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About Us

Famous Sam’s had its beginning in Tucson, Arizona in 1963 and was known as “Sam’s Tavern.” The small neighborhood bar served overstuffed pastrami and ham sandwiches and offered entertainment with pool tables, pinball machines, and televisions long before eatertainment was considered trendy.Sam’s Tavern took on the identity of its blue-collar patrons with a hunger for sports and entertainment, as well as good food to fill a hearty appetite. On the local level, Sam’s Tavern became extremely popular and became recognized as the convenient neighborhood “hang out.”

When Famous Sam’s Sports Grill was first franchised, the new locations were modeled after the original, a neighborhood sports bar that serves food. Most of these units were built into strip shopping center locations. As the concept moved to Phoenix, it took on a slightly brighter look and focused more on food. Our newest stores are most commonly freestanding restaurants that provide a warmer atmosphere for family dining as well as a fun environment for those sports bar enthusiasts.Currently, there are 27 Famous Sam’s locations throughout the State of Arizona in cities such as Phoenix, Gilbert, Tucson and Sierra Vista, to name a few.Famous Sam’s Sports Grill, falls into a contemporary restaurant industry term called “Eatertainment.” We offer our customers reasonably priced casual dining featuring “overstuffed/oversized” sandwiches and a full bar. Included on the menu are food items with a focus on appetizers, sandwiches, soups and salads in the medium price range. Pastrami, chicken, burgers and other deli-style sandwiches are our signature items.

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Opening in May 1994, Famous Sam’s Restaurant and Sports Bar at Golf Links and Kolb is pleased to be a part of this southeastern Tucson neighborhood, near the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Families and fans of all sports find Sam’s the place to gather for food and fun in front of the many TVs and two big screens. During football season, this Sam’s is home to Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears fans! While Sam’s menu satisfies the hunger needs of adults, kids like coming to Sam’s for their very own menu of things kids like.

If you’re having a party, shop Sam’s menu for a variety of mouth-watering appetizers and overstuffed sandwiches! Order your items, then stop by to pick up your food. It’s how to have a great party without having to prepare the food yourself, and your guests will love you for it too! If you crave entertainment throughout the week, Sam’s is the place to be. Sam’s features Off-Track Betting, every day, for both dog and horseracing enthusiasts. Fridays and Saturdays move to the music of a live band that performs from 9 p.m. until closing – and there’s never a cover charge!

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