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: Road Trips for Couples

Road Trips for Couples


Sam’s Chowder House in San Mateo County

by carmel

seafood platterPerhaps before or after golf, horseback riding, kayaking or cycling along the coastal paradise of Half Moon Bay, you may decide that dining deck side next to a blazing bonfire overlooking the sea sounds sounds enticing? If so, then legendary Sam's Chowder House is in order.

It's no wonder that Sam's has been attracting guests and locals alike for a long time on the edge of the bay. One bite of anything served at Sam's and you'll be sold, hook, line and sinker.

Road Trips for Couples at Sam's Chowder HouseEvery painstakingly homemade sauce, salad, entree, and dessert is bursting with reshness. They are even famous for and have won numerous awards for their unique lobster rolls that are truly better than the Maine version.

At Sam's elegance and casual dining weave together to create a relaxed atmosphere where homemade and freshly prepared specialties like various clam chowders, stews, fresh oyster bar, seafood platters fit for a king of the freshest quality, along with delectable local produce desserts all tempt and please.

Sam's Chowder House specials boardWe loved the Captain's Platter full of ceviche, clams, oysters, shrimp and more. It was a treat and pinnacle of the meal. The clam chowder was savory and delicious made with real tasty broth not thickened by flour. The Oyster Stew with bacon, herbs, brandy and cream was terrific. And the key lime pie was some of the best ever.

lobster roll sandwichHappy Hour specials and weekly desserts specialties are part of the normal routine. Local berries and produce are incorporated in changing seasonal offerings at every opportunity.

Take a few minutes to check out their unique gift shop with so many unusual local goodies and souvenirs.

Whether your road trip takes you North or South, stop by Sam's for a wonderful road trip meal.