We are
OPEN for OUTDOOR DINING and TAKEOUT!

Due to air quality, we have to periodically close our outdoor dining throughout the day.  Please be patient with our staff as they navigate these changes in a stressful time.  Our takeout will remain open during these times.  Thank you for your patience!

Please read and follow our Guest Safety Guidelines and read about our restaurant changes.

Reservations are available Monday through Friday, and walk-ins only on weekends.  We are open lunch through dinner seven days a week, with new hours.  The maximum party size is six people (must all be present to be seated).  Please wait in your car or on the beach until your table is ready.  Face coverings are required, and tables are reserved for dining only – alcohol cannot be served without a meal.  We are SO excited to welcome you back!

Click here to order TAKEOUT online, or visit the restaurant outdoor takeout window. Please stay in your car or on the beach, and we’ll contact you when your order is ready. Takeout is open daily until 7:30pm.

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Food Network

Hometown Hungers: Best Cioppino Outside of San Francisco

Excerpted from 12/8/16 post by Amy Sherman

Sink your spoon into a steaming bowl of this signature stew without even finding your way to Fog City. These charming spots across the country are ladling up luscious spins of their own.

Sam's Chowder House Cioppino

Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay California

Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay serves cioppino with cracked Dungeness crab, prawns, mussels, clams and rockfish. The sauce, which is flavored with fennel and pasilla pepper, has just a bit of zing. Sam's offers two different options for this dish, which continues to be one of the restaurant's most popular menu items. You can get the cioppino served classically or "lazy style" (with the shells removed). When Dungeness crab is unavailable, lump blue crab is swapped in as a substitute.