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Reviewed August 15, 2021

The pizza here is wonderful. Real fresh ingredients and every layer is flavorful. From the perfectly hand tossed not too thin/thick crispy edged crust, to the zesty balanced marinara and the fresh melted cheese and high quality meaty goodness in every bite. Try a salad...just to taste Sam's creamy house Italian dressing. Support this local gem when you are in the area, I know I will continue to do so...you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Love this place, with its tasty food; but they are overpriced and the amount of food is okay if you’re on a calorie alert. Easy parking, convenient location, but don’t go during lunch hour... the wait is too long if on lunch break.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Sam's Giant Manhattan Pizza is tucked away in a small shopping center off Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, a bit difficult to find if you are not looking for it. The have seating both inside and outside on the sidewalk. The menu selection is decent...and they have more items then just Pizza. They also have some specials, like a "Slice of Pizza, 3 Bread Sticks, and Soda" for $7.00 .... The Slice of Pizza is probably equivalent to 2 - 3 Pizza slices at most places. So the daily special would fill most people up for lunch. The Pizza is good, and then have multiple sizes if you want to get a whole pizza for the family, including a 30" pizza which is huge .... The staff is friendly, and the restaurant is clean, a nice place to grab a slice for lunch, or get a pizza with the family, or get take out. There are quite a few pizza places around in the Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande area, but Sam's is one of the better, would recommend trying Sam's Giant Manhattan Pizza at least once to see if you like it. They have plenty of parking so easy to get in and out of.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

We were visiting town for vacation, staying in a hotel. Decided to find a pizza joint. Did a quick search and found Sam's. Glad we did. It's a very authentic pizza place. Sam was very nice and order was made fresh. Pizza was excellent! I...highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

We went to Sam's with low expectations, but in the end we were positively surprised. The giant pizza is really giant and it tastes good.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

After a big Denny's failure, we got a veggie pizza from Sam's Giant Manhattan Pizza. We've had Dominos, Costco, Little Ceasars and Round Table. None compare to the quality and superior customer service. The employees recognize us when we come in. There's an old school...family feel when you walk in. We drive 20 minutes to get our pizza from Sam's and pass several pizza places on the way. We are never disappointed when we order from there. You can't beat the prices for the quality either! WE LOVE SAM'S GIANT MANHATTAN PIZZA!!More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Unexpected strip mall surprise! Found last year as was open on Christmas Eve- Have been back multi times. Nothing fancy, but friendly fun place with good, solid regular (not exotic/weird combos) PIZZA!

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

The giant pizza is massive. Easily the largest pizza I have ever seen. It tastes just ok and it is definitely nowhere near as good as NYC pizza. It is very saucy, not enough cheese and it has a dense bread like crust. NY pizza...is light airy chewy crust, little sauce and lots of cheese. I only give it 3 stars bc of the size. It is truly a site to see. One pizza can feed 7 or more people. It is very pricey 39.00 for the giant pizza.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We just attended a function in Grover Beach that was catered by Sam's. Huge pizzas and salad were delivered and it gave us a chance to try 4 different pizzas. They were very good. Today we went to Sam's to try a sandwich. We shared...a Chicken and Mushroom oven heated sandwich that was about a foot long. One of the very best we have had. We will visit here whenever we are in the area. Sam is a great guy !More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The owner was awesome, super friendly and fun to talk to, and the pizza is absolutely delicious! They even deliver out to the beach camping area! So glad we found this spot

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews about Sam's I was expecting the service and pizza to be better. The pizza was good, but nothing other than your typical pizza. I thought the prices were high and they didn't give refills on drinks. We also tried...a calzone and that was tasty. Overall it was okay, but I wouldn't go back again.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed May 3, 2016

Be prepared! This is REAL pizza...no conveyor belts used here...you have to like your pie on a real brick oven...Mmmmmm!!!!

Date of visit: May 2016
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Reviewed November 10, 2015

Aaah! Tastes just like NY and NJ boardwalk pizza!!!! My absolute FAVORITE! So happy I discovered Sam's so I never get homesick for Pizza!! The staff is super friendly and helpful. They treat you like family!

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I love the pizza here, the slices are huge and we keep going back. The food is reasonable and always good.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

The only pizza place in the Grover Beach area to serve Pizza by the slice...and the slice is huge since its cut from Sam's signature 30 inch diameter pie. The pizza is excellent and tasty mix of fresh ingredients ....

Date of visit: July 2015
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Sam's Giant Manhattan Pizza is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4