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#2 of 12 Bar in Hudson
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sam's was one of our "go to" places for a wonderful meal in a beautiful venue. It was especially pleasing when our son came to visit as he loved their mahi. What a shock we received when we visited earlier this month. The mahi was...no longer on the menu, okay, we figured we would do something else, maybe ask for a recommendation as it appeared that much of the menu had changed. The waitress could not have been more unpleasant if she tried. She never once smiled, had no recommendations, seemed disinterested and asked us " can I have the menus back?" with her hand out after we placed our order. We had to ask another wait staffer for water. Our meals were barely acceptable, small portions and poor presentation; one meal was overcooked. The price was at least +$20 over what we have paid in the past. It is safe to say we won't be back. Interestingly we had almost no wait on a Friday night and when we left there was a good number of empty tables. Obviously there have been some major changes at Sam's and they are not for the better.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Sara M, Owner at Sam's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

patricia... we are so very sorry that this happened on your visit with us!! we have been challenged like most restaurants with staffing, but that does not excuse the servers attitude .... and unfortunately we have had to slim our menu down and change some...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Found" this restaurant purely by accident as we were driving around looking for a beach. Decided to stay and have a late lunch/early supper and sat on their covered deck with a partial view of the water. Nice breeze and quite warm. Started with a...rum runner and my wife had a glass of wine - her wine was served in a Cognac glass! Odd. She ordered a pizza and liked it. I had their only hamburger on the menu (w/lettuce, tomato and onion along with a dill pickle). The french fries were cold and plain - not seasoned as the menu asserts. I was brought an order of fresh hot fries...still not seasoned. The server said this was how they serve them. The food was tasty and plentiful but a little expensive - burger at $14.95 & 14" pizza with 2 added toppings (for $1.25 each) on top of the reg $13.95. We just moved here but can see this is quite a spot for tourists; there is even a hotel across the street.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 31, 2022

8 dollars for a glass of cheap wine ! don t think so ,,food is greasy and overpriced.new tiki bar is odd looking and they took away view of the water MISTAKE ! we wont be back overpriced food and drinks !

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

It seems Sam's has come full circle. I moved to Hudson in 2005. At that time, most folks dined there because of the waterfront location - not the food. Then a miracle - a few years later, the menu and food got terrific! Yay! You...could always count on getting a delicious hamburger (and much more) exactly the way you ordered it. Now it has changed back. Menu is slim, and not interesting (focusing on pizza.) I ordered what I anticipated to be one of Sam's delicious medium-rare burgers, and got a small, almost well done one. Server told manager, who came out - said he would tell cook. Later server said manager had only been there 3 months, cook was new, and all would probably change again. Too bad - Sam's had a really good thing going there for a while - waterfront AND good food!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022 via mobile

Sam’s has gone downhill. Place is not clean at all. The only attraction is watching the sunset. Have to get there early otherwise parking is impossible. Food below par. Crab cakes were all bread no crab. Drinks very disappointing. Won’t be back. Will find sunset...at so many other places and bring a Publix sandwich- at least we know we’ll have a good meal!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022

After 3 servers walked right past us - I had to get up and ask for someone to wait on us - then instead of an apology, we got an excuse! Food and Service was AWFUL! Clam Chowder was clam flavored broth with a piece...of celery ... NO CLAMS, NO POTOTOES, NO NOTHING!! I heard great things about this restaurant and was so excited to experience it first-hand ... I will never go back and I will not recommend it to others. What a disappointment. Paid a lot to have a very bad experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

1st time visitors and will not return. Horrible service and bad food. Server stands in front of you as if to demand a tip (even though service was horrendous) when time to pay. Asked manager why the 45 minute wait for food, and she apologized....She offered to take something off the bill. They didn't. We both suspect the food was microwaved, needing to be re-heated. Got the shrimp boil, corn was inedible and rest of it was bland. Drunken woman walked into our table as she stumbled out, very classy. If your looking for a good waterfront dining experience my suggestion is to go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 4, 2022

Tried to order from here for pickup. Don’t let the phone option #1 for Togo fool you. You can’t order over the phone. Then when you get there be ready for all fried. Was told they can not grill anything. Too bad they used to...be great.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

The view of the Gulf of Mexico was beautiful. The strawberry daquaries were great and the appitizers were fine. The bar service was very good. We met friends later for dinner and the food was ok. The atmosphere was fun; good for people watching in...the sun. However, the construction was a bit distracting and annoying.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022

Our group had great difficulty conversing due to construction of an addition to the outdoor deck. While I understand the desire to complete this project as soon as possible, perhaps they shouldn’t seat guests right next to where there is drilling, hammering and sawing going...on. The wind was actually blowing sawdust into our food. Perhaps putting up some large sheets of plastic to shield guests from this mess would help. The wait staff was very efficient and the food tasty, although I thought a little pricey.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

We love going to Sam's beach club. The people are friendly even when they're super busy. The ice cream, drinks and snacks, make a trip to the beach really lovely. We have been going randomly for 14yrs, and they are always doing little things to...make the place better every visit.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 30, 2022

With so many great restaurants in the area there is no reason to visit this one. We had a party of six and they do not take reservations. We got there at 5 and was told the wait would be about a hour, which was...fine with us. At 6:30 when we inquired how much longer we were rudely told that it all depends on when a table for 6 became available! After seeing several parties of 4 and 5 that came in after us being seated we left at 7:00. Went down the road to Coastal Smoke House and had great meal by 7:30!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

Great location but just go for a drink. The food is greasy and disappointing. They know they will be busy because of the growing population and their ideal location, so I believe they have quit trying. I guess if you stay long enough and drink...enough beer you might found their food okay.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

I been going to Sam's beach bar for the last 10 years but now things changed food was not food at all the last to visits also over priced food sorry just telling as it is.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 1, 2022

All around average food drinks except the crab cakes were made from fake Krabi. One of our party is highly allergic to fake Krabi (what restaurant on the gulf uses fake Krab). Waitress got benadryl fast so an emergency was averted but noone offered to...comp that dish. Also they were banging on the deck for half the time we were eating. (Repairs need to be done when customers are not there).More

Date of visit: December 2021
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I did not see any dogs when there. Not sure if permitted.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5