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Sam's Southern Eatery

300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
+1 318-855-4042
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“chicken philly yum”
4 weeks ago
“Great Seafood”
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Seafood, American, Fast food
300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

a lot of people love the fried fish here. I can honestly say I can't go without getting the chicken philly so good. the shrimp is huge and really good also. Call in if you can it stays really busy and you can get your...More

Thank latechgirl13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facility is a little older but it is clean and kept up. We wanted a combination plate that was not on the menu but it was no problem for these folks. The oysters my husband had were the biggest he had seen in quite...More

Thank Charlene_Smith42
Reviewed 15 March 2017

So many good reviews...however, me and my wife weren't impressed. We live 100 miles south of Monroe and our seafood shacks down here beat SAMs 10 to 1. If you guys like it, ok, but real seafood is S O U T H about a...More

Thank floydlong
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Don't let the looks of this place turn you off. The food is great. The shrimp and onion rings are very good. The staff is very friendly. Building just needs to be remodeled.

Thank Tupelotraveler2015
Reviewed 30 August 2016

You'll receive a large portion of good food for the fair price. The grilled catfish is wonderful. Didn't care for there fried green tomatoes, they were sliced to big and seemed not quality tomatoes. Everything else I have ever eaten here was good.

Thank Derrrick007
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I love catfish my sweetie loves shrimp so we order the 6 and 6 best of both worlds! Awesome catfish fillets (one whole side of a good sized fish) and shrimp that don't skimp 12 count or so add to that fresh made sides and...More

Thank stevemschmitt
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Sam's is not much to look at, but the food is quite good. Recently I dropped by prior to dinner time and bought some of the fried chicken livers and sides of cold slaw and green beans. The whole meal cost me only $6.99 and...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed 28 January 2016

When in Monroe make sure you stop by Sam's Southern Eatery on Layton. I have not been to the other sites, but I love this one. The food is delicious and the portions are generous. The grilled shrimp is my favorite dish. My friends love...More

Thank Brorose
Reviewed 19 November 2015

My wife and I love this place. The entrees are more than ample, even generous prices more than fair, and the taste is fabulous. I recommend the 4and 4 (4fish&4shrimp) we share this order and never finish the whole plate.

Thank stevemschmitt
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Stopped her for lunch with friends, I got the 4 piece catfish dinner with fries and a drink for under $12. The food comes in go plates with a cover, when I opened my plate I had 7 pieces of fish and a lot of...More

Thank t c
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Layton Ave, Monroe, LA 71201-8503
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: +1 318-855-4042