thank Dale D
Auburn, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I highly reccommend this food, I have been visting Sam's for years and even rate their italian sandwiches better than Subway!

Thank niveksnilloc40
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Ate in for lunch. Got the Italian special with fries and a 16oz fountain drink. The table was full of oil and crumbs. Ordered light veggies and received practically a standard order. The meat and cheese were sliced razor thin and the fries were burnt. Sam's used to be a special place to get some decent food. That, however was... More 

Thank David C
Monticello, Maine
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We had the spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread for lunch which was good. We ordered some chicken salad subs to go back with us to our hotel for our supper. We ordered them without onions, which they did. There was a huge amount of pickles in these sandwiches and nothing like we are used to getting at Amato's in... More 

Thank Angelpam99
North Berwick, Maine
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

We always get the Italian sandwiches which are delicious. The staff is fast, efficient and friendly. They always wish you a good day when you leave.

Thank nbm2016
Rangeley, Maine
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We've never been to Sam's so experiencing fresh chicken salad (for me) and a meatball sub (for him) that was anything but run-of-the-mill fast food, came as a delightful surprise. As we are on the road a lot, it's our new go-to chain: fresh, bountiful, pleasant, clean, and very, vary tasty.

Thank DaisyDiva07
Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We visit any Sam's we can every year when visiting the Lewiston/Auburn area. You cannot duplicate a Ham Italian anywhere else. Their meatballs are delicious. Try them you'll see. Cheese Pizza is yummy. Best Pizza around

Thank Cheryl S
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton but no lunch available there. The front staff recommended Sam's. My chicken salad wrap was really good. My husband Italian grinder was so, so! The staff was great but I wonder if we were not really hungry from the road trip would the food would have been as good?

Thank Steven B
Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

I was disappointed when I visited Sam's after having heard many things about it. But having been there a few times now, I can fairly say - the bread is average, the amount of meat they put on a sandwich leaves much to be desired, and the vegetables that they add to the sandwich lack even more than the meat.

Thank Emily C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Center St, Auburn, ME 04210-6168
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: +1 207-482-9145

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