Sami's family restaurant
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Carbondale, IL

#67 Aug 31, 2013
food was terrible last night!!!!
riot

Carmi, IL

#68 Aug 31, 2013
effin idiots wrote:
these people are a joke noticed last night they're sign saying closing for family emergency who plans a family emergency on Sunday you guys are a joke your food's a joke the owner is a big joke thanks for coming to our town for a couple of weeks bye bye


who plans an emergency anytime?????????? lmao
believe it

Carbondale, IL

#70 Sep 3, 2013
joke wrote:
these people are a joke is right didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out they wouldn't be in business long last time me and my husband was there my husband walked out after hearing the owner cuss at the girls I followed suit we were never going back anyway!!!we also heard from a guy and two girls that work there they are disgusting in the kitchen and walk in... says they keep their food in bus tubs on the floor not even wrapped ..moldy vegtables..go back to Missouri where you came from
I belive it people that work there say the sane thing!
belive it

Sesser, IL

#71 Sep 4, 2013
so these people came to sesser for what a whole 2 months and served bullshit to our families treated the employees TERRIBLE didnt pay them what they worked talked shit about 80% of customers said how much they hate this town never lived here except seit (on a cot only in the rental house)not to mention there is not a working stove in the restaurant!! anything that required using an oven is done so at that dirty house then transported to restaurant to serv to our town!!! now they claim to have sold the place last week...yes i have an axe to grind thats why i came to this site...a family member of mine worked at this place!!!! love you JN:)
funny stuff

Saint Louis, MO

#72 Sep 6, 2013
these people were con artist from the start!!!they used up anybody they could manipulate for as long as they could sorry Zeka you didn't get very far with the Sesser people now did ya!!!they got a lot of people in town looking for em!!!
stopped going there

Marion, IL

#73 Sep 6, 2013
heard the labor board is on them now!!!! and bi county they got a terrible score yesterday!!!
niki

Carmi, IL

#74 Sep 23, 2013
nice food
proof in the pudding

Saint Louis, MO

#75 Sep 24, 2013
niki wrote:
nice food
give us your address so we never eat at your place either
niki

Carmi, IL

#76 Oct 6, 2013
I'm not sure the last time you ate there "proof in the pudding". New owners that actually care about their employees and the food that they serve. You probally ate there under old owners, which I agree was awful!! New owners, new quality! I have eaten in a lot of places around the area and they are on to something!! Great food. I had a Ribeye Steak and some of their new coated fries and i've never had a steak so tender and cooked how I actually ordered it. The fries are a nice change! Salad was very fresh and served with salad crackers. It is a new family favorite for us. It is changing into Sesser Grille under the new ownership. If you don't trust me stop and check it out.
proof in the pudding

Carbondale, IL

#77 Oct 18, 2013
niki wrote:
I'm not sure the last time you ate there "proof in the pudding". New owners that actually care about their employees and the food that they serve. You probally ate there under old owners, which I agree was awful!! New owners, new quality! I have eaten in a lot of places around the area and they are on to something!! Great food. I had a Ribeye Steak and some of their new coated fries and i've never had a steak so tender and cooked how I actually ordered it. The fries are a nice change! Salad was very fresh and served with salad crackers. It is a new family favorite for us. It is changing into Sesser Grille under the new ownership. If you don't trust me stop and check it out.
really an IKEA I you're way too obviousyou're the owner honey and we all know you want us to come there and eat and you saying that new management had nothing to do with old management is a complete crock of crap new management is buddies with old management and you are all in the same little click together and you still do things the same way you cook food out of your house and bring it over there and the only thing that probably has changed is you probably are nice to your employees where the zekas were complete scuz balls!!!!!!
dum dum

Galatia, IL

#78 Oct 23, 2013
Just happen to see the maroon car w/missouri plates putting big pans in the car the drive over to place and carry in the back door! They really do cook the food over there
benton

Arnold, MO

#79 Oct 24, 2013
that's because these idiots from sesser could care less about themselves let alone let their kids eatwhen the morons from 7 to get salmonella poisoning don't wonder why
bad

Carbondale, IL

#80 Oct 26, 2013
I have to agree with the crazies of topix on this place. The food is terrible at best. One of the worst places in area.
David

