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Sam's Seaside Cafe

104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
+1 503-717-1725
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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American, Bar, Seafood
104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended but not sure what they were talking about. The restaurant is an old building but presentable and the waitress was nice enough, if only the food delivered. I ordered the clam chowder but could only eat 3 bites. It was so...More

Thank 4feet
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm so disappointed this is the impression you have of us. We do our best to prepare every order to perfection, but it sounds like my kitchen was off the day you came in and for that, I apologize. I hope you said something to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So....I came to a seaside cafe hoping for some authentic west coast seafood...the shrimp cocktail was horrible...it was tiny baby shrimp inside a lettuce leaf. The turkey sandwich was ok at best. The best thing was the peach dream drink....however it was very grapefruity and...More

Thank Jenna M
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm concerned to hear that we didn't make a better impression here, Jenna, as we take great pride in the food that we serve here. The shrimp cocktail is one of our most popular bites and we typically get a great response to the turkey...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot imagine that worse crab cakes exist anywhere. Anywhere. I mean ANYWHERE. When visiting in June 2017 I had the (dual) crab cake special. One would think that a crab cake would have some, just an itty-bitty, little bit of crab meat. But not...More

Thank ilikepurple069
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy our crab cakes. I want to assure you that they are not just filler, and in fact have plenty of crab meat in them. Regardless, we would have done what we could to better your dining experience if you would...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this little cafe to us when we checked in. We went straight there and got a table for dinner. We ordered a variety of things off the menu; chicken, fish and chips, salads and even an appetizer. Everything we tried was great...More

Thank Sawil7
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thrilled our food and service didn't let you down! You can count on us to serve up something delicious with a smile. Thanks for the kind words and amazing rating! Cheers, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We just had a short time in Seaside, but it was lunchtime and we were hungry. We stopped in here after taking a quick peek at the menu. What a pleasant surprise! From the outside it looks like a small hole in the wall, but...More

Thank Stacy L
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Since we're here on the shore, we were looking for an authentic fresh seafood lunch not a fancy or pricey meal. The Craby Oyster is just up the street it looked good by fits the second description even at lunch time. Sam's was just what...More

Thank Mike G
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

I'm so glad our food satisfied your seafood craving, Mike! You can count on us to cook up something fresh and delicious in no time. Thanks for the awesome rating, and if you ever find yourself back in Seaside I hope you return for more....More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I read some reviews about this and wanted to have a good burger. Unfortunately my burger was mediocre. I only had the regular hamburger but I was expecting a thicker burger. Mine was thin, almost looked like a frozen one but I ate it anyway....More

Thank Brandalyn T
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks for checking us out, Brandalyn! I'm so glad you enjoyed our menu offerings and service. That being said, I'm a little bummed our burger didn't blow you away. We've got so many other delicious dishes here that I hope you come back to try!...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

Not many people in there for lunch. Motown music playing - I could have sat there all day! I loved the casual surroundings. The soup was excellent!More

Thank daisy5674
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

We know how to keep the vibe right! I'm so glad you enjoyed our atmosphere and soup. We've got plenty more delicious dishes where that came from! Thanks for the amazing rating and kind words, and I hope you come back to see us soon....More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Eating here is like eating at home. Very relaxed. Nothing fancy. Just good food, good service, and good atmosphere. Just what we needed. We would go back!More

Thank Laurie B
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

I'm so glad our restaurant made you feel like you were at home, Laurie! You can always count on us for a delicious bite to eat and friendly service. Thanks for the kind words and wonderful rating, and I hope you get the chance to...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Only needed two salads to take back to our room and they were so helpful with our small take out order. Salad was fresh mixed greens w tomatoes and croutons at a reasonable price.More

Thank rekozak
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

I'm happy our salads were a hit with you! You can always count on us to take good care of our guests. Thanks for the kind words and support, and if you ever need more food I hope to have you back! All the best,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 503-717-1725
At Sam's Seaside Cafe, we help put the relaxation into your beach trip. As a casual family restaurant, we've been serving traditional American favorites for decades. From a selection of fresh seafoods to a host of perfectly grilled burgers, you'll be enjoying a great meal while listening to the sound of breaking waves. Our atmosphere consists of familiar freedom, coastal casual and seaside serendipity.
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