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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