Their location is relatively new; their previous location moved across I-10 during the Katy Freeway Construction. Their store is long and narrow, although they are in the process of expanding the eatery for additional seating. Nothing fancy about Sam's -- paper plates and plastic ware. Patties and fries are not made in-house, but the food is pretty good and the staff was extremely nice, friendly, and efficient (because they do alot of business). And, the prices are super wallet-friendly!
I ordered the Cheeseburger. Very traditional. The cheese wasn't melty, but all was good. The veggies were very fresh. The lettuce remained crisp -- not wilted at all from the heat of the patty. ($3.70)
The hotdog was simple. Chili and cheese are options, but we went plain. The dog had an excellent beefy flavor. It was a bargain for $1.90.
The Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss Burger encompassed LOTS of bacon, mushrooms, and swiss. This was no sissy burger. A man's burger, so I was told. ($6.10).
Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss Burger
The Fries. Their seasoned fries were excellent. Great flavor. The regular fries needed salt. But no complaints from me...salt is easy to add. ($1.50)
I did not try a shake on this trip, but the shakes looked really good. Handmade with Blue Bell ice cream in a variety of flavors from Peppermint and Cookies and Cream to good old fashioned chocolate and vanilla ($2.95, $3.80, and $4.65). While I still think Beck's Prime has the best burger, I will head back to Sam's. For the prices and the efficient service, you can't beat them.
Sam's Deli Diner
11637 Katy Freeway (at Kirkwood)
Houston, Texas 77079