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Sam's Sourdough Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
+1 907-479-0523
06:00 - 22:00
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Bellport, New York
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over priced menu with mediocre food. The coffee was terrible as was the service. Would not return at all.

Thank usnamom2001
Lincoln, Nebraska
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Great Breakfast , Large Portions , Outstanding service ! the sourdough bread they used for toast was exceptional ! the coffee was hot & fresh and my cup was never empty , if you leave here hungry , , , , I don't think you CAN leave this place hungry ! really inexpensively priced for what you get !!!!

Thank Dennis H
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

During my recent visit to Fairbanks I stopped in twice, once for an in-house meal and once for a meal to go. The service for the in-house meal was not the best (the server seemed less than enthused about returning to my table to take my order and after bringing it she disappeared altogether) but the service was prompt and... More 

Thank cjs123
Marbleton, Wyoming
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

In town for work and tried a little of the local places. This was a nice family style place. Prices were good. Typical of an Alaskan restaurant. Not much higher then I pay back home. Food was good, I had the cheese steak sandwich. My only complaint is that they fry everything in the same fryer. So my fries had... More 

Thank Ryan W
Tallahassee, FL
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Ate breakfast here. The food was good! The reindeer sausage was very good. Service was quick and friendly. If you want a local place to eat with fast friendly service, this is the place!

Thank Lrb3665
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Yum! What can you say about a great breakfast including reindeer sausage?!? It was great. Basic but delicious! The hash browns are a must for me and they were not disappointing. You get a real flavor of the locals too!! Don miss it!

Thank susy2456133
Metairie, LA
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My husband enjoyed the reindeer sausage & I had a nice breakfast as well so we went back a second time. The second time we weren't as impressed... his omelette had almost no reindeer sausage in it and my sourdough pancakes were interesting but not something either of us could eat much of. Probably an acquired taste as we heard... More 

Thank dzdigits
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband said the breakfasts are really good. However he was not with me when I visited the restaraunt. Since it was almost 11:00 my son ordered a hamburger. I was not impressed. It was served on a small plate with a small helping of French fries. The French fries were pretty bad. They were soggy, and tasted like they... More 

Thank Molly S
Lewistown, Montana
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194 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I had buffalo sausage with my breakfast of eggs and potatoes, which was good. I had the reindeer sausage the last time I was here, and I would recommend staying away from that stuff. All in all, the meal was good, as was the service.

Thank Tom S
Edmonds, Washington
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161 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a small diner, nothing fancy. Service was friendly, most of the clientele was local. When I sat down in our booth, I sunk into the seat uncomfortably. Well-worn I guess? So I skooched over closer to the window where the seat was more level. It's about 7 degrees today, and the cold seeped through the window enough that... More 

Thank tlawish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3702 Cameron St, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3842
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: +1 907-479-0523

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