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Sam’s Seafood & Steaks

420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
+1 850-432-6626
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“mullet” (12 reviews)
“grouper” (15 reviews)
“cheese grits” (12 reviews)
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420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

I am a local Pensacola resident and friends of mine suggested we stop at Sam's for dinner before the Blue Wahoos game. I ordered the mahi sandwich and the amount of fish on the bun was pitiful. I've never had a fish sandwich at any...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

do not eat here the worst food and service ever make sure to make a better choice dont waste your money

Thank jenniferbadum
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I've been to Sam's numerous times, but that was years ago, like 20-30 years. Over the years the quality has gone down. I've watched Sam's undergoing a new face lift, nothing special just a new paint job. So, I thought what the heck, lets give...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I had been there years ago when it was sams seafood shanty. The place now looks nicer. I had the special of mullet and shrimp,and sides of fries and slaw. Since this was the lunch special it also came with a brownie. The brownie and...More

Thank dchorton
Reviewed 26 April 2017

the catfish dinner, with black-eyed peas, and coleslaw, well was outstanding. also the staff was superb .

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Have been going to Sams for years, they have gone through a renovation. The food is good and quick service. Close to downtown.

Thank John A
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I stopped by for lunch recently. It was after their lunch crowd I'm sure because the parking lot is often full when I drive by. They have a simple and basic menu, not too busy. A bit pricey for some items I thought, but they...More

Thank GnoPcola
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting Pensacola my husband and I were looking for good local seafood for lunch. After finding that Joe Patties does not cook we saw this place just across the road. The parking lot appeared full so we gave it a chance. The decor is...More

1  Thank chickadeedd1
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I'm originally from Pensacola and when I come back to visit I'm so disappointed with some of the restaurants that have popped up. I forgot about Sam's until we were searching for a place to eat dinner. It was AWESOME. The grouper sandwich was the...More

Thank Tricia355
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have watched this business grow for over 30+ years. The Camariotes family has served the Pensacola community with the best seafood and steaks for years. Their fresh mullet is always a great lunch or dinner. Always look for their daily specials, the family or...More

Thank Steve L
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Nearby Attractions
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660 reviews
.71 km away
Florida Welcome Center
25 reviews
1.09 km away
Pensacola Museum of Art
45 reviews
1.23 km away
Blue Morning Gallery
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1.26 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 S a St, Pensacola, FL 32502-5558
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Pensacola
  • Phone Number: +1 850-432-6626
Sam's Seafood & Steaks is a Pensacola seafood tradition. As the oldest seafood restaurant in the downtown area we are doing something right! Since 1983 the Camariotes family have owned and operated in the same downtown location with only one thing in mind. To bring the freshest Gulf Coast seafood to our customers, complemented with an unforgettable southern casual dining experience. We have a wide variety of menu options from our world famous Gumbo, locally caught seafood, and dry aged hand cut steaks. Try out the Mullet! It's a Pensacola all-time favorite. You can get your fish fried, blackened, grilled, or broiled upon request. We have something to please any pallet. Please be sure visit us soon. Sam's Seafood & Steaks - Pensacola's original seafood restaurant.
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