Sammy’s in Provo UT – True Comfort Food

UPDATE: Don’t Eat Here!

Read this and you’ll see why: Crap Service at Sammy’s Cafe

I love good food, especially burgers, fries and a good shake. If that is your thing, then one of the best places around is Sammy’s in Provo. I’ve been going there for a year or two now, and I’ve had just about everything they have to offer…and I’ve never had anything that wasn’t absolutely amazing!

Sammy’s is definitely a hidden jewel in Provo, a destination for those in the know, usually full of local college students.

It’s an itty bitty cafe, with indoor seating for maybe a dozen or so people. They usually have some hip, funky music going in the background, and the staff is cool and super friendly. The walls are lined with Polaroids of customers, except for one wall, which has art from a local artist for sale. And while the atmosphere is awesome, the food is even better…

My favorite is the create your own quarter pound burger, with cheddar or provolone, bacon, and grilled mushrooms and onions, with just ketchup and mayo (basically the Sammy’s Masterpiece, without the guacamole, BBQ sauce, tomato or lettuce 🙂 ). Cost? About $5 bucks.

My wife usually orders the create your own breaded chicken breast, with provolone, bacon, guacamole, and sometimes pico de gallo, with lettuce, tomato, ranch and mayo. My wife loves this combo, and I have to say, it is pretty dang good. Cost? About $6 bucks.

As an aside, the burgers, breaded chicken breast, and all the delicious meats at Sammy’s, come from Wasatch Meats, a local supplier.

We always get an order of fries ($2.50), sometimes the regular, sometimes the sweet potato fries…and let me just say, the sweet potato fries at Sammy’s are the best I’ve ever had! They are thin, slightly crunchy, and wonderfully flavorful. Served with a side of fry sauce (or caramel, which I hear is really good), you won’t be disappointed.

Depending on my mood, I might order one of Sammy’s phenomenal shakes…sometimes a pie shake, sometimes a fruit shake. If you are feeling adventurous, you could even try a cupcake shake, made with cupcakes from The Sweet Tooth Fairy in Provo. The cupcakes are awesome, and the cupcake shakes are phenomenal. By themselves, the shakes are $3.50-$4.00, but you can get a shake/fries combo with your meal for an extra $5, saving you a couple bucks. (Shakes are half price weekdays from 3-5, which is when we usually go).

My wife usually gets a soda, and they’ll let you add flavored syrup to your drink for free (free refills). The best combo we’ve had so far is Pepsi with cherry syrup…simple, but way better than Pepsi’s version 🙂

If you go for lunch, they have a burger, fry and soda combo for $6.99, a killer deal.

I don’t know if they’ll keep doing it, but this last monday they ran a 75 cent grilled cheese special, no limit, which was awesome. I ate 2 grilled cheese sandwiches with a half-price shake, and got out for less than $4 bucks!

On average, we usually get out for $13-$18 total for 2 people, cheaper than a meal at McDonald’s these days. I love Sammy’s in Provo, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food, awesome service, and a cool atmosphere.

To view hours, menus and more, visit the Sammy’s Cafe blog. You can also follow Sammy’s on Twitter for great deals and specials @sammyscafe

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6 thoughts on “Sammy’s in Provo UT – True Comfort Food”

  1. I have a request for a blog entry. 🙂 You seem to know your restaurants pretty well and claim to like cars about the same. My girl friend and I are looking to buy a car. Tell me what you think of the Toyota Camery, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, and Nissan Altima. We would buy used and no model we buy would have more than 40k or be older than an 06 model.

    Don’t know if you take blog requests but I’m interested to know what you think. Thx.

    1. Out of those 4 cars, I would recommend the Honda Accord as the clear winner. Honda has a great warranty, great customer service, and I’ve never seen a Honda that wouldn’t hit 150k-200k miles without any major problems. Awesome fuel efficiency too, which is always a bonus.

      Next the Hyundai Sonata, as Hyundai has some of the best warranties available. I might recommend bumping up to the Azera, as it is much nicer than the Sonata, and almost as cheap (about $14k or so for a 2006, 40k miles, totally loaded, if you buy private party).

      Next I’d say the Nissan Altima…nice cars, and I haven’t heard any complaints, but I’m not as familiar with them.

      As for the Toyota, I’d hold off and see what happens with Toyota before buying any of their products…the resale value and dealer support might be questionable for a while due to the recall.

    1. I own a 2006 Acura TL…basically a fancy Honda. I wanted the reliability, warranty and great customer service of a Honda, but a bit more luxurious 🙂

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