Food of the Seventies, Sambos

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Sambos resturaunt from the 70s. Used to eat there with my parents every sunday morning for breakfast.
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Eugol Dlareg - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember eating at the one in Fullerton/La Habra, on the corner of Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway. I remember on the back wall, there was a series of pictures thzt told the Sambo story, if I recall, he was being chased by the tiger, and got the tiger to chase its own tail, and the tiger was turned to butter, which Sambo used on his pancakes.
AK - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
There is still a Sambo's restaurant in Santa Barbara with pictures of the Sambo story on the walls!
Connie - June 17, 2008 - Report this comment
The Santa Barbara Sambo's is, I think, the original location for this chain. And yep it's still going strong. I was there last week.
ME1970 - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
lol.use to eat there for breakfast with my parents.didn't the kids menu make into a tiger mask??
booboosmommy - March 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister and brother inlaw went to a thrift shop and actually found a few coffee mugs from Sambos...
Lori - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
We had a Sambo's in Wichita, KS. Used to eat there as a "treat" on the weekends!
Steve B - September 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Sambo's in Melbourne Fl best ever and some of the greatest people in the world...sure do miss it. Loved that tiger butter.....
Susan - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I have my mom's original Sambo's name tag that she wore as a waitress there. It's classic.
Charlie - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
It went out of business because it wasn't politically correct enough. People started complaining the story was racist. Sigh....
Veronica - December 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Back when I was a kid in the late 70s, when Sambo's still had lots of restaurants open, my mom got a huge stuffed Sambo's tiger from the one we always ate at. When I was 5, the thing was taller than me :)
Taylor - January 22, 2014 - Report this comment
I worked at the sambos in savannah, Georgia in 1975. It was my first job and I remember having to wear a white polyester uniform with an orange triangle apron. The tips were terrible and the food even worse. I left for greener pastures at red Lobster and then steak and ale. OMG!!!

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