Sammy's Tap & Grill

★★★★☆
  • 2235 Avent Ferry Rd

    Raleigh, NC 27606

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  • 919-755-3880

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Hours
Monday - Sunday 11am-2am
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A+ in my book... One of my favorite sports bars to go to in the area. They have great food, great service, and a fairly decent selection of beer. If you go definitely try their ribs. A++

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★★★★★

A+ in my book... One of my favorite sports bars to go to in the area. They have great food, great service, and a fairly decent selection of beer. If you go definitely try their ribs. A++

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Waitresses are friendly and nice, however overall customer service sucks. Asked to talk to the manager after waiting for an hour for my bill.....never showed. Then saw the waitress ask again to come see me and again never showed. After

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★★★★★

Waitresses are friendly and nice, however overall customer service sucks. Asked to talk to the manager after waiting for an hour for my bill.....never showed. Then saw the waitress ask again to come see me and again never showed. After

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Im a born Yankee but have lived in Raleigh for many years. One of the things I miss about living up North is the neighborhood taverns the places you can go and feel at home, comfortable, appreciated and welcomed. If thats appealing

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★★★★★

Im a born Yankee but have lived in Raleigh for many years. One of the things I miss about living up North is the neighborhood taverns the places you can go and feel at home, comfortable, appreciated and welcomed. If thats appealing

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I have been going to Sammy's for 10 years. It is simply the best sports bar/restaurant in town. The food is incredible. Best Ribs in town! TV's at every glance and always locked into the latest sports event and not CNN or other

3
★★★★★

I have been going to Sammy's for 10 years. It is simply the best sports bar/restaurant in town. The food is incredible. Best Ribs in town! TV's at every glance and always locked into the latest sports event and not CNN or other

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If you haven't been to Sammy's, I highly recommend it. Good Food, Cold Beer, Great Prices...

Sammy's is by far my favorite place to watch a game in Raleigh. There are TVs everywhere so I can see multiple games going on at once. I've

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★★★★★

If you haven't been to Sammy's, I highly recommend it. Good Food, Cold Beer, Great Prices...

Sammy's is by far my favorite place to watch a game in Raleigh. There are TVs everywhere so I can see multiple games going on at once. I've

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Loved the burgers, they were handpattied and the bacon was delicious. The fried were crisp and fresh and the beer is under 3 bucks everynight. Thumbs up!

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★★★★★

Loved the burgers, they were handpattied and the bacon was delicious. The fried were crisp and fresh and the beer is under 3 bucks everynight. Thumbs up!

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Beer specials never go below 2.50 a pint although many ale houses do, wing specials never get to .25 a wing and aren't cooked with the sauce (it was piled on afterward) , waitress was rude the entire time and impossible to deal with

3
★★★★★

Beer specials never go below 2.50 a pint although many ale houses do, wing specials never get to .25 a wing and aren't cooked with the sauce (it was piled on afterward) , waitress was rude the entire time and impossible to deal with

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Friendly staff and friendly prices make for a winning combination at Sammy's! The food is excellent and the Beer is always cold. If you like "wings" as much as I do, there is NOBODY that does them better than the Sammy's crew. For a great

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★★★★★

Friendly staff and friendly prices make for a winning combination at Sammy's! The food is excellent and the Beer is always cold. If you like "wings" as much as I do, there is NOBODY that does them better than the Sammy's crew. For a great

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Awesome

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★★★★★

Awesome

Pros: Service is great! Tons of TVs and Beer! Best wings in the

Cons: none

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Sammy's is an NC State institution. Whether you're meeting to watch the big game, having a drink after work, or finishing a round at the Lonnie Poole golf course, Sammy's is the place to go. Always a great atmosphere for watching NC State away games, obviously! And Sammy is always there to greet you with a smile and make sure you're taken care of.

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★★★★★

Sammy's is an NC State institution. Whether you're meeting to watch the big game, having a drink after work, or finishing a round at the Lonnie Poole golf course, Sammy's is the place to go. Always a great atmosphere for watching NC State away games, obviously! And Sammy is always there to greet you with a smile and make sure you're taken care of.

Pros: Patio seating, surplus of TVs, great service and staff

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I used to go to Sammy's every week while at NC State, and the smoking ban has made the place even better. I like the new outside. Plenty of TV's and lots of sports to watch

We had a party last weekend for 30 people, and the management provided us with everything we had asked for. Our servers were great, very friendly, our beer glasses were hardly ever empty and we always had enough food. The prices were very reasonable and I would definitely recommend having any special occasion at Sammy's.

