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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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 32
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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
Good place to eat

My wife and I went here after church on Sunday. It was crowded but we didn't have to wait long. Contrary to other reviewers, we didn't have a problem with poor service -- our waitress handled us quickly and efficiently. Like almost any cafe, there's nothing special about the menu -- just solid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
John S
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Boerne
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice during my recent trip to Fairbanks. Great food and friendly, prompt service near the UAF campus.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The waitress smelled like an ashtray Mashed potatoes was cold in the,middle. Experience was ok until the smell of cigarettes from the waitress mouth was in my face

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Boerne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I went here after church on Sunday. It was crowded but we didn't have to wait long. Contrary to other reviewers, we didn't have a problem with poor service -- our waitress handled us quickly and efficiently. Like almost any cafe, there's nothing special about the menu -- just solid comfort food and I would say well... More 

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Girdwood, Alaska
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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