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Sam Cafe

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) #18 of 139 Restaurants in Merced $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
+1 209-383-5350
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pad thai” (22 reviews)
“shrimp” (5 reviews)
“curries” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

Sams Café…a mixed bag to review. We had been on the road and wanted something different and decided on Thai at Sams Café. It was a difficult decision because of the reviews. There are some very negative reviews and some very good ones. In general...More

Thank travelertoo2
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Sam is one of the best hosts you will ever meet. He is funny and know how to treat his customers! He has the best Thai food I have ever eaten! If you don't go! Your missing out. Definitely need to go! Highly recommend by...More

Thank hilariog967
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We went in for dinner this past weekend (25th time or more!!) and had our favorites.. For me, it's Pad Thai with a 6 heat level and my lady likes the Pad Sieu. Excellent food at a family friendly budget!

Thank John L
Reviewed January 19, 2017

This is the worst restaurant I've visited in a long long long time. The place is filthy. The glassware above the bar have a layer of slimy dust on them. The bathroom looks like a gas stations. I should have walked out. Instead I ordered....More

Thank JapStickyRice
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We love Sams food and his engaging personality. His food is so fresh and tasty we try and eat here every time we are in town. From his pad Thai to his curries you cannot help but love the flavors and he will give you...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed August 26, 2016

First of all, Sam, himself is amazing and never forgets a face. As for the eats? Delectable Thai food with enough kick to make your nose run and your heart swell with delight. I always stick with a classic Chicken Pad Thai and a side...More

Thank April L
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Sam always prepares our food, including all my special requests, to perfection. Best Thai food in our area. Very clean and Sam is always so friendly.

Thank alacattle
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Dropped by for dinner on the first day in Merced and ended up coming back for a meal here everyday for the next 3 days! Sam's a friendly guy and makes you feel welcomed. The food is good and you are asked to choose the...More

Thank RichardsRN
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My lady and I have been to Sam's probably 20 times so that should tell you about the quality. The combination Pad Thai is my regular dish and she likes the Pad Seew. We've always had great meals there and will be coming back in...More

Thank John L
Reviewed April 26, 2016

When you walk in the owner is there and greets you with a warm smile and hug. He personally makes sure that what you order is correct, and if you want something special he will make it. The food is fresh and wonderful as is...More

Thank Amedee C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
  • Phone Number: +1 209-383-5350
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We've Been Around For A Long Time Making Great Food. Sam Is Great!
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