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SamB's Resturant

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163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
+1 419-353-2277
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Riverview, MI
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224 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came to this restaurant and ate with a large group. We had maple pecan chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. The chicken was tremendous, although a couple of people said it was too sweet. Interestingly, I could not find the item on the restaurant's menu for either lunch or dinner. The menu stated that if you eat here on... More 

1 Thank michigan193
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I love going to Sam B's when I come to BGSU. During our last visit, we enjoyed their brunch. I had the most amazing French toast! It was made with baguette bread and had pecans and Granny Smith apples on it. The syrup was actually a honey maple glaze. It was to die for! The staff are always pleasant and... More 

1 Thank njwasthere
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I like everything about this place but it used to be much better, they were giving you enough food for the price they were charging but not any more. Their stakes in particular have shrunk to half the size! Their artichoke dip is something you can't find anywhere else, it's so delicious...

Thank Ramin K
United States
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163 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a decent lunch with very friendly service. The pork belly was not my best choice but they took care of me when I suggested it was not up to par. Go with a burger or club.

Thank repbrock
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

First, I want to thank you for taking the time to review SamB's. I appreciate your reference to our restaurant as a "nice local place" and for your comment that our service was friendly. I would like to ask what we could have done better to have earned a 5 star rating. I also would like to buy you a... More 

DeWitt, Michigan
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222 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the location of this place. It's an older building but really cozy on the inside. And being downtown near shops is a bonus. The menu wasn't too bad, but they seemed to be out of a few things. The food was better than decent but nothing earth shattering. My mother loves the halibut.

1 Thank SheriK2
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your kind words about our coziness. I do not tolerate being out of any items on our menu and apologize for that. I am glad your mother loves our Halibut. Our fresh seafood is our signature, and we take a lot of pride in it. I would love... More 

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124 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Started off with a nice dinner salad with blue cheese dressing. Glass of Cab/Shraz was recommended and it was a pretty good glass of wine.. Ordered the BBQ Rib special which comes with corn and steak fries. Ribs were OK.. cooked longer and had more sauce than I prefer but I could taste the pork which I liked. The corn... More 

1 Thank safe_foodforyou
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. I started SamB's in 1972, and it still pains me when we fall short of a guest's expectations. I am so sorry your experience was less than splendid. For the record, the corn begins frozen and is steamed until tender. The steak fries are prepared in our kitchen and are never frozen. However, they... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

SamB's has been around a long time. Food is still top notch, and the atmosphere is nice. The daily specials are always fresh and great!

Thank Jay I
Spencerville, Ohio
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ate here for the first time while passing thru Bowling Green. Service was very good along with the food. Would definitely go back. some meals were pricey.

Thank Debra D
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here following a funeral viewing. Very friendly compassionate staff. Food was delicious. Very clean. We'll be going back!

1 Thank judylarge
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review SamB's. Post funeral gatherings can present special challenges as they are, by nature, very late notice events. We try very hard to accommodate these situations with compassion and grace. We really do appreciate your kind words and 5 star rating. Thanks again. Jim Ferrell More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had my son's graduation dinner here in December. They took reservations and tables were all set up ready when we got there. Manager very helpful. Wait staff efficient and courteous. Food very good.

Thank browns_gal
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

I appreciate that you chose SamB's for your son's graduation dinner. And, I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. Reviews help to keep us in touch with our guests and sometimes help us to improve. It sounds like it went pretty well on your special day. Is there anything we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 419-353-2277
Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great food.

Located in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, Sam B’s is conveniently located near BGSU’s campus. Visit us today for lunch, dinner, or happy hour!

Eating dinner out is a no-brainer with Sam B’s Restaurant in Bowling Green, Ohio. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, family-friendly prices, or great drink specials, Sam B’s is the place to go in Northwest Ohio.

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