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Sam's Italian Sandwich Co

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1080 Howard Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4344
+1 650-342-7267
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sam's is a Burlingame lunch tradition and we have to get a frequent fix of a hot meatball sandwich on a roll. Small space for eating with few outside tables. Staff is friendly and everything is clean. Feel so lucky to be local.

Thank WanderlustHigh
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

They know how to make killer sandwiches and the garlic Italian sauce is so good! The owner is always super cherry and makes you feel welcome. I think the wife is in charge of making the sandwiches. There is an art to making a sandwich and they've mastered it. Been going here for years.

Thank oliviakimsf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Fresh bread, great meats and flavorful Italian or Garlic sauce to top off a filling and tasty sandwich. Sides are freshly made, homemade soups in the winter (try the potato soup) and the owners employ local high school kids as their staff. Very personable owners who know everyone and are well liked by the community. A great place for a... More 

Thank Buddybudbud
San Mateo, California
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Sam's has been around for at least the thirty eight years I've been married when it was at the corner of Burlingame Ave and Calif Drive. Reno and June have been serving hungry people with great sandwiches year after year with smiles and friendship. Love the Sam's special... always delicious and FILLING! Now they are in the Old Bus Station... More 

Thank njwoodster
Denver, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We dropped in for lunch and the sandwiches were very good. They were abundant for the price. We sat outside and people watched. It was a beautiful day and the subs made the day enjoyable.

Thank Howard T
Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

The sandwiches were okay, the value was okay, the location was okay, bottom line, it was just an okay lunch.

Thank jcw0312

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 Howard Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-7267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?