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Sam's Seaside Cafe

104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
+1 503-717-1725
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (36 reviews)
“tots” (5 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there often. They don't short on the drinks, the locals like it too. The fries are fantastic and the food is some of the best in town. Great staff with good attitudes.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dean M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is average, place is dirty. Came up as number one rated eats near me when I searched, so we were pretty disappointed. The lone waitress working eight tables was nice and the chowder was hot, but that’s about the best thing I can say...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Petemagruder
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're disappointed our place wasn't for you. We want to assure you we follow all health codes and do regular cleaning. It's great to know our food and service did hit the mark. Hope you'll decide to give us another opportunity to impress you. Take...More

Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

Ordered food to-go for my boss and I over the phone after finding their menu online. Found out it was very outdated and they no longer had most of what was on there. I ordered myself the garlic burger, which they no longer served, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pati M
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Pati, we're sorry to hear your experience here was anything less than perfect. We're grateful for your feedback, and will definitely be looking into our online menu. We can assure you we prepare our dishes using fresh ingredients. We hope you'll give us another opportunity...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was a ok place to eat. We had 2 different servers as there was also a bar in the back. The table next to us started to have a family argument which really didn't make for a pleasant eating experience. The food was ok...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WMagaw
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

We're sorry your visit was anything less than great. We hope you'll come back so we can show you the great flavors we're capable of. We're certain your next visit will be much better. Until next time, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed September 26, 2018

We had this place recommended to us by the desk clerk at our hotel. It is overpriced bar food and the atmosphere was extremely loud and rude. The wait staff was short handed, and the woman who was working was spread pretty thin. While she...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ruth R
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Ruth, we're disappointed to know you didn't have a perfect experience here. We love serving our guests so this description sounds very uncharacteristic of us. We know we can do much better and hope you'll give us another chance if you're ever in town again....More

Reviewed September 20, 2018

Its small. Its cozy. Its not flashy. It is nestled between the big, flashy hotel and the stinky grouchy crustacean restaurant so don't blink or you might miss it.....because it is a GREAT VALUE with GREAT FOOD from a GREAT MENU with GREAT SERVICE. AND...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GrittyGrandma
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

What a great review! All of the dishes you ordered are great choices. We're thrilled you enjoyed everything so much. Please, do come back and thank you for the stars! See you soon, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Our server was OUTSTANDING. Friendly and efficient, which was hard to find in Seaside. That said, this was kind of an average place with average food. The exception to this was their Fish N Chips which got a rave review by the person who ordered...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lyssasmom
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

I'm glad you appreciated our team's hard work -- I'll pass along your compliments. That said, I'm sorry to hear that your visit still could have been improved. I know that we can provide an outstanding experience all around, so I hope you'll give us...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Very happy with the food and the service was good. Had a very cozy booth and not claustrophobic like some of the other restaurants. Would recommend highly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tosume2008
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

You're always welcome back for a tasty bite in our cozy space. Thank you for supporting what we do here! Wishing you the best, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I like going there the people are friendly and the staff knows me by name,, kinda like “Cheer’s” Open til midnight!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Keith B
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Keith, we always love having you! See you next time. Cheers, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The sign said to please be seated, so we sat down in a fairly small dining room. Menus were already on the table, so we decided what we wanted while we waited...and waited...and waited. There was half a smile in our general direction from a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank m0m0fkidd0s
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about the initial mix up! It sounds like we were having an off day, and I can assure you that this doesn't happen often. I hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future. Best, Karen N., Owner

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April 29, 2018|
Response from KristiIsrael | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free bread and buns that are great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 503-717-1725
At Sam's Seaside Cafe, we help put the relaxation into your beach trip. As a casual family restaurant, we've been serving traditional American favorites for decades. From a selection of fresh seafoods to a host of perfectly grilled burgers, you'll be enjoying a great meal while listening to the sound of breaking waves. Our atmosphere consists of familiar freedom, coastal casual and seaside serendipity.
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