Texas December 04, 2018
This All-You-Can-Eat Southern Food Buffet Hiding In Texas Is Heaven On Earth
Here in Texas, our appetites are bigger than the state itself. When we get hungry, nothing satisfies quite like a home-cooked Southern meal, and this hidden gem delivers just that. Dine at Sam’s Original Restaurant in Fairfield to eat chicken-fried steak, turkey & dressing, pie, and other country classics until your heart’s content.
This Fairfield mainstay's roots date back to 1953, when husband and wife Sammy and Doris opened a small BBQ stand.
The couple ended up moving to Delaware ten years later, but returned because Texas is where their hearts reside. After establishing another restaurant, both eventually passed away and the business was taken over by Sammy's eldest son.
Sam's hasn't always been all-you-can-eat, but our Texas-sized appetites sure are glad it is now.
The buffet opens at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until closing time, which is 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday.
Everyone raves about the homemade bread that comes before your meal.
It's perfectly crunchy on the outside, giving way to a soft center that almost melts in your mouth when slathered in butter. Plus, you get to cut the slices as thin or thick as your heart desires!
Over a dozen dishes are offered at any given time, but no two days are just alike. Turkey & dressing, chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole are just a few Southern staples that often grace the buffet line.
Each day, Sam's posts the lineup on their website, which can be found
You'll never have to wonder what's being served!
And we can't forget about dessert. Several different kinds of pie and cake are made fresh daily, every bite reminding you of childhood Sunday dinners at grandma's.
Chocolate, lemon meringue, and coconut cream are just a few of the flavors to choose from. Try to get here early if you can - these decadent treats are the first thing to run out!
You can even pre-order pies for the holidays. Pumpkin, chocolate pecan creme, and gooey buttermilk (pictured above) are some of the available types.
Sam's is located at 390 East I-45 Fairfield, TX 75840. Stop by on your next road trip for a hearty, comforting meal that's so perfectly Texas.
Have you ever eaten at Sam’s? What’s your favorite down-home buffet in Texas? Let us know where to get the best country cookin’!