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!

News and Reviews:OpenTable Top 50 "Best Kid-Friendly Dining"

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The Best Restaurants for Kid-Friendly Dining - OpenTable Diners Reveal Their 50 FavoritesGlobe Newswire

List of Restaurant Winners Answers the Age-old Question of Where to Take the Kids

July 30, 2009: 08:00 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenTable, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPEN) (www.opentable.com), a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, today announced the winners of its 2009 Diners' Choice Awards for Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants. For diners wondering where to take the kids out to eat this summer, help is at hand with 50 fun suggestions. The list of winners is derived from more than 2.5 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 9,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

"The chaos of dining out with the kids can vex even the calmest of parents," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's dining expert. "But, this year's Diners' Choice list for the most kid-friendly dining options gives moms and dads new ideas for restaurants providing family-friendly fare plus ambiance all across the country."

Based on feedback collected from OpenTable diners between July 2008 and June 2009, the following 50 restaurants, listed in alphabetical order, received the highest scores from OpenTable diners, indicating that they were considered among the top restaurants for kid-friendly dining. For more information about this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/kids.

The 2009 Winners of OpenTable's Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant Awards

. America - Washington, DC
. BarBersQ - Napa, CA
. Black Angus Steakhouse (Blossom Hill) - San Jose, CA
. Black Angus Steakhouse - Dublin, CA
. Black Angus Steakhouse - Pleasant Hill, CA
. Black Angus Steakhouse - San Lorenzo, CA
. Black Angus Steakhouse - Sunnyvale, CA
. Blue Smoke - New York, NY
. Bluegrass - Highland Park, IL
. Buca di Beppo - San Francisco, CA
. Cafe Fleuri - Boston, MA
. Cap City Fine Diner & Bar Gahanna - Gahanna, OH
. Carmine's 91st Street - New York, NY
. CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar - Foxboro, MA
. Chenery Park - San Francisco, CA
. Clyde's - Chevy Chase, MD
. DiNardo's Famous Seafood - Philadelphia, PA
. Dinosaur Bar B Que - New York, NY
. Durgin Park - Boston, MA
. El Cholo Cafe - La Habra, CA
. Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar - Charleston, SC
. Ivar's Acres of Clams - Seattle, WA
. L. Woods Tap and Pine Lodge - Lincolnwood, IL
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Bellevue, WA
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Boca Raton, FL
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Bridgewater, NJ
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Hackensack, NJ
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Skokie, IL
. Maggiano's Little Italy - Woodland Hills, CA
. Margaritaville - Glendale, AZ
. Mity Nice Grill - Chicago, IL
. Musashi's Japanese Steakhouse - Oklahoma City, OK
. Pacific Catch - San Francisco, CA
. Paradise Cove Beach Cafe - Malibu, CA
. Raglan Road Irish Pub - Lake Buena Vista, FL
. Ruby Foo's Times Square - New York, NY
. Sam's Chowder House - Half Moon Bay, CA
. Scoozi - Chicago, IL
. Speisekammer - Alameda, CA
. Summer Shack - Boston, MA
. Summer Shack - Cambridge, MA
. The Cottage Restaurant - Wellesley, MA
. The Paddock at Devon - Wayne, PA
. The Pirates' House - Savannah, GA
. The Twisted Fork - Raleigh, NC
. Tony's Di Napoli Upper East Side - New York, NY
. Tony's Di Napoli Midtown - New York, NY
. Virgil's - New York, NY
. Yankee Pier - San Jose, CA
. Zingerman's Roadhouse- Ann Arbor, MI

"From family-style Italian faves and steakhouses, to barbeque pits and seafood shacks-the restaurants on this list demonstrate that dining out with the kids is no longer a juvenile experience. The good news for parents is that great food is being paired with child-friendly service at many of today's most popular eateries," added Potter.

For more information on kid-friendly dining, please visit Potter's "Dining Check" blog on OpenTable at http://blog.opentable.com.

About OpenTable, Inc.

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 10,000 restaurant customers, and since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 100 million diners around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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