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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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  • 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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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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Manchester, Connecticut
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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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Auburn, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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Hampton, South Carolina
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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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Jay, Maine
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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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Harrison, ME
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I think Sam's is a textbook example of what happens when an eatery overexpands. They have several locations in L/A and several others in outlying towns. I've had pizza from here several times and it's usually undercooked. I've sworn off their pasta dinners for lack of flavor and smaller than average portions. The chicken salad is ok, not great. As... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I went there with my wife and kids for something simple after a long day. Sam's are everywhere around here, so we thought it should be pretty good, right? Mistake number one. Don't get me wrong, the trainee was friendly and we didn't mind the little mistakes she made--she's learning. Overall her customer service was excellent. However, our food was... More 

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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: Italian

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