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All 198 Fairbanks Restaurants

Sam's Sourdough Cafe

3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
907-479-0523
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Ranked #30 of 198 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
central coast
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nothing special, but solid breakfast joint. Even the breakfast foods without a lot of fresh veggies are not cheap in Fairbanks. $38 w tip for two breakfasts is probably not out of the ordinary in this neck of the woods, but was a bit of a shocker for us. Food was good, traditional breakfast comfort food, but nothing out of... More

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Carson
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I arrived during the busiest part of the evening. This is where the local families eat. They still took good care of me. The food is not fancy, just good size portions. I had the chopped steak with grilled onions and white bean soup instead of salad. The wait staff was friendly and checked on me several times during my... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast here is always good. Their entrees aren't fancy, but they hit the spot. The prices are average for Fairbanks and the serving sizes are decent. The servers are generally nice as well.

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Fairfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

This place offers standard diner fare, and decent breakfasts, a rarity in this town. If this is close to being as good as it gets (and it is), you know that Fairbanks is not some precious gourmet paradise.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Found these guys in the Lonely Planet guide while we were in Alaska this summer. Sourdough pancakes that taste like my grandmothers. No sugary, fluffy falderall here. Serious cakes with an authentic sourdough bite. Delicious. Sounds touristy, but get a side of the Reindeer sausage to go with them. Really good flavor and a bargain for the North Country. Had... More

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Madison, WI
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Eat like a local! I'd read in Michener's "Alaska" about the sourdough pancakes the miners ate, so I jumped at the chance to have our last Alaska breakfast at Sam's, located near the UAF campus. It was packed on Sunday morning (and easily handles the crowd), and that's the first good sign. Everyone was getting the sourdough pancakes, that was... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had a late breakfast after a long walk and came hungry. This restaurant took care of that with some classic breakfast items! I had an omelet with reindeer sausage and loved it. The kids tried everytihng from sourdough pancakes to corned beef hash. We all left happy.

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Bear, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came across Sam's via the Fairbanks visitors map. It was very conveniently located, had plenty of seating, the staff was friendly and efficient, the food was excellent. We only had breakfast there, so my review is limited to that.

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

After being disappointed by another breakfast place, we decided to give Sam's a try. My husband I both ordered omelets, and both were tasty. The reindeer sausage tasted like any other polish sausage, but was good. I was thrilled to get sourdough pancakes, something I haven't had in many years. The restaurant was clean and busy, and the service was... More

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Spokane
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a local restaurant and a good place to get lunch (or breakfast anytime). We arrived around noon and there was no wait. Friendly and fast service! I ordered the Club sandwich (comes with American cheese unless you ask for a different cheese) with shoestring fries and my friend ordered French Toast with a large OJ. Both of us... More

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Additional Information about Sam's Sourdough Cafe

Address: 3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
Phone Number: 907-479-0523
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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