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: PureWow


The 9 Best Lobster Rolls in the Bay Area

Excerpted from July 17, 2017 article by Allison McCarthy

Summer on the East Coast might mean a few things we don’t have here: months-long sundress weather, jacket-less nights and endless excuses to eat ice cream (to stay cool, of course). But that doesn’t mean that only New England can lay claim to the lobster roll. We’ve rounded up nine of the tastiest butter- or mayonnaise-tossed versions the West has to offer—all of which could easily compete with Maine’s best.

best lobster rolls


Ever since the Today show named the lobster roll at Sam’s one of the five best in the country, there have been lines of tourists out the door. But the crowded experience is still worth the trip for the Connecticut-style sandwich made with knuckle and claw meat mixed with melted butter and celery—plus the views of the Pacific Ocean that come along with it. Can’t make it down the coast? There’s a roving Chowder mobile that makes its rounds throughout the Bay Area and at the Presidio’s Off the Grid.

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