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Sam's For Play Cafe & Catering

££ - £££American, Cafe,
2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
+1 707-528-2929
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Diner
££ - £££
2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

So nice to feel your in a friendly, local cafe rather than a chain resturant. The food choices are huge for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The staff is very friendly, the food is cooked to order the old fashion way. Prices are great for this...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

Ask a local for a good place for breakfast, and many will tell you “Sams”…next to the Rodeway Inn…so I looked up the website - checked it out it advertised and highlighted “delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere” – so why...More

Thank Neal S
Reviewed 28 August 2016

First time at Sam's. Was promptly seated. The waitress, an older charming Hispanic lady with a great sense of humor, greeted me with a smile and the menu. Brought coffee right away. Ordered eggs w/spuds (very tasty). Will definitely return when in Santa Rosa again.

Thank bettyboopers218
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wholesome breakfast with GREAT coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice! Love Sam's For Play! Staff is very nice and restaurant, overall is clean. Service is more than satisfactory. They are local, not a franchise. Prices are easy on the wallet.

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

OK had breakfast and service was prompt and polite. My son had chicken fried steak and loved it. I hamburger Patty with eggs. Eggs were perfect not dry. Coffee was hot and plenty. Overall a OK place for big portions and good food.

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a friendly sit down restaurant with American favorites. There is a large menu with plenty of burgers, salads, and other filling dishes. Not elegant, not gormet but good food.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 16 October 2015

This place is a little dated but I really liked it. Kind of like a 50's diner with old memorabilia decorating the place. Music was also retro with 1950's/60's hits. Food was home style cooking & was quite good. Don't suppose I will ever be...More

Thank violinmaker1964
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I've been eating at each of Sam's three locations for 30 years. They serve a delicious variety of offerings from breakfast through dinner, depending on which location you're visiting. Today at Cleveland Ave., I had the Turkey/avocado sandwich special with potato salad, my husband had...More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Its all home style cookin, big portions and lots of gravy, chowder has scrimps and clams, different but tasty

Thank dans58
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Fast service, friendly server. Had the blue plate special 1/2 sandwich with soup. Lovely. Average. Slightly bland roast beef sandwich.

Thank Michelle H
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2630 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2747
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Santa Rosa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-528-2929
Sam’s For Play Cafe & Catering serves delicious American Home Style food in a casual comfortable atmosphere. The intention since creating Sam’s in 1985 has always been to have a place where everyone can have a good time and enjoy a good meal.
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