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!

 
Contact:
Tina Lourenco
(650) 712-0245 x4
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Custom Menus

These are intended to be representative menus – items are subject to change based on seasonality. For more information and pricing, please see the contact information at right.

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Pillar Point Menu | Pacific Dream Menu | Lobster Roll Luncheon Menu | Beachfront Buffet Menu | Children's Menu


Pillar Point

Please select the items for a three or four course meal. The entrée course is served family style.
If you prefer the entrées plated, guest entrée selections are required at least seven days prior to your event.

Starters
Please select ONE for all guests.

CLAM CHOWDER
New England Style Creamy Little Neck Chowder with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Bacon
OR
Manhattan Style Tomato-Based Little Neck Chowder with Potatoes, Vegetables, and Herbs

MIXED FIELD GREENS
Baby Mesclun Greens Tossed with House-Made Ginger Vinaigrette

BEET SALAD
Wild Arugula, Seasonal Fruit, Toasted Pistachios, Feta Cheese and House-Made Lemon Vinaigrette

TRADITIONAL CAESAR SALAD
Fresh Hearts of Romaine topped with Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Toasted Croutons


Entrees
Please select up to TWO in addition to the Chef’s vegetarian or vegan alternative for guests.
All sides are based on seasonal availability and will consist of a starch and a vegetable.

KING SALMON FILET
Roasted "a la plancha" 

SHRIMP SCAMPI AND LINGUINI (Plated option only)
White Wine, Garlic, Butter and Fresh Herbs

HERB AND LEMON GRILLED CHICKEN

SEAFOOD RISOTTO

GRILLED FILET MIGNON


Dessert
Please select ONE for all guests.

KEY LIME PIE with Toasted Meringue
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
SEASONAL SORBET
WARM SEASONAL FRUIT CRISP


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Pacific Dream
Please select the items for this four course meal. The entrée course is served family style.
If you prefer the entrées plated, guest entrée selections are required at least seven days prior to your event.

Soups
Please select ONE for all guests.

CLAM CHOWDER
New England Style Creamy Little Neck Chowder with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Bacon
OR
Manhattan Style Tomato-Based Little Neck Chowder with Potatoes, Vegetables, and Herbs

Salads

TRADITIONAL CAESAR SALAD WITH GRILLED PRAWNS
Fresh Hearts of Romaine topped with Shaved Parmesan Cheese and Toasted Croutons
OR
BLUE CRAB AND SHRIMP LOUIS SALAD
Fuiji Apple, Butter Lettuce, Cucumber, Hard Cooked Egg and our Louis Dressing


Entrees
Please select up to TWO in addition to the Chef’s vegetarian or vegan alternative for guests.
All sides are based on seasonal availability and will consist of a starch and a vegetable.

GRILLED KING SALMON
Yukon Gold Potato Purée with Chef's Selection of Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

JUMBO PRAWNS STUFFED WITH BLUE CRAB AND WRAPPED IN SMOKED BACON
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Italian Chard and a Creamy Horseradish Sauce

JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES
Shaved Fennel and Radish Salad, Old Bay French Fries and Spicy Remoulade

GRILLED FILET MIGNON
Yukon Gold Potato Pureé with Chef's Selection of Fresh, Seasonal Vegetables

1 1/2 lb. FRESH MAINE LOBSTER (additional charge, ask for market price)
Served Plated (family style not available) with Chef’s Selection of Fresh Seasonal Sides.


Dessert
Please select ONE for all guests.

KEY LIME PIE with Toasted Meringue
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
WARM SEASONAL FRUIT CRISP
SEASONAL SORBET


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Lobster Roll Luncheon

Available for groups of 15 guests or more.

Starters
Please select ONE for all guests.

CLAM CHOWDER
New England Style Creamy Little Neck Chowder with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Bacon
OR

Manhattan Style Tomato-Based Little Neck Chowder with Potatoes, Vegetables, and Herbs


Main Course

SAM'S FAMOUS LOBSTER ROLL
Delicious Maine Lobster, Lightly Tossed in Butter and served on a Specially Made Artisan Bun.
Served with Chips and Coleslaw.


Dessert

AUTHENTIC KEY LIME PIE
Made with Fresh Limes, Sweet Creamy Custard, and Rich, Toasted Meringue

 


 

Beachfront Buffet

Available for groups of 25 guests or more. Portions are based per person.

Please select ONE SOUP OR SALAD for all guests.

Soups
NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
MANHATTAN CLAM CHOWDER

OR

Salads
CAESAR SALAD
MIXED GREEN SALAD
BEET SALAD

Grilled Items
Please select TWO grilled items and TWO side dishes – vegetable or starch.
SEASONAL FISH
CHICKEN BREAST
FILLET MIGNON

Side Dishes
ROASTED BROCCOLI
GRILLED ZUCCHINI
GRILLED ASPARAGUS
CORN ON THE COB
BRAISED CHARD
ROASTED POTATOES
MASHED POTATOES

Dessert
WATERMELON

Add VEGETARIAN RISOTTO (additional)


Please note: Occasionally an item may not be available due to seasonality.


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Children's Menu

Starters

FRESH FRUIT CUP

Entrées
Please select ONE for all children.

FISH AND CHIPS
SPAGHETTI with Tomato Sauce or Butter
SAM'S FAVORITE GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
CHICKEN TENDERS with French Fries or Green Beans
SCHWARZ ALL BEEF HOT DOG with French Fries or Green Beans
GRILLED SALMON with Sweet White Corn, Local Peas and Fingerling Potatoes

Dessert

STRAUSS ORGANIC SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM
Vanilla, Chocolate or Swirl

Beverage

Served with Choice of MILK or SOFT DRINK


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Pillar Point Menu | Pacific Dream Menu | Lobster Roll Luncheon Menu | Beachfront Buffet Menu | Children's Menu

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