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Sam's Burger Joint

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330 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1228
210-223-2830
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good burger and jams!

Super jams here with the bands on the stage! The burgers are tasty and worthy of a trip even when music is not playing. Adjacent to the Pearl which means limited parking and high traffic, so come early.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Capt_Wyatt
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Alamo Heights, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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San Antonio, Texas
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is good but seems to be nothing special. What has always interested me about this spot is the location, the atmosphere and the occasional tunes they have here. The inside of the eatery is also covered from end to end of license plates and picnic tables. Nice patio area, good parking and an interesting emblem when your burger is... More 

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Alamo Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Super jams here with the bands on the stage! The burgers are tasty and worthy of a trip even when music is not playing. Adjacent to the Pearl which means limited parking and high traffic, so come early.

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Bells, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had lunch here on a Tuesday. It was late in the lunch hour, but the place was still busy. The service was good and the food came to the table pretty fast. It's an "order and the counter" and "seat yourself" kind of place. The burgers were very good. A burger special which includes fries and a drink ran... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Got the regular burger. It was pretty dry. Not served with mustard or mayo. Not available on tables or condiment area. Small inside seating area. Fries and sweet potato fries were good. Good atmosphere. Fun place overall but not on the top of the list of places to try again

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TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sam's burgers, fries and onion rings are to die for, although there are healthier choices, too. The casual atmosphere and quick preparation of food makes this the perfect spot to eat before their on-site concerts.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you just want some good ole fashioned burger goodness, this is your place. Fun atmosphere, good food nice people. Nothing fancy, just someplace where you can show up in a pair of cutoffs and t-shirt and be comfortable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I came here after unsuccessfully trying to get to the Granary (separate review) and it was right around the corner. Nothing complicated about the menu, I ordered and got a real good burger. They are made to order so while you feel like you have to wait, it is only 5-10 minutes if they are busy and they are worth... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As one of the solid places in San Antonio to listen to live music, I want to like Sam's. But, if you've got burger in your name, you should have excellent burger's...and they don't. My burger ( I asked for medium) was a solid well-done, After trying to get the server's attention for several minutes, I gave up and choked... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've never gone here to see a show (so I can't review that part of this place), but the burgers are pretty darn good. Sam's is a hole-in-the-wall, completely unpretentious place to eat. So, if you're over at the Pearl Brewery and find yourself wondering if you're dressed up enough to eat at one of the restaurants over there --... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've lived in San Antonio for many years and never really thought of it as a town with cool music venues until this last week. A friend of mine asked if I wanted to join her to hear a good blues band. Heck yah! The place reminded me of the famous Antone's Blue's place in Austin that I use to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1228
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: 210-223-2830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?