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“Poor service” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sammy-Jo's Place

Sammy-Jo's Place
2 Cameron Dr, Ancaster, Hamilton, Ontario L9G 2L3, Canada
(905) 648-6756
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Ranked #10 of 53 Restaurants in Ancaster
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Hamilton, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Poor service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

i went for a late breakfast and ended up wishing i stayed home and did it myself.
The service was poor and slow. The wait staff were poorly organized. Basically appeared to be running in circles.

Two tables that came in after we did and ordered well after we did, received their food ahead of us. Interestingly, looking at their orders, it looked quite the same, Eggs Benedict for some and with eggs and bacon for the others. SAME as ours. The food was average.

We asked for coffee twice and were told "yes right away at each instance". Not the case. some time later after each request, one of the staff walked over to a number of tables that had not requested coffee and poured it. Came to our table with only half a cup to pour and did not return. Asked again and the same routine.

Two items of note, the tables were poorly cleaned and customers were going from table to table to find condiments. Why? Not replenished in most cases and when requested delivery was virtually non existence.

Opinion-there are many better breakfast places to go where the service is quick, food is quick and good, with your coffee replenished regularly without a request and without waiting...ie. the staff monitor the coffee at the tables!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ancaster, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Sammy-Jo's Place is very good family Restaurant in Ancaster. You can get a good meal for a reasonable amount of money.

Visited February 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice family owned restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

The food is good but the staff make it seem better. Very friendly staff who treat the customers very well. It is a family owned restaurant and they actually care about the customers. Similar food can be found elsewhere but family owned restaurants are becoming rare. This place is very popular with our family. I have only been there for dinner so I cannot rate the breakfast. Give it a try

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Hamilton, Canada
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“So-so, sadly.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

I love mom and pop type of places. But I was a little dissapointed with Sammy-Jo's.
Bacon Cheeseburger - the patty was a thin frozen one.
The home fries, however, were delicious.
I'm not sure I would rush back or anything.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place for Sunday morning after the night before.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

Great place for Sunday morning after the night before.

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