We are OPEN for TAKEOUT only at this time...

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

The Mercury News

Dungeness crab 2017: Where to buy, eat in the Bay Area

Excerpted from November 17, 2017 article by Linda Zavoral

Sam's Chowder House Cioppino with Dungeness Crab
Sam's Chowder House – close to the source in Half Moon Bay – will offer cioppino with freshly caught Dungeness crab all season long, plus crab salad, crab with pasta and steamed or chile garlic crab.

It’s time to get cracking. California’s eagerly awaited Dungeness crab season is here.

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Sam’s Chowder House: Starting Thanksgiving week and running through crab season, this Half Moon Bay restaurant will offer whole local Dungeness crab (steamed or chile garlic); cioppino with crab and other seafood; Dungeness crab salad with celery root, Fuji apple and lemon creme fraiche dressing; and Dungeness crab tagliatelle with Calabrian chile and herbs. 4210 North Cabrillo Highway; www.samschowderhouse.com.

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