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Sam's Italian Sandwihich Shoppe

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22 Center St, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 482-9145
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
We were really hungry!

We stayed at the Hilton but no lunch available there. The front staff recommended Sam's. My chicken salad wrap was really good. My husband Italian grinder was so, so! The staff was great but I wonder if we were not really hungry from the road trip would the food would have been as good?

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Steven B
via mobile
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Rangeley, Maine
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We've never been to Sam's so experiencing fresh chicken salad (for me) and a meatball sub (for him) that was anything but run-of-the-mill fast food, came as a delightful surprise. As we are on the road a lot, it's our new go-to chain: fresh, bountiful, pleasant, clean, and very, vary tasty.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We visit any Sam's we can every year when visiting the Lewiston/Auburn area. You cannot duplicate a Ham Italian anywhere else. Their meatballs are delicious. Try them you'll see. Cheese Pizza is yummy. Best Pizza around

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Thank Cheryl S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton but no lunch available there. The front staff recommended Sam's. My chicken salad wrap was really good. My husband Italian grinder was so, so! The staff was great but I wonder if we were not really hungry from the road trip would the food would have been as good?

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Thank Steven B
Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I was disappointed when I visited Sam's after having heard many things about it. But having been there a few times now, I can fairly say - the bread is average, the amount of meat they put on a sandwich leaves much to be desired, and the vegetables that they add to the sandwich lack even more than the meat.

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Thank Emily C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The deluxe calzone is always a fabulous choice!!!! Couple that with Smokin' Sweet chips (Utz) and I'm in heaven!

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Thank Susan I
Manchester, Connecticut
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269 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

At least once a year when we come up to visit family I have to stop in and get a Ham Italian Sandwich.. Man I just love the bread and all.. They don't have them in Ct... Check it out at least once and see if you don't go back.. The other food there is also good.. Mmmm

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Thank Tyrone D
Auburn, Maine
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

Maybe it's just because I grew up on this place but they are my all time favorite pizza shop. Best Italians I've ever had and even their spaghetti is fantastic. Staff is very friendly .

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Thank Kaylove4410
Hampton, South Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Good food and friendly staff. The veiw was wonderful. You could eat inside or out. Love the local places such friendliness and kindness!

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Thank Ede54
Jay, Maine
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

What better way to treat the bridal party to lunch than take out from Sam's Italian. Lunch back at the bridal suite for everyone! Great day!

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Thank Wendy H
Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have had a seafood sub there twice now. The first time the lettuce placed in it was very old and limp. The second time the same way. Twice burned. Not again. I wish Amatos would come in to the Minot Ave. section of Auburn. They would make a killing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Center St, Auburn, ME 04210
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: (207) 482-9145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Italian

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