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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

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3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
907-479-0523
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Great Breakfast spot!

We had a breakfast and a lunch there both were really good, and the coffee was great!. Friendly service

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Auburn, Wa
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  • Families with children
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Fairbanks, AK
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a classic diner, with classic diner waitresses. Good basic food, a favorite place for locals, and the best, if not the ONLY, sourdough pancakes in town.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Sam's Sourdough Cafe was listed as a quick and good place to eat in our guide. But when we got our meals (a schrimp basket for my friend and a french toast combo for me) we god very disappointed. They were more fried surroundings than schrimps and my french toast were greasy and tasteless. The waitress came every two minutes... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went to Sam's Sourdough Cafe for breakfast while in Fairbanks, AK. This place does not disappoint! The service was friendly, the food was very good, and the prices are reasonable. I had the reindeer sausage with my eggs; quite good! Recommended!

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This Fairbanks classic provides great food and service. They have a variety of omelets and other breakfast choices. I chose the omelet with reindeer sausage, cheese, and onions and it did not disappoint. Where else but Alaska can you find reindeer sausage? The services is efficient and friendly (Patty is the best) and the coffee is good. I understand why... More 

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Auburn, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a breakfast and a lunch there both were really good, and the coffee was great!. Friendly service

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We always go to Sam's Sourdough at least once when we are in Fairbanks. It is our "go to" breakfast spot. You can't go there without someone getting some sourdough pancakes. The reindeer sausage is delicious, though a bit salty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Gravy not what I like as a southerner. Eggs and bacon were good. Pancakes are okay. Service was good.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Its one thing to have bad service and have your food more than make up for it. But my lord can it take all the fun out if eating out if both are terrible. Got seated quickly but they did not come to take our order for almost 15 minutes. Its not like the place was busy or anything either.... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lots of folks in town like this place. I am just not one of them. I would say below average food. It's decent and edible, but the only time I go here is when someone else suggests it. I haven't had a good meal yet. I may be ordering the wrong thing though. I usually go for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Last morning breakfast: sourdough pancake, bacon and the northern omelet (sausage, onion, green peppers, mushrooms and cheese). It was delicious, super fast and friendly service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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