Sam's Chowder House

Sam's Chowder House

Seafood Restaurant
4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 338 votes

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  • lobster rolls
  • scenic views
  • key lime pie
  • crab
  • oysters
  • live music
  • outdoor seating
  • fire pits
  • bloody marys
  • fish
  • gumbo
  • good for dates
  • soft serve
  • veggie burgers
  • sunsets
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  • Karla L.

    Seafood is good

    Karla Lopez · 3 weeks ago
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  • 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
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  • David S.

    Try the delicious lobster sandwich.

    David S · March 2
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  • Luica M.

    Fantastic ocean view and fresh, delicious seafood.

    Luica Mak · January 30
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  • Bela P.

    Loved the chowder and the cioppino.

    Bela Pulgar · January 4
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  • 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
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  • Baglan N.

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

    Baglan Nurhan · December 23, 2014
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  • Fedya G.

    Lobster roll!

    Fedya G · November 17, 2014
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  • David O.

    Local seafood, especially the Halibut.

    David Oliver · October 31, 2014
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  • 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
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  • WEI W.

    Lobster roll worths the price!

    WEI WEI · September 24, 2014
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  • Phoebe V.

    Lobster roll, NE clam chowder and spicy bloody mary

    Phoebe Venkat · September 22, 2014
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  • George H.

    Lobster rolls are great.

    George Hayes · September 2, 2014
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  • Michael E.

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

    Michael E · August 31, 2014
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  • Danny E.

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

    Danny Englander · August 17, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kristial J.

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

    Kristial Johnston · August 7, 2014
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  • Linda S.

    Lobster roll..

    Linda Sarkis · August 7, 2014
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  • Beth R.

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

    Beth Robertson · July 16, 2014
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  • Matthew M.

    New England is way better than the Manhattan clam chowder

    Matthew Michihara · July 5, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

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

    Kelly Wong · July 5, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Nam N.

    Lobster Roll the best

    Nam Neon · June 23, 2014
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  • Helen Y.

    Besides the great lobster roll, it has good view

    Helen Yang · June 9, 2014
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  • Alyssa F.

    Best key lime pie ever!

    Alyssa Foote · May 28, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Joycott

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

    Joycott · April 14, 2014
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  • Heron R.

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

    Heron Ramos · March 17, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Agnes T.

    Chowder out of this world

    Agnes Telfer · February 14, 2014
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  • Ed L.

    Yes, have the lobster roll.

    Ed Lea · January 18, 2014
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  • Vadim Z.

    In huge menu no vegetarian dishes besides veggie Burger and couple of salads!

    Vadim Zaliva · December 15, 2013
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  • Jim P.

    I'm not sure what all the excitement is about over the lobster roll.

    Jim Phillips · December 13, 2013
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  • Pitawan T.

    Sit outside where they have heaters, perfect place to watch the sun goes down in half moon bay

    Pitawan Toom · December 8, 2013
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  • Don J.

    The lobster roll is incredible and so is the New England chowder!

    Don J · November 27, 2013
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  • Trevor C.

    Bowl of chowder is enormous, a meal really

    Trevor Cornwell · November 13, 2013
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  • brett f.

    Bar table tops were open after we were told 30-45 minute wait. We asked for the bar table and sat in 5 minutes

    brett finkelstein · November 10, 2013
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  • Crystal S.

    Table near window has an amazing view

    Crystal Serrano · October 15, 2013
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  • Lina Y.

    IMHO, blue crab s'wich is better than their lobster roll

    Lina Y · October 13, 2013
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  • Indra S.

    1 hour wait for lunch on a Sunday at 2:15 pm. Wow.

    Indra Singhal · October 6, 2013
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  • Andrew M.

    Great swordfish with green beans, tomato & broccoli. Sit outside for ocean views.

    Andrew Morgan · September 29, 2013
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  • Ishka B.

    Cup and bowl ( of chowder) mean a whole different thing here. See photos of my empties

    Ishka Bibble · September 18, 2013
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  • Claude H.

    Raw bar medley is a great (tasty and worth the $13 price) appetizer. Everything is fresh.

    Claude Harrison · September 16, 2013
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  • RJ G.

    Be prepared to wait. I came on a Sunday evening, and I had to wait 1hr+.

    RJ Garcia · September 2, 2013
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  • Jeffrey V.

    one of the best clam chowder...

    Jeffrey Villanueva · August 29, 2013
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  • Vanessa E.

    The lobster roll was OK - chewy but good flavor. The chowder is awesome. Don't get the fish and chips unless you like bland. Key lime pie is good - they use meringue instead of whipped cream.

    Vanessa Eagerton · August 24, 2013
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