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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 35 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
Anchorage, Alaska
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I regularly go to Sam's when I'm in Fairbanks. The food is good and the service is fast and friendly. The place can get busy at times.

Thank Craig M
Wasilla, Alaska
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were in town for the weekend and tried this little place. I ordered the Reuben, and it was one of the best I have ever had--and I've had them from NYC to California.My husband ordered a cheeseburger and our daughter ordered a skillet breakfast. Both enjoyed their meals also. Quaint atmosphere, very Alaskan. Friendly, attentive service even though they... More 

Thank Alaska_Gator_Girl
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655 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We went here in a group of friends and had great service. Fast and moderately friendly for Fairbanks. The food also came quickly and I never ran out of beverage. However positive that may sound, the actual food was in fact very bland. Biscuit and gravy were miserable. But thankfully the reindeer sausage was pretty decent. It is what is... More 

Thank Palmgirl33
Woodbury, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The best pancakes in Alaska for sure! Service was friendly and the food come out quick. Great place for breakfast.

Thank chibears5434
North Carolina
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296 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were on our way to dine at The Cookie Jar (again) when we saw this place and decided to give it a chance instead. Big mistake. The entrance doors were left wide open and the entire restaurant had a "dirty feeling and look" about it. However, we ordered anyway. Seemed like the locals received preferential service, but could just... More 

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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, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?