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SamB's Resturant

163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
+1 419-353-2277
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“crab cakes” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
163 S Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402-2910
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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
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Reviewed 18 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 review

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 12 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
Reviewed 19 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 review

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 review

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

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Started off with a nice dinner salad with blue cheese dressing. Glass of Cab/Shraz was recommended and it was a pretty good glass of wine.. Ordered the BBQ Rib special which comes with corn and steak fries. Ribs were OK.. cooked longer and had more...More

1  Thank safe_foodforyou
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant. I started SamB's in 1972, and it still pains me when we fall short of a guest's expectations. I am so sorry your experience was less than splendid. For the record, the corn begins frozen and is steamed until...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

SamB's has been around a long time. Food is still top notch, and the atmosphere is nice. The daily specials are always fresh and great!

Thank Jay I
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ate here for the first time while passing thru Bowling Green. Service was very good along with the food. Would definitely go back. some meals were pricey.

Thank Debra D
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate here following a funeral viewing. Very friendly compassionate staff. Food was delicious. Very clean. We'll be going back!More

1  Thank judylarge
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review SamB's. Post funeral gatherings can present special challenges as they are, by nature, very late notice events. We try very hard to accommodate these situations with compassion and grace. We really do appreciate your kind words and...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Had my son's graduation dinner here in December. They took reservations and tables were all set up ready when we got there. Manager very helpful. Wait staff efficient and courteous. Food very good.More

Thank browns_gal
SamBsBG, Owner at SamB's Resturant, responded to this review

I appreciate that you chose SamB's for your son's graduation dinner. And, I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review about our restaurant. Reviews help to keep us in touch with our guests and sometimes help us to improve. It...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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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.