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★★★★★

I used to go to Sammy's every week while at NC State, and the smoking ban has made the place even better. I like the new outside. Plenty of TV's and lots of sports to watch

We had a party last weekend for 30 people, and the management provided us with everything we had asked for. Our servers were great, very friendly, our beer glasses were hardly ever empty and we always had enough food. The prices were very reasonable and I would definitely recommend having any special occasion at Sammy's.

Pros: Great service, good beer selection, great food

Cons: None

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I've been going since Sammy's opened, over nine years now, and I'm there most days of the week. If you like sports, well, this is your place. With the multitude of big screen HD TVs and the ability to see any game or event you want, you'll feel right at home. They have wonderful and friendly bar service, and the wait staff is great. And most times you'll see Sammy, always with a smile for everyone. You know you're in the right place when you see the owner and the excellent managers running food, busing tables, and generally doing whatever needs to be done for the best customer experience every time you're there.

As an added bonus, by far the best wings in town! And lots of different sauces. Get 'em extra crispy! The food is affordable, consistently great, and the service is fast. The bartenders are pros across the board, and good fun to chat with. Drink specials daily, great beer selection, and a hell of a lot of fun. And don't forget trivia nights with the loquacious Willie Wright, host extraordinaire.

What's not to like!

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★★★★★

I've been going since Sammy's opened, over nine years now, and I'm there most days of the week. If you like sports, well, this is your place. With the multitude of big screen HD TVs and the ability to see any game or event you want, you'll feel right at home. They have wonderful and friendly bar service, and the wait staff is great. And most times you'll see Sammy, always with a smile for everyone. You know you're in the right place when you see the owner and the excellent managers running food, busing tables, and generally doing whatever needs to be done for the best customer experience every time you're there.

As an added bonus, by far the best wings in town! And lots of different sauces. Get 'em extra crispy! The food is affordable, consistently great, and the service is fast. The bartenders are pros across the board, and good fun to chat with. Drink specials daily, great beer selection, and a hell of a lot of fun. And don't forget trivia nights with the loquacious Willie Wright, host extraordinaire.

What's not to like!

Pros: excellent bar fare, great friendly staff, fantastic deck

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Sammy's is awesome. The atmosphere for big games is the best in Raleigh (especially if you are an NC State fan or Pittsburgh Steelers fan). They have a million flat screen tvs (even some right at your table) and a huge outdoor patio. They also have tons of arcade games and NTN on several TVs. Not to mention electronic darts, cornhole on some nights, and skeeball! Great food and excellent beer specials and the staff is always polite and helpful. I've never had a bad experience when I've been up there and highly recommend it for any sports fan or really for anyone who just likes to have a good time!

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★★★★★

Sammy's is awesome. The atmosphere for big games is the best in Raleigh (especially if you are an NC State fan or Pittsburgh Steelers fan). They have a million flat screen tvs (even some right at your table) and a huge outdoor patio. They also have tons of arcade games and NTN on several TVs. Not to mention electronic darts, cornhole on some nights, and skeeball! Great food and excellent beer specials and the staff is always polite and helpful. I've never had a bad experience when I've been up there and highly recommend it for any sports fan or really for anyone who just likes to have a good time!

Pros: Great Sports Atmosphere, Huge Patio

Cons: None!

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An enjoyable eating experience was had by all at Sammy??s Tuesday Night Trivia last night. The first sample was the traditional "hot" wings and I must say they were ??strong? to ??quite strong.? The actual wing size was very good, with a consistently good crispy texture. They have successfully avoided the dreaded enormous meaty wing, but also steered clear of Buffaloes' micro wing that resembles the wing of a runt pigeon more than that of a chicken. The "hot" sauce could have been better but it was solid. It had a little bit too much of a buttery taste to it, and could have used more pepper flavor. The second sample was the wing bites with the "Sammys" hot sauce which is their extra hot sauce with lots of pepper added. This sauce is quite unique and very tasty with an excellent spicy lemon pepper flavor to it. While it was very tasty, I believe it would wear on your taste buds if you were looking to make a meal out of wings in this flavor. The only thing better than these very good wings last night was when yours truly instantly recognized "Givin Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue during the music trivia round...great track.

