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“Great local joint” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Place

Sam's Place
611 United States Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
(775) 588-2844
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Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great local joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Usually stay just down the road, so nice having a bar & grill within walking distance. It's definitely a locals type place so don't expect fine dining. It's good bar food and the drinks & service are more than adequate. Nice for a snowy night or a sunny afternoon on the patio.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Glenbrook, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“my local dive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

good beer/good food/close to home-pool table, but totally ok to take the kids in to eat too - menu is general bar food but all the burgers and sandwiches are great....pizza is good but a little pricey

Visited March 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great comfort food and cozy to boot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stopped by Sam's on the way to a snowmobile outing in Zephyr Cove. What a great place! The employees were super nice and inviting, the food was perfect bar/comfort food and the ambience was nice and cozy. Oh and we happened to be there during a killer drink special-our mixed drinks were only $2.50! You can't beat that. Our only regret was that we didn't get to sit at the tables in front of the roaring fire. This is a great place that has great service and real good, no frills food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Charming local dive that has good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Burgers, pizza, fish tacos, chili and cold beer. Slot machines that take coins. Locals at the bar and friendly servers.

Sam's is the antithesis of the restaurants in Tahoe that cater to tourists. There's a nice patio for sunny weather. They even deliver in the area until 10 pm.

It's not fine cuisine, it's comfort food at the local's favorite dive.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“SAMS HITS THE SPOT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Sherri the bartender/waitress is fast efficient and down to earth. The burgers and fries were so good. I like that they bring u your drink with a mini pitcher to your table for refills. We will eat there frequently when we move to Tahoe.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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