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Sam's Chowder House

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Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, Sam's offers outdoor oceanfront outdoor dining and a casual seafood experience reminiscent of a New England style seafood house. Sam's specializes in private dining. From fun family reunions, to corporate events and offsites, Sam's is the perfect coastal gathering place. Our excellent Private Dining staff, award-winning seafood, and spectacular ocean front setting will give your guests an unforgettable experience. With six different indoor and outdoor event spaces available, outdoor heat lamps, wind breaks and cozy fire pits, Sam's is perfect for groups.

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" 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, Tuna Poke, oysters or clams on the half shell, fish and chips, Sam's famous Clam Chowder, Lobster Roll and many other seafood specialties. Seafood dishes are simply prepared with fresh, seasonal and often local ingredients.

Sam's Chowder House

4210 North Cabrillo Highway
Half Moon Bay, California 94019

(650) 712-0245

Happy Hour & Dollar Oysters!
  • Info
    • Mon: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Tue: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Wed: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Thu: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Fri: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM, Sat: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sun: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Appetizers, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Take Out, Group Menu
    • Accepts: AE, CB, DC, D, JCB, MC, V.
  • Amenities
    • ADA, Full Bar, Entertainment, Live Music, Non-smoking, Outdoor Space, Parking Onsite, Room View, Wifi, Close Private Function
  • Capacities
    • Banquet: 200
    • Reception: 250

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