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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

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3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Everett, Washington
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to Sam's for about 12 years, as I wasn't in Fairbanks for that long. They had a fire a few years ago and have remodeled. They insides like really nice and much better seating than before. The food was just as good as I remember and especially the Reindeer Sausage. The restaurant is very clean and the... More 

Thank RueterRD
Hayward, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sitting at Sourdough on a sleepy Sunday morning you get a true slice of Fairbanks. You can catch up on the local softball games, sports, weather, and who is getting a "can" coming up! The food was delicious. And there were no "princess cruise" people there! The coffee just kept on a coming.

Thank Joan C
Whittier, Alaska
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going there for the last 20 years. Excellent breakfast foods and friendly staff. Service is consistently friendly.

Thank Mike G
Everett, Washington
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, simple decor with photos of vintage cars and some Alaskan decor. It was a nice change from fast food with the family and the price was comparable but the food much healthier and better tasting.

Thank BevTim2013
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

DELICIOUS! I had the French toast with reindeer sausage and eggs, my daughter had the sourdough pancakes, and my boys had the chicken tender basket. My meal was so delicious, my only complaint was that the French toast was missing cinnamon while they prepared it, so it lacked flavor. That's it. Other than the French toast, everything was absolutely delicious... More 

Thank Alfredo O
Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Sam's is comfort food period. I ordered the chicken fried steak and eggs that came with sourdough pancakes. Generous with the gravy and servings overall. Coffee flowed freely. The service was quick and very warm and friendly.

Thank D V
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I had heard about sourdough pancakes since we booked our trip for Alaska. We heard this was the best breakfast place in Fairbanks so we were ready for those pancakes. Upon looking at the menu, I was perplexed because there was no mention of a sourdough option at all. I decided to do reindeer sausage and eggs and when I... More 

Thank JennyTDJ
Walnut Creek, California
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Lunch before leaving Fairbanks. Had the fried chicken and a side of the deer sausage - both were very good. Wife had the "fresh" cod but it had too much breading. Staff very friendly.

Thank kennyWC
Anchorage, Alaska
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

been here twice. foods kinda pricy. but so is everywhere else in this area. its a family restaurant, of hamburger, and some other dinners with salads.

Thank Thamara T
Fairbanks, Alaska
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I had been to this place twice many years ago and avoided since the second visit because it was dirty - table not cleaned, flies all over the place. Since that visit, it has burned down and been rebuilt. When I recently saw Foursquare named Sam's pancakes #1 in the country, we decided to try it again. The parking lot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: 907-479-0523

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