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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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 31
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Great diner.

This may be the New Jerseyan in me talking, but I had a great experience here. This was my last breakfast before I caught my plane back to ANC -- we were dying for hot breakfast after having continental breakfast all week and this place did not disappoint. I was with a 'tourist' from Seattle (my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Jessica P
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Girdwood, Alaska
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Girdwood, Alaska
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154 reviews 154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This may be the New Jerseyan in me talking, but I had a great experience here. This was my last breakfast before I caught my plane back to ANC -- we were dying for hot breakfast after having continental breakfast all week and this place did not disappoint. I was with a 'tourist' from Seattle (my boss) and breakfast was... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I hardly ever leave comments and reviews, but I still cannot shake off yesterday's experience at this place. I have been there before, and decided to take my mom to try their EXCELLENT cream pie. We also had my one year old baby with us, who was pretty happy and well behaved thru the whole yet short visit. When we... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I went to Sam's Sourdough Cafe on my first day of my recent trip to Fairbanks with a friend who has lived in Fairbanks for years. I had a hankering for breakfast food, and I was not going to a Denny's (nothing against Denny's, though). When we walked into the restaurant, we were a tad hesitant, not knowing if we... More 

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central coast
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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