We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nice local bar”
Review of Famous Sam's Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Famous Sam's Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Seating
Harrisburg, PA
Level Contributor
375 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Nice local bar”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

Good place to watch sports. Not a lot of soldiers, mostly locals. Food was good, fair prices, good beer, and good staff.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank cipollavin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

11 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1
    5
    3
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Hereford, AZ
Level Contributor
30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“greasy food, so-so service”
Reviewed May 17, 2011

We had several department lunches at Famous Sam's and I'm not sure what they are famous for. The first few times we placed our orders in advance since we had a large group, but this worked poorly for them as they made the food in order on the list which meant people who weren't even there yet had food waiting while those who had been sitting in the restaurant for 30 minutes had nothing. Refills were haphazard and several times I went up and behind the counter and got my own silverware and napkins since I couldn't get any assistance. The second few times we changed the ordering method and it was a bit better but service was still spotty to poor. There was no effect on the food of course, which was consistently greasy and required lots of napkins to complete. They also have the annoying habit of serving greasy food in baskets with wax paper underneath, so the paper soaks through, sticks to the food, and if using utensils, gets shredded as you go along. The poor service was perpelxing also as the restaurant was ususally mostly empty except for our group yet getting a servers attention was near impossible. This place may be better with just two or four people and not during lunch, but for lunch time groups, I'll pass.

  • Visited June 2010
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank mdinaz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sierra Vista
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Friendly service, Large servings, good food”
Reviewed March 29, 2010

Have eaten here 3 times and enjoyed to food each time. Large portions and no foodborne illness symptoms (which is rare around here).

Helpful?
Thank SFCMom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Famous Sam's Restaurant & Bar also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing