Sam Snead's Tavern - Lely Resort

Sam Snead's Tavern - Lely Resort

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.samsneadslely.com/
  • Phone: (239) 793-6623
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sam Snead's Tavern - Lely Resort
If you live and breathe the game of golf, you"re bound to hunger for more than a few birdies. At Sam Snead's Tavern you can feast on your passion for the game, as well as great food. Choose from a wide selection of foods grilled only with locally cured oak, that creates the most unique flavor around. Start with Sam's appetizers, then make your selection from the certified Angus aged beef, the freshest seafood, chops,ribs or chicken. Complement all this with a fine wine or your favorite cocktail. And for the lighter appetite there's a wide salad and sandwich selection to be enjoyed at Sam Snead's Tavern. Be sure to top your meal with one of Sam's homemade desserts.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Sam Snead's Tavern - Lely Resort reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)great for lunch (18)scenic view (16)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (14)kid-friendly (11)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Good place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Sam Sneads is our favorite local place the staff are all very courteous most of them have been there for years and they work well together food is good also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JosephVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food ,great view ,on the golf course in the middle of lely resort.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant.
    toosocial
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We eat at Sam's often. The food is always delicious, love the scallops. The staff is terrific, they are very accommodating. We specially like it because of the location, it has a country club atmosphere and it's away from all the busy touristy spots.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sam Snead's Tavern
    SunnytimesVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our dinners were served to perfection and the service was good. We love dining at Sam Snead's Tavern. It's never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfoodlooker
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent food and wonderful service. The wine was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    MY HUSBAND AND I SELECTED SAM SNEAD'S FOR HIS BIRTHDAY DINNER. WE THOUGHT THE RESTAURANT WAS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL. WE WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO OUR FRIENDS. IT IS PERFECT FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Timing
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Do not serve soup and salad at the same time. My party only ordered an entree that came with a salad. I ordered soup appetizer , and the entree that cam with salad
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We always enjoy our food/drinks at "Sammy's." Tommy makes sure everything is delivered on the spot. He makes the best Grey Goose Martinis. We brought a friend visiting from NJ. She said the French Onion soup was one of the best she had. So if you're looking for a great burger, fantastic salad, or a fine meal, go there!!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful location
    MamiankaVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The special which 2 of us ordered was called steak alfredo. It was actually left over strips of prime rib with penne in a white sauce. A third in our party had a steak and liked it. If we ever return here, we would avoid the special.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Sammy's
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is our "go to" place when we want a good meal, great service and perfect drinks. No one else makes you feel at home like Tara. She's our "fav" server. And Tommy still makes the best Grey Goose Martini. As he says, "It's all in the shake." Friday night I had a steamed lobster; very reasonably priced. The Parmesan encrusted flounder was nicely done. For, us it's a 5 minute drive. If you have to drive further-still go. It's worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oak grilled steaks
    Vegasfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Always a good meal. Very consistent. Can't go wrong with Anything from the oak grilled menu section.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Sam Snead's Tavern - Lely Resort reviews archive.
  • Sammy's is a "Fav"
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I have never been disappointed by the food, drinks or service at Sam Snead's Tavern. Go there!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service a problem
    jbarmaVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Matthew did a great job as our server, but he was obviously assigned too many tables, which greatly slowed the whole process.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the Road
    fgwflfl
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Sam Snead's is within the clubhouse of Lely Resort, principally a residential community with several neighborhood and three golf courses. Food is good but unexceptional, service is prompt, atmosphere is pleasant but plain. A good spot for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Feel at home; luxurious atmosphere
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We always enjoy our dinner and drinks art Sammy's. Our favorite waitress Tara took ggod care of us. Tommy Gun Tommy, the best Martini Maker we know, was just going off duty. But Tara made the "cut." Go there!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed Sam Snead's
    countrygirl
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Every one in our party enjoyed the food without exception! The service was great, the food was outstanding. I have no idea of how to improve this really nice restaurant. On Monday they have the best spinach/mushroom soup I've ever had. Their crab cakes are to die for! Terrific hamburgers! Tasty salads. Even their ribs are terrific. In fact, I haven't found a meal I didn't think was superior!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Our group of 10 were looking for a nice place to go after our daughter and niece graduated from lely high school. So happy we made reservations here! No crowds, peaceful,great food and service! Will definatly go back! Kathy Ridge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    service was friendly and timiely food was really good and the bar makes a great ddrink Everyone is friendly which starts with Scott the manager. Love to order either a fabulous burger delicious salmon or tasty spare ribs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for spur of the moment idea.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Have been several a times and have enjoyed it all but one time. Service not the fastest or greatest.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Final score: food 3, service 9
    Welltraveled
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The setting was very nice. The service was great. The food was mediocre .
