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UNCLE Sam's

Paradise Valley
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3217 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3364
602-996-3511
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9:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I have always enjoyed this restaurant ... it has been around a very long time. When in this area, my husband and I stop in for a great meal. My only complaint ... They are always running out of wheat bread. Today, I ordered two sandwiches on wheat .... No wheat bread. I settled for white, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jean M
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Phoenix ,AZ
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Phoenix ,AZ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have always enjoyed this restaurant ... it has been around a very long time. When in this area, my husband and I stop in for a great meal. My only complaint ... They are always running out of wheat bread. Today, I ordered two sandwiches on wheat .... No wheat bread. I settled for white, but this needs to... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here with friends for lunch. Our server was prompt and courteous. My wife ordered a small pizza of the supreme variety, which she enjoyed. I ordered the special steak and cheese sandwich which was a little different than a typical Philly cheese steak, in that the steak was ground into small pieces, but was good. The restaurant is dark... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I normally come into this place for a grinder or cheesesteak but it was great to just pop in for a salad and a glass of chianti without the fam. Informal atmosphere, good menu, good family friendly, good comfort food....

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Uncle Sam's is still my favorite bar food spot in Phoenix. The menu is huge, but I head toward the calzones (crusty and chewy, made fresh to order), cheese steak sandwiches (half sandwich is plenty for one meal), and honey hot wings. This is a good place to feed a lot of people, especially kids and sports fans. Expect to... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful, very casual, sports bar. Service was above average, and I would have only given 4 stars for it, except our server comped one of our beers, without us asking, because we had "just missed happy hour." So... 5 stars for service. LARGE portions for a good price. Mushroom cheese steak was very flavorful and tender, and white pizza was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We still frequent the place. Atmosphere is welcoming for a pizza/sandwich place. Pizza is always good though we have been sometimes disappointed with the sandwiches. Decent drink selection. Their "bailout plan" is a good alternative if you'd like smaller versions of their sandwiches....

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New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was taking here by some locals who rave about the sandwiches. This place has been here for years. The food did not arrive fast but was well worth the small wait. Had a cheese steak sandwich with mushrooms, peppers and onions with great onions rings!! Everything looked good at our table of 6.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have eaten at Uncle Sam's since the place first opened at the former Pizza Inn location on Shea Blvd just east of 32nd Street. About a month ago, we invited some family to meet us there for dinner but they declined and said the last time they ate there, the meal just didn't agree with them. Last night, we... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have been going to Uncle Sam's since before the start of the 21st century. I always loved the food and there were multiple sandwiches I would rotate between. During my 20's I would often order take-out multiple times a week. Every person I took to Uncle Sam's loved it. Management and staff were friendly and turnover was low. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Note from reviewer: This review is being written based on our personal experience and opinion – we have the constitutional right to freedom of speech and in good conscience we are exercising our rights, as with the economy and the financial world the way it is today, every penny and forthcoming decision counts and when wastefulness occurs to ourselves and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3217 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-3364
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Paradise Valley
  • Neighborhood: Paradise Valley
  • Phone Number: 602-996-3511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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