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Sam's Southern Eatery


910 N Miami Blvd
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 237-1570
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Photo of Kevin Sullivan Kevin Sullivan
Mar 5, 2022 5

Great Poboy sandwiches!! Quick, delicious and great service. Found this place on a whim and was so happy that we did. We will be back!!

Photo of Jessie Hryniuk Jessie Hryniuk
Dec 18, 2021 4

When I'm feeling lazy and also craving fried seafood, this is the best place less than 5 minutes from our house. I usually get the two fish and six jumbo shrimp combo. Their portions are excellent, ordinarily I'd eat half and save the rest for breakfast. This photo is my next day leftovers, I got full quickly last night. Also... Their tartar sauce is amazing. I don't even like tartar sauce but I always get extra of theirs. Try this place, you won't regret it.

Photo of Patricia Williams Patricia Williams
Nov 6, 2021 5


Photo of John Moore John Moore
Feb 23, 2022 5

They are really good, fast service and great tasting food. Very solid, busy place. I seen some sheriffs sit down and eat there, had me thinking must be a talked about place with officers stopping by to eat there considering there are other options like Church's chicken in the area. Worth stopping by here and not to fae from the highway either!

Photo of sunnyg6458 sunnyg6458
Nov 4, 2020 5

If you are hesitant, try it out. There are mixed reviews especially in regard to seasoning. Im glad I tried it out myself, the chicken livers were VERY flavorful and well seasoned. Crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. I was pleased. Give it a try.

Photo of Julissa Olivares Julissa Olivares
Aug 28, 2020 4

Best grill jumbo shrimp

Photo of Eugene Allen Eugene Allen
Sep 10, 2020 5

Good food and inexpensive

Photo of Jeremy Nunnery Jeremy Nunnery
Sep 21, 2020 5

Very good hot and fresh ordered a shrimp po boy and it came with fries and 2 extra shrimp

Photo of Kevin McCoy Kevin McCoy
Aug 5, 2020 3

The food tasted fresh but it wasn't seasoned well. Soul food without the soul. Hush puppies and potatoe salad was good. Chicken, fish, and shrimp were bland or very lightly seasoned. Nothing was bad but I expected a lot more flavor.

Photo of LaCarla Glenn LaCarla Glenn
Aug 16, 2018 4

Good counter service restaurant. Guy working was cool and answered our questions. The food was made quickly and tasted fresh. They did overcook my fried chicken a bit but it was not bad. I tried a few items with another person including fish, fried chicken and shrimp Mac and cheese and chicken tenders for fairly cheap. It was all pretty good minus the Mac and cheese and the restaurant it self was clean. I'd go back.

Photo of Marie Bryant Marie Bryant
Apr 3, 2020 5

LOVE Sam's....Clean friendly staff. I always get the same things and the are Soooo Good. Love the Fried Jumbo Shrimp, The Buffalo Wings, Beef/Lamb Gyros, Cheese Burger, Fried Flounder Fish, Shrimp Po'Boy, and PhillyCheese Steak. 👍👍👍👍👍 I like certain sides Fried Okra, Potato salad and French fries . I try to be at Sam's every Friday for my Fried Jumbo Shrimp and Fish

Photo of Kathryn Pink Kathryn Pink
Apr 1, 2020 5

Went for the fish lunch special and it was really good. Drive thru service only due to state wide restrictions, but the employees were still really patient and helpful. I’m actually going back again today because that sweet tea was AMAZING. I do want fresh fries this time though.

Photo of Shawn Melford Shawn Melford
Mar 11, 2020 5

Food is alot and it taste really good. I love eating here.

Photo of Kayden Kayden
Sep 22, 2018 5

Hands down one of the best quick restaurants in Durham. Their fried and grilled fish and chicken options are always perfectly grilled/fried and seasoned. Add to that delicious sides, larger portions, and a friendly clean environment and you have a perfect candidate for your second kitchen. Always remember to get some of their Cajun seasoning with your food as it brings it all together.

Photo of Wanda Williams Wanda Williams
Mar 10, 2020 5

We were visiting Durham and one of the locals recommended it. The staff was super friendly. Most of all the food was amazing. We had the fish it was seasoned so well. Portion size and cost was very good. Next road trip we will be back!!

Photo of Dionta Posey Dionta Posey
Feb 21, 2020 5

The employees are very nice and helpful. Service is pretty quick and overall the food is delicious. I appreciate the availability of fried and grilled options. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. Parking is a little tight but you can also have their food delivered via Uber Eats. Definitely check it out.

Photo of Evelyn Robertson Evelyn Robertson
Jan 14, 2020 4

Good food but they gave the biggest chicken wings ever !

Photo of Doris Cross Doris Cross
Jan 18, 2020 5

The food is delicious, but the quantity of the sides needs to be more in proportionate to the food one orders.

