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Sam's on the Square - CLOSED

330 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2266
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
17 Aug 2013
“Potential, with Problems”
7 Jun 2013
“Happy Happy Happy Hours”
Restaurant Hours Closed
330 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2266
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We used to love going to trivia night at Sam's--the margaritas, "cuban cigars," and the queso are great. However, we were just there tonight and were trying to pinpoint the problem. It seems like other people notice a problem too, since it was 6:30-7:30 on...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 8 June 2013

I work downtown town and order lunch from Sam's on the Square quite often. Friendly people and great good. I look forward to my after work happy hours, nice, convenient and good cold beer.

Thank millsmom198
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I have eaten at Sam's on the Square several times and always the service has been subpar and the food has been cold. I'm not impressed.

Thank Typesetter S
Reviewed 30 May 2013

A somewhat unique independent restaurant with some local dishes that are above average in both taste and presentation. The younger crowd seems to enjoy the evening hours and the bar, whereas the older groups tend to come for lunch.

Thank Wacotravellers
Mary Jane C, Owner at Sam's on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write the review. We look forward to having you back soon!

Reviewed 20 November 2012

Was looking for a new eatery in downtown Waco and saw this one on TripAdvisor. The reports of loud patrons almost put me off but gave it a chance. Since most Baylor students are headed home for Thanksgiving it was not crowded (loud) so I...More

Thank tomthbomb
Mary Jane C, Owner at Sam's on the Square, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2012

tomthbomb, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Sam's! Nice job taking advantage of those happy hour beer prices! Thanks so much for the kind review, and maybe next time try one of our happy hour margaritas! Sincerely, Mary Jane Castillo, Owner P.S....More

Reviewed 16 October 2012

Sam's is a fun place to go. The tacos are creative and good. The prices are really high for what you get. You have to spend a lot to get enough to eat, although individual tacos are not much.

Thank glo62
Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

This place is a jewel in the Downtown Waco area. I recommend the street tacos. I chose the Korean short rib and brisket tacos.

Thank redwingerfan
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Nice menu and great place to entertain a client or guest at lunch. We were able to pick our table and drink order was taken right away. Nice decor and no loud music, tvs or crowds. Service is a bit slow each time Ive been...More

Thank TOak8
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My wife and I are boomers but love Sams. Great energy from the college crowd but Baylor students are the best. Inventive Mexican food menu. When it gets too loud we go out on Patio. Service probably suffers during large crowd times We will go...More

Thank FredinTexas
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Very good Tex-Mex. The tacos were excellent. Unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to eat there more than once to check out the variety.

Thank Kayelem
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  • Address: 330 Austin Ave, Waco, TX 76701-2266
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
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