The Guru
www.raleighwingguru.com

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★★★★☆

An enjoyable eating experience was had by all at Sammy??s Tuesday Night Trivia last night. The first sample was the traditional "hot" wings and I must say they were ??strong? to ??quite strong.? The actual wing size was very good, with a consistently good crispy texture. They have successfully avoided the dreaded enormous meaty wing, but also steered clear of Buffaloes' micro wing that resembles the wing of a runt pigeon more than that of a chicken. The "hot" sauce could have been better but it was solid. It had a little bit too much of a buttery taste to it, and could have used more pepper flavor. The second sample was the wing bites with the "Sammys" hot sauce which is their extra hot sauce with lots of pepper added. This sauce is quite unique and very tasty with an excellent spicy lemon pepper flavor to it. While it was very tasty, I believe it would wear on your taste buds if you were looking to make a meal out of wings in this flavor. The only thing better than these very good wings last night was when yours truly instantly recognized "Givin Him Something He Can Feel" by En Vogue during the music trivia round...great track.

The Guru
www.raleighwingguru.com

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This place is close to the university and plays all the good games. Would definitely recommend the chicken with Sammy's sauce (its spicy :))
Good beer, decent music and the watching games fits into students wallet.

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★★★★☆

This place is close to the university and plays all the good games. Would definitely recommend the chicken with Sammy's sauce (its spicy :))
Good beer, decent music and the watching games fits into students wallet.

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Well this was the first place all our friends went together and it sure was amazing. OK...first things first the food in here is pretty good and they have a wide variety also . The time that we went we also a had live music which was good . For the money that you pay Sammy's is definitely worth it .

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★★★★☆

Well this was the first place all our friends went together and it sure was amazing. OK...first things first the food in here is pretty good and they have a wide variety also . The time that we went we also a had live music which was good . For the money that you pay Sammy's is definitely worth it .

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Our first server never came to the table to ask us if we needed anything....we had to get our own ashtray which was full and we had to eventually ask her for a clean one...the second server was a little better but 10 minutes before last call we ordered drinks and only one of them was brought to the table and we were told the second one was coming but there was an upset customer at the bar....we finally went to the bar to get our own drinks and were told it was 2:05 when it was actually 2:58.
they need more attentive servers and they need to put their clock on the right time.
I wont go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our first server never came to the table to ask us if we needed anything....we had to get our own ashtray which was full and we had to eventually ask her for a clean one...the second server was a little better but 10 minutes before last call we ordered drinks and only one of them was brought to the table and we were told the second one was coming but there was an upset customer at the bar....we finally went to the bar to get our own drinks and were told it was 2:05 when it was actually 2:58.
they need more attentive servers and they need to put their clock on the right time.
I wont go there again.

Pros: no pros

Cons: horrible service

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Good wings, OK beer specials, sometimes the waitresses are kind of slow, but considering it's always pretty busy they do a fine job

Great place to watch sports, lots of TV's, really cool online juke box, lots of seating--inside and outside

Especially nice since they remodeled.

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★★★★☆

Good wings, OK beer specials, sometimes the waitresses are kind of slow, but considering it's always pretty busy they do a fine job

Great place to watch sports, lots of TV's, really cool online juke box, lots of seating--inside and outside

Especially nice since they remodeled.

Pros: Lots of seating, lots of TV's, close to campus

Cons: Sometimes gets really crowded and as a result the service gets really slow.

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My family was in town recently. We were in the campus area and decided to get lunch. We stopped at Sammy's because they have the ability to handle larger groups. All 15 of us sat in the new patio area. There was plenty of room to stretch out. We had one waitress to handle all of our requests. She did not mess up any of our orders and kept the beer flowing! The food was hot and arrived quickly. We got there about 1:00 in the afternoon and were having such a good time we didn't leave until 2:00 AM! What a great place atmosphere!!! Thanks guys, you are the best!

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★★★★★

My family was in town recently. We were in the campus area and decided to get lunch. We stopped at Sammy's because they have the ability to handle larger groups. All 15 of us sat in the new patio area. There was plenty of room to stretch out. We had one waitress to handle all of our requests. She did not mess up any of our orders and kept the beer flowing! The food was hot and arrived quickly. We got there about 1:00 in the afternoon and were having such a good time we didn't leave until 2:00 AM! What a great place atmosphere!!! Thanks guys, you are the best!

Pros: Cold beer and hot food

Cons: none

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This is a great place to hang out and watch some college and /or pro football. Lots of televisions inside and out. Service is usually good and the wings aren't bad either.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place to hang out and watch some college and /or pro football. Lots of televisions inside and out. Service is usually good and the wings aren't bad either.

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So that everyone knows, this is one of the best places to get a drink or have some food around NC State. It is always busy and you can see why! There are TV's all over the place, the music is loud enough to hear over the loud drinkers next to you, and students can still come in with their families. The food is really great! The wings take about 15 minutes too cook, but that is because they make them to order. The prices are the lowest you are going to find in a 50 mile radius and you still get enough to fill you up no matter what you order. The drinks are some of the best priced in the area. The bartenders are fast even when the bar is wrapped and people are standing everywhere. In regards to the service, it is as good as can be expected when you work in a place as busy as Sammy's is. They run all over getting everyone what they need and they are always fun and in a good mood. Sometimes they don't come over to the table right away, but that has only ever happened to me when they have been super busy and it seems like everyone came in and sat down all at once. In regards to the person who complained about Sammy being there to drink on his birthday, grow up and stop hating. Doesn't that say a lot about a place when the owner of a bar chooses to come to his own bar and hang out there instead of going someplace else? It thought it was great, and since you have such an issue with him being drunk on his birthday, lets see you not drink on yours. Prude! Anyway, Sammy's is the best place around NC State, for students, athletes, coaches, staff, parents, and anyone else who wants to go to a great bar with awsome food, cool waitresses, attentive bartenders, cold drinks and doesn't want to go broke doing it!

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★★★★★

So that everyone knows, this is one of the best places to get a drink or have some food around NC State. It is always busy and you can see why! There are TV's all over the place, the music is loud enough to hear over the loud drinkers next to you, and students can still come in with their families. The food is really great! The wings take about 15 minutes too cook, but that is because they make them to order. The prices are the lowest you are going to find in a 50 mile radius and you still get enough to fill you up no matter what you order. The drinks are some of the best priced in the area. The bartenders are fast even when the bar is wrapped and people are standing everywhere. In regards to the service, it is as good as can be expected when you work in a place as busy as Sammy's is. They run all over getting everyone what they need and they are always fun and in a good mood. Sometimes they don't come over to the table right away, but that has only ever happened to me when they have been super busy and it seems like everyone came in and sat down all at once. In regards to the person who complained about Sammy being there to drink on his birthday, grow up and stop hating. Doesn't that say a lot about a place when the owner of a bar chooses to come to his own bar and hang out there instead of going someplace else? It thought it was great, and since you have such an issue with him being drunk on his birthday, lets see you not drink on yours. Prude! Anyway, Sammy's is the best place around NC State, for students, athletes, coaches, staff, parents, and anyone else who wants to go to a great bar with awsome food, cool waitresses, attentive bartenders, cold drinks and doesn't want to go broke doing it!

Pros: BEST IN THE AREA - HANDS DOWN!

Cons: Parking can be tough sometimes

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I went with a couple of my friend to Sammy's that place sucked you would think that the way the view looked from Avent Ferry Rd that it would be a good atmosphere but, i think not how do you have music on with live music , an sports volume up loud it's too much going on an the servers are so worried about how they look more than how the customer is. Then Sammy kept walking right past us drunk, i think we sat down an no one came to ask us about our order for 20-30 minutes bad customer service. When we finally ordered, we got wings that had a glaze of sauce on them. It's like they took a brush or spray bottle an squirted once. I wasn't even hungry anymore then the server tried to tell me i had to pay for some non sauced cold wings. I told her you better add it to your boss TAB. She left an then didn't return for another 15 minutes on top of that no refills, no silverware, yeah NO TIP. When she finally stop flirting with some other table i got my check an left. I will never ever go back to Sammy Tap & Grill

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★★☆☆☆

I went with a couple of my friend to Sammy's that place sucked you would think that the way the view looked from Avent Ferry Rd that it would be a good atmosphere but, i think not how do you have music on with live music , an sports volume up loud it's too much going on an the servers are so worried about how they look more than how the customer is. Then Sammy kept walking right past us drunk, i think we sat down an no one came to ask us about our order for 20-30 minutes bad customer service. When we finally ordered, we got wings that had a glaze of sauce on them. It's like they took a brush or spray bottle an squirted once. I wasn't even hungry anymore then the server tried to tell me i had to pay for some non sauced cold wings. I told her you better add it to your boss TAB. She left an then didn't return for another 15 minutes on top of that no refills, no silverware, yeah NO TIP. When she finally stop flirting with some other table i got my check an left. I will never ever go back to Sammy Tap & Grill

Pros: TV, College Bar

Cons: Service, Customer Service, Food , an Atmosphere

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my bf and and i go a couple nights out the week cuz its close to home and work. the food and drinks are great. but when we go and sit down it takes the staff at least 15mins to notice that were there. the bartenders walk like zombies (so slow)...love the place but the waitress's need to wake up and stop actin like ding-dongs and pay attention.

