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

We plan to be open in a few weeks for outdoor dining, but are busy retro-fitting the restaurant to meet the health and safety guidelines required.  At this time, we are not taking advance reservations.  Please check back on our website, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest news about reopening. 

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!

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7x7 must-stop seafood shacks includes Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay

Drop Anchor at These Must-Stop Seafood Shacks Between San Francisco and L.A.

by Ana Kamin

Sun and seafood shacks are what coastal dreams are made of. There's nothing better than biting into a soft abalone taco or slurping hot, creamy clam chowder when your stomach is growling after a day on the road. If you're thinking of hitting Highway 1, here are five of our favorite stops for seafood lovers between San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay

If hunger strikes only 30 minutes after you've left SF, Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay is your must-hit pit-stop. Don’t be put off by the number of the cars in the parking lot—yes, it will be packed, so steer for the cashier and order takeout to chow at the nearby beach overlooking the harbour. Our favorites: the smooth and hearty clam chowder with lots of mussels; Old Bay fries; and the famous lobster roll (you've never have so much lobster in a sandwich). In a hurry? Keep an eye out for the red Chowdermobile in the parking lot.   //  Sam's Chowder House, 4210 N Cabrillo Hwy (Half Moon Bay), 650-712-0245