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Sam's Italian Foods

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268 Main St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7024
+1 207-482-9145
09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 22:30
Fri 07:00 - 23:30
Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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South China, Maine
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259 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good for a quick stop for lunch. Fast in and out. Italian subs are very skimpy. Pasta is good. Clean good looking decor. Worth a stop

Thank Marcia A
Hagerstown, Maryland
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I stop at Sam's each time I go to Maine. The italian roll is just big enough for me, the bread doesn't overwhelm the sandwich. My husband loves their pizza, so it's a win-win when we go there.

Thank Lorraine B
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I like to think of myself as a Woopie Pie expert. I have had Woopie Pies in many states and even in Italy. By far the best Woopie Pies I have ever had are from a chain sub shop in Maine. SAMs Italian sandwich Shoppe is only in a few locations in southern Maine. It is over two hours from... More 

Thank Joseph H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

My understanding is that Sams is a regional chain but they sure act like the national chain, Subway. Subway because just like Subway you are paying a high price for vegetables on a roll, and the roll at Sams is not even as good as Subways. I thought a regional chain would certainly be better than Subway but I was... More 

Thank George B
Falmouth, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I have lost track of how many Sam's I have been too but I will continue to write great reviews for them because my experiences are always great with them. The Main street one I believe is one of the original ones as it's the only business grandfathered and allowed to have a Billboard advertising their establishment. The have on... More 

Thank craigmercier
Concord, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

We walked in at closing time with 10 hungry college basketball players and 2 coaches and the staff were more than accommodating. They helped us with smiles, gave us great suggestions and took care of us in general. The bread on my sub was ridiculously good, sub was average. Girls enjoyed their meals. My wife really enjoyed the cranberry walnut... More 

Thank Jordan F
Lewiston, Maine
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

3 paper thin slices of turkey, 4 skinny green peppers, tomatoes but lots of onions to fill the roll...no value...extra for black olives...too bad. Sam's could take a lesson from SubWay. I knew Sam Bennett (Sam;s founder) he would be embarrased.

1 Thank Donald H
New England, North Dakota
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great italians with nice fresh, soft, white bread. Sam's has the best italian buns ever! Grab a drink, a bag of chips, and a whoopie pie and go have a picnic! (or eat inside)

1 Thank Twokidsonedog
Sabattus, Maine
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Wow we got two italians and it cost me over $10.00 way to much money for what we got, i asked for extra pickles i think i got two more on it, and way to much oinion for me.Never going to Sams again i would rather go to the corner store to pick up my sandwhiches better prices and lots... More 

Thank bluegirl4751
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

Sandwiches are always fresh fresh bread. Employees seem to enjoy their job....and the food is consistent and good.

Thank noreenl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:30 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Main St, Lewiston, ME 04240-7024
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 207-482-9145

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?