Raleigh >Food & Dining > Sammy's Tap & Grill
2235 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760635.777935 -78.677634
Monday - Sunday 11am-2am
Great beer, great service – 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.
Raleigh's best sports bar – 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!
Best Sports Bar in Raleigh by FAR – 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!
Worst service EVER – 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.
Typical sports bar, good location – 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.
Cold beer, Hot wait staff – 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!
THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN THE AREA! – 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!
SAMMY'S Birthday who cares about the Customers – 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
dont go if your in a hurry! – 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.
The perfect sports bar: good grub, three satellite dishes and rabid sports fans. – In Short
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, Sammy's is something of a Mission Valley institution--even if the name sometimes changes. Outdoor seating, plus occasional live music and trivia, augment the televied happenings. Sammy's has four satellites and over 25 televisions, so if you're looking for somewhere to watch the game, look no further.
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