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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
+1 907-479-0523
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband said the breakfasts are really good. However he was not with me when I visited the restaraunt. Since it was almost 11:00 my son ordered a hamburger. I was not impressed. It was served on a small plate with a small helping of French fries. The French fries were pretty bad. They were soggy, and tasted like they... More 

Thank Molly S
Lewistown, Montana
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had buffalo sausage with my breakfast of eggs and potatoes, which was good. I had the reindeer sausage the last time I was here, and I would recommend staying away from that stuff. All in all, the meal was good, as was the service.

Thank Tom S
Edmonds, Washington
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154 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small diner, nothing fancy. Service was friendly, most of the clientele was local. When I sat down in our booth, I sunk into the seat uncomfortably. Well-worn I guess? So I skooched over closer to the window where the seat was more level. It's about 7 degrees today, and the cold seeped through the window enough that... More 

Thank tlawish
Portland, Oregon
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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I stopped for breakfast before church on a Sunday morning. As I walked in, pretty much everyone near the door turned to see who had come in...a true sign that this is a local favorite. I was immediately greeted with a smile and told to choose any place to sit. The staff was friendly and the menu was pretty much... More 

Thank Eugene F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stopped by here by chance after leaving the UAF campus and were so glad we did! Very friendly wait staff and wonderful food! We'll definitely be back when we find ourselves in Fairbanks again. Great value too!

Thank Amy H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but just ok. The place in general had a dirty atmosphere. The menus were gross and the wait staff were rude and grumpy.

Thank Keena M
Homer, Alaska
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I love Sam's Sourdough Sam's even though the service is always super quirky. Even when they are slammed busy food comes out quick. I recommend the sourdough pancakes!

Thank Debbie S
Fairbanks, Alaska
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A favorite of mine, service is generally overall very good by experts at food service. The kitchen cooks a fast and tasty meal. May have to wait a few minutes for a seat at peak dining times and well worth it for reasonably priced dining.

Thank gmccoy2672
Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Sams Sourdough Cafe serves great food in a clean and fun atmosphere. They offer a lot of different types of food, including reindeer sausage which was a novelty to us. Everything that we ate there was delicious and plentiful. We never had to ask for drink refills as the staff was very attentive and friendly.

Thank Caledoniamist
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great tasting diner breakfast. Good service. Good sized portions for a good price. I'd gladly recommend Sam's Sourdough to a friend.

Thank Brooksbot

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-0523

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