May 2017, by Britta Gustafson (CC BY-SA)

Sam's To Go is a sandwich shop that tends to have lots of people drinking pitchers of beer on the patio on sunny afternoons.

From an article in 2009, comparing Sam's To Go with the coffee shop Java Jones next door: "Established in Isla Vista in 1981, Sam’s To Go is a family-run sandwich shop that has a casual, welcoming atmosphere. "People come here when they want to relax at the end of finals and get a drink with their friends," said owner Mehrdad Homayouni. If you are interested in winding down at the end of a hard week with a pitcher of beer and a gigantic sandwich, Sam’s To Go is definitely the place to be."

From an article in 2006"Owner Mehrdad Homayouni denied rumors that the restaurant started selling Mexican food to combat rival sandwich shop, Mr. Pickles. Homayouni said he is looking to expand business by offering the cheapest burritos in town at $5 each. “You know what, it doesn’t matter, we’ve been here 26 years,” Homayouni said. “We are the original sandwich shop in I.V. An institution.”"

Sam's was originally on Trigo.

Contact Information

6560 Pardall Road

Sun–Wed 9:00am–10:00pm

Thu–Sat 9:00am–12:00am

(805) 685-8895