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Food-Focused Road Trips

Exerpted from Summer Guide 2017 article by Leela Lindner

Destination Dining

We’ve scoured Northern California to bring you these 12 notable eateries well worth the drive.

Road trips are fun for their spontaneity and sense of adventure, and in Northern California, where we’re surrounded by such diverse beauty, the drive is often as rewarding as where you end up. Quaint towns, fertile valleys, rugged coasts — no matter which direction you head, there’s something to be seen and, usually, eaten. We’ve singled out some delicious dining that should be on your radar.



Sam's outdoor dining patio

Sam’s Chowder House

1 hour from Sausalito

Featured on Eat St. for its famous lobster rolls and shrimp po’boys, Sam’s Chowder House is no stranger to the spotlight. NBC’s Today Show called Sam’s lobster roll "one of the five best sandwiches in America." Add the oceanfront dining views of Half Moