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: San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

San Mateo County Silicon Valley

8 Must-Try Restaurants for Outdoor Dining

Excerpted from August 16, 2017 article by Megan Eileen McDonough

We hope you’re hungry, because San Mateo County is packed to the brim with restaurants specializing in just about every type of cuisine, local and exotic. From craft brewhouses to northern Italian eateries, meals always seem better when enjoyed outdoors. Whether you’re exploring Half Moon Bay or Redwood City, here are eight of our best restaurants with outdoor seating.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view outdoor dining patio


Also in Half Moon Bay is Sam’s Chowder House, a New England–style seafood house with a patio dining area that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. It’s especially well known for its clam chowder and lobster rolls, so don’t leave without ordering one (or both)! Sunset views are pretty spectacular from the patio, so try to plan for a late-afternoon or early-evening meal.


Sam's Chowder House outdoor patio dining on the waterfront in Half Moon Bay