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Phat Sammy's, Huntsville, AL

Phat Sammy's

4.5
4.5
73 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Voted Huntsville's Best New Restaurant for 2020!
Conveniently located in Downtown Huntsville, Phat Sammy's is the first rum tiki bar in Alabama. Come in to enjoy our expertly crafted tiki cocktails and eclectic Asian fusion food offerings!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (256) 489-0232

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Cross street

    Clinton Avenue

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 73 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Alabama

    Innovative

  • Alabama

    Healthy

  • Alabama

    Hot spot

  • Alabama

    Neighborhood gem

  • Alabama

    Romantic

  • Alabama

    Lively

  • Huntsville

    Best Value

  • Huntsville

    Innovative

  • Huntsville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Huntsville

    Romantic

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  1. A

    Amanda

    Puerto Vallarta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food!
  2. SC

    SacredChickens

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is one of our favorite places to hang out on the weekend. Fun atmosphere, good food, and friendly staff.
  3. JC

    JefferyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Noisy, drinks were expensive and the food was only average. Spent 100 dollars for 3 people. Felt like it was designed to get people to eat an leave. Poor ambiance.
  4. CJ

    ChadJ

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we enjoyed our visit. The drinks are always great and you never know what the atmosphere is going to be like ( in a good way ). The staff is always friendly and accommodating.
  5. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was the best f*cking burger I’ve had in my entire 31 years
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    I ordered something and the server said “they do not like making that…do you want to pick something else?”.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service, food as well as scrumptious and innovative cocktails!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was good but the service was SLOW. The waitstaff did not check with our table and we always had to get her attention. The bar orders were the biggest issue (not the fault of the waitstaff), because the bartender spent more time talking to the two or three people sitting at the bar than preparing drinks.
  9. SC

    SacredChickens

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fun place with great ambience and terrific food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends get together before hockey game and celebrating one birthday
  11. SA

    SuziA

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    The food was phenomenal and service was great. My only (quite large) concern was their selection of music. I have no issue with rap music but prefer not to hear the f word multiple times throughout multiple songs while I am trying to enjoy a meal with my 13 and 17 year old sons.
  12. CJ

    ChadJ

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun place to go. Great food you won’t find anywhere else. The drink menu is amazing also.
  13. KT

    KayT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place was fun! Me and my husband went for our 1 year anniversary and had fun, the drinks and food are good! The service was nice and friendly, it took us a second to find the place but overall, very fun!
  14. DB

    DebraB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They advertised Drag Trivia and a few of us went to play because of that and there was so drag trivia, just regular trivia. It was boring and the waitress got sarcastic with us. Not a fun experience at all. Won't go back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. My date is vegetarian and really liked their vegetarian options. The drink special was very good.
  16. L

    Leelee

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    I love Phat Sammy's! The food does not disappoint. Definitely check out the phat fries, brussels sprouts, spam fried rice-- all delicious! The sake colada and pina colada drinks are wonderful if you like sweet drinks. If you have a group of 4 or more, try the scorpion or aquarium drinks! :)
  17. NM

    NicMigs

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A completely unexpected, below-street-level treasure! The food and drink menu is fantastic and the decor is top notch. A good time for adult friends to hang out! Recommend reservations.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Spam fried rice was delicious and the fried brussel sprouts are a must try!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was unique and fun. Our server was amazing! She made recommendations for everyone in our group based on a few quick questions and no one walked away disappointed. Overall a great experience for a girls’ night out. We will be going back. One note: be sure to make reservations ahead of time or expect to be turned away if you’re a group or have a very long wait otherwise. This place is popular and seating is limited.
  20. KL

    KarinL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place with a cool vibe. Food and drinks were good.
  21. SB

    SarahB

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun tiki atmosphere with unique, delicious eats + fabulous dranks!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    My girlfriend and I went for a wonderful date out. The drinks were great and the food was delicious. But we were thoroughly disappointed with our service. We WILL go back and hopefully get a different server. We sat and watched her as she joked and laughed while giving great service to everyone but us.
  23. SS

    SteveS

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great basement venue. The staff were so nice and explained everything. It’s a very unique menu with traditional Polynesian dishes modernized. The Battleship Curry was very tasty. The island drinks were refreshing on a 100F day! I had my first Red Stripe in years - when did it got from a full 12 oz to 11 oz?? Got there on drag queen trivia night and it was a lot of fun. I’ll go back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phat Sammy's is such a unique restaurant! Food is great, and the cocktails are even better!
  25. DS

    DonaldS

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always gpod vibe and the best service
  26. MB

    MrsBritWalk

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique atmosphere! Hippy beach vibes in a dark, cool basement. Really fun decor and lights. Special tiki drinks. Weird yet yummy food. Perfect for a date night if you're looking for something different.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and drinks were phenomenal! Will definitely be back, I love Phat Sammy’s!
  28. j

    joseph

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Normally this place is amazing, but our experience with the special Yotta Baka pop up menu was underwhelming at best with slow food and drinks and poor communication to our table from the staff.
  29. D

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    We went for a Japanese pub food special event that sounded cool and spent like $80 and for sure should have just gone to a Japanese restaurant instead. The menu all seemed cool but everything had like an off ratio of ingredients or something. I really like Japanese food so I'm not unfamiliar with the flavors or anything. Also they were playing like 90s skating rink music and I was surprised that they couldn't be bothered to change the music to be on theme for the night. Our server was nice but got kinda swamped, which is surprising at a reservation-only event, but it was ok. I'll probably be back for a drink sometime but definitely not going to go to any future events.
  30. PT

    PaulaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I really enjoyed the pop up sushi event at Phat Sammy's last night. The food was excellent and the service (Maggie) as always was perfect! I would recommend Phat Sammy's tiki bar to anyone!
  31. B

    Bretstermaniac

    Fort Lauderdale

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Mario was great at offering recommendations and provided fast and friendly service. Cool downstairs location perfectly situated in downtown Huntsville.
  32. IP

    IanP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience1
    Great food but we left early as the ear blowing DJ music on a Monday night ruined our whole evening
  33. JK

    JeffK

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service!
  34. JR

    JosephR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the Pork Katsu Sandwich and it was delicious! They have great cocktails, too. Our server was fabulous. We’ll definitely be back!
  35. W

    Whit

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FUN! The food and drinks and atmosphere is FUN! The food and drinks were very creative and delicious! The wait staff was extremely helpful with suggestions and she was also super nice. There was a DJ, so the noise level was expected. I would definitely recommend and plan to go again!
  36. HN

    HannahN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat 15 for a friend’s birthday. Our server was friendly and fast. The food was really good!
  37. C

    Chris

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great cocktails, amazing food. Service can be hit or miss, but that’s pretty normal these days.
  38. PK

    PaigeK

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maggie was the best server ever, she rocked my world
  39. LE

    LisaE

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our food was excellent, great portions and very tasty. We got there early 5:15 and had reservations for 5:45, they were able to sit us immediately. But that was the worst part. They sat us right by the stairs, every time someone came in the door we froze. They honestly need to remove that table or put some type of divider up. I would recommend the restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    After about 5 visits, I can say I definitely go for the atmosphere and, to a lesser extent, the drinks. Food is overall good, but hit or miss. Curry was disappointing, fried rice uninspired, but things like the (pork rind?) chips and the Brussel’s sprouts are on point. I wish they had dessert (or, if they do, service food enough that you’d know they carry it). Drinks are generally good. Presentation is great and they use quality ingredients. Too much ice. I’d like a bit more drink variety on the menu; a lot of them have very similar ingredients. Service is the main weakness. Our most recent server acted annoyed when she had to return to our table multiple times because we weren’t ready to order our drink. But when we would ask her questions, she would answer with things like, “It tastes like juice.” Her behavior reminds me of how one of my children might treat the other other teen on their bday: I’m supposed to be nice so I’ll put forth the minimum amount of effort necessary to not be obviously mean (eye roll when Mom turns her back). Service has been about the same most trips. If it’s a Schlick to be rude, it should be obvious. No apparent COVID precautions, even when cases were really high. I’ll be back for the atmosphere, but it’s hard to enthusiastically recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Phat Sammy's using the Order Online button. Phat Sammy's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (256) 489-0232.

Phat Sammy's is rated 4.5 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Phat Sammy's

104 Jefferson St S, Huntsville, AL 35801-4861

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Clinton Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Huntsville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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