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: Zagat


8 Lobster Rolls to Seek Out in the Bay Area

Excerpted from June 13, 2017 article by Trevor Felch

Dungeness crab​ is the crustacean king of San Francisco but we have a soft spot for lobster too. Luckily, you don’t have to fly to New England for an outstanding butter- or mayonnaise-tossed lobster roll. Whether you're looking for a low-key take-out version or a spruced up rendition in the FiDi (with equally outstanding fries), these lobster rolls could compete with Maine’s best.


Zagat's lobster rolls to seek out in the San Francisco Bay Area

Sam's Chowder House
This sprawling, consistently packed Half Moon Bay destination along Highway One is known for three things: gorgeous Pacific Ocean views, chowder and lobster rolls. Indeed, the buttery oversized chunks of lobster fill a griddled bun that can't hold most of the meat after the first bite. And there's something special about enjoying a New England coastal staple while gazing at the Pacific. You'll get the same goods, minus the views, from Sam's roving Chowdermobile.

4210 N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay; 650-712-0245