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163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
14193532277
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: SamB's is Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great...
SamB's is Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great food.
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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Took the daughter to university and stopped here for lunch

This is exactly what it should be.Comfortable,relaxing,friendly with good food and service.If I lived in this area I would be a regular in this place because the food and service were excellent.The waitress whos name escaped me had been a student at BGSU and now years later has a 3 year old.Top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
wallycoxx
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Lewis Center, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Oh how I remember the "good ole days" at Sam B's. Good food, great service and energy in the air. Where did it go? After trying this local restaurant for dinner, lunch and now Sunday brunch (multiple times over the years) I have finally come to the realization that they merely are satisfied at "existing" in Bowling Green, and have... More 

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Thank GlobalExec
Lewis Center, Ohio
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155 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is exactly what it should be.Comfortable,relaxing,friendly with good food and service.If I lived in this area I would be a regular in this place because the food and service were excellent.The waitress whos name escaped me had been a student at BGSU and now years later has a 3 year old.Top notch in my book.She was very good at... More 

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Thank wallycoxx
Waynesville
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were out late and stopped here after asking our kids to check their phones to find a restaurant. What a great find. We ordered four different meals and each one was very good including the soups. Even the desserts were great. The only reason that I didn't rate SamB's a 5 rating was that service was a little slow... More 

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Thank Steven S
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

As a group of eight with three children we were sat and served very quickly. The staff was attentive and friendly. The menu provided many good options and everything we ordered was very good. The french onion soup was fantastic. One thing that stood out to me was that the restaurant was one of the cleanest non 5 star restaurants... More 

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Thank Chris B
Toledo
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My husband and I drove up to Bowling Green for a leisurely lunch and had another good experience. It's worth the drive for us. We were greeted promptly, sat at the bar and received drinks right away. I had black bean soup which was wonderfully spicy and topped with sour cream. My husband had french onion soup that was good.... More 

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Thank kathybruceToledo
NJ
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Came into the restaurant, on a Satrday evening, with my family after attending a BGSU men's basketball game. We were seated promptly and we were a group of 6. We ordered a couple of appetizers that we're all amazing! The crab cakes were unbelievable and they onion rings and buffalo bites were delicious. Everyone ordered a different entree, from a... More 

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Thank njwasthere
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

SamB's has been a favorite since we moved to BG many moons ago. We hadn't been for a while and, needing a change of pace for a mid-week dinner, popped in. What a pleasant surprise! The decor retains the woody warmth it has always had. The menu, on the other hand has been freshened up and new options added. Garlic... More 

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Thank Rob K
Bowling Green, Ohio
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Located right on Main Street with ample parking in the back near a cute brick alley, Sam's is easy to find. They have delicious burgers and sandwiches, salads, soups (French onion!), entrees, and appetizers (Happy Hour specials 3-6 weekdays). The weekend specials are amazing and unique. They serve wonderful Sunday brunch at 11:00. The service is friendly and efficient. The... More 

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Thank dskibg
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The service was very friendly. We felt the food was average. We like that they support the local artist. We will give it another try next time.

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1 Thank Wash8575
Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Good for inexpensive dinners or sandwiches. A good choice on game day or after university events. Food turns quickly and service is excellent on busy nights. Full bar.

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SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our goal is to have every guest leave feeling that their was nothing we could have done better. I really do appreciate your kind words about SamB's but must ask, what could we have done differently to have earned a five star rating? Thanks again. jim ferrell More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 14193532277

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

SamB's is Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great food.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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