Sam’s Café serves the community late at night – The Daily Egyptian

Sam’s Café serves the community late at night – The Daily Egyptian

There are many restaurants in Carbondale, and each offers different kitchens that attract village locals. However, few restaurants are open leave ‘at night.

Depending on the day of the week, Sam’s Café is open until 4am. It is located at 521 S Illinois ave. and dates from 1990. Currently there is only one location. However, once upon a time a cafe located in the shopping center in front she moved to Illinois avenue

John Manderhach, manager from Sam’s Café, along with the owner, lead a team from five workers. The restaurant is specialized in fast food, mainly cheeseburgers and gyros.


To be open six days a week, and we are open for two different shifts. The first shift is from 10 am to 4 pm, and we reopen at 8 pm and remain open leave at night,’ said Manderhach.

The cafe is not open leave at night on Mondays due to understaffing. However, the stays open every other day until 3 a.m. except for Friday and Saturday when it is open until 4 o’clock

So let’s get back to the food! There are many food options on the menu. For new customers it can be: a challenge task to select something good to eat.

Discussing some of the most popular foods on the menu, Manderhach said: heart attack is a. To be a double cheeseburger with bacon and gyro meat. You can’t go wrong with the traditional gyro and cheese fries either.”

New on the menu is the fried according to the cafe catfish meal. The catfish is prepared in a seasoned batter. Manderhach believes it could be soon a popular article.

Sam’s Café is currently operating under to be busiest season.

“Back to school time is the busiest time for us. The strip is so busy and we get a a lot of support from the other companies, offices and bars,” said Manderhach.

An unnamed Sam’s Café to cook said, “If Stix gets… a linewe get a line.” Stix is a local pool room-inspired bar within walking distance of the Café.

Some people could say that the appeal of Sam’s Café is to be leave night availability and food delivery choice. Customers can call the cafe directly or have food delivered apps like Grubhub to pay extra for food delivery. But how is the food according to the customers?

Courtney, a senior Bee Southern Illinois University, said: “I think to be nice that she to have a wide variety of things you can get in a place. I love their steak sandwiches.”

Also, Lady Anderson, a village localsaid “I love the restaurant! I have lived here in Carbondale for almost five year, and this was the first place I tried. I love the garlic fries and the wings.”

Kendra Kendricks, op a Google review of the cafe, wrote: “The owner is unbelievably great! Mine husband & I visited a few weeks ago for the first time and Sam (the owner) was the only one that worked. He had call-ins but was still able to greet & welcome us and multi-task very much good.”

Finally, Suman Saurbach wrote: “you are jamming your arteries with unhealthy but from of this world tasting food. Very nice people and maintenance at.”

The Cafe has been around for a while more than 30 year, in largely due to to be leave nighttime hours. Whether students study leave before a weekday exam or on the strip after leaving the bar, Sam’s Café is open late for them.

Staff reporter Mannie Henderson can be reached at: [email protected]


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