Sam's World Famous Steak Sandwiches

3205 E Carson St, Lakewood
(562) 420-6585

Recent Reviews

B O.

YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THIS PLACE MEANS TO ME! This place holds a very special place in my heart. There was a moment of pleasure when pulling up and seeing not too many people in line (it could get reaaaaalll busy) . Granted these memories are with the old location , the real spot! Jorge would remember regulars typical orders and always thrown in a fried jalapeno in with the spicy fries.. Breaks my heart but will always be THEE best spot For steak sandwiches.. my fav was the teriyaki sandwich XL, spicy fry large and large coke... THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES JORGE We will MISS YOU!!!

Max Poelvoorde

Best pastrami south of Los Angeles! Hands down!. David treats customers like family.

Griffin M.

Poor customer service the old gentleman was terribly rude and tried to charge me extra for dip that comes with the sandwich I ordered clearly stated in menu after he forgot to put the dip with my order

Steve V.

I came here today for a pastrami sandwich and they were closed. Looks like they're closed for good.

Satou J.

I've only been here a couple times and the food is pretty alright - not amazing but definitely better than just okay, worth the price point and worth having from time to time. The guy who runs the place is absolutely great too, super kind and fun and genuinely cares not just about the food and you as a customer, but seemingly you just as a person as well. The thing is every time I've come it's just been him and nobody else, and so the wait - even if you are the only order - can be insanely long; I'm talking 30 to 45 minutes all for a some meat on bread. It's ridiculous and while I appreciate the effort and customer service and the quality of the food, there's just no excuse for the wait when all he has to do is put together one single sandwich and nobody else is even there. Also parking here is absolutely terrible, not the fault of this place but the whole little strip of restaurants is just impossible to deal with getting to.

Curtis Y.

Went to Sam's today for my usual chicken sandwich combo (the best around town) and found out this his David's last week! After 31 years, he is going to retire (probably, he says). All of his regular customers have been coming by for their last meal here and saying their good byes. His last day will probably be this Thursday and that may be only a half day. Gonna miss him...

Craig C.

Randee and Craig and Caitee will miss you very much. We have been coming here since you opened up 9 years ago. Good luck in your retirement. Double cheeseburger with lettuce pickle, thousand island on sourdough of course, that and crispy french fries. Don't forget Randees burned fried onions. :)

Irene Martinez

Love Sam's World Famous Steak Sandwiches, they are big and delicious! All the food there is good. Very clean place to eat and the owner is very friendly.

Savage S.

One of the best pastrami sandwiches I've ever had! Food took a bit longer than usual but food made up for it! Sure was worth the wait! Steak sandwich was flavorful and tender, easy piece of meat to bite through. Definitely would recommend.

Kelsi K.

Sorry Sam's, I really wanted to like your food, and was there to support local business, but I was extremely disappointed!! Went on a Sunday and it was a 1 man show. There were 3 people standing around waiting for orders and 1 family seated already eating. We placed our 2 sandwich order, I thought it would be at least 15 minutes due to the folks ahead of us, no big deal right? WRONG. We sat and sat and sat to the point I was about to jet, it was close to 30 minutes or more. All the while, just 1 guy cooking and working the register....then he strolls out to the dining room and chats with the family sitting and eating!!! DUDE WHERE'S MY ORDER??? After the wait debacle, we took our grub to go and my pastrami's were so NOT worth the wait. Skimpy, greasy and just plain sucked. Maybe I missed the mark and should have tried the World Famous Steak sandwiches. Then again, I may have been there 2 hours if I ordered those! Pisano's or the Hat win!!

Guadalupe S.

My husband and I just tried Sam's. My husband had the Pastrami sandwich and I had the Steak sandwich definitely 5 star meals. Great customer service too.

Carmen A.

I'm sitting here waiting for my food. The young lady at the front of the counter is doing her best to expedite the orders. She is taking orders, answering the phone, running the cash register, wiping down trays, bringing out food and in between all that she runs to the kitchen to help the cook with food. The cook is yelling at her in Spanish about why she took the onion rings out and why she's packing food. She explains that the next order (my order) has onion rings and she's getting things ready. He yells at her to put them away. He thinks because he's yelling at her in Spanish people don't understand. As a customer it's very uncomfortable to be sitting here watching him yell at her. I called in a to go order. She wanted to charge me as soon as I got here (again trying to expedite) he yelled at her about not charging me before the food was ready. This is my first time here. I have not tried the food yet but why would I want to come sit here and be uncomfortable? Other customers have mentioned they have been waiting well over 40 minutes for their food. I was told 20 minutes for my to go order and it has now been 30 minutes and still no food. He just keeps reprimanding her. The cook clearly needs another person in the kitchen to help with lunch time.

Carmen R.

I'm sitting here waiting for my food. The young lady at the front of the counter is doing her best to expedite the orders. She is taking orders, answering the phone, running the cash register, wiping down trays, bringing out food and in between all that she runs to the kitchen to help the cook with food. The cook is yelling at her in Spanish about why she took the onion rings out and why she's packing food. She explains that the next order (my order) has onion rings and she's getting things ready. He yells at her to put them away. He thinks because he's yelling at her in Spanish people don't understand. As a customer it's very uncomfortable to be sitting here watching him yell at her. I called in a to go order. She wanted to charge me as soon as I got here (again trying to expedite) he yelled at her about not charging me before the food was ready. This is my first time here. I have not tried the food yet but why would I want to come sit here and be uncomfortable? Other customers have mentioned they have been waiting well over 40 minutes for their food. I was told 20 minutes for my to go order and it has now been 30 minutes and still no food. He just keeps reprimanding her. The cook clearly needs another person in the kitchen to help with lunch time.

Vision R.

This place use to be great. How do you screw up a breakfast burrito? Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, some pico de gallo That's it! Not grilled onions. Some dark ass sauce that tastes like crap. Virtually no egg. Unbelievable. Oh and 40 minutes to get it.

Stella Rojas

Nice place just had a wait for food

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Sam's World Famous Steak Sandwiches

3205 E Carson St, Lakewood, CA 90712
(562) 420-6585