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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.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried this little gem, in the heart of Seaside and it did not disappoint. Great location, great staff and amazing food!!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

Bar type food, very good. I had a pita bread plate with lot's of yummy veggie's, hummus and toasty warm pita bread. Lots of pita bread, most places give you lot's of hummus but skimp on the Pita. Hubby had a burger and handmade fries....Nice quality meat. PS - my photo is a little nasty as I forgot to take a photo prior to starting in on it! It was Yummy!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We tried this out in late afternoon after walking the beach. Fast service and okay chowder. We must have missed any specials as everything was full price. Only had chowder and draft beer, but it was good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

So good! We split a cod burger and ty special. Flavors were decadent. Absolutley a find! Cod burger had lettuce, red onion, crunchy pickle with an onion bun aww so good. Homemade fries with housemade ranch and perfect tater tots.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Have you ever eaten more delicious tater tots and homemade fries? Our menu has something for everyone, so we're glad you found our Cod Burger! We can't wait to see you again so you can be surprised with how delicious our other meals are. Until...More

Reviewed December 1, 2019

Great happy hour prices. Nice fresh and affordable oyster shooters. They were small and only $1.50, I could have eaten about 6 more, they were great.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2019

Thanks for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed our happy hour prices and dishes. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Casual, friendly, nice atmosphere, good prices, really excellent patty melt. If youre going for burgers in Seaside, this is the plzce.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2019

Burgers and patty melts are two things we always do our best to get right! Thanks for appreciating that here and for taking the time to write this review. If you find yourself in the Seaside area again, we hope to see you back for...More

Reviewed October 4, 2019

Love that they have iced water outside their door for dogs! Our waitress was delightful and the calimari was great. Not so keen on the hummus buried under raw veggies - but the flatbread was warm and goodMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Kerryrain, we always do our best to keep the pups hydrated! Thanks for appreciating that. Can't wait to have you back for another order of calamari and flatbread! We'll do our best to show you a perfect time in the future. Until next time, Karen...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019

So I eat here alot but last night was horrible. Out with my kids and a friend. We got our drinks I asked for a straw it took 15 minutes. When ordered our food it took about 45 minutes and when it came my chips...were old and burger was burned. My kids fries were cold and dry and burgers were cold. And also portions were small like a kids order. Our server only asked if it was ok as she walked by but never stopped. I live in Seaside I have never been treated like that by anyone and my food has never been bad.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

We're just as surprised to hear this as you are, Patricia! As you know, this isn't a typical experience here at our establishment. Regardless, we apologize if your food was cooked incorrectly and it seemed that your server was unattentive during this one instance. This...More

Reviewed August 13, 2019

A great place to get a variety of different kinds of burgers as well as other items. They have a great children's menu and a delicious peanut butter pie. Friendly waitstaff and great location on the main street near the beach.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

We're glad you and your kids stopped in and tried our burgers, Pamela! We're so happy to hear you had a great time. Next time you find yourself in the area, we hope you come back and see us. All the best, Karen N., Owner

Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

We just stopped here for a lunch break on our way to Newport Beach. Food is delicious and prices reasonable, I had the shrimp Louis salad, my husband had a chefs salad, our friends had the chicken salad sandwich and the halibut fish burger. We...also had clam chowder. Our waitress was awesome and very helpful. We very much enjoyed our lunch stop ❤️❤️More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2019

Thanks for stopping in with us for lunch, Kate! We're glad that we could show you and your guests a delicious time. It sounds to us like you got an awesome combination of items here -- we're so happy to hear that. Looking forward to...More

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Yes they have gluten free bread and buns that are great.
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