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SamB's Resturant

) #4 of 78 Restaurants in Bowling Green €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
+1 419-353-2277
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this place to eat because of its reviews. My wife has the salmon and had great things to say about it. I had the filet tidbits with pasta and the meat was very tender. I think there could have been some more pasta...More

Thank drrosenthal
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

At SamB's we take pride in our fresh seafood options. In our experience, fresh fish that prospered in cold water is the best. We purchase only Scottish Salmon, the finest North Atlantic product available. We really appreciate that you took the time to review our...More

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I love going to Sam B's when I come to BGSU. During our last visit, we enjoyed their brunch. I had the most amazing French toast! It was made with baguette bread and had pecans and Granny Smith apples on it. The syrup was actually...More

1  Thank njwasthere
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2016

What a fine review for SamB's. We certainly appreciate that you took the time to submit a write up on restaurant. Reviews like yours, along with such kind words and a 5 star rating, help to strengthen our commitment to excellence. Thank you so much....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SamB's is an institution in Bowling Green...known for fine dining, with steaks, prime rib, seafood, pasta and a nice barMore

Thank Cynthia M
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cynthia, Thank you for making the effort to review SamB's Restaurant. Reviews help us to understand our guests better and hopefully to be able to improve our operation. Speaking of improvements, is there something we can do better to earn a 5 star rating...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Our hotel clerk recommended SamB's so we gave it a shot. This place is in an older building downtown and has a large bar with an area for dining. Beer selection was okay but nothing outstanding. The special was swordfish and turned out to be...More

Thank Thetravelingtoads
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for your recent review of our restaurant. Fresh seafood is our signature and we take a lot of pride in our preparations. Please let me know if there is anything we can improve on to earn a 5 star rating from you. Thank...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

After a previous visit & review, I was invited back again. And I went! My mother and I visited for her last fancy meal before her surgery the next morning. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. I like to sit next to the window...More

Thank SheriK2
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Was in town to visit family and attend a wedding. Haven't been home to BG in 17 years so was surprised to see SamB's in the old Kaufman's building. But my husband and I really use to like SamB's when we were in college. So...More

Thank Ashley R
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ashley, I started the original SamB's Sub Shop in 1972. One of the building blocks to our success has always been cleanliness. The bathrooms including floors are cleaned by one of our employees every morning. I can only surmise that something was spilled on...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came to this restaurant and ate with a large group. We had maple pecan chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. The chicken was tremendous, although a couple of people said it was too sweet. Interestingly, I could not find the item on the restaurant's...More

1  Thank michigan193
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review and your 5 star rating. The Pecan Chicken is not on our menu. It is an item we feature occasionally, and an entree we often recommend for large groups. It is a sweet dish by design and I...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I like everything about this place but it used to be much better, they were giving you enough food for the price they were charging but not any more. Their stakes in particular have shrunk to half the size! Their artichoke dip is something you...More

Thank Ramin K
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ramin, Thank you for your review. I apologize that your experience was less than splendid. We are always concerned about portions and rarely get complaints about them. Our Filet Mignon is an 8 ounce cut, our New York Strip is 12 ounces and our...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had a decent lunch with very friendly service. The pork belly was not my best choice but they took care of me when I suggested it was not up to par. Go with a burger or club.More

Thank repbrock
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

First, I want to thank you for taking the time to review SamB's. I appreciate your reference to our restaurant as a "nice local place" and for your comment that our service was friendly. I would like to ask what we could have done better...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the location of this place. It's an older building but really cozy on the inside. And being downtown near shops is a bonus. The menu wasn't too bad, but they seemed to be out of a few things. The...More

1  Thank SheriK2
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your kind words about our coziness. I do not tolerate being out of any items on our menu and apologize for that. I am glad your mother loves our Halibut. Our fresh seafood...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 419-353-2277
Wood County's destination for good times, fine spirits and great food.

Located in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio, Sam B’s is conveniently located near BGSU’s campus. Visit us today for lunch, dinner, or happy hour!

Eating dinner out is a no-brainer with Sam B’s Restaurant in Bowling Green, Ohio. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, family-friendly prices, or great drink specials, Sam B’s is the place to go in Northwest Ohio.
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