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Sam's Restaurant

247 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616-4524
+1 530-758-2855
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good44%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“tzatziki” (4 reviews)
“dolmas” (3 reviews)
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11:00 - 19:00All hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
247 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616-4524
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went to Sam's for lunch with our son who attends UC Davis. The mixed shawarma was delicious. We are big fans of this cuisine and one standout item for us was a very unusual and tasty combo of tzatziki and hummus in the same...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Sam's Mediterranean is a treasure in Davis, just off campus at the corner of Third and B, across from the community park.....Absolutely, the best shawarmas in chicken, beef or lamb. My husband prefers his with pita bread, and I with chicken or beef over a...More

1  Thank KarynE39606
Reviewed 13 February 2017

They offer kabobs for which you choose (beef, lamb, combo of the two, or chicken), which are served in gyro form (wrapped in a warm pita bread with tzatziki (yogurt) sauce and fresh vegetables). They also offer cheeseburgers, shwarma, stuffed dolmas, and various middle eastern...More

1  Thank SusanHawksworthy
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is a very nondescript restaurant that would be easily missed if you're aren't looking for it. It's in an old house. The interior definitely has a Mediterranean vibe to it. The food is delicious and very affordable. It is crowded if you plan to...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the mix sawarma, falafel, and a lamb kabob -- all with fresh sauce, lettuce, cucumber on a warm pita! Cash only restaurant. Delicious!

Thank rjrjj
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The chicken shawarma is the bomb. The tsatziki is very tasty as well. The service is friendly and fast. This is a special treat for the kids whenever we go. The kebabs are good too.

Thank Oscar B
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I don't think I can expound any more than anyone else here. The food was delicious, my husband had the mixed Shwarma and I had the chicken with a side of Dolmas. The Dolmas was warm and flavorful, the pita bread on the Shwarma was...More

Thank Aileen H
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have eaten at Sam's at least once a month for years and love the food. Sam and his wife make all the food, including the baklava, yogurt, and humus. It is all wonderful and authentic Middle Eastern cuisine-- out-of-this-world good. Sam's is a favorite...More

Thank EpicuriousX
Reviewed 24 July 2016

While babysitting our "granddog" for several days, my wife and I ate shwarmas at Sam's for lunch one afternoon and for dinner one evening. We went back for the second meal because of the high quality of the food. Both the chicken (most popular) and...More

Thank DanGalt
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Had the Mix Shwarma and my daughter had the veggie pita and both had sides of dolmas. This was so tasty and had the right amount of spice! Sam's is very affordable and only accepts cash. We were very happy that we chose this place...More

Thank Mycophile1
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Michael N
What are the menu prices?
5 July 2015|
Response from Franziska S | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember the exact prices. But they were very inexpensive. A swarms was around $ 7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616-4524
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 530-758-2855
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