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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid burger joint

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
naturegirl94
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San Antonio, Texas
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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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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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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174 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The burgers are amazing! Every single time I go to San Antonio I found the burgers from this place to be delicious. Do not order to go since they get soggy and sometimes they forget to add utensils. The place has outdoor seating, a music hall next door and you see mostly locals eating there. Must visit

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San Antonio, Texas
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49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Been to Sam's a few times but this is the last. The burger had no flavor and tasted old. The fries were soggy instead of extra crispy as I ordered. Certainly not worth my lunch money.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sam's is a great venue. Not only do they have fresh burgers and sandwiches, they also have a great atmosphere. There is an area for outdoor seating if the weather is pleasant. Weekdays are busier than weekend days because of the downtown workers. Also, if you are looking for live music, this is a great place to consider. Their shows... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

First time customers and we enjoyed it. Everything was excellent! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Tables were quickly cleaned. And, the best part was the food. It was the best burger I've had in a long time. Onion rings were also excellent. Will be going back a lot.

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San Antonio, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Excellent burger on buns that do not contain High Fructose Corn Syrup. A very well prepared burger of quality beef. Fries were very fresh as was the ice tea. Batting 1000. The SAM's Brand on top was cute as well.

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San Antonio, Texas
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23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The ambiance was great! And the location... perfect... right by The Pearl, where all the pretty people hang out. We were instantly won over by the sweet, helpful cashier (y'all, she called me "darlin'"!) but the burger was as dry as West Texas! It was frankly overcooked and charred. I'll take their word for it that somewhere in there was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I liked my visit to Sams, as I am a big burger fan, but these burgers, don't quite live up to the hype for me. Also the fries seem very plain, almost McDonald's like. It is good food, but not great. My search for a great San Antonio Burger continues...

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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
  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

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?