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: Only In Your State

Only In Your State

12 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Northern California Before You Die

Excerpted from July 6, 2016 article by Joanne Kraft

One thing us Northern Californians are known for is our impeccable love of food. We can be pretty pretentious foodies and we deserve that title. Our part of the state makes some of the best food, grows the best produce and produces the most delicious wine in the world. If you haven’t tried a few of these restaurants yet, we think you should. It’s not always the most expensive places that make you want more–sometimes the little hole in the wall establishments are even better.


2. Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay

Sam's Chowder House Lobster Clambake

There are a whole lot of folks who make sure to stop here every single time they’re in the area. It’s not much to look at, which makes it all the more adorable. Want some authentic seafood and chowder? Stop by Sam’s.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view fire pit view