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant and Bar!
    Roman
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Sam Snead's restaurant was great! Ordered the crab cakes and they are made in house and to die for if you like crab! Also had a rib eye which was cooked medium rare and delicious! Had a great view of the golf course also! Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful scenery
    foodie
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We have enjoyed Sam Snead's before. The service was a little slow and the food was 50/50. One person had the ribs. They were meaty and the sauce was delicious. Another had the fish and chips which were nice and crisp served with cole slaw. I had a tasty Caesar to start and then the chicken marsala. The chicken was extremely dry and the sauce was heavy.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a gem! Eating outside
    PeacefulDiningVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    What a gem! Eating outside on the lanai looking over the lush golf course is a wonderful view. Plus the food was very good and our waitress Vanessa was outstanding--best service we have had in a long time. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SERVER MAKES!
    Gail
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    We've eaten lunch at Sam Snead's Oak Grill & Tavern a number of times this year. Based on our very positive experiences, we made a reservation to bring our family members (visiting from out of town) there for lunch. We were seated at a great table overlooking the golf course and anticipated another great lunch. Unfortunately, our server was a disappointment and as a result, so was our experience. He had NO personality and was not attentive. We now realize that Aldo, our server in the past, made all the difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another bit of "paradise"
    pnobannon
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Apropos of the restaurant name, a "clubby" golf themed atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the golf course. We lunched on the outside covered veranda in perfect weather, the kind of day and environment where you would like to sit for hours with light food and a bottle of wine, contemplating one's good fortune for being able to be there. The lunch, (for four) a sashimi plate and three sandwiches/burgers, was excellent, fairly priced, and highlighted by service that was prompt, friendly, and professional. All in all a very pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    KingsmomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We used to love Sam Snead's when it was in North Naples. The move to Lely brought it to a new, very lovely location, but the food is only fair. Service was okay. Had to send my lunch back as it was too spicy, replacement did come quickly. Sweet potato fries were lukewarm and can't compare to others we've had in Naples.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable
    Marie
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Every time we've eaten there, the food and service have always been great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Waited an hour for the 8 guests to receive drinks. Dinner was over 3 hours long. Two guests had either the wrong order or mixed order. Bill was incorrect. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy, helpful and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We made the reservation thru open table and we were seated on time! The waitress was fun, efficient and personable! We (all 5-)enjoyed great meals! Great spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful surprise
    skemb
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Our first visit and a wonderful surprise , great food and service even though they were busy. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun bar scene and view
    Fiegs12VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Sam Sneads is great for a vibrant bar scene and some pub style food. I wouldn't expect any amazing culinary feats from the chef, but it's acceptable and fun. The view of the golf course is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bang for the buck
    Kman
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Moderately priced tavern with casual atmosphere and good food. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sam Snead's is a Hole in One
    Hate2CookVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I'm been enjoying Sammy's with friends and family since they opened. They have exceptional burgers and the usual bar fare but their steaks and fish are also outstanding. Grilled salmon was expertly done with a generous portion that gave me lunch the next day. Tara is the greatest, warmest server while "Tommy Gun" Tom makes the best Grey Goose Martinis anywhere around. Go there!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clean place and setting was
    Rayk
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Clean place and setting was outstanding. Great for lunch and Sat/Sun get way. Menu was diverse and had many choices. Food was average to good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service - poor food.
    Beverly
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We've eaten at Sam Snead's many times and since they moved to Lely and it's a much longer trip for us... we still go. After being seated we waited a while for our server. Our appetizer took quite a long time and then our entree took even longer and my husband's salmon was burned. No one came back to see if everything was okay. My husband is the type that rather than make a big deal out of the situations we just won't go back again. I ordered a salad that was stone cold and made for quite some time... the dressing was so cold it was gelled and hard to stir.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sam at lelys
    1120
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    All great here good happy hour great flat bread all good highly recommend Sam sneads at lely
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sam's Sneads is quality
    Jennifer
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I would like to state that everyone from the reservations desk to the wait staff was terrific. The food was outstanding and VERY fresh! Rachel, our server was a sweetheart and terrific ;-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Excellent place for dinner and if you are into golf Sam Snead"s Tavern has some great pictures of all the famous players who shaped the game.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lely Golf Favorite
    JohnD
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Much better than a typical golf club restaurant. Menu is good though somewhat limited; food quality is very good; and the service is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great ambiance, excellent servers. Difficult to obtain reservations, although restaurant was more than half empty between 5 and 6:30, but we were not able to reserve during that time period for a table of 6. Love the bar, Tommy and Patty, and Tara are very attentive to details. We frequent the bar, especially when hosting company at Lely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.