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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
907-479-0523
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Fairfield
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Bear, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We came across Sam's via the Fairbanks visitors map. It was very conveniently located, had plenty of seating, the staff was friendly and efficient, the food was excellent. We only had breakfast there, so my review is limited to that.

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Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

After being disappointed by another breakfast place, we decided to give Sam's a try. My husband I both ordered omelets, and both were tasty. The reindeer sausage tasted like any other polish sausage, but was good. I was thrilled to get sourdough pancakes, something I haven't had in many years. The restaurant was clean and busy, and the service was... More

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Spokane
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82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a local restaurant and a good place to get lunch (or breakfast anytime). We arrived around noon and there was no wait. Friendly and fast service! I ordered the Club sandwich (comes with American cheese unless you ask for a different cheese) with shoestring fries and my friend ordered French Toast with a large OJ. Both of us... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ate breakfast there twice on recent trip thru Fairbanks. Bright and clean. Pretty standard breakfast fair. I try new foods but found the reindeer sausage too greasy and full of filler. Pass on it. Appeared to be very popular with the locals. W/in walking distance of many motels on Aarport Way

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Little Falls, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have been here many of times and I love it! The food is very good! I have never been disappointed. They have a good variety of food, something for everyone! The service can be slow, but the place is always busy... so that must mean something! This is a must place eat when I visit Fairbanks.

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Portland, OR
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pretty standard diner fare. They do breakfast well but that's about it. The reindeer sausage omelet was delicious. Quick and efficient service. You just seat yourself so walk right in and find an empty table.

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