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“Best gumbo!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Seafood Restaurant

Sam's Seafood Restaurant
420 South A St, Pensacola, FL 32501
850.432.6626
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Ranked #156 of 579 Restaurants in Pensacola
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Augusta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best gumbo!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place had the best gumbo that we found in Pensacola. And we tried a lot of places! Everything else was mediocre, but you have to try the gumbo.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Dalton, Georgia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Old stand by”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place has been around for a long time and under different names. It is a bit dark and could use a good cleaning/updating. The gumbo is good and the shrimp salad is delicious. The po boys are OK.

Visited June 2014
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Kemah, Texas
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163 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Take 'em off the menu”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I stopped in for the "new fish tacos" advertised on to signs outside ... the amount of amberjack on the tacos wouldn't cover a butter knife blade .... the slaw (or whatever it was) was basically ok, but the tortillas were not very warm .... the two very small appetizer size tacos were served with chips and Pace brand (or equivalent) mild salsa fresh outa the jar ... YUK .... certainly not worth $10 ...

Sam should stick to seafood, which I understand is excellent, and forget about tacos, chips and salsa ....

I'll go back and try the grouper ... BTW, it's really cold in there

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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kennesaw
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great seafood and wonderful service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate at Sam's on our last night in Pensacola. Great food (better than some of the fancier restaurants down the road) and great service. Lots of locals, and a real homey, relaxed feel. I would recommend Sam's over some of the glitzier restaurants if you are looking for fresh seafood that is prepared as it should be.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fed 7 without taking a loan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Old established place with good food and reasonable pricing. Had Grouper Sandwich and everybody had seafood and enjoyed it all. Wait staff very good.

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