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“OK fare in a fast food setting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Italian Sandwihich Shoppe

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Sam's Italian Sandwihich Shoppe
22 Center St, Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 482-9145
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Ranked #17 of 73 Restaurants in Auburn
Cuisines: Italian
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Wales, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“OK fare in a fast food setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Sam's is what it is. Consistent, average, and sometimes tasty. They make a really good meatball grinder, but their pizza is very average and sometimes underdone. They make all the common grinders, serve up decent pasta offerings, but all in all, they offer a good place for a quick stop, but nothing to rave about.

Visited August 2012
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Fryeburg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Always great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were staying at a motel in Auburn on Center Street and called Sam's to order pizza to pick up and take back to the hotel

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“what were they thinking,,,,proceed at own risk, Minot Ave Sams”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

My wife and stopped in on the 20th about 100 for a lunch.

This Sams was staffed by two men, one older one younger,,, we ordered a BLT with a cup of chili and the Meat Lasagna dinner.

The older gent worked on the food, the BLT was literally thrown together with junks of tomato, lettuce not sliced no mayo,,, just a bad sandwich. The chili was in a cup and had been microwaved, but looked as though it came from a can,,,

My wife ordered the dinner, after two bites she realized she got the broccoli lasagna not the meat like she ordered...

Upon leaving, in disgust, the older gent was on the phone leaving the you gent to fend for himself,,, we mentioned the mistake, and the older gent says " oh that is right you did order the meat,,,"

Also in the dinning area there was a broom with a freshly sweeped pile of dirt, left while we ate.

If I managed this place and it had my name on it SAM, I would fire both of this incompentent workers,,, and hire some good people and a good manager and pay them to repesent my name sake. You would never see this at a Subway,,,

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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