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Sam B's, Bowling Green, OH

Sam B's

4.8
4.8
37 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sam B's offers an upscale bistro-style menu, featuring many fresh seafood options. We pride ourselves on serving our guests the best food and hand-crafted cocktails in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (419) 353-2277
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Overall

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Food

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Service

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Ambiance

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Best Value

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Great for brunch

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Good for business meals

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Good for groups

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Healthy

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Neighborhood gem

  • Toledo / Northwest Ohio

    Lively

  • Toledo

    Best Overall

  • Toledo

    Best Food

  • Toledo

    Best Service

  • Toledo

    Best Ambiance

  • Toledo

    Best Value

  • Toledo

    Good for business meals

  • Toledo

    Good for groups

  • Toledo

    Healthy

  • Toledo

    Hot spot

  • Toledo

    Neighborhood gem

  • Toledo

    Great for fine wines

  • Toledo

    Good for special occasions

  • Toledo

    Lively

  • Toledo

    Most Booked

37 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server Seth, and all of the staff were so sweet and professional. The food was ok, not great, and a bit pricey for what it was.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servet was top notch! Food was excellent. However the portions were very small for the price of the meal. I also think the side salad should be included with the meal.

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  3. JaneH

    Northern MI

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We drove over an hour to meet friends at Sam B's. They drove almost an hour too. The food, ambience, and service were good. Love the Art Work on the walls! Our waitstaff switched and then switched back so that was a little confusing. Overall we were very satisfied. JH

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for much later in the day but called and luckily they could accommodate us earlier! Grace was our server who was very kind, patient and had a cute sense of humor that made our experience pleasant! Highly recommend SamB’s. Scallops, steak and crab and were on point.

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  5. micheller

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great service. Food was warm , room temp.

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  6. luv2dine41

    Toledo

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Elegant but not fussy. Soft shell crab special was excellent (and we used to live near Chesapeake Bay). Service was attentive without being fawning. Wine and beer offerings covered a decent range without being overwhelming. In terms of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Sam B's was "just right."

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  7. ChrisH

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, fantastic food selections, and beautiful artwork.

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  8. BrittaniB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at SamB’s, and we have two young girls (3 and 6). The atmosphere is perfect - it is extremely nice, you can hear the music but it isn’t too loud that you can’t talk. And it wasn’t so quiet we felt our girls had to be too quiet. Our server (Grace) was phenomenal!! She recommended the Chicken Marsala for me, and it was the best Marsala I’ve had. My husband got Alfredo (-spinach) and he absolutely loved it! Our girls enjoyed the kids meals, and for the price it honestly was a great value. We were all satisfied when we left! You have to try the Peanut Butter Mousse Cake!

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  9. LindaE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu and service. Have already recommended the brunch to several friends.

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  10. TorreyR

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best places to get a real upscale dining experience in NorthwestOhio. Fantastic food at fair prices and great atmosphere. I love SamB's.

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  11. Hopeful

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service we had was okay. But for an evening out on Valentine's Day I would prefer not to be interrupted by the server as we talked or for the bill to be shoved between us at the end as we talked. Or for the server to interrupt us and ask if she could take our dish away, which we were still clearly eating (which happened more than once). Just generally, in a better restaurant, I expect the service to be a bit more unobtrusive. Not all the servers there are this way. It seemed to me to be reflective of poor training. The service we got this night was more reminiscent of what I might expect in a diner.

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  12. JimG

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love SamBs!! Ree was fabulous…as always! Thank you!!

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  13. MichaelR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with great service, everyone was very attentive!

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  14. ThomasB

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff was very friendly very attentive very clean food was absolutely delicious best salmon I have eaten we will be back

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  15. Angela

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very tasty! I will go again very soon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had amazing service from Seth! We decided to split a few appetizers since it was happy hour and I have to say, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices! We will be back!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service - it’s our new favorite place for date night

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  18. JeffH

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We drive down from Perrysburg on Saturday evenings for the weekend special menu. Excellent composition and execution. Staff has always been flexible, accomodating, and attentive without becoming pesky. Pricing on par or even a great deal for what we are getting in service, friendliness and value. Wine selection and suggested pairings have been spot on and clearly honest, not designed to steer into overpriced territory. "High end" for Toledo experience in Casual setting. Perfect for me!

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  19. MartyS

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blackened chicken over fettuccine Alfredo was ok, but the chicken was over cooked and dry. Overall, food was good and server outstanding!

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  20. Doug

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service . Will definitely come back if in the area again .

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  21. LeahP

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a NYE dinner for 2 and our reservations were at 6pm. We had brussel sprouts & bacon appetizer which was delicious! For dinner I had seafood stuffed lobster tail and my husband had fish stew. Both were amazing, but my husband would've enjoyed a bit more broth with his stew. Service was great, even though they were quite busy. Drinks and extras were brought to the table in a timely manner. We have enjoyed SamBs for many years as it was our rehearsal dinner location and continue to go there for special occasions and date nights!

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  22. TinaD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I agree this was one of the best meals we have ever had. The waitress was terrific and very pleasant. We will definitely be back.

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  23. JillC

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience! Our server Rea is awesome and always the best service! Best Happy Hour in town... A little upset they took the Chicken Philly off the menu...only on a short time.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is cozy!

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  25. KellyD

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Madison I think that was her name was our server that night. She did a wonderful job and was very attentive to our needs! We would definitely visit again if in Bowling Green!

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  26. BethanyM

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best meal, service, ambience I have ever had! And I eat out a lot! Jasmine M, our server was an absolute gem!!!

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  27. JillC

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Our server Rea is the best!!

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  28. garye

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sam B’s is one of our favorites. Service and food is top notch.

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  29. JeffS

    Fort Lauderdale

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my go-to place to eat in BG. Great food and wonderful owner/staff.

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  30. HWAA

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Bowling Green - delicious food, excellent service, fun atmosphere

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  31. KellyF

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family enjoyed celebrating our daughter’s birthday here. The drinks, appetizers, and meals were amazing. We will definitely return. We appreciated the happy hour prices and birthday meal discount.

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  32. RajunKajun

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty unique menu. I had the blackened chicken fettucine alfrado and my son had a yummy and unique B's Mac N' Cheese which has beef tenderloin, shrimp and bacon. Pretty cool environment and vibe. I would definitely go back.

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  33. SueS

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. So attentive, fun and happy! Great place!

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  34. Broadway

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great!! Server did wel in spite of being alone with a pretty full house. Noise level a bit much until one table left and our group were "older" folks too! We'll be back whenever we're in the neighborhood!

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  35. GoTribeGo

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great happy hour deals and burrata appetizer was excellent... our server was great

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  36. TriciaM

    Toledo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! The service was great! We enjoyed our experience.

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  37. OriginalByrd

    Columbus

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food!!! Great atmosphere!! Definitely going back.

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FAQs

Sam B's is rated 4.8 stars by 37 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


Google Map for Sam B's

146 N Main St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bowling Green
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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