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★★★☆☆

my bf and and i go a couple nights out the week cuz its close to home and work. the food and drinks are great. but when we go and sit down it takes the staff at least 15mins to notice that were there. the bartenders walk like zombies (so slow)...love the place but the waitress's need to wake up and stop actin like ding-dongs and pay attention.

Pros: cheap,stays open late

Cons: slow service!(terrible)!!!!!

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Always a good crowd down at Sammy's when the game is on - many TV's and a recent deck expansion makes it a great place to hang out and catch up with friends. Above average bar food and a good beer list.

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★★★★☆

Always a good crowd down at Sammy's when the game is on - many TV's and a recent deck expansion makes it a great place to hang out and catch up with friends. Above average bar food and a good beer list.

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I discovered Sammy's when I moved to Avent Ferry Road to be close to my job. It is awesome. The food is much better than you're average bar food. The wings are great & the quesadillas are one of my favorites. I had an excellent server who was knowledgable and fast with my drink order & food. I play trivia there on Tuesday nights with a group of friends & we have a blast. The bartenders are very polite and seem to work together to get the drinks out quickly. I also ordered from Raleigh Take-out and the order was hot & the exact thing I ordered so I'm not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. I believe this place has been around for more than five years and that says a lot for a restaurant these days. I look forward to hanging out at Sammy's for years to come. The deck is an awesome place to go to if you're with a large group or small. Go State!

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★★★★★

I discovered Sammy's when I moved to Avent Ferry Road to be close to my job. It is awesome. The food is much better than you're average bar food. The wings are great & the quesadillas are one of my favorites. I had an excellent server who was knowledgable and fast with my drink order & food. I play trivia there on Tuesday nights with a group of friends & we have a blast. The bartenders are very polite and seem to work together to get the drinks out quickly. I also ordered from Raleigh Take-out and the order was hot & the exact thing I ordered so I'm not sure what the other reviewer was talking about. I believe this place has been around for more than five years and that says a lot for a restaurant these days. I look forward to hanging out at Sammy's for years to come. The deck is an awesome place to go to if you're with a large group or small. Go State!

Pros: Great food, service & prices

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Went there the other day to watch football on the first day of the NFL. Great specials. Good service. LOADS of TV's. Had a lot of fun with my buddies & meet a good looking girl. Wings are best I've had since I left NY.

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★★★★★

Went there the other day to watch football on the first day of the NFL. Great specials. Good service. LOADS of TV's. Had a lot of fun with my buddies & meet a good looking girl. Wings are best I've had since I left NY.

Pros: Lots of TV's, Good food, Good service

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This place is awesome. I read some of the reviews here and they don't do this place justice, most of them are several years old. I have been going to Sammy's for quite a while and the service has always been great, and the bartenders are some of the best in Raleigh. I'm not sure what some of these people (or maybe its all the same person) did to the bartenders to have them yell at them but that has never been my experience. If you are trying to watch a game or many games, there really is no other place to be. They have close to 50 TV's now, of which they seem to routinely change out (they just installed all flat panels behind the bar and on some walls I think). You can watch more than one game, listen to all of them via these little speaker boxes they have (which NO OTHER PLACE HAS), and even do this on the deck, which they just expanded. Like I said, if you are going to watch more than one game (read college/nfl football), then you want to give Sammy's a try. The food there is great too, its bar food, wings and pizza and such, nothing gormet, but its a sports bar I'm not really sure what you are supposed to expect. As far as the wings go they are close to the best I have ever had, but honestly on game day the most important thing is the beer, which seems to flow nice and cheaply. I've been there a few times at night as well, and I was suprised that there is quite a nice night scene there as well. Overall this is definitely a place worth going to.

