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We are following the guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department, and other local and government authorities, including taking the following precautions:

  • Cleaning all preparation and cooking surfaces regularly with anti-bacterial products
  • Wearing protective gloves, and changing them regularly
  • Ensuring no employees are on premises if they don't feel well or have any respiratory symptoms

Please practice social distancing when picking up orders or visiting Sam’s ChowderMobile. Please also be aware that gatherings pose a heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission, and that older adults and individuals with existing health conditions are at particularly serious risk if they contract COVID-19 and should not attend. Please practice social distancing when picking up your orders.

If you need to reach us, call 650 712-0234 or our main number at 650 712-0245. We have a very small staff at the moment, so please be patient with us. Thank you for helping to support our employees during this time, and we wish you all good health!

News and Reviews: Inside Scoop SF

Inside Scoop SF

My favorite Bay Area restaurants for oysters

Excerpted from post on 09/02/2014 by Michael Bauer
Sam's Baked Oysters Rockefeller
(photo by Thor Swift / SFC)

Sam's Chowder House

It feels like you're eating seafood at the source at this Half Moon Bay restaurant that overlooks the Pacific. At least five are featured daily, raging from $2.75 to $3. Best deal is the Captain's platter for $34.95 with four each of oysters, clams and shrimp plus ahi tuna poke and a mixed seafood ceviche.

4210 North Cabrillo Highway, (650) 712-0245 or samschowderhouse.com.


Oysters in San Francisco restaurants are as prevalent as fog on the Great Highway, and just about every dining destination serves some form of oysters. However, there are some fully-fledged restaurants that go deeper and take special pride in their oyster offerings.