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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 good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brisket” (19 reviews)
“fried chicken” (24 reviews)
“pies” (22 reviews)
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390 E I 45, Fairfield, TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food. Awesome people. Everything taste great. The buffet is awesome for a great price. definitely will be back

Thank jerryleow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed through Fairfield on Sunday morning feeling hungry and fell upon this Gem. You can always tell when the Car Park is full of local folks. The breakfast buffet was absolutely brilliant everything you can imagine all fresh from the kitchen. Would definitely return if...More

Thank BigOughty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can order off a menu, or choose to go through the HUGE buffet, at Sam's. We chose the buffet and enjoyed many choices of veggies, salads, meats, soups, etc. There is a whole collection of desserts - lots of different kinds of homemade pies...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like it. There are somethings that I get the taste for and I can only get it from Sam's. I have eaten here all of my life, so I know when it's good and when it's not.

Thank Olympia M
Reviewed 23 October 2017

You can order off the menu or choose the buffet. Because we were hungry, we opted for the buffet. The bbq was dry and lacked flavor. But the fried fish and chicken were really good. They bring cornbread and a loaf of bread to the...More

Thank Susie F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It could be a half notch above the Corral in food quality but if possible this place is even dirtier.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Sam's is a classic stop along I-45 that keeps on doing what it's done best for decades. They have a store in front with tourist related items, and the restaurant in the back feels they way I imagine it did when they opened. Not a...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We were traveling and looked on Trip Advisor for place to eat along the way. Saw the recommendations and thought we would try it. Also saw buses in parking lot and were a bit concerned but were seated immediately. The food was fresh, tasty and...More

Thank P L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

First time stopped by Sam's on the way to Dallas. Wonderful in every way! Nice restaurant, cute gift shop, clean restrooms and an amazing buffet! Everything we ate was fresh and delicious! Homemade pies and homemade bread! New favorite place to stop!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Sam's Restaurant is located on the east side of I-45 at exit 197. Large restaurant with plenty of seating. Decor is casual, with white painted walls, a few advertising signs, carpet and low ceiling with fans. Nice and clean. I was here twice during my...More

Thank texasrepublichistory
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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