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★★★★★

This place is awesome. I read some of the reviews here and they don't do this place justice, most of them are several years old. I have been going to Sammy's for quite a while and the service has always been great, and the bartenders are some of the best in Raleigh. I'm not sure what some of these people (or maybe its all the same person) did to the bartenders to have them yell at them but that has never been my experience. If you are trying to watch a game or many games, there really is no other place to be. They have close to 50 TV's now, of which they seem to routinely change out (they just installed all flat panels behind the bar and on some walls I think). You can watch more than one game, listen to all of them via these little speaker boxes they have (which NO OTHER PLACE HAS), and even do this on the deck, which they just expanded. Like I said, if you are going to watch more than one game (read college/nfl football), then you want to give Sammy's a try. The food there is great too, its bar food, wings and pizza and such, nothing gormet, but its a sports bar I'm not really sure what you are supposed to expect. As far as the wings go they are close to the best I have ever had, but honestly on game day the most important thing is the beer, which seems to flow nice and cheaply. I've been there a few times at night as well, and I was suprised that there is quite a nice night scene there as well. Overall this is definitely a place worth going to.

Pros: Great Atmosphere, Good Service, Amazing Patio

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I have been going to Sammy's for four years now. My friends & I love hanging out there. The food is great & every bartender I've dealt with has been polite. The servers do a good job - just nice girls. Plus the management seems to update things regularly. The last time I went in I noticed 6 new tv's at the bar. John Dupree is great on Friday nights. Plus, every day there's a good drink special. If you want to go somewhere with friends to hang out & don't want the trendy glenwood scene - Sammys is your place.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Sammy's for four years now. My friends & I love hanging out there. The food is great & every bartender I've dealt with has been polite. The servers do a good job - just nice girls. Plus the management seems to update things regularly. The last time I went in I noticed 6 new tv's at the bar. John Dupree is great on Friday nights. Plus, every day there's a good drink special. If you want to go somewhere with friends to hang out & don't want the trendy glenwood scene - Sammys is your place.

Pros: Best selection of food and drinks at great prices, 7 days a week

Cons: Bathrooms could be nicer

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How is this place still open? In it's hayday it was a great place to drink a beer on the patio and catch the game, now it's a dirty bar with subpar food and crappy service. I used to love the place in college but everytime I try to give it another change, I'm always disappointed.

I usually try to support locally owned business but unlike corporate chains, if you make a complaint you out luck if management doesn't care. Sammy's could really care less about it's customers. Atleast that is how I've felt anytime I 've had an issue.

I've attempted to order from them through Raleigh Takeout (I actually love their chicken fingers so that's what has brought me back in the past) Of the two times I've ordered through Raleigh Takeout my order has yet to be correct. It's just part of the territory now. I expect to be disappointed.

I doubt this place will make it another couple of years due to the way they treat customers... so maybe this is all a waste of breath, but with all of the great sports bars to choose from in Raleigh, I wouldn't waste my money at Sammy's.

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★☆☆☆☆

How is this place still open? In it's hayday it was a great place to drink a beer on the patio and catch the game, now it's a dirty bar with subpar food and crappy service. I used to love the place in college but everytime I try to give it another change, I'm always disappointed.

I usually try to support locally owned business but unlike corporate chains, if you make a complaint you out luck if management doesn't care. Sammy's could really care less about it's customers. Atleast that is how I've felt anytime I 've had an issue.

I've attempted to order from them through Raleigh Takeout (I actually love their chicken fingers so that's what has brought me back in the past) Of the two times I've ordered through Raleigh Takeout my order has yet to be correct. It's just part of the territory now. I expect to be disappointed.

I doubt this place will make it another couple of years due to the way they treat customers... so maybe this is all a waste of breath, but with all of the great sports bars to choose from in Raleigh, I wouldn't waste my money at Sammy's.

Pros: location

Cons: dirty. slow service. indifferent management

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If you want to be insulted or treated poorly, then I would highly recommend Sammy's. The bartenders are on a power trip therefore they do not care about the service that they bestow upon their bar patrons. They also need to brush up on their mix drink skills. If you do end up going to Sammys I would recommend sitting at a table instead of at the bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you want to be insulted or treated poorly, then I would highly recommend Sammy's. The bartenders are on a power trip therefore they do not care about the service that they bestow upon their bar patrons. They also need to brush up on their mix drink skills. If you do end up going to Sammys I would recommend sitting at a table instead of at the bar.

