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Sam's For Play Cafe & Catering

$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
+1 707-528-2929
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Santa Rosa, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is comfort food at a great price. Went in for a quick breakfast before work and was surprised at the speed and quality of the breakfast. Was surprised at the protion sizes and the price.

Thank sebcell
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been there dozens of times for breakfast.Their early breakfast is a fantastic deal, and is done just about perfectly. I always judge a breakfast first by how well they can make over medium and poached eggs. They never got my eggs wrong. Their country potatoes are really good, and their house salsa is a great accompaniment. The bacon is... More 

Thank bayosal
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Liver and onions were the special of the day so Sam's got off to a great start. I wish I had noticed that split pea with ham was the soup of the day. That said, I probably would have overeaten if I did notice.

Thank BigE02882
Rancho Cordova, California
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Was greeted as soon as i walked in. got a menu, and cup of coffee immediately when i was seated. Food was service fast and hot. Nice atmosphere. I'd would eat their again.

Thank michael h
Petaluma, California
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Sam's for play is a pretty large dinner and always very busy and lively when I go for breakfast. I have never tried the lunch but it looks good from the pictures on the menu which has a very wide selection. They make a mean chili omelet, waffles are awesome but my favorite are the good old fashioned pancakes. The... More 

Thank K_Chan40
Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Sam's may not be fancy, but if you want a good breakfast lunch or dinner, it's the place to go. Not too pricey and foods that are easily recognizable to most Americans. Service has always been good for me there and food consistent, too.

Thank gordsgal
Sebastopol, California
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212 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

So nice to feel your in a friendly, local cafe rather than a chain resturant. The food choices are huge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is very friendly, the food is cooked to order the old fashion way. Prices are great for this type of service and quality.

Palm Springs
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356 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ask a local for a good place for breakfast, and many will tell you “Sams”…next to the Rodeway Inn…so I looked up the website - checked it out it advertised and highlighted “delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere” – so why not? Right..? When I arrived it is a brightly painted white and blue building, a... More 

Thank Neal S
Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

First time at Sam's. Was promptly seated. The waitress, an older charming Hispanic lady with a great sense of humor, greeted me with a smile and the menu. Brought coffee right away. Ordered eggs w/spuds (very tasty). Will definitely return when in Santa Rosa again.

Thank bettyboopers218
Aston, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Wholesome breakfast with GREAT coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice! Love Sam's For Play! Staff is very nice and restaurant, overall is clean. Service is more than satisfactory. They are local, not a franchise. Prices are easy on the wallet.

Thank Cheryl G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-528-2929
Sam’s For Play Cafe & Catering serves delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere. The intention since creating Sam’s in 1985 has always been to have a place where everyone can have a good time and enjoy a good meal.

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