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“Great location, terrible food...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's on the Harbor

Sam's on the Harbor
146 Front St, Scituate, MA 02066-1336
(781) 545-0050 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 31 Restaurants in Scituate
Cuisines: American
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great location, terrible food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

We love going out for breakfast and this was a real disappointment. The food lacks any freshness and quality. The homefries tasted like they came straight out of a can. Too bad because it's a great spot!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Scituate, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

We're real breakfast fans, and we were excited to discover that this new restaurant in the harbor serves breakfast until 2:00. We've had breakfast there on three occasions (first one in April), and left with the same opinion each time.
It's not bad, it's just nothing special - pretty typical almost-greasy-spoon stuff. The prices are reasonable, but not that much less expensive than other places in the area that serve better food. The location has a decent harbor view, but the restaurant decor is somewhat tacky. Experience with servers ranged from not so good to very nice. Overall, not our first, seconfd or third choice.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A pity... so close to the ocean, too.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

We have lived in Scituate for 3 years and enjoy the harbor restaurants here; they range from casual bar food to upscale chef-inspired cuisine. Sam's is a breakfast place located across the parking lot from the harbor, where this morning two fishermen were cleaning fresh caught tuna. My husband ordered Sam's lobster Benedict expecting the fresh seafood we normally get in town, only to be sorely disappointed with what he received. The Benedict tasted like it came out of a can and the lobster tasted like it was frozen and cured in salt, and that they didn't fully rinse it out. My breakfast was fine, but what can one do to spoil scrambled eggs and muffin? If you're looking for a casual breakfast place by the ocean and are expecting fresh seafood - and you SHOULD - don't bother with Sam's.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great Find for Simple Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Only open for breakfast and lunch but food is great, service is friendly, place is clean, location is ideal and price is reasonable! Went there several times in our two weeks on vacation in Scituate.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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