Cons: poor service, rude bartenders

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The food is inconsistant, (one day the nachos are fresh and crisp, another they're soggy and stale), the waitstaff is pleasant but sloooow and easily confused (I ordered chili on my nachos and got chicken; I ordered unsweetened tea and got syrupy sweet, etc), the televisions are turned up wayyyy too loud (my ears are STILL ringing!), but if you add up the things that hard to put a finger on or describe, somehow Sammy's is still a nice place to gather with friends, hopefully if your not in a hurry or too picky whether or not your order is correct.

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★★★☆☆

The food is inconsistant, (one day the nachos are fresh and crisp, another they're soggy and stale), the waitstaff is pleasant but sloooow and easily confused (I ordered chili on my nachos and got chicken; I ordered unsweetened tea and got syrupy sweet, etc), the televisions are turned up wayyyy too loud (my ears are STILL ringing!), but if you add up the things that hard to put a finger on or describe, somehow Sammy's is still a nice place to gather with friends, hopefully if your not in a hurry or too picky whether or not your order is correct.

Pros: Atmosphere, Pleasant waitstaff, Good value

Cons: Slow, Messed up food orders

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Sammy's is a cool hang out because they have good beer specials, ok bar food, and a lot of T.V.'s. However, they allow you to seat yourself but do not always acknoledge you with in five minutes. You have to search for your own napkins and ash trays most of the time and service is generally slow. If you ask if they have a Hefeweisen, as server may tell you "The closest we have to a Hefe is Guiness". (They have Hoegaarden). All in all if you are going to Sammy's to look at their waitstaff by all means they have some pretty girls there but if you are going for knowledgable good service that is efficient, you will get frustrated. Be careful when you sit on the patio a lot of the chairs are broken!!

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★★★☆☆

Sammy's is a cool hang out because they have good beer specials, ok bar food, and a lot of T.V.'s. However, they allow you to seat yourself but do not always acknoledge you with in five minutes. You have to search for your own napkins and ash trays most of the time and service is generally slow. If you ask if they have a Hefeweisen, as server may tell you "The closest we have to a Hefe is Guiness". (They have Hoegaarden). All in all if you are going to Sammy's to look at their waitstaff by all means they have some pretty girls there but if you are going for knowledgable good service that is efficient, you will get frustrated. Be careful when you sit on the patio a lot of the chairs are broken!!

Pros: good beer specials, A lot of T.V.s, nice patio

Cons: , slow service, unknowledgeable staff

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Sammy's is a fun place to go with NTN triva, great burgers, excellent staff and always good beer specials. The only complaint I have is their appertizers are lacking and the wings are tiny. All in all though, it is a great place to hang out, watch a game, or just blow off some stem!

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★★★★☆

Sammy's is a fun place to go with NTN triva, great burgers, excellent staff and always good beer specials. The only complaint I have is their appertizers are lacking and the wings are tiny. All in all though, it is a great place to hang out, watch a game, or just blow off some stem!

Pros: Beer Specials, good parking, Burgers

Cons: , wings, small, limited seating

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Even though Sammy's is usually a great place to meet friends and talk, the live music is a downer. Sammy's has live music at least once a week, and they charge a couple dollars for cover. The live music is always terrible, and the high volume makes conversation impossible. I think THEY should pay US to come in on live music nights.

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★★★★★

Even though Sammy's is usually a great place to meet friends and talk, the live music is a downer. Sammy's has live music at least once a week, and they charge a couple dollars for cover. The live music is always terrible, and the high volume makes conversation impossible. I think THEY should pay US to come in on live music nights.

Pros: Great food, inexpensive

Cons: awful live music, too little parking

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I don't understand the complaints about service - never had a problem with it myself. If you want fast service, Burger King is next door. If you want a place to go unwind, relax, enjoy some time with friends, get a drink or some good food for a good price, enjoy the many many big-screen TVs or a trivia contest, this is the place for you. Lots of "regulars" makes for a "Cheers"-like atmosphere, where friends old and new come to meet and hang out. It's my favorite place to go after work, and being able to walk there is just adds to the A+, though parking has never been a problem.

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★★★★★

I don't understand the complaints about service - never had a problem with it myself. If you want fast service, Burger King is next door. If you want a place to go unwind, relax, enjoy some time with friends, get a drink or some good food for a good price, enjoy the many many big-screen TVs or a trivia contest, this is the place for you. Lots of "regulars" makes for a "Cheers"-like atmosphere, where friends old and new come to meet and hang out. It's my favorite place to go after work, and being able to walk there is just adds to the A+, though parking has never been a problem.

