We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

On Lock Sam

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
333 S Sutter St, Stockton, CA 95203-3508
+1 209-466-4561
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 8: English reviews
Escalon, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

My wife an I had one of our first dates here. Many years later it's still very good. The food tastes fresh and comes to your table hot.

Thank BERnardfyock
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Haven't been to this restaurant in 20+ years. Pleasantly surprised by same great quality/quantity of food at very reasonable prices.

Thank 11curtiss
Merced, California
Level Contributor
91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2015

Late afternoon, commuter traffic looming on my mind, I decided to stop there rather than brave the afternoon gauntlet that is Hwy 99 during rush hour and construction zones.My auntie introduced me to it when she worked at the county center, Dept. of Aging. It was still within walking distance for her. It still provides a tasty repast and a... More 

Thank Clyde H
Level Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Back in the day this was the place for great Chinese food. Today it's just ok. There are plenty of serious looking staff because the place was empty at the peek of dinner time. It may be different at lunchtime. There's a large banquet room for gatherings & a full bar. The decor is historic from the 1960's. It's sad... More 

Thank njoynlifeCalifornia
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, service. Mom loved it for her birthday lunch! When my dad was alive, they dined there so being there was very special! WE WILL BE BACK!

Thank LouisaMcCullough
Northern California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went last night for the first time. The food was delicious. We had a meal for 2 that was $9.50 each. It came with a cup of soup (chefs daily), pork fried rice (delish), almond chicken (delish), pork chow mien (awesome), and fried chicken (really good). Since it was our first time we decided to get... More 

Thank LovelyLou777
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

I grew up in Modesto and On Lock Sam was my grandfather's favorite Chinese restaurant, so much so that he would always take the family there for special dinners, etc. I am not sure if the food is as good as it was growing up, but if so, this is a restaurant worth the drive. I will have to try... More 

1 Thank roni0907
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Fabulous service! Great Food! Established in the 1800's so they are also an historic place! The staff could not have been better and since it was my mother's 80th birthday, they went out of their way to make it a surprise dessert.

Thank pjhc28green

Been to On Lock Sam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 S Sutter St, Stockton, CA 95203-3508
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Stockton
  • Phone Number: +1 209-466-4561

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from On Lock Sam staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?