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SamB's Resturant

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American, Bar, Pub
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163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there for my wifes birthday. The prices seemed really high and after getting our meals we realized how little you got for the price. Our waiter was seen 3 times, brought our menus, brought our food and brought our bill. We could not get refills for our drinks or anything else including dessert. Service was really bad. We... More 

2 Thank Mike K
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Dear Mike, I am Jim Ferrell, owner and operator of SamB's Restaurant in Bowling Green since 1972. Our mission now and for over forty years is to provide great food and service to every guest. It pains me when we fall short. Now, I must take a moment to ask you and hope that others read this too. I accept... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Monday. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The food was very average though. The chicken sandwich special for the day was very dry lunch meat. The pasta wasn't cooked very well, and the green beans were frozen not fresh. Our bill was $30 before tip for 2 sandwiches and a kids meal. I... More 

1 Thank JackieBoardman
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

First of all, I want to apologize that your experience at SamB's was less than splendid. I am in my 45th year of doing business in Bowling Green, and the backbone to our mission is and has always been, high food quality. So, when we fall short, I take it personally. I do want to share that our green beans... More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am the Head Coach for the Bowling Green State University Men's Basketball Team, and SamB's provides the catering for our players and staff prior to our away games and consistently does a fantastic job. The food is always delicious and has a wide enough variety to keep our guys satisfied and full all season long. The staff from SamB's... More 

1 Thank michaelhugerbg
Deriot airport
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Atmosphere is very relaxing, friendly staff and management. Food was so good we couldn't wait to go back. The Filet Mignon was just perfect and done as requested. Another time we both got the chicken sandwich with bacon and cheese on it. Unbelievable taste were you want one everyday. Wine is a little over priced I feel so we get... More 

Thank byersjjj
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review SamB's and for your 5 star rating. I want to mention to you that every Wednesday, all of our wines by the bottle are discounted 50 percent.Also, I will be sure to look closely at our every day wine prices to see if we can lower some of them. Thanks again, Jim... More 

Newark, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was amazing, the staff was welcoming and attentive. We ordered 3 very different meals. Each of our meals was cooked to order, and served hot and in a timely manner. The food was excellent. The restaurant itself was very clean and inviting. The portions are large and it is very affordable.

Thank tina h
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to review SamB's Restaurant. We appreciate your support and kind words. Thanks again. jim ferrell More 

Bowling Green, Ohio
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The food at SamB's was very good. The prices were a little high but the quantity and quality of the order also were high. I had the chicken Dijon Salad and enjoyed it very much and was full after eating it. Others I ate with raved over other dishes like Chicken Parmesan and the Hamburgers.

Thank Joseph R
West Michigan
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The decor is beyond dated on the dining side, but somehow "fits" the location. My daughter and I split a half-pound burger and we both wish we would have gotten our own is was DELICIOUS! Their fries were very good too. Nice diverse menu, perhaps a bit on the pricey side. Would definitely return again if in the area.

Thank BlondeValor
Shenzhen, China
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

While SamB's is a bar, first and foremost, it serves tasty meals for a hungry crowd. Prime rib, when available, is especially good and the Ruben is a family favorite. Drinks are a good pour and reasonably priced. Very crowded on event days at the University. Often crowded with Parents/ student combos as it is the best restaurant in BG

Thank srminchina
Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Food is very good and the service is friendly. Staff really enjoy their job. They also have delivery. Same menu and generous portions.

Thank chiefray2015
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends love their spinach and artichoke dip. The shrimp pasta is great too. Family atmosphere

Thank Jalyn J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: 14193532277
SamB's is Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great food.

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