Sam's Chowder House

Sam's Chowder House

Seafood Restaurant
4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Hours:
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
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.8/10

Based on 331 votes

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  • lobster rolls
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  • key lime pie
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  • Danielle S.

    The lobster roll is a must have. Sooooo much lobster.

    Danielle Sheehan · January 3, 2010
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Lobster Roll (Sandwich)

    Foodspotting · November 17, 2010
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  • ScottySauce

    Take my advice and get the lobster roll and key lime pie and you will thank me!

    ScottySauce · August 17, 2011
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  • Alex S.

    Best lobster roll on the west coast --from a masshole Read more

    Alex Scalisi · June 13, 2011
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  • Holger L.

    Maybe the best lobster roll I have had on the West Coast. The NE Clam Chowder was great, too. Not too creamy.

    Holger Luedorf · December 3, 2012
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  • Delyn S.

    Spicy bloody mary + oysters on the half shell.

    Delyn Simons · October 9, 2011
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  • Joann A.

    Hoegarden on tap !!! Awesome ;-)

    Joann Alvarez · May 4, 2013
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  • Ken S.

    Beautiful view!

    Ken Surritte · February 15, 2013
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  • Emily T.

    The lobster rolls and key lime pie are amazing, but the bet part about Sam's is the live music and patio view!

    Emily Thomas · December 3, 2011
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  • Abbey K.

    New Englad clam chowder done right. The lobster roll is decadent, but worth a try. Read more

    Abbey Keck · August 16, 2011
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  • Stefanie W.

    Have the chowder. Must.

    Stefanie Wai · March 12, 2011
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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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  • Darrell W.

    Try the lobster meat crepe with sea salt and raw honey. It's divine.

    Darrell Whitelaw · April 14, 2013
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  • Oren R.

    Outside table!!!

    Oren Rubinstein · March 25, 2013
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  • Mike

    Don't fall down the steps after drinking too much like my girlfriend did lol

    Mike · July 31, 2011
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  • Sarah K.

    Get extra drawn butter for your lobster roll.

    Sarah Krznarich · July 9, 2011
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  • ginny h.

    Lobster roll is overrated. Lukes lobster roll in NY is better. This one is a bit over hyped. Good clam chowder tho!

    ginny h · January 6, 2011
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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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  • Don J.

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

    Don J · November 27, 2013
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  • Nikolay D.

    Lobster and seafood seviche are both perfect. King salmon and halibut are local and fresh.

    Nikolay Dobrovolskiy · June 9, 2012
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  • Margot B.

    A side of artichokes + oyster stew with a view is the perfect afternoon.

    Margot Bloomstein · April 3, 2012
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  • Mike

    2 words, Chow Dah!

    Mike · July 12, 2011
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  • jeff l.

    Be sure to try the crab sandwich and fresh chowder!! Excellent on a warm sunny day.

    jeff leong · November 20, 2010
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  • Cindy M.

    Grab a drink from the bar and hit the north patio. There you will find lounge chairs and fire pits. No service - but the best spot in the joint for sure

    Cindy Molchany · November 11, 2010
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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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  • Nam N.

    Lobster Roll the best

    Nam Neon · June 23, 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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  • Vadim Z.

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

    Vadim Zaliva · December 15, 2013
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  • Trevor C.

    Bowl of chowder is enormous, a meal really

    Trevor Cornwell · November 13, 2013
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  • Joel

    Gotta try the famous sams lobster roll. Picked by NBC. Best sandwiches in america.

    Joel · March 21, 2013
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  • Carrie L.

    I highly recommend their steamed manilla clams and seafood risotto. Not to mention, there is a gorgeous view and heated outdoor seating!

    Carrie Li · January 25, 2013
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  • reece p.

    solid lobster roll with lots of claw meat and def "New England style," but just not quite as good. epic view though.

    reece pacheco · November 14, 2012
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  • Drew

    Awesome scallops and crab stuffed bacon wrapped prawns!

    Drew · May 22, 2012
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  • Christine B.

    Try the lobster roll!

    Christine Bautista · May 19, 2012
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  • Connie S.

    Transgender and LGBT friendly. Great key lime pie. Fish is great.

    Connie Servative · January 22, 2012
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  • Jessica E.

    Nothing is better than relaxing by the fire pit with a bowl of manhattan clam chowder!

    Jessica Eting · September 10, 2011
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  • Lance S.

    Fire pits - it's where it's at. Don't bother with sitting inside

    Lance Smith · August 1, 2011
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  • James A.

    Skip the lobster roll and try the smoked salmon niçoise salad instead. You will not be disappointed.

    James Ash · June 19, 2011
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  • Kristine A.

    Get the lobster roll and come on Sunday for the live music.

    Kristine Arth · June 12, 2011
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  • Darcey F.

    Ahi Poke is a MUST! As well as the clams........so so good!!!!!!!!!!

    Darcey F · May 30, 2011
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  • Jeffrey C.

    Burger was made to order and deliscious

    Jeffrey Cachapero · January 23, 2011
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  • Maggie G.

    The lobster roll is chock full of amazing lobster. The cup of delicious clam chowder is the size of a bowl. The bowl is the size of a small mixing bowl! Definitely eat here!

    Maggie Gottlieb · January 6, 2011
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  • frances g.

    Get the Lobster Roll and a Cadillac Margarita!

    frances grammer · April 1, 2010
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  • Laura M.

    Get the crab cocktail. Yum

    Laura Messerschmitt · January 10, 2010
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  • David S.

    Try the delicious lobster sandwich.

    David S · 3 days ago
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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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