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: Sam's Featured on Michael Chernow's FOOD PORN

Sam’s Chowder House Featured on FYI TV’s “FOOD PORN” with Michael Chernow!

Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay was featured in December 2015, on the third episode of the exciting new culinary television series running on the FYI network called "Food Porn"!  FYI Television Network is a young lifestyle network on A&E Network, and this social media-driven show is being produced by Bethany Frankel, covering the most raved about and 'liked' restaurants/dishes in the country.  Sam’s is honored to be among these dishes that our fans “liked” so much that it caught the attention of the show’s producers.
 
We had a terrific time with host Michael Chernow, as he spent time in the kitchen with Executive Chef Lewis Rossman and learned our secrets about Sam’s famous Cioppino, and Chili-Garlic Crab dishes – two guest faves!

FYI channel Food Porn's Michael Chernow
Food Porn's Michael Chernow and Chef Lewis Rossman in Sam's kitchen
Sam's owners Julie and Paul Shenkman with Food Porn's Michael Chernow
Food Porn's Michael Chernow and Sam
Sam's Chili Garlic Crab
Food Porn's Michael Chernow and Sam's CioppinoFood Porn's host Michael Chernow eating Sam's Chili Garlic Crab