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Sam's Log Cabin

$$ - $$$
Diner, American, Cafe
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945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
+1 510-558-0502
08:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Berkeley, California, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Troubling experience. Went on a Tuesday (they are closed Monday) around 10:30am. and was told that they were OUT OF much of what they are known for - no pork braised collards, no yams (for their yam and egg dish), no trout, and no SAUSAGE!!!. The explanation was that they were often out of stuff on Tuesdays as they are... More 

Thank Karen H
Berkeley, California, Usa
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156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun and funky little restaurant. They have done a good job to balance good food and fair prices. Some of the items on the menu seem a bit out of place, but I have never had an "average" meal here. The quality is very good and so is the service.

Thank Bryan B
Castro Valley, California
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's the place to meet for breakfast or lunch. Eating inside or out. We ate inside on a rainy day. The inside is old and rustic, appears to have been around for a while. Tables are tight to fit many. The meals were large for one person, so we split a sandwich. Waitresses were good and attentive.

Thank Sunshine M
Albany, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went to Sam Log's Cabin this summer because our friends who have kids with severe food allergies asked us to go there. Several years ago we had gone a few times and well, decided not to go again due to small portions and long waits. It's so much better now. Actually it's really a whole different experience now! In... More 

Thank nuffle
Berkeley, California, United States
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great brunch. Especially like the collard greens with braised pork with eggs, especially with grits and biscuits. Standard breakfast items are good too.

Thank Karen H
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Sam's is a really unique breakfast place. From the outside it looks like you'd be getting a kind of Cracker Barrel type experience, but the food is much more geared to foodies. Well curated menu, from-scratch and responsibly-sourced foods, strong coffee, etc. If you don't get there early, you will most likely have to wait a while for a table,... More 

Thank Cara C
St. Thomas
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arrived before 8am so had little wait. Nice backyard patio where there are tables to eat has fruit trees And a few benches. . The friendly guys who serve you all play in a band. You won't leave hungry! Great filling pancakes with real maple syrup- a must for those of us that grew up in New England. Good bacon,... More 

Thank mer105
Ruskin, Florida
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Thus seems to be one of the few good places to eat in Berkeley on a Friday morning without having to make a reservation. My son had a scone, which was delicious (he shared), and french toast which is one of his favorites. I had huevo rancheros, which were served over black beans with a side of guacamole. They were... More 

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Humboldt County, USA
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142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A breakfast place that is busy from the moment it opens at 8am on a Sunday is a good sign that deliciousness is in store. Good coffee, seating indoors and out baAnck on the patio, and that classic log cabin! Best bets are the American dishes--pancakes, French toast--and the omelettes. Delicious sourdough toast. This last visit I was excited for... More 

Thank wishfrog
Queenstown, New Zealand
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We did have to wait a bit for a table here, but that's just confirmation that the food is worth it. And they provide coffee while you wait in the back patio, so it's not all bad! The inside space is quite small, so you may sit outside. We rather enjoyed the good weather and the temperate sunshine. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 10
Diner, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 945 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-558-0502

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