We are OPEN seven days a week, lunch through dinner. Reservations (and walk-ins) are available weekdays, and walk-ins only on weekends. Our outdoor patio is pet-friendly (weather permitting). Not dining in? Be sure to try our new ONLINE TAKEOUT for easy ordering-to-go. We look forward to serving you!

News and Reviews: Best of San Francisco Bay Area A-List

San Francisco Bay Area A-List

2015 "Best Waterfront Dining in the Bay Area"
and "Best Seafood in the Bay Area"

There were more than 37,000 voters, over 6,100 nominees and 169 winners in the 2015 contest.

Sam's Chowder House ocean view at sunset

2015 A-List WinnerSam's Chowder House

Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sam's offers stunning sunsets, true oceanfront outdoor dining, and a casual and authentic seafood experience reminiscent of an East Coast style seafood house. Watch the crashing surf inside by the fireplace, dine outside under a cozy heat lamp, or settle into an Adirondack chair near a toasty fire pit on Sam's dog-friendly patio and enjoy the crisp, salty ocean air.

"Eat outside and enjoy the beautiful view and weather. Ps-Doggie friendly patio :)"
laraklaman • March 8, 2015

"Get there early!'"
Ian F • March 8, 2015

"Love the Lobster Rolls :)"
David B. • March 8, 2015

"Sit out on the deck chairs overlooking the beach."
John H. • March 8, 2015

"Definitely try the chowder and I always LOVE the garlic chili prawns, the Manila clams, and the halibut!"
Chelsa D. • March 8, 2015

"Outdoor Patio is the BEST!!!"
Marijane and Brad D. • March 7, 2015

"Always fresh food and amazing calamari"
 Erika R. • March 7, 2015

"Freshest seafood, best view, GREAT service and never had a better lobster roll. Love this place."
Blain B. • March 7, 2015

"This is a great oceanfront restaurant. The food is always great and the service is friendly."
Wendy S. • March 7, 2015

"View, food and energy"
Nancy H. • March 7, 2015

"Always a great place to dine. Service is excellent. My family visiting from Europe & Asia loves coming here!"
Vijay H. • March 7, 2015

"Great food, service and location!!"
March 7, 2015

"The clam chowder is the best! Everything I've had at Sam's is great - the shrimp cocktail, the fish & chips, the desserts! Sam's is the #1 place to eat!"
Sam R. • March 4, 2015

"The food is fabulous! The service is wonderful! The view is amazing! The weekend music is top-notch! Sam's is our absolute favorite place to eat in the HMB area."
Barbara W. •March 4, 2015

"Great Seafood, ambience, super Music, and awesome view!"
Mary R. • March 3, 2015

"Best waterfront dining on the planet!"
corelli • March 2, 2015

"Epic fun sun & sea"
Moni L. • March 2, 2015

"And the view is amazing!"
Roberto B. • March 2, 2015

"Such a picturesque setting, our waitress Kristin made our visit such a memorable occasion for my boyfriends birthday. We would also like to add that our Clam bake and 1.5 lb Lobster for Two was to die for and cooked to perfection kudos to the Chef and kitchen staff."
David S. • March 1, 2015