We are OPEN for TAKEOUT only at this time...

Please be aware that there is NO BEACH ACCESS from Sam’s at this time, and MASKS are REQUIRED to enter the restaurant.

To Order:

  • ONLINE at www.samstakeout.com
    We will email or text you when your order is ready (include mobile# in notes). Please remain in your car. When your order is ready, drive by the front and a we’ll hand you your order. Please do not congregate in the parking lot.  
  • CALL 650 712-0245 x1
  • VISIT US and order in person. Only two people at a time can enter, keeping a safe social distance.

Discounted beer and wine, as well as pre-packaged cocktails are available for takeout, but you must order at the restaurant. Follow our Facebook or Instagram pages for updates.

Sam's ChowderMobile

  • On the coast, in Moss Beach at the Chevron station most days, and in the Ocean Colony neighborhood on Wednesdays 4:30-7:30.
  • Visit www.samschowdermobile.com to see the daily schedule.

We are following the health and sanitary guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department, and other local and government authorities. Please also be aware that gatherings pose a heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission, and that older adults and individuals with existing health conditions are at particularly serious risk if they contract COVID-19 and should not attend. Please practice social distancing at all times.

If you need to reach us, call our main number at 650 712-0245. We have a very small staff at the moment, so please be patient with us. Thank you for helping to support our employees during this time, and we wish you all good health!

News and Reviews: Best of San Francisco Bay Area A-List

San Francisco Bay Area A-List

2015 "Best Waterfront Dining in the Bay Area"
and "Best Seafood in the Bay Area"

There were more than 37,000 voters, over 6,100 nominees and 169 winners in the 2015 contest.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view at sunset

2015 A-List WinnerSam'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.

"Eat outside and enjoy the beautiful view and weather. Ps-Doggie friendly patio :)"
laraklaman • March 8, 2015

"Get there early!'"
Ian F • March 8, 2015

"Love the Lobster Rolls :)"
David B. • March 8, 2015

"Sit out on the deck chairs overlooking the beach."
John H. • March 8, 2015

"Definitely try the chowder and I always LOVE the garlic chili prawns, the Manila clams, and the halibut!"
Chelsa D. • March 8, 2015

"Outdoor Patio is the BEST!!!"
Marijane and Brad D. • March 7, 2015

"Always fresh food and amazing calamari"
 Erika R. • March 7, 2015

"Freshest seafood, best view, GREAT service and never had a better lobster roll. Love this place."
Blain B. • March 7, 2015

"This is a great oceanfront restaurant. The food is always great and the service is friendly."
Wendy S. • March 7, 2015

"View, food and energy"
Nancy H. • March 7, 2015

"Always a great place to dine. Service is excellent. My family visiting from Europe & Asia loves coming here!"
Vijay H. • March 7, 2015

"Great food, service and location!!"
March 7, 2015

"The clam chowder is the best! Everything I've had at Sam's is great - the shrimp cocktail, the fish & chips, the desserts! Sam's is the #1 place to eat!"
Sam R. • March 4, 2015

"The food is fabulous! The service is wonderful! The view is amazing! The weekend music is top-notch! Sam's is our absolute favorite place to eat in the HMB area."
Barbara W. •March 4, 2015

"Great Seafood, ambience, super Music, and awesome view!"
Mary R. • March 3, 2015

"Best waterfront dining on the planet!"
corelli • March 2, 2015

"Epic fun sun & sea"
Moni L. • March 2, 2015

"And the view is amazing!"
Roberto B. • March 2, 2015

"Such a picturesque setting, our waitress Kristin made our visit such a memorable occasion for my boyfriends birthday. We would also like to add that our Clam bake and 1.5 lb Lobster for Two was to die for and cooked to perfection kudos to the Chef and kitchen staff."
David S. • March 1, 2015