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Sambo's Tavern

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283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901-1736
+1 302-674-9724
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“steamed crabs” (14 reviews)
“hush puppies” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901-1736
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place when I went into a take out place, they told me about this place. Bot was I happy they did. This place is a great seafood restaurant. The shrimp is huge and the crabs are great.. Not a fancy place but would...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Sambo's Tavern with my parents who are seafood lovers, especially steamed crabs drenched in Old Bay seasoning. Sambo's is a good choice if you too like fresh season served in a casual atmosphere with local talent serenading you.

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Completely enjoyed our late lunch here. Restaurant was not very busy at 2PM on a Monday; we got to sit in a window-side table and enjoyed the view. Spouse, an excellent crab picker, had a half dozen steamed crabs (actually a bakers half dozen, as...More

1  Thank CharlesA
Reviewed May 24, 2018

We've visited Bombay Hook for years and never knew about this restaurant close by. We were very pleased by our experience. We (two senior citizens) shared a platter of fried flounder, hush puppies, french fries, and cole slaw . It was good, and it was...More

1  Thank Kathy I
Reviewed May 21, 2018

You can always count on Sambo's to have steamed crabs available. They might not always be the largest or heaviest, but if you have a hankering for crabs this is the place to go. The crab cakes are some of the best you'll find in...More

1  Thank Ronald R
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

I finally visited this tavern after living in Delaware for years. I never realized it was a tavern, so no one under 21 is allowed in. It’s like a step back in time. The first room has a bar to the left and a few...More

2  Thank mekopp
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Sambo’s is ideally located on a scenic bend in the Leipsic River. Dock space is available, so you can arrive by car or boat! That said, you have to know where you’re going, as it’s not on a main road. One also must know to...More

Thank Anthony R
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Food was good, nothing special. Our waitress was efficient but apologetic of the management. Owner of place, I assume, was rude. They were rushing everyone, as though they had crowds of people coming. Needless to say no one else was coming. I was very annoyed...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed January 9, 2018

When it's 100 degrees out, no one has colder beer than Sambo's. I've stopped in to this unique and out-of-the-way joint numerous times on trips from Boston to Virginia Beach. It's a destination for the adventurous, and those who aren't concerned about time. It takes...More

1  Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Very friendly staff, incredible crab cakes, hush puppies, crab and shrimp in many forms. Beer at very reasonable prices available by the pitcher to enjoy while you watch fishing boats unloading the daily catch right outside the window.

Thank Mike B
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Response from Conestoga557 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Leipsic
  • Phone Number: +1 302-674-9724
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