Great atmosphere & great food! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good all around quality. Texas Monthly wrote a great article about this restaurant, after eating there themselves several times. I will copy and paste their review from their magazine below. I personally like restaurants that are family owned and not a chain. This is a place you can go and the owners are actually there. If you eat there be sure to take a tour of every room including the nice patio with the firepit and waterfall and the bar which is very interesting with all of the history on the walls. No other place like it in Tyler. I've been going to this restaurant since they opened last Summer and everything on the menu is excellent! Texas Monthly review from January 2009: This new bar and grill in Tyler is a welcome departure from the national chains popping up on every corner. A wonderful study in contradictions, Coyote Sam’s atmosphere is hunting-lodge-meets-creek-side-cafe, its menu eclectic-barbecue-joint-meets-California-trattoria. On back-to-back visits (we really like this place), we relished a smoky prime rib sandwich, a generous portion of barbecued beef tucked into grilled sourdough bread, and a walnut-crusted salmon in a lemony butter sauce. We did not regret indulging in the Texas Cannonball, a softball-size scoop of cinnamon ice cream rolled in Oreo cookie crumbs. Bar. Enough said. This should tell you more than enough to know you need to try it!!!
The first time I tried Coyote Sam's was when it had been opened for just a couple months. We were seated, greeted by a server who said they would get us our waters until our real server came. That was fine, except we never saw our real server. By the time the ice melted in our glasses, we walked out. The hostess didn't even notice that we weren't there long enough to possibly have eaten when she told us to have a good night. It seems like they just had a rough start when they first opened with bad servers. I've gone a few more times since then and mostly everything has been wonderful! The food is DELICIOUS, the servers were polite and attentive. I may be biased from working as a hostess & server in another restaurant for a few years, but it seems like the hostesses (who are the first impression of a restaurant) should be a little more welcoming. The indoor dining rooms are very nice, interesting, and neat looking while the outside dining is beautiful and pretty peaceful! I think a lot of restaurants have trouble with employees when first opening, but it appears to be improving. I'd say give it a chance. The food (especially the brisket & baked beans) is definitely worth it!
Simply awesome. The food here is great. Everything was on point. From the minute we entered the building the staff was so welcoming n very professional curteous, and caring. My husband n I had a great time along with our impeccable dining experience. My husband is a steak man. This is one of the best places to dine n enjoy a flavorable meal.The rolls are like mom used to make. I had grilled pork chop n it was the best . There with that being said , if u haven't tried the rest , stop here first n try the best. I promise u will love it.