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San Francisco Bay Area A-List

2016 "Best Seafood in the Bay Area"

There were more than 19,000 voters, over 4,100 nominees and 121 winners in the 2016 contest.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view at sunset

2016 winner Best Seafood Restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area by the Bay Area A-List votersSam'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.

"Best lobster roll on the West coast.This sandwich is overflowing with chunks of delicious lobster. Their seafood is very fresh and you can taste the difference."
Brian I. • February 11, 2016

"Not only is the food great that atmosphere is great too we love to go all the time"
Theresa D. • February 13, 2016

"Lobster Rolls, clam chowder, bloody marys"
Janet L. • February 12, 2016

"Everything especially their lobster sandwich and oysters"
Argelyn C. • February 12, 2016

"The food, the down to earth staff members, & the atmosphere"
Janice T. • February 12, 2016

"Delicious food.. From the soups to main dishes. And, the dessert, yummy! The icing on the cake is the scenery..."
Joe A. • February 12, 2016

"Fabulous food. If you love oysters, this is the place."
Roy A. • February 12, 2016

"If you are a couple or a family or solo you feel welcome and comfortable."
Veronica C. • February 12, 2016

"Best Prawns & Chips I've ever had! Brother equally impressed with the Fish and Chips."
Gregg M. • February 11, 2016

"This was easiest the best dining experience we have had in a long time! Great service, delicious home made food. We will be back!"
Christine C. • February 11, 2016