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Sam's Drive-In

705 W Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8928
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good48%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
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“ice cream” (6 reviews)
“italian beef” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Diner
705 W Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8928
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and I saw this cute little drive in. We decided to eat dinner there and meet my husband who works fairly close. We ordered. Food came out fairly quickly considering it's all made to order and the service was good....More

Thank Ashlee R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Good food and nice people. Their rootbeer and the Boylan Sodas are a nice touch. Had the Italian Beef. The cheese plus the grilled peppers and onions take it over the edge. It's great.

Thank Laurel F
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This place was similar to a Dog n Suds. The service was slow but worth the wait. The food was delicious!

Thank hopp13
Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you have a 1958 Plymouth (with tail fins) or other classic car, this is the perfect photo opportunity. You can wait for a car-hop waitress to place your meal on a tray on your car door (the 1950s style) or you can just walk...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We have been coming here for years and probably visit once a week in the summer. Great burgers, ice cream, fries, and all the other drive-in goodies you could want. You can either pull up for carside service or eat inside the restaurant. Great service,...More

Thank Popcorn84
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a unique place. Very large menu and brings back memories. Great burgers and good place for kids to go to.

Thank lrplw
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here passing through on a drive. Great menu with lots of options. Burgers were just like they should be and fries and onion rings so yummy. Good root beer. Didn't try the ice cream but was amazed at all the choices in flavors. Can...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

SAMs is a nice burger joint with good old fashion nostalgia. It is everything my parents remember and more. They have great burger baskets and menu items that will please the whole family!

Thank Lindsey A
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I love this place. They truly have something for everyone. Their ice cream menu is huge. Their menu is what you would expect of a fast-food diner. Everything is made fresh. The price is right, too!

Thank IkinFfeur
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Sam's is a traditional drive-In. People of all ages like to go there. Ball teams from the local schools will go for root beer and ice cream after practice and games. Adults have their favorites from the menu, which has a large variety of food...More

Thank DanaByron_IL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 W Blackhawk Dr, Byron, IL 61010-8928
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Byron
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