Carmi, IL

#81 Oct 27, 2013
We live in Christopher and heard the place was new, stopped in last Wednesday and have to say that it was good food. We had stopped in there in August, and it was awful. Everything from the service, meal and dessert. The cake was dry and tasted like it was made from a box. When we asked where the desserts came from, the waitress bragged that she had made them. Worse than box cake,(didn't think you could screw that up). On Wednesday after our meal I had a piece of white pie and my wife had a piece of banana cream. All homemade crust & all homemade filling. As long as it stays this way we will make the trip from Christopher frequently!
Anonymous

Carmi, IL

#82 Oct 27, 2013
David I ran into the same issue with desserts. When I was in there two weeks ago and had the best pecan pie. I was scared to try another dessert after my experience with that "homemade cake". But I'm glad I did. I have to agree with that "crap" cake. Hope she isn't baking for anyone else in the area. I live in Benton so I dont get to sesser often but when i'm there next I would def. eat there again.
bad

Carbondale, IL

#83 Oct 27, 2013
Jamie L wrote:
David I ran into the same issue with desserts. When I was in there two weeks ago and had the best pecan pie. I was scared to try another dessert after my experience with that "homemade cake". But I'm glad I did. I have to agree with that "crap" cake. Hope she isn't baking for anyone else in the area. I live in Benton so I dont get to sesser often but when i'm there next I would def. eat there again.
how fake you co owners are..hahaha...first off I know who made the homemade white pies and banana cream pies and she does not make them there anymore and she hasn't and she has never made a cake ever for those f****** disgusting people...casey zeka and seit are frauds and by you Britney and ur hubby being good friends of theirs I'm sure birds of a feather flock together. This goes to fake dave too!!
marmalade

Carmi, IL

#84 Apr 19, 2014
the best food in 100 miles i loved
forms

Carmi, IL

#85 Apr 19, 2014
good food good praises im form benton good dill for me
Guy Fawkes

Carbondale, IL

#87 Nov 14, 2014
In the interest of keeping our communities clean and just, it remains imperative to know our neighbors and be vigilant of unusual activities.

It is suspected that something fowl is afoot at the Sesser Grille.The "owners" of the new Sesser Grille don't actually own it. The previous husband and wife that sold it were not the "owners". We've seen our share of illicit activities and something highly illegal is/was happening up there. We're convinced your beloved "Sesser Grille" is a money-laundering front for a Bosnian/Albanian/Macedonian organized-crime syndicate loosely based out of St. Louis region.

The previous owner claimed to have five children, as well as having been married to an American woman. They owned the restaurant for quite sometime, lived one block north of the restaurant, and no one EVER saw the kids come to the restaurant...not once! They paid all of their employees in cash, which is not unusual for a small business. However what was disturbing was the fact that the owner, on multiple occasions, tried to have employees "acquire" cell phones with removable S.I.M. cards. He stated he could sell the phones overseas for a high-price. He would give anybody that got him one $100 per phone.(Phones with removable S.I.M. cards become harder to track/triangulate and clean S.I.M. cards are relatively easy to come by)

Oh, and to really make you wonder what the hell was actually happening...one evening three men of Eastern European descent walked into the backdoor. Just walked-in mafia style...two stood on each side of the cooking/prep area (both mid-30's) while the old man (heavy-set in his late 60's) walked through the kitchen, sat at the corner booth in the dinning area, and waited until the restaurant closed. All four had a long meeting well after all guests & employees left the building. The visitors arrived & left in a vehicle with Missouri tags. The previous owner was extremely startled & nervous when the three "associates" walked through the back entrance. His appearance went from jovial to gaunt within a split second.
Not long after that, he and his wife/family moved back to St. Louis to focus on their other restaurant. They "sold" it to a family member...the new owner is a "cousin" of the previous owner.

We suspect the activities are the same simply with new "personnel" in place.

You can read what we've just written and think nothing of it or you can move the pieces around the chessboard and see the true picture of what is occurring in your town...THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
FoodGuy

Steeleville, IL

#88 Nov 17, 2014
Ive eaten at sams when I went to eat there food was good at sams. But ive heard from other family members friends if you go to sams at certain times of the day some of the food items you get will be good then other times its not worth s crap. Thats what I heard about sams. But times ive went to eat at sams the food was good and got a good amount of fod for your money.

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