Raleigh >Food & Dining > Sammy's Tap & Grill
2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760635.777935 -78.677634
Monday - Sunday 11am-2am
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++
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 two hours of waiting I was told they could not swipe my card, but could write down my CC number. Not sure how I feel about this, but after 2 hours of no beer or check, I was ready to get the $%$# out! Horrible horrible customer service by the manager.
Warm & Welcoming - Best Place in Town – I’m 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 that’s appealing to you, then the only place to go in Raleigh is Sammy’s Tap & Grill, because it’s all that and more.
Let’s start with the food. I’ve been going to Sammy’s since he took over and never have I had a bad meal, whether it’s a quick appetizer or salad, a pizza or burger or the best wings in town, bar none. The menu is impressive and far beyond the typical “bar food” found in so many places around town. Prices are more than reasonable, whether it’s for a rack of incredible, melt-in-your-mouth ribs or a mound of extra crispy wings with one of Sammy’s special sauces. Sammy and his crew go to great lengths to serve food that’s fresh, well prepared and appetizing. And with the variety, you will never be disappointed that you couldn’t find something that wasn’t appealing. If you’re a beer drinker, there’s plenty to choose, from the standards to the exotic, along with a full bar of mixed drinks. Like the food, you can always find something to quench your thirst.
Service is prompt, attentive and professional, whether you drop by on a lazy weekday afternoon or come by to be part of the crowd on a football game day Saturday or Sunday. Sure, the place gets crowded sometimes, but with indoor, covered deck and outdoor seating, you can usually find a place either to join the crowd and cheer on your team or have a quiet conversation with a colleague or new-found friend. It’s easy to see that Sammy’s wait staff is well trained and the whole business well managed. They look and act like they are genuinely glad you’re there.
Tucked between NC State’s main campus and Centennial, Sammy’s of course attracts a college crowd. But don’t dismiss it as a “college bar” unless you’re talking about faculty, staff, coaches and of course students, along with neighborhood families, office and blue collar workers. Sammy’s is more than just a place to go for good food, good prices and good service. It’s the place to go to be comfortable, appreciated and most of all well-taken care of.
Sammy's Tap & Grill- Simply the Best! – 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 meaningless channels not related to sports. Wolfpack fans, Sammys is Wolfpack central.
Here is to another 10 great years for Sammy's Tap & Grill.
Best Sports Bar in Town – 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 tried a lot of other places and this is without a doubt the easiest place to watch any game I want.
The food is GREAT. I love the Ribs. The wings (and boneless wings) are cheap everyday, even on game days. I've really never had anything I didn't enjoy from the menu...and I've had quite a few different items.
Sammy's is located right near NC State's campus, but isn't overrun by college kids. The waitstaff, on the otherhand, is hot college chicks and they're always friendly and enjoyable.
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Burgers – 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!
Eh Not Impressed - Not Inspired - Wasted Money – 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 (whatever happened to working for tips), people are crowded and knocking you over in your chair while sitting at a table, old timers are picking fights when cheers are made for the winning team, the bar flies are regularly disgusting, restrooms are nasty, volume of surround sound flat screens is so loud its distorted, there must have been 600-1000 people crammed into the place, I have enjoyed Sammy's on and off since 2004 but do not recommend going there.
SAMMY'S IS THE NUMBER ONE PLACE TO GO!!! – 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 meal at a great price, head to Sammy's!
Love Sammy's!!! – 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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