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!

Tina Lourenco
(650) 712-0245 x4
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Private Dining Menus

Award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman offers an authentic seafood experience reminiscent of a New England style seafood house for your private dining events. Fresh fish, live Maine lobster, fresh local crab, and other seafood specialties are just the beginning. With a variety of different menu options there is something for everyone. For a truly unique experience, treat your group to Sam's authentic New England style Lobster Clambakes, served inside or out. Browse our custom menus, scrumptious appetizers, divine desserts and more. Our ocean view banquet facilities provide the perfect setting for your event.

Please note: These menus are representative of what Sam's has to offer and are subject to change based on seasonality. Sam’s Chowder House restaurant weekly specials and promotions are not valid at private dining events. For more information, food and beverage minimums, and general pricing contact our Director of Private Dining at 650.712.0245 x 4 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

wedding menus - lobster clambakes
Lobster Clambakes
wedding menus - custom menus
Custom Menus
wedding menus - appetizers
wedding menus - beverages

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