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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
907-479-0523
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Ranked #38 of 195 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
Peachtree City, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is definitely a place that the locals go to and they have lots of "regulars". The food was very good casual food. Service was friendly, but slow and disorganized.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Nothing outstanding to me about this diner - the food was alright (sourdough pancakes & omelette were had) and the service was prompt. Hit the spot, but wouldn't necessarily go back as it was average & I am always looking for outstanding.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I go here every time I visit Fairbanks. Reliable sourdough pancakes, cheap food, clean bathrooms, quick service. Try it, unless you want something really "fancy" -- and I think it will satisfy your basic breakfast cravings.

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Livingston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The parking lot is packed all the time which is a good sign. Went for their famous reindeer sausage (quite good) and sourdough pancakes. Everyone who likes sourdough loved them. I am not a sourdough fan. The omelet was the best I have had in a long time. Cooked perfectly! Plenty of coffee and great service. Will return for sure!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I liked the cafe and the staff. It was a great place to work on the laptop while eating breakfast. I had scrambled eggs, which they made on the grill - chopped up style - which is not my favorite method of scrambling eggs. It came with lots of bacon and the french toast was okay. The coffee was kept... More

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Fort Yukon, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Sam's is one of my husband's and my favorite cafes in Fairbanks. You won't be disappointed in the food or service. Both are great! It's a very popular place, so time it well so you won't be caught waiting for a seat.

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant was our first occasion for eating out while volunteering at Creamer's Field Refuge for nine weeks in Fairbanks. We thought the prices were a bit high until we discovered what one has to pay at other restaurants in the area. Sam's prices are at the low end of the scale, and the food is comparable. We might go... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

All I can say about the food is it was eatable. The service was good. The place was a little on the rundown side. It was just not on the same scale as some of the other places we ate.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had lunch here during our visit to Fairbanks. It was quick and tasty! I would recommend you give them a try.

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Arizona
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117 reviews 117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I stopped in twice during a recent trip to Fairbanks and each time had the clubhouse sandwich and potato salad. Both items were delicious. Service was prompt and friendly, and I enjoy the 'sit anywhere you like' atmosphere. My only suggestion is to vacuum the carpeting during the day (or vacuum more often); on the second visit I noticed food... More

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