Pros: Atmosphere, inexpensive, parking

Cons: Sometimes smoky

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I've been going to Sammy's for a couple of years and I must say that it has changed. The service used to be great along with good food, and a great atmosphere, but its changed. Instead of the staff that felt like they were good buddies you have a low budget attempt at Hooters. It used to be a place where your server guy or girl was down to earth and friendly, now some of the newer girls seem to have to much attitude.

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★★★☆☆

I've been going to Sammy's for a couple of years and I must say that it has changed. The service used to be great along with good food, and a great atmosphere, but its changed. Instead of the staff that felt like they were good buddies you have a low budget attempt at Hooters. It used to be a place where your server guy or girl was down to earth and friendly, now some of the newer girls seem to have to much attitude.

Pros: good food, not to crowded, atmosphere

Cons: service change, price changes

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Sammy has excellent food, a great location and a warm decor. HOWEVER, as of the last few months the service has become DEFINITELY POOR. The Hooters-style bartenders, service and attitude is turning a real sports bar into a painfully annoying low budget hooters knock off. Until Sammy's FIXES their service, go seek some place else - don't waste you money !! OR be prepared for worse service in Raleigh. Remember you've been WARNED !!

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★★☆☆☆

Sammy has excellent food, a great location and a warm decor. HOWEVER, as of the last few months the service has become DEFINITELY POOR. The Hooters-style bartenders, service and attitude is turning a real sports bar into a painfully annoying low budget hooters knock off. Until Sammy's FIXES their service, go seek some place else - don't waste you money !! OR be prepared for worse service in Raleigh. Remember you've been WARNED !!

Pros: Food, Location, Decor

Cons: service, service, attitude

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The largest sports bar near NCSU, lots of TV's with different feeds, lots of sports. Live music on Friday nights. Great trivia contest every Wednesday night. Fantastic food and good choice of beers. Has connection to NTN for those interested in trivia alone or with friends. Large outdoor section for warmer times as well. Staff is friendly, polite, helpful, and the women who work there are ALL beautiful. I love Sammy's.

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★★★★★

The largest sports bar near NCSU, lots of TV's with different feeds, lots of sports. Live music on Friday nights. Great trivia contest every Wednesday night. Fantastic food and good choice of beers. Has connection to NTN for those interested in trivia alone or with friends. Large outdoor section for warmer times as well. Staff is friendly, polite, helpful, and the women who work there are ALL beautiful. I love Sammy's.

Pros: inexpensive, people, beer

Cons: parking

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Sammy's sauce for the wings is UNIQUE and OUTSTANDING - a must for wing lovers! The caesar salad was A+, the mushroom burger was excellent and the philly cheese was a beauty! The monsterous quantity of fries and onion rings was enough for the whole table and they were nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection!

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★★★★★

Sammy's sauce for the wings is UNIQUE and OUTSTANDING - a must for wing lovers! The caesar salad was A+, the mushroom burger was excellent and the philly cheese was a beauty! The monsterous quantity of fries and onion rings was enough for the whole table and they were nicely seasoned and cooked to perfection!

Pros: value, atmosphere, tv's

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I enjoyed the food at Sammy's when I ate today, but I was a little disappointed in the slow service. It was by no means terrible, but I thought that compared to most restaurants around campus (who know that most of their lunch patrons are employees who only have an hour), it was a bit too slow for my comfort. I was too worried about getting back to work to enjoy my food -- which by the way was very good and reasonably priced.

I think this is a good restaurant and sports bar, but probably not somewhere I go often to eat for lunch when I am in a hurry!

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★★★★☆

I enjoyed the food at Sammy's when I ate today, but I was a little disappointed in the slow service. It was by no means terrible, but I thought that compared to most restaurants around campus (who know that most of their lunch patrons are employees who only have an hour), it was a bit too slow for my comfort. I was too worried about getting back to work to enjoy my food -- which by the way was very good and reasonably priced.

I think this is a good restaurant and sports bar, but probably not somewhere I go often to eat for lunch when I am in a hurry!

Pros: good food, good prices, good parking

Cons: kind of slow, not a lunch place

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Great Patio and lots of TVs. The service was really great. They kept track of everything. The food was amazing too.

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★★★★★

Great Patio and lots of TVs. The service was really great. They kept track of everything. The food was amazing too.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Service, College Environment

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The game, your friends, draft beer and deliciously unhealthy food are the essential components of the experience here. A sports bar that caters to N.C. State students and anybody who enjoys the aforementioned virtues,…

 

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