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Sam's Original Resturant & BBQ

390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
+1 903-389-7267
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (21 reviews)
“fried chicken” (26 reviews)
“pies” (21 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to Sam’s for many many years, as an anticipated stop-over between Houston and Dallas. First, I agree with every positive thing I’ve seen in the reviews, from food to service. I’ll also agree with those who say you don’t come here for...More

Thank Panangster
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Fairfield and we love going to Sam’s! It’s a small town and everyone knows each other, it always feels like family and I love to go on Fridays for their fried catfish!! The buffet is good too and if I’m not Eatin...More

Thank jennifermcwilliams7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sam’s has a steam table that is excellent. They have barbecue, chicken fried steak, salad bar, vegetables, homemade bread and dessert is included. Great coconut meringue pie and chocolate pie, cobblers, cake. Love this place.

Thank Vam56006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was just great as always. I used to come here all of the time when I was a truck driver and haven’t been in a while but went here for breakfast with my wife and the breakfast buffet is still great as it always...More

Thank jerryleow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I normally do not like buffets but this place is great. Good home cooking, a must stop if in the area.

Thank Buceotico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nondescript ramshackle building off I-45. Cheesy gift shop in front. Confusion on seating. I ordered a nice breakfast off the menu but the buffet seems to be the attraction. People were piling the food high on their plates. The waitress was very nice. Food came...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I had heard of this place so we decided to give a try on our way through Fairfield. They have a full menu, but we wanted to try the buffet. There were plenty of salad items, entrees, sides and desserts. The entrees...More

Thank labtechsupreme64
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We were on our way back to Dallas after visiting Houston. It was dinner time and I was advised by a local to eat at Sam's Restaurant. Good choice, if you like down home, southern style food. Have you ever seen BBQ brisket on a...More

Thank markja76
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped to eat at Sam’s on the way to Houston. My husband ordered roast beef, mashed potatoes, and okra. He said it was very good. I did the buffet; fried chicken, brisket, fried steak, turkey and dressing. The sides were mashed...More

Thank Andi D
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

As a healthy conscious person, I did not like this restaurant at all. As soon as you enter, it smells funny. The carpets are very dirty looking and none of the food on the buffet is labeled. I had to guess what some of the...More

Thank Nancy C
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9 February 2017|
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Response from bfrnk | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday is the day they put out freshest veggies. Entree is pretty much same all week. CF steak, fried chicken, brisket, sausage, sometimes hb steak, and chicken livers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 903-389-7267
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