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Sam's Original Resturant & BBQ

390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
+1 903-389-7267
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (20 reviews)
“fried chicken” (25 reviews)
“cobbler” (15 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

As a healthy conscious person, I did not like this restaurant at all. As soon as you enter, it smells funny. The carpets are very dirty looking and none of the food on the buffet is labeled. I had to guess what some of the...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

You can have your cake(or pie) and eat it too here. I’ve been coming here for as long as I can remember while taking the Dallas to Houston trip. I think you could just come for pie and not leave unhappy. Tons of choices and...More

Thank lovesbabies
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Just as good as the first time. Buffett or menu- including breakfast all day!! Homemade pies, cobbler, banana pudding and Bread!!

Thank Easybiz
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We stumbled upon Sam's while traveling down I-45. Not having read any reviews, we took a chance to grab a quick lunch. OMG! Everything was amazingly delicious!

Thank saraheT922KB
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A simple, unpretentious building housing a country bonanza of good home cooked food. Choose the huge buffet or if you want to have left overs to take home, order off the menu. Either way you will leave satisfied and anxious to return. Friendly, prompt service...More

Thank Llanotraveler
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I am not a huge fan of buffets but this is the best! It was like eating at grandmas house! Everything was homemade and delicious! The black eyed peas were perfect! They serve you a small loaf of homemade bread. They have a huge menu...More

Thank MistyLewis
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

This is the best buffet I’ve ever been to. Normally I stay far away from buffets but a friend told me that we had to stop on our way from Dallas to Galveston. I’m so glad we did. Awesome chicken fried steak, brisket, mashed potatoes,...More

Thank melissa c
Reviewed 9 February 2018

If you want to be satiated on good food, this is still the place to go. Since our last visit, it has gotten even better. No complaints. The briskets was so tender it fell apart trying to get it on the plate. The white potato...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This place is great to stop at while travelling! Really great buffet and nice staff. The food was really good, lots of selection. Great environment!

Thank Cmouse92
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We were in route from Houston to Ft. Worth and stopped in to Sam's. This place is a very "down-home" looking place and we could not believe what we found. They serve either buffet or menu. We opted for the menu and chose the section...More

Thank Andrew P
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9 February 2017|
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Response from bfrnk | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday is the day they put out freshest veggies. Entree is pretty much same all week. CF steak, fried chicken, brisket, sausage, sometimes hb steak, and chicken livers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 903-389-7267
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