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Sam's Restaurant

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36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant has been in East Hampton forever! Terrific food, pizzas and all things Italy. Paneling and booths makes for cozy atmosphere. Great for a crowd, bar group or couples and of course all can be had for take out.

Thank Susan D
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great local find. Went here for dinner one evening. Place was packed with a queue, I think that says it all. Menu was comprehensive, yet simple. Food was great - we had Pizza, of course! Service extremely good and friendly. Would recommend!

Thank ndwalsh
East Hampton, New York
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of thin crust pizza ....sensational if you like thin crust. Good salads and decent specialties but the pizza is the star act. Right in the heart of the village for over 50 years. No slices. Big takeout business.

Thank Hamptonstraveller
Pittsford, New York
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time trying for some of us so we all got 4 different pizzas so we could all sample each one. The crust had a nice chew to it and the different toppings on each one were very good. The greek salad was also very good!

Thank 2foodtravelers
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place for a quick bite. Very friendly staff, pizza is good, but I have had Better. Atmosphere is a bar wth booths. Would go to again when in the area.

Thank Heli3D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I waited tables at the Sea Spray Inn next to Main Beach in the 1960's. Sam's was where we went after we got off work more often than not. It was quiet back then, but the beer was cold and the pizza was delicious. I'm sad to say the Inn burned down in the 1970's under mysterious circumstances. But Sam's... More 

Thank SteveandMolly
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

The food at Sam's is great. Traditional Italian food that is comforting and delicious. I easily recommend the linguine and white clam sauce. The best version I've had in many years. The staff here is nice even when they are extremely busy. Worth the visit if you're in town.

Thank Deadgrass
Longwood, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are looking for a local restaurant with good food and a friendly neighborhood bar, this is the place. Italian food with large portions. Open all year

Thank Mark M
East Hampton, New York
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've unfortunately only been here once, but I must say.. I was not disappointed. I had some of their pizza and my friend has a pasta dish, both were really wonderful! The servers were very helpful and attentive. Great place

Thank Pamela V
long island, new york
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Excellent mussels in garlic and wine broth, thin-crust pizzas, and pasta dishes. Several dishes appropriate for vegetarians. Fast, competent service. Ask for a booth; the little tables in the back room are crowded and wobbly. The booths are much more comfortable.

Thank julia m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  East Hampton
  • Phone Number: 16313245900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?