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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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    Very good
  • 35
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
smz609
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Awesome service. ..lined up out the door but well worth the wait. County fried steak and sourdough pancakes were the best.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A very good little coffee shop, where the food is really good and the staff is very friendly, attentive and helpful. Service was quick despite being in the middle of the morning breakfast rush. The omelet was great and the sourdough pancakes were some of the best I've had. Asked about the best way to get to a particular tourist... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

For as busy as it was on a midmorning Friday, the food was so-so. Perhaps it's a better breakfast choice. The service was fine despite the crowd.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Good hamburgers and dark Alaskan brewed beer. Inside was like a museum. Extensive menu. Restaurant in not expensive by Alaskan standards.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We are always looking for that Diner that has great food, quiet hospitality and a breakfast that will hit the spot and hold you till dinner. Sam's did that and more. We ate there all three mornings and will again when we return.

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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
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
Cuisine: Cafe

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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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