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Sam's Barbeque

1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-3507
+1 408-297-9151
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef sandwich” (2 reviews)
“ribs” (10 reviews)
“garlic bread” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-3507
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Sam’s perhaps 3 or 4 other times in the past few years, and it was as good as I remembered it. We ordered a barbecue pork sandwich and a barbecue beef sandwich. Both meats are cooked with the same barbecue flavors,...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I had a couple of sandwiches, but my colleagues were having ribs. Everything was delicious. Fast ordering at the counter, the place looks a bit dark at night if you eat on the patio, but we had no problems. We booked for 12 people in...More

Thank Napolux80
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My husband is from the Deep South so we're well acquainted with amazing BBQ. For suburban California Sam's was a great meal at decent prices and the laid back setting and ample parking added to the experience. The servers were also friendly and attentive. (You...More

Thank shinyonne
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Quick stop for ribs and a drink, was all good. Nothing fancy but well cooked and marinated meat and fresh salad.

Thank Tempsdor
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Sam's has been around for years. A causal neighborhood place to go for barbecued ribs. Also sandwiches, hamburgers, good selection of side dishes. I had the beef sandwich with side of potato salad. There was a generous amount of sliced beef. My wife had a...More

Thank 2232KenJi
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were temporarily tired of our current places and wanted a quick barbecue dinner so went to Sam's BBQ on Bascom Avenue. I had the chicken dinner and my wife had the ribs both were fine what we wanted for dinner that night. Prices were...More

Thank Monte D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Sam's BBQ is a cozy place, where I like to go when I am REALLY hungry. It seems pricey, but you get HUGE portions! I sit on the enclosed patio whether or not there is a musical guest -- but that is certainly more fun...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had dinner on Friday night around 7:00 PM. There was a line out the door, and for good reason- the food is delicious. The ribs were smoky, tender, and fell off the bone. The smoked chicken was moist and perfectly cooked. I asked for...More

Thank PMBeagle
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This place gets busy so get there early for parking. The outdoor covered area has room to accommodate larger parties. The onion rings were good! When you bit into them, the onion didn't slip out.

1  Thank CARoute66
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My family and I love this place. A typical "hole-in-the-wall" kinda restaurant with amazing dishes. We came here on a regular basis, when we lived in CA, because it was just that good. The ribs are by far my favorite. I usually go for fries...More

Thank antifreund
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
11:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1110 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-3507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-297-9151
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