We are OPEN for TAKEOUT only at this time...

Please be aware that there is NO BEACH ACCESS from Sam’s at this time, and MASKS are REQUIRED to enter the restaurant.

To Order:

  • ONLINE at www.samstakeout.com
    We will email or text you when your order is ready (include mobile# in notes). Please remain in your car. When your order is ready, drive by the front and a we’ll hand you your order. Please do not congregate in the parking lot.  
  • CALL 650 712-0245 x1
  • VISIT US and order in person. Only two people at a time can enter, keeping a safe social distance.

Discounted beer and wine, as well as pre-packaged cocktails are available for takeout, but you must order at the restaurant. Follow our Facebook or Instagram pages for updates.

Sam's ChowderMobile

  • On the coast, in Moss Beach at the Chevron station most days, and in the Ocean Colony neighborhood on Wednesdays 4:30-7:30.
  • Visit www.samschowdermobile.com to see the daily schedule.

We are following the health and sanitary guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department, and other local and government authorities. 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 at all times.

If you need to reach us, call 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!

Half Moon Bay Area Information

Delightful sea breezes, pumpkin and Christmas tree farms, acres of flowers and a flourishing fishing community are all home to Half Moon Bay. Located 25 miles south of San Francisco, just 10 miles west of San Mateo, and 45 miles North of Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay is a charming coastal town with lots to see and do.

Considering a private dining event, oceanfront wedding venue, reception or other special event? Contact Sam's for information about our many ocean view banquet facilities and event spaces.


Coastside Live directory of businesses & activities on the coast

Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce

Half Moon Bay Review - local weekly newspaper

Pacific Coast Weddings - Get married on the beach, on a mountain, or at Sam's!

Weddings by the Sea for that special coastside wedding.

Whale Watching trips from Pillar Point Harbor 650-726-292

Pillar Point Harbor View


Want to make a night of it? There are some wonderful nearby choices for an overnight stay:

Beach House Hotel (Right next door to Sam's!)
4100 N. Cabrillo Highway
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-0220

Landis Shores Oceanfront Luxury Inn
211 Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-6642

Half Moon Bay Inn (European-style charm)
401 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA  94019
(650) 726-1177

Half Moon Bay Lodge & Conference
2400 S. Cabrillo Hwy.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-9000

Mill Rose Inn (B&B)
615 Mill Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-8750

Nantucket Whale Inn (B&B)
779 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 726-1616

Oceano Hotel & Spa
280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-5400

Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7000

Seal Cove Inn
221 Cypress Avenue
Moss Beach, CA 94038
(650) 728-7325

Zaballa House (B&B)
324 Main Street
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-9123