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1031 Harlem Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115-2517
+1 815-633-2686
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Machesney Park, Illinois
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time we were there the food and service was excellent. Will diffidently return again. The service was very good we had over 25 people attend all had the same comments about the service and the food.

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Thank NKVK
Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Growing up in Chicago were there is great pizza on every corner. Moving here to the area by far the best pizza I have had in a long time. Prices are great. But the pizza even better.

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Thank wgs1492
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding reception here and they did a great job accommodating us during set up and during the reception itself. Food was good, cake was amazing. Overall, great job with no regrets.

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Thank jacquelinecabrera
Roscoe, Illinois
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We were looking for a nice place to go or xmas eve for dinner-this place on Riverside happened to be open-we have had pizza at the sams in rockton which is very good, but this restaurant has a nice cozy bar and eating area-I normally don't get steaks because no one compares to my husbands ribeye, but hands down-I ordered... More 

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Thank Christie S
Colona, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Nothing I've ever eaten at Sam's has been less than the best. I love their pizza - the sauce, the cheese, the Italian sausage - no comparison. We now live 2 hours from the location but will drive to Machesney Park and Sam's just for a meal. The pasta is fantastic and the garlic bread the very best anywhere! Our... More 

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1 Thank BluejeanPanic
Rockford IL
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

We went there as a group on Valentines Day. I ordered Taco Pizza which said came with salsa on the menu. I asked for salsa and eventually it was brought out. They brought out numerous bread baskets for our table of 12 to share. When we received our bill we were charged $3.00 for salsa and for the extra bread... More 

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5 Thank Jennifer S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

I loved everything bout sams, the pizza was great, they have a good choice of apetizers, the atmosphere as welcoming, and the service was outstanding. i will definity be returning. Thanks sams

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3 Thank Valerina323
Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

Well, to start, the atmosphere and service was great. Really beautiful decor. Then, our waitress came out and wasn't very friendly. My 'Filet Mignon' looked delicious, and the presentation was beautiful! Then, when I tried to cut my steak, it was layered, sort of like salmon is, but yet tough to cut... It's wasn't the best taste either. It almost... More 

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Thank Jessica K
Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Really good pizza, been eating it for over 35 years, open late on weekends.

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1 Thank Julie L
Loves Park
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Sams on Harlem, is a very good place for my family and I to eat. The service is very nice and quick. They play very good, relaxing Jazz music. I am very pleased with how prompt the service is and how great the food tasted. I recommend Sams on Harlem to anyone. I will deffinitely be re-visting.

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2 Thank Larkin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 Harlem Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Machesney Park
  • Phone Number: +1 815-633-2686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?