Photo of Casey Williams Casey Williams
Dec 22, 2019 5

Well I found this place when I googled Soul Food near me, while on a business trip near Duke. The food was pretty good and very reasonably priced. The young lady that took my order did a great job explaining the menu to me and I enjoyed everything she recommended.

Photo of Domonick Jackson Domonick Jackson
Nov 2, 2019 5

Great place for a variety of grilled and fried fish. You can even get wings and hotdogs here. Reasonable prices, friendly staff and good food.

Photo of ANTHONY Horton ANTHONY Horton
Sep 19, 2019 4

Enjoy this, food was cooked to order came out fresh and hot and good

Photo of Alfred Solomon Alfred Solomon
Sep 18, 2019 5

When I need a quick family meal, I order a tray of whole wings with large one side. It takes about 25 mins but it is worth it. Pretty good customer service as well...

Photo of Jayne Sansom Jayne Sansom
Sep 23, 2019 5

We ordered the double cheeseburger, red beans and rice and a kid's meal with chicken tenders with red beans and rice. Oh my gosh it was good. Everything was made fresh and served hot. The red beans and rice have a little spice to them and they tasted great. The owner came out to check on us to see if the food was satisfactory. Might just be me, but I like it when the owner comes out and talks with his customers. We told him everything was delicious and we would be back.

Photo of Restoring Life Restoring Life
Aug 3, 2019 5

My name is Kimberly and I ordered from Sam's Sourhern Eatery for the first time, I had the 6 wings string bean, mac and cheese, with cole slaw, ythe food was excellent still hot when it arrived, my delivery person name was Brittany she was very thoughful she brought some plastic utensils, just in case it had been forgotten. This wasn't the case but the gesture was greatly appreciated. The service was within timeframe, the delivery person was very friendly. I had over all very highly welcomed customer service and yes I would refer out to others.😘😘😘😍😍😍

Photo of Delareen Kennedy Delareen Kennedy
Jul 9, 2019 5

Delicious fried food, it was very good, fast service and clean establishment. I will definitely go there again when I go back to North Carolina. I loved the food.

Photo of Shely Royal Shely Royal
Jun 22, 2019 5

Our favorite restaurant. Food is always hot and well seasoned. Our favorite is the chicken. Wings & gizzards

Photo of Stan Hannen Stan Hannen
Jul 6, 2019 5

Inexpensive and excellent food. Friendly service, great variety.

Photo of Edward Paschall Edward Paschall
Jun 4, 2019 5

Wonderful fish salads. All of the seafood is top notch

Photo of Huley Brown Huley Brown
Apr 4, 2019 5

The staff here are awesome! They will help you save and provide great service! They are worth the trip and you will not be disappointed!

Photo of angela Cherry angela Cherry
Jun 6, 2019 3

I love, love the fish and shrimp but I dont like the sides. The place was clean and the staff was friendly. I go there every time I go to Durham.

Photo of Paul Parsons Paul Parsons
Jun 8, 2019 5

Awesome place to go for some damn good food at a reasonable price. Nice service.

Photo of Sybil Richardson Sybil Richardson
Jun 12, 2019 3

The food is pretty decent. Not the most courteous staff. They could brighten up the place with fake flowers or something on the table

Photo of Breeze 650 Breeze 650
May 21, 2022 5

This was my first visit. I placed a future order. The cashier was very nice and accurately took my order. Next day, picked up my order which was ready at specific time. Family and friends expressed total satisfaction of the taste and appearance of the fish. Potato salad and coleslaw were good too. Will use this restaurant again for big events.

Photo of Red Panda Red Panda
May 17, 2022 5

2022 May voter's day. Outstanding place. No heavy traffic but patrons are loving their food. Good eats, great service. More to come.

Photo of Valeria Vinson Valeria Vinson
Jun 2, 2022 5

The good was excellent. The customer service was wonder and the building was really clean. The BEST fish I’ve had in a very long time.

Photo of Sasha Sasha
Jun 18, 2021 5

I always order the grilled fish po boys combo however I switch up the fish sometimes. The fish is always seasoned perfectly, which is hard to achieve with grilled fish sometimes. I moved from Durham so I had not been here is a while. This time I tried the catfish po-boy with extra sauce ( I love their tarter sauce) and fries. The portion for the prices is unbeatable and appreciated. They always give you that extra piece too when you order po-boys, gotta love it. I realized the changed their fries too, they’re the breaded fries. They were great, “Sam’s stick with those please “ lol.

Photo of Mike P Mike P
Dec 25, 2017 4

Had a couple meals here. The food is good and the portions are well with the money. Only complaint is that it can be a bit bland. Both the chicken and gizzards were fried well with a nice crispy skin and batter, and moist and juicy. But the flavor was lacking salt, spices, herbs, just nothing to make it stand out.