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Sam's Chowder House

Sam's Chowder House

Seafood Restaurant
4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–9:30 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:30 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 508 votes

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    Don J.
    "The lobster roll is incredible and so is the New England chowder!"(60 Tips)
    Daniel W.
    "New England chowder, fish and chips, key lime pie; perfect!"(38 Tips)
    "my advice and get the lobster roll and key lime pie"(10 Tips)
    Davita S.
    "Stay nice a cozy outside next the fire pit and enjoy the view."(4 Tips)
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  • lobster rolls
  • scenic views
  • crab
  • key lime pie
  • oysters
  • live music
  • outdoor seating
  • fire pits
  • good for dates
  • Bloody Marys
  • lively
  • wine
  • fish
  • family-friendly
  • King Salmon
  • gumbo
  • soft serve
  • veggie burgers
  • calamari
  • great value
  • Debbie R.

    The lobster roll is amazing, chocked full of lobster meat. The New England clam chowder even better. It had lots of flavor, not just cream and potatoes.

    Debbie Renaud-Li · 5 days ago
  • Davita S.

    Perfect little spot to enjoy a glass of wine, chowder or a really good conversation on a sunny day. Stay nice a cozy outside next the fire pit and enjoy the view.

    Davita Strong · December 23, 2015
  • Natalie W.

    Must order the lobster roll!

    Natalie Wilson · December 6, 2015
  • David J.

    Calamari and chowder, can't go wrong and let's not forget about the sourdough.

    David Jackson · November 4, 2015
  • Jim M.

    Best lobster roll. Home location. Great view.

    Jim Maricondo · November 1, 2015
  •  Jonathan L.

    Blue crab sandwich

     Jonathan Libov  · October 12, 2015
  • Jennifer E.

    Loved their simply prepared fish and stunning views. Had lunch and ordered another bottle of wine to enjoy on their patio.

    Jennifer Evans · August 17, 2015
  • Annie W.

    Delicious lobster roll & New England clam chowder. Beautiful view.

    Annie W. · July 12, 2015
  • Roberto C.

    Amazing clam chowder! Fresh seafood

    Roberto Cusato · July 4, 2015
  • Seth K.

    Delicious chowder of course. Gorgeous view. Nice atmosphere. Everyone was happy with their meals.

    Seth Klein · July 1, 2015
  • Ashley A.

    The lobster roll was amazing and delicious! The bread was buttery, the slaw was flavorful, and they didn't skimp on the lobster which was cooked to perfection. Also try the oysters and chowder!

    Ashley Arnold · June 27, 2015
  • Catherine M.

    Get the lobster roll. You'll never put it down while eating. So delish and lots of flavor. Not to be missed!

    Catherine M. · June 26, 2015
  • Klaus B.

    If you like Oysters try the Kumamoto!

    Klaus Busse · June 9, 2015
  • Neil B.

    Remember to order the seasoned fries on the side.

    Neil Buckman · May 31, 2015
  • Jared B.

    Sit outside and enjoy the view !

    Jared Briscoe · May 25, 2015
  • Bsesem S.

    The seafood and dessert are very well done but if you want the best lobster, rolls or whole, go to The Nee England Lobster Company in Burlingame. They actually supply Sam's with their lobsters!!

    Bsesem Sesem · May 17, 2015
  • Karla L.

    Seafood is good

    Karla Lopez · March 29, 2015
  • Danielle F.

    The food was pretty bad, service wasn't fantastic and everything was expensive. Bloody Mary's were decent? Worth getting a cocktail and sitting to admire the views. Other than that, it's all hype.

    Danielle F · March 14, 2015
  • David S.

    Try the delicious lobster sandwich.

    David S · March 2, 2015
  • Luica M.

    Fantastic ocean view and fresh, delicious seafood.

    Luica Mak · January 30, 2015
  • Bela P.

    Loved the chowder and the cioppino.

