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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

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

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    Very good
  • 34
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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
Quick Food

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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  • Families with children
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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NYC
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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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3 reviews
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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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you're looking for a satisfying breakfast served quickly by friendly waitresses, you can't go wrong at Sam's Sourdough Cafe. When you walk in, seat yourself. Have some coffee...it's great here. Whatever you order, get a side of sourdough pancakes. They're a delicious treat. The veggie omelet is a cheese-covered, piping hot, fresh entree that's served with both hash browns... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Good food. Good service. Friendly atmosphere. And free wi-fi thanks to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Horrible! Everyone the servers knew got service anyone else forget about it. Microwaved crepes so dry they could have soaked up my whole 8 oz glass of water......oh wait, that was all I had to drink the whole meal! Every time a waitress with water walked by my response was "not my table" . Absolutely will never go back.

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Loved the pancakes. Brought me back to my childhood. Like drinking a fine wine. Service was great. If you come to Alaska, you need to try sourdough pancakes. Their pancakes are one of the best I have ever tasted.

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Mount Sidney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is where the locals go for breakfast and lunch. Stopped here for lunch after visiting the UAF Large Animal Research Center b/c it was convenient. Kept coming back b/c the food was delicious, service was good and prices were good.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This cafe was full when we drove by a few days so we stopped for lunch. It was OK. Our waitress was wonderful. Friendly. Husband had a bison burger that was really dry. I had an omelet that was good.

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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: Coffee Shop

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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: Coffee Shop

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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