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Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe

American, Diner
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144 Main St, Salem, NH 03079-3106
+1 603-894-5395
05:00 - 13:30
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Sun 06:00 - 13:00
Mon - Fri 05:00 - 13:30
Sat 05:00 - 13:00
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Manchester, Connecticut
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are looking for a good breakfast place, so we thought we'd check out Sammy J's since it's close by. Eggs were cooked perfect, but everything else was average. I'm a corned beef hash lover, so I asked the waitress if the corned beef hash was homemade. She said it was ... it's not. We'll keep looking for a place... More 

Thank Julie K
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Great little diner! Pancakes, eggs, meats and even the marble rye was awesome! waitresses are very friendly and it's obvious they enjoy their job. Couldn't imagine living there and getting to hang out there each morning. Will definitely stop when traveling thru again.

Thank gksop92
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope you stop in again, soon! More 

Eliot, Maine
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I've eaten there once. The food was prepared quickly, and was well-prepared. I ordered bacon and eggs with toast, and a fruit bowl. Each of these came to around $5. The fruit bowl was about twice the size of most restaurants fruit bowls -grapes, pineapple, two kinds of melon, and bananas, though it probably varies with season. The place was... More 

Thank Pilgrim_in_Maine
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Please come join us again! More 

Atkinson, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Sammy J's is tucked in a strip mall next to a fire station in Salem N.H. If you aren't looking you can easily pass it. The restaurant was quite busy and crowded but the waitresses were quick and pleasant. The breakfast was delicious and quite filling. We never had to ask for coffee refills because they were very attentive to... More 

Thank laurafromNH
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear you will be coming back! Thank you for the review. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good selection of meals, well cooked and fantastic service. Reasonable prices, clean and well presented. Suitable for singles, couples and families

Thank 687paule
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

San Diego, California
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273 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

It seemed to be one of those days where the waitstaff was constantly apologizing for how slow the food was coming out. Everyone was waiting on the kitchen to execute. It took close to 35 minutes for egg and toast to make it to the table. The server was cordial, apologetic, attentive for the most part during the wait, but... More 

Thank Mr_Firestone
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I also want to apologize for the slow service and the lack of coffee and tea being refreshed. I do believe that this was the weekend our cook was out getting married, sorry. We look forward to you giving us another try and letting us serve you. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Everything you want in a Sunday morning breakfast spot. We were passing through on our way to Loon and with a quick search found our selves up to our eyes in huge blueberry pancakes and Denver omelette. Staff and service was good. Coffee was better than average. Food was delicious and fast. $20 for two kept us full til dinner... More 

Thank David D
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Hope you stop in again soon! Glad you enjoyed our food and service. More 

Salem, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

The food is consistently very good, the staff is always very friendly, there is tons of seating in the prices are really good.

Thank kahartling
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Food was great, VERY reasonably priced and served fast. 50's style diner decor ads some charm. Excellent spot to share with the locals!

Thank scatpack472
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks, nice to hear! More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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692 reviews
436 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Got breakfast. I had forgotten both Saturday and Sunday's they only serve breakfast. I got Hash Browns, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Grilled English. The food is always great. They were short handed only had one cook so the wait was just over 30 minutes for our meals. I never was asked if we wanted more coffee and tea for us... More 

Thank Dibird50
EarlH43, Owner at Sammy J's Breakfast Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize that the service wasn't up to par, it will be addressed. Glad to hear the food was great. Please come join us again, soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
05:00 - 13:30
05:00 - 13:30
05:00 - 13:30
05:00 - 13:30
05:00 - 13:30
05:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Main St, Salem, NH 03079-3106
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 603-894-5395

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?