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54 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-1447
802-388-6408
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Locally owned and operated. Serving all homemade meals from Breakfast,...
Locally owned and operated. Serving all homemade meals from Breakfast, lunch to light dinner. Enjoyable atmosphere with wood fired brick oven, gourmet coffee and espresso and even ice cream and soft serve! A spot for all ages!
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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

The food at Sama's is really good and the counter service is pretty fast. Also easy to run over from campus to grab something from the store section.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
eec317
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Wisconsin
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Fallston, Maryland
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We stopped here twice for lunch while visiting the area. The first time we all loved the items we choose. The 2nd time my husband had his heart set on pizza but found out that Sama's doesn't serve pizza during lunch, which we thought was strange. We went here because their outdoor dining area is dog-friendly

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Thank MBJBride0520
Wisconsin
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The food at Sama's is really good and the counter service is pretty fast. Also easy to run over from campus to grab something from the store section.

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Thank eec317
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lemon "chicken" soup was a cup of salty water (guess it was broth) with 4 small potato chunks. Quiche was under-done. Clam chowder was gluey and salty. Turkey on sandwich was slimy.

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Thank Jill K
Halfmoon, New York
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124 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

There is something for everyone in this cozy, country restaurant. I met a friend for lunch today and we were both happy with our selections. I had the falafel pita which was tasty and my friend ordered a salad which was colorful and fresh. This is a popular spot and the staff did a nice job of moving folks along... More 

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Thank Suzanne A
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our family recently had lunch at the Cafe during Middlebury Graduation. Everyone enjoyed their lunch selections (pizza, wraps, soups, mac-n-cheese, and sandwiches). The ordering process was smooth, selections were made quick, and the quantity of food was excellent. In addition to the food, there was an ample selection of beverages and desserts too!

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1 Thank tas3psu
Burlington, Vermont
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Delicious pizza, panini, burgers and more! Reasonable prices, fast service. Just what you would expect! Highly recommend!

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chasegoobers
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We were just treated like absolute garbage by the owner of this restaurant, simply because he heard us order more wraps than we actually did. At the end of a difficult exchange, the owner got more and more abusive when finally, my girlfriend said, "Don't you dare yell at me!" and the owner screamed back across the counter, "I JUST... More 

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Thank chasegoobers
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Great sandwich cafe near Middlebury campus. We had very little time for lunch and ordered an avocado BLT and a falafel pita. They made them so quickly we hardly had time to wash hands. Both were delicious. Casual, fast, nutritious, and satisfying!

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Thank Lin C
West Hartford CT
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214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stopped in for a latter and had a really great experience. My barista was really pleasant, with a big smile and a hello when I walked in and she sure knew how to cook up a great latte. Coffee was robust and smooth, perfect amount of foam and the milk temp was spot on. Also took advantage of one of... More 

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1 Thank chrisooo
Loveland, CO and Mt. Vernon, IA
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were there at closing on New Year's Eve, running late, and the staff didn't shoo us away. It was comfortable, excellent food, reasonable prices, and healthy!!! I like the interior atmosphere. Staff was friendly and personable and efficient. I would love to return.

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Thank Bob C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 College Street, Middlebury, VT 05753-1447
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: 802-388-6408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 11
  • Cuisine: French, American, Cafe, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Locally owned and operated. Serving all homemade meals from Breakfast, lunch to light dinner. Enjoyable atmosphere with wood fired brick oven, gourmet coffee and espresso and even ice cream and soft serve! A spot for all ages!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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