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Sam's Seaside Cafe

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American, Bar
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104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
+1 503-717-1725
11:00 - 00:00
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stopped in for lunch walking down Broadway Street in Seaside. It's a fairly large cafe, deceptive from the outside. Their Halibut Fish & Chips was very tasty at a reasonable price. Friendly service. I would recommend for at least lunch. Probably will try dinner next time I'm in town.

Thank PDXFusion
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by our place and enjoying a meal with us! I look forward to that stop in next month. Best, Karen N., Owner More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I needed to find a place for 30 people to have lunch. My family and I had been here in previous visits and Sam's accommodated a large group of us last summer! So this was my first call. They were more than happy to reserve tables for us and the service was wonderful. They were happy to have us. Food... More 

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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

I'm thrilled we could accommodate your whole group for an awesome meal! Thanks for the great review -- looking forward to next time. Best, Karen N., Owner More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good casual place. I enjoyed my clam chowder & garden salad with shrimp. My husband had the cod fish & chips. My sons had burgers with homemade fries. Reasonable prices. Good service.

Thank Bella_Canada_12
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for enjoying a great meal with us, Bella! I'm glad you came by, and I hope you'll do so again anytime you're in the area. Best, Karen N., Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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328 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fresh Oregon shrimp salad, really fresh, $6.00. Generous portion for the price. Fish and Chips, $12.50, a bit heavy on the batter, but good flavor. Served piping hot and moist, not greasy. Pint of beer $2.50!!!!!. Glass of house white, $6.00. Comfortable place, even during the winter.

Thank bill s
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

So glad you loved our super fresh seafood and generous portions, Bill! It's awesome that you were a fan of our wine and beer offerings, too. Really appreciate you coming to visit us and hope you'll let us know if there's anything you didn't write here that might help us impress you more next time! Thank you, Karen N., Owner More 

San Diego, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My husband and I actually ate here twice. I had the fish and chips one night and a burger the second time. My husband had a burger both times. His looked so good that is what made me have it next. The fish and chips were pretty good. I wish I had asked for the malt vinager sooner. The Burgers... More 

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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Really appreciate you and your husband visiting us twice! So glad you enjoyed the fish and chips and our burgers. Definitely not a problem for us to serve malt vinegar with the fish. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how everything was and we'd love to have you two come back again in the... More 

Hayward, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Driving through town seeing the coast. Read earlier reviews and have it a try...we were there at 11 am,first set of customers. So service was great had fish sandwich and bowl clam chowder. Food was fine and prices were reasonable. Overall we would come back.

Thank Bull_Hamster
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for being our first customers of the day during your coastal drive! Really glad you got the great service we love giving and liked the fish sandwich and clam chowder. Hope the rest of your drive was wonderful and we'd be delighted have you back again sometime. Take care, Karen N., Owner More 

Pocatello, United States
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

What a cute restaurant with some awesome home cooking food! We stopped in for lunch and had a great experience!

Thank Thomas E
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by for lunch, Thomas! So glad you liked our cute little place and had a great experience overall with our food. Really appreciate you taking the time to leave this and hope we get to see you again sometime in the future. Take care, Karen N., Owner More 

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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The service is great, lady is very sweet! The hot cocoa is Delicious!! The fish and chips was a good size portion and good, just a little too greasy. The clam chowder was great, was a toss up between their clam chowder and Norma's. I loved both, and I'm SUPER picky when it comes to clam chowder. I like thick... More 

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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for some clam chowder and fish and chips! Sorry if the fish wasn't exactly to your taste but I'm so flattered that you were a fan of our thick and hearty clam chowder. So glad you liked the hot cocoa, too. Really appreciate you visiting and spreading the word about our place. Hope we get to... More 

Arlington, Washington
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We prefer to go where the locals go as the odds are better for good food and possibly a bit of conversation. This place was pretty dingey, but what the heck, it was recommended by a local. If you're near the sea, you really should try seafood. We did. The clam chowder kept both of us up most of the... More 

Thank Mike R
Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

We're proud to be a place the locals love to go for great food and friendly conversation, Mike, and I'm glad you stopped by to try it out. We only use the freshest seafood at all times so there shouldn't have been a problem with the timing of when you visited. I'm so sorry you were feeling bad, but I... More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I had the pulled pork/coleslaw sandwich with a side salad and my spouse had the cod fish and chips. We were surprised at how good it all was, and will go again next time we are in Seaside. For a side salad, I was only expecting lettuce and croutons, but it had much more on it, so that impressed me.... More 

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Karen N, Owner at Sam's Seaside Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed review abut the pulled pork sandwich and fish and chips! I'm so glad you and your spouse stopped by for a visit while you were in Seaside and really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Happy to hear you were impressed with the salad, too. Can't wait to have you back for another visit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Broadway St, Seaside, OR 97138-5804
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 503-717-1725
At Sam's Seaside Cafe, we help put the relaxation into your beach trip. As a casual family restaurant, we've been serving traditional American favorites for decades. From a selection of fresh seafoods to a host of perfectly grilled burgers, you'll be enjoying a great meal while listening to the sound of breaking waves. Our atmosphere consists of familiar freedom, coastal casual and seaside serendipity.

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