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$$$$ Price range per person $11 - $30
23221 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest
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Lake Forest, California, USA

Try perfectly cooked coleslaw, patty melt and turkey burgers that are offered at this bar. The cooks here prepare good funnel cakes. Many guests suppose that you can have delicious draft beer or good wine at Sammy's Original. Take your chance to taste great lemonade.

The cozy atmosphere of this place allows customers to relax after a hard working day. The cute staff welcomes people all year round. If you want to enjoy spectacular service, you should go to this spot. A lot of visitors have noticed that the dishes are offered for democratic prices. Based on the guests' opinions, the decor is fancy. Google users like this bar: it was rated 4.3 stars.

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Tom H.
Sammy's is definitely an interesting type of place.  It's considered a "mini-satellite wagering" facility that have begun to pop-up around SoCal within the last few years or so.  But to put in layman's terms, it's an old Black Angus restaurant that was converted into a bar and a place to bet the ponies :-) We stopped by here recently on Saturday just enough to catch the last few races of the day at Del Mar.  Although we didn't have any luck betting, we did enjoy ourselves.  The service by the bartenders was good and the food was pretty decent, including the Philly Sandwich.  Drinks are also reasonably priced.   It is considered a Sports Bar, but you'll find most of the TVs are tuned into various tracks.  They put the NBA finals on a single TV and a Dodgers on a couple others but you'll have to ask to get them.  Most patrons here are fairly serious about the horse racing and didn't seem to concerned about other sports going on.   The one thing that they could maybe have more available is free programs for the tracks (or at least out in the open) and maybe instructions on how to work the kiosks if you don't have credit already.  I had to look up the race info on my phone.  But other than that, Sammy's is a cool place to hang out.
Ben Givens
We enjoyed the "live" music from a band called the Retrofits. The venue has a good vibe and atmosphere. The food could be better but, coming back from Covid, they might be still getting their game back. As with other places, they're short on staff.
Steve Hopkins
Not too sure I like the tmosphere because of so many horse racing screens and the strong inside lighting, but hey, it's a free country. I just made a quick stop to calm down after traffic time and ended up with a giant club sandwich made to perfection with the toast just how I requested it. Nice friendly staff and overall clean and up dated interior/bar. I haven't been here more than a couple times since it became Sammy's Original but there was entertainment and dancing too that time.
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23221 Lake Center Dr, Lake Forest, California, USA
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Parking Booking No delivery Takeaway TV Wheelchair accessible
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SundaySun 10AM-10PM
MondayMon 10AM-5PM
TuesdayTue 10AM-11PM
WednesdayWed 10AM-11PM
ThursdayThu 10AM-11PM
FridayFri 10AM-12AM
SaturdaySat 10AM-12AM

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