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Voted 2012 "Best Waterfront Dining in the Bay Area"
by ABC 7's Bay Area A-List

Over 31,412 voters and 10,414 nominees


2012 Best of Bay Area A-List Waterfront Dining Award

Sam's Chowder House

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sam's offers stunning sunsets, true oceanfront outdoor dining, and a casual and authentic seafood experience reminiscent of an East Coast style seafood house. Watch the crashing surf inside by the fireplace, dine outside under a cozy heat lamp, or settle into an Adirondack chair near a toasty fire pit on Sam's dog-friendly patio and enjoy the crisp, salty ocean air.

Ann R. ... "The thing I love about Sam's is that it's great in any weather - If it's cold you can sit by the fire, if it's warm and sunny -the patio is unbeatable. The lobster rolls really are incredible! The house smoked salmon salad is my other favorite."
March 26, 2012

Bobby H. ... "What isn't good at Sam's?? If only I were closer to Sam's.. I would be there at least twice a week. Sam's is THE BEST and our family favorite."
March 22, 2012

Kc L. ... "I eat here all the time! There has got to be something to be said for that! Amazing food, cool rustic style chowder house and the staff work so well - like an well oiled machine. There is always a wait so I go on and make reservations as often as possible."
March 22, 2012

Heather P. ... "$1 Oyster Night on Tuesday - LOVE IT! Fantastic Wine Choices, Amazing Service, Great location, Awesome Seafood - Who could ask for more."
March 22, 2012

Lara S. ... "Get a seasweeper and have some smores by the fire pits over looking the most amazing sunsets ever! Best Clam Chowder around!"
March 22, 2012

Bryan A. ... "Best service on the coast!"
March 21, 2012

Sulem L. ... "Tip: Grab a espresso and sit by the fire pits at night! My favorite dishes are Seafood Bruschetta, Lobster Roll, Banana Bread Pudding."
March 21, 2012

Michael G. ... "This place blows every other Seafood place on the coast out of the water!"
March 21, 2012

Terrence S. ... "Lobster roll...enough said!"
March 21, 2012

Jen S. ... "Fantastic location... comfortable, knowledgeable staff, and GREAT, high-quality food. Sam's is the BEST! We know REAL Lobster Rolls (family in Maine). Sam's Lobster Rolls are the REAL DEAL. Fantastic sides; great, fresh ingredients. Yummy!"
March 16, 2012

Dani G. ... "Adironack Chairs, Firepits and Sunset along with killer food options. Always try and get a reservation first! Always consistent, this place NEVER lets us down. From the moment we first had their lobster roll we knew it was love. We always take our family from back in RI here when the visit - a little piece of the East coast!"
March 7, 2012

Sandra M. ... "Fried Oysters and a Bloody Mary... Heaven!!!"
March 4, 2012

Krystal C. ... "Stunning views and amazing seafood with tons of outdoor seating right on the water, cozy fire pits and Adirondack chairs. Best Waterfront Dining HANDS DOWN!"
February 28, 2012