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Sam’s Deli Diner
July 19th, 2009 by Joemoney

Sam's Deli Diner3 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 103 votes, average: 7.33 out of 10
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Sam’s Deli Diner
http://www.samsdelidiners.com

11637 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079 (map)

There’s no place finer than Sam’s Deli Diner-

Sam's Deli Diner

Oh holidays. The fourth of July was just around the corner. By the time most people were off of work for the holiday, I rounded up a few other coworkers who were craving a Freedom inspired Burger Tyme and decided on the great American Sam’s Deli Diner. Most of us were working near the energy corridor in West Houston which fortunately (and most importantly) is where Sam’s Deli is located. After a few carefully orchestrated emails instructing time and place we all arrived at Sam’s Deli. I did not expect to find the legendary Sam’s Deli in a strip mall. From what I understand, they have moved into this new location recently. But don’t let the outside appearance fool you. Once you cross the threshold of their glass doors, you feel like you’re in a diner world all by itself. The first thing you see is a looong counter, with signs telling you to “Place Order Here”. There were a lot of people there for lunch when we showed up. Almost every table was filled. Fortunately we knew exactly were to go thanks to the many helpful  people behind the counter who were very busy taking orders, grilling burgers, making milkshakes, and calling peoples names to pick up orders. While we were waiting to place our orders we were asked many times if we would like something to drink while we waited. I thought this was great. The first thing I noticed while looking over the menu was the prices. They seemed about 5 years out of date. I’m not complaining but my lunch budget was suddenly able to get me a little more than I was used to.

Uncle Sam wants you –

Sam's Deli Diner

My turn came and I was excited! I placed my usual, Cheeseburger, everything on it, seasoned fries, a chocolate shake (made with Bluebell ice cream), and a cup of water. Feeling adventurous, I asked the lady if I could get a fried egg on my burger. “Absolutely” was here response and I was absolutely thrilled when this all came out to less than $8! The wait gave us a good opportunity to find a place to sit. After about ten minutes or so my name was called.  I sat down and beheld a pretty impressive spread. Upon my first bite one thing stood out from all of the other burgers I’ve ever eaten. It was a tender burger. I bit through it effortlessly. It was very good. The patty was fried to a juicy point that complimented all of the other ingredients. The veggies were good with the tomato standing out as being very good.  The bun was fresh and soft and was toasted on the griddle just the way I like it. The seasoned fries were great! They would be more accurately described as seasoned battered fries. The milkshake while good seemed more like runny chocolate ice cream than an actual shake.

The Wrap It Up -

Sam's Deli DinerSam’s Deli is one of the best places in Houston to get a burger. I was surprised when the other Burger Tymers told me that this was not the best burger they have had at Sam’s Deli. Is it possible to get better? Apparently so. I loved how friendly the employees were. I loved the large menu and how flexible they were with adding things that weren’t the “norm”. I didn’t love the milkshake. It was good and went well with the burger, but it was nothing more than the Bluebell Ice cream they claimed it was made of. That being said they do have somewhere around 20 different flavors so maybe I should try something other than chocolate next time, because there will be a next time. Happy Independence Day!!!!!!!!!

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6 Responses  
  • plgilgour writes:
    July 20th, 20094:47 pmat

    I liked Sam’s, but it’s time for a beef intervention. An upgrade to fresh, never-frozen beef would easily elevate their status and, with their proximity to my house, make me a regular customer. However, their milkshakes and aggressive pricing will get me back in the door quickly.

  • DisapprovingWife writes:
    August 11th, 200910:13 amat

    Sam’s really surprised me. It looked like any other strip mall food restaurant, but the burger was pretty good. I wasn’t even that hungry and I ate all of it. The workers are so nice and seem eager to please. I asked, “are the onions raw or grilled”, and the waitress said, “we can grill them if you want”. That’s what I like to hear. The fries were crispy and seasoned just right. I don’t know if their meat/fries are frozen, but it was good anyway.

  • chris writes:
    November 13th, 201011:06 amat

    Crabby order taker. Almost like they wished you hadn’t come in. Unwilling to substitute sausage for bacon on breakfast combo. Snappy’s is way friendlier, much better service, and are actually glad you are there and use silverware instead of plastic for les $$.

  • MARY writes:
    February 6th, 20112:10 amat

    I’M A REGULAR CUSTOMER HERE. I’VE BEEN EATING AT SAM’S FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH CASHIERS OR WITH BURGERS. I USUALLY GET A MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER AND ITS ALWAYS BEEN AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME. WE ALL HAVE A BAD DAY ONCE AND ITS NOT FAIR TO TAKE IT ON THE EMPLOYEES JUST BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE PICKY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH SAM’S.

  • ROXANNE MARTINEZ writes:
    June 1st, 20118:17 amat

    I WORKED FOR SAMS FOR 16 YEARS OFF AND ON AND I CAN STILL SAY THE BEST BURGER AND OMELETS IN TOWN!! HENRY IS A HARD WORKING MAN!!SURE DO MISS HIM..

  • Claire Abel writes:
    April 3rd, 20149:31 pmat

    Henry’s food and service were always top notch.

    Henry died Friday March 28, 2014 while cooking for the lunch rush of a massive heart attack. He was only 57 yrs old. He was never married or had children. He has two brothers and their families, Sam and Tom.
    They have chosen to close the Katy restaurant. The restaurant on Kirkwood will remain open.

    Services for Henry Huie will be April 5, 2014 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and cemetery 13001 Katy Freeway, Katy, Tx at 12:30 – 1:30 viewing starts at 11:30am

    The world has lost a great guy.


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