Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, Sam's offers stunning sunsets, true oceanfront outdoor dining, and a casual seafood experience reminiscent of an East Coast 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.
Featured on NBC-TV's The TODAY Show, Sam's famous Lobster Roll was voted one of the TOP FIVE "Best Sandwiches in America". Sam's was named "Top Three Outdoor Dining Spots in the Bay Area" by San Francisco Magazine, and voted "Best Seafood Restaurant in the Bay Area" and "Best Waterfront Dining in the Bay Area" by San Francisco's "Best of the Bay List". The restaurant also earned Sante Magazine's Culinary Hospitality Award as the Top Seafood Restaurant.
Sam's eco-friendly menus prepared by award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman offer daily fresh fish, grilled or sautéed, live Maine lobster, fresh local crab, fried calamari, Ahi Tuna Poke, oysters or clams on the half shell, fish and chips, Sam's famous Clam Chowder, Sam's Lobster Roll and many other seafood specialties. Simple seafood dishes are prepared with fresh, seasonal and often local ingredients. The charcuterie, including cured salmon, is house made, as are the dressings, pasta, sauces and desserts.
Open 7 days a week, lunch through dinner, available for private events.