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San Francisco Bay Area A-List

"Best Seafood in the Bay Area"

There were more than 16,800 voters, over 3,400 nominees and 121 winners in the 2017 contest.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view outdoor dining wins best seafood in the San Francisco Bay Area

2017 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, oceanfront outdoor dining, and award-winning seafood reminiscent of an New England 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.

"What's great about Sam's Chowder house? Everything!"
Sharon S. • January 31, 2017

"An afternoon dining at Sam's is heaven on earth. Not only is the view spectacular but the food is fantastic. And you have choices: sit outside in the fresh air with heaters (if needed) or admire the view from inside the cozy dining room or at the bar if you feel like a sports game. They offer it all. I have dined all over the world and Sam's oceanside offering is the best. The food is always fresh and beautifully prepared. Sam's offers a wide variety of seafood so everyone is happy. The care that is put into everything is apparent. The service is friendly and prompt and you always feel welcome."
Sharon S. • January 31, 2017

"The ceviche is fantastic, as is all the seafood I've tried. The unusual ice creams and sorbets are well worth trying--so tasty!"
Jan S. • February 21, 2017

"This place is a dream - gorgeous views combined with excellent food and an engaging waitstaff. It's a can't miss."
Michele C. • February 22, 2017

"Fresh seafood with awesome view & atmosphere!"
Cora D. • February 22, 2017

"The view, the people watching - the LOBSTER ROLL!"
Joell D. • February 24, 2017

"Great service, location by the sea and they love their employees..."
Danielle H. • February 28, 2017

"Consistently great food, excellent and pleasant service, nice ambience and views."
Janet K. • February 28, 2017

"The very best thing about Sam's is the customer service!! Everyone is so attentive, friendly yet very professional. Next of course is the absolutely delicious food....EVERYTHING!!! This is the only place where I've had the best tasting perfect sized raw oysters on the half shell. Lastly the live entertainment and outdoor seating ambiance. BEST IN THE BAY!!"
Sheresa S. • March 1, 2017

"Great waterfront patio and beach seating, lovely staff, amazing seafood"
Lisa G. • March 3, 2017

"Always fresh and responsibly sourced"
Ginger M. • March 5, 2017