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Sam's Southern Eatery

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300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
+1 318-855-4042
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“jumbo shrimp” (2 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Fast Food
300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through Monroe and needed a convenient place off I20 to eat. We choose Sam's and I can tell you we were not disappointed. The fried shrimp po boy and onion rings were amazing. My husband had the grilled shrimp and loved them....More

Thank nana0208
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Had seen Sam's many time from I-20 but it never seemed to be meal time. This trip we stopped for lunch. The food portions were large and the price reasonable. The wife had a shrimp plate which included very good shrimp rolls and huge fried...More

Thank David W
Reviewed May 17, 2017

a lot of people love the fried fish here. I can honestly say I can't go without getting the chicken philly so good. the shrimp is huge and really good also. Call in if you can it stays really busy and you can get your...More

Thank latechgirl13
Reviewed April 27, 2017

The facility is a little older but it is clean and kept up. We wanted a combination plate that was not on the menu but it was no problem for these folks. The oysters my husband had were the biggest he had seen in quite...More

Thank Charlene_Smith42
Reviewed March 15, 2017

So many good reviews...however, me and my wife weren't impressed. We live 100 miles south of Monroe and our seafood shacks down here beat SAMs 10 to 1. If you guys like it, ok, but real seafood is S O U T H about a...More

Thank floydlong
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Don't let the looks of this place turn you off. The food is great. The shrimp and onion rings are very good. The staff is very friendly. Building just needs to be remodeled.

Thank Tupelotraveler2015
Reviewed August 30, 2016

You'll receive a large portion of good food for the fair price. The grilled catfish is wonderful. Didn't care for there fried green tomatoes, they were sliced to big and seemed not quality tomatoes. Everything else I have ever eaten here was good.

Thank Derrrick007
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I love catfish my sweetie loves shrimp so we order the 6 and 6 best of both worlds! Awesome catfish fillets (one whole side of a good sized fish) and shrimp that don't skimp 12 count or so add to that fresh made sides and...More

Thank stevemschmitt
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Sam's is not much to look at, but the food is quite good. Recently I dropped by prior to dinner time and bought some of the fried chicken livers and sides of cold slaw and green beans. The whole meal cost me only $6.99 and...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed January 28, 2016

When in Monroe make sure you stop by Sam's Southern Eatery on Layton. I have not been to the other sites, but I love this one. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. The grilled shrimp is my favorite dish. My friends love...More

Thank Brorose
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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-855-4042
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