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: The Mercury News

Red Tricycle

Lovin’ Spoonfuls: The Bay Area’s Best Spots for Tasty Soup

Excerpted from February 27, 2018 article by Zach Chouteau

Nothing hits the spot like a warm bowl of superb soup on a brisk winter or spring day, and luckily for Bay Area residents and visitors the region is filled to brim with tempting choices. We’ve explored all around for fantastic phos, compelling clam chowders and a bundle of other broths that are served in family-friendly settings that will bowl you over. Soup’s up!


San Francisco Bay Area's best New England clam chowder

Sam’s Chowder House
A slice of New England on the Half Moon Bay coast, this bustling seafood eatery offers all the expected treats from the ocean, including a raw bar. But it’s hard to beat their warm chowders while sitting on the deck and taking in the sweeping ocean views.

“We serve two kinds of clam chowder, ‘white’ and ‘red,’” says co-owner Julie Shenkman. “We serve them in both a cup or a bowl–note that our cup is huge and the size of most restaurants bowls! We serve them with traditional oyster crackers, as well as sourdough bread, baked fresh daily by a local baker. Both styles of chowders are extremely popular with our guests and we are making chowder constantly to keep up with the demand.”

4210 N. Cabrillo Hwy,
Half Moon Bay, CA
Online: samschowderhouse.com