By Courtney Buell
Photography by Cody Buell
You can get a burger pretty much anywhere these days, but why go just anywhere when Sammy’s in downtown Provo serves them with such charm, atmosphere, fresh ingredients and uhh-mazing hand-mixed pieshakes?
Thanks to its distinctive paint job, this eatery is nearly impossible to miss with its bright blue swirls on an otherwise clean facade. Take a look inside and you’ll notice the artist who painted the outside left his/her mark on the interior, too—right down to designing the menu. Set yourself up in a booth, and you’ll feel fit for a springtime-inspired lunch even if you came in your puffy coat.
But back to those pieshakes. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, a pieshake is essentially a shake that has an entire slice of pie blended into it, aka Heaven in a Cup. Sammy’s whips up several varieties like coconut cream and classic apple. We had our minds blown by a pumpkin cheesecake shake that I couldn’t help finishing despite my previously downing an entire burger and side of fries.
Speaking of burgers and fries, Sammy’s does those too and dang well. Choose from a variety of specialty quarter-pound burgers with all the fixins, or build your own from scratch. Aside from chicken burger options, you can also try a BLT or veggie grilled cheese sandwich with guacamole.
We went for Sammy’s Choice quarter-pound burger and the El Paso grilled chicken burger. Sammy’s Choice was topped with melted provolone, sauteed onions and mushrooms, bacon, guacamole, barbecue sauce and veggies—so messy and so good. The El Paso included pepper jack cheese, bacon, guacamole, pico de gallo and veggies: an Americanized south-of-the-border experience made better with the addition of pork. Order a side of crispy batter-dipped seasoned or sweet potato fries to round out your meal. And your stomach.
27 N. 100 West
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3 Responses to “Sammy’s Cafe”
DECEMBER 4TH, 2008 AT 10:39 AM
I LOVE Sammy’s! It’s just right around the corner from us and we love the food - and the prices!!
DECEMBER 4TH, 2008 AT 1:14 PM
I’m totally writing this down we’re always at a loss of where to eat when we’re down in Utah county
DECEMBER 5TH, 2008 AT 1:16 PM
I am a big fan of Sammy’s– the owner is super nice. I always stop in for sweet potato fries and a shake when I’m in Provo– definitely one of the best deals around.