    Bela Pulgar · January 4, 2015
  • Abbey H.

    Overpriced, crap presentation, stale fries, and an hour wait. The only thing worth going for is the stunning view. Sam's can't deliver on the hype.

    Abbey Hastings · December 29, 2014
  • Baglan N.

    Ask for Oyster Stew. It is not on the menu. Lobster roll is delicious

    Baglan Nurhan · December 23, 2014
  • Fedya G.

    Lobster roll!

    Fedya G · November 17, 2014
  • David O.

    Local seafood, especially the Halibut.

    David Oliver · October 31, 2014
  • Tom A.

    Everything we had. As a group of east coast folks we found the New England clam chowder to be one of the best! Anchovy, sardines, fish all great. Our waitress was great

    Tom A · October 20, 2014
  • WEI W.

    Lobster roll worths the price!

    WEI WEI · September 24, 2014
  • Phoebe V.

    Lobster roll, NE clam chowder and spicy bloody mary

    Phoebe Venkat · September 22, 2014
  • George H.

    Lobster rolls are great.

    George Hayes · September 2, 2014
  • Michael E.

    Grab a beer and sit on the lounge chairs scattered along their cliff front.

    Michael E · August 31, 2014
  • Danny E.

    Lots of lobster on the lobster roll, much more then you'd get anywhere else

    Danny Englander · August 17, 2014
  • Cristina M.

    Fresh seafood. So good. This place is a must try if you're in the Halfmoon Bay Area.

    Cristina Millado · August 10, 2014
  • Brian A.

    Lobster roll is generous with the lobster. Key lime pie is great too. Awesome view and outdoor area with live music from time to time.

    Brian Abad · August 8, 2014
  • Kristial J.

    My husband loved the lobster roll and you can't beat the view!

    Kristial Johnston · August 7, 2014
  • Linda S.

    Lobster roll..

    Linda Sarkis · August 7, 2014
  • Beth R.

    Sit outside at sunset... It's just lovely!

    Beth Robertson · July 16, 2014
  • Matthew M.

    New England is way better than the Manhattan clam chowder

    Matthew Michihara · July 5, 2014
  • Kelly W.

    Lobster roll and New England clam chowder! The bowl is huge!

    Kelly Wong · July 5, 2014
  • Arthur L.

    Crab cakes were a little too greasy inside. Fries were a little dry but well seasoned. Nice view of the bay

    Arthur Lee · July 5, 2014
  • Arthur L.

    Crab cake tasted a little too greasy. Fries were a little dry but seasoning was pretty good. Nice view of the bay.

    Arthur Lee · July 5, 2014
  • Arthur L.

    Crab cake tasted a little too greasy. Fry were a little dry but seasoning was pretty good. Nice view of the bay.

    Arthur Lee · July 5, 2014
  • Arthur L.

    Crab cake tasted a little too greasy. Fry were a little dry but seasoning was pretty good. Nice view of the bay though s

    Arthur Lee · July 5, 2014
  • Nam N.

    Lobster Roll the best

    Nam Neon · June 23, 2014
  • Helen Y.

    Besides the great lobster roll, it has good view

    Helen Yang · June 9, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    Best key lime pie ever!

    Alyssa Foote · May 28, 2014
  • Amir N.

    Every dish we ordered was in really poor quality. Including the The California king salmon and sword fish. Stay away.

    Amir Naor · May 26, 2014
  • Joycott

    Did you know Sam's recycles 300 gallons of oil a week? Read more

    Joycott · April 14, 2014
  • Heron R.

    East the lobster sandwich with extra butter. It's worth it!

    Heron Ramos · March 17, 2014
  • Autumn T.

    Must order: lobster sandwich and clam chowder. For weekend visits, make reservations and ask for a table by the window. It gets crowded.

    Autumn Truong · March 16, 2014
  • Agnes T.

    Chowder out of this world

    Agnes Telfer · February 14, 2014

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