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Sam's Restaurant

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238 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6434
+1 718-596-3458
12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had plain regular NY pizza. The crust was nice and crispy, sauce was full of flavor and the cheese perfect. The owner was so accommodating and personable.

Thank TravellingRings
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Walk through the door of Sam's and you go back in time to Brooklyn the way it was decades ago. The decor takes you back, the high quality, delicious Pizza and Italian dishes take you back, and best of all Louie (the owner, chef, waiter,-what ever needs to be done guy) takes you back with his friendly, straight forward Brooklyn... More 

1 Thank Charles D
Brooklyn, New York
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706 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you dont go for the food go for Louie, Original Bklyn family restaurant where they tell it like it is.

Melbourne, Florida
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My son took us here and said the Pizza was good. It was in fact very good. Having moved from NY to Florida the Pizza was "Manna from heaven". We tried that and we also had two Chicken Parm hero's. All was good. The service was OK but the waiter had to gab with everybody like he knew them for... More 

Thank RalphAndradez
Brooklyn, New York
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706 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Old school Sams been here forever. Louie is loud and in your face but a gentle sweet heart. Standard italian fare.

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Got to the restaurant at 12:10 pm on a Friday. Business hours are stated as from 12 to 10 pm. Door locked with staff inside. Walked around the block and returned at 12:30 to still find the door locked. I don't care how good the product is if the customer can not rely on the stated opening hours then the... More 

Thank Penny N
Surrey, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The pizza is good, owner has a cranky attitude but I guess that's some of the appeal. The restaurant is a little run down, with the bathroom facilities being really scummy. Would I go back? Probably not, but the Court Pastry Shop up the street makes up for Sam's misgivings.

Thank Jo D
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255 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

I went here as a stop on Scott's Pizza Tour. This is not the type of restaurant I'd normally go to on my own, but I'm delighted that Scott made this a stop on his tour. The pizza here is absolutely delicious! Like the environment - which is decidedly dated - the pizza looks fairly ordinary, but don't let appearances... More 

Thank betsy1224
Fruita, CO
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is the BEST pizza I have ever had, and I own a pizzeria. Yep, read the reviews, this is a throwback to an era when checkered tablecloths were popular, it's true the decor does not look like it has been updated since 1972, and it's true that your server is Louie, and only Louie, and he also owns the... More 

1 Thank AnnieKFruita
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Louie is a throw back to my Brooklyn roots. Haven't seen his type since 1976. Terrific pizza in a place that they should film more movies. If your patient and like to go back in time, there is no better spot

Thank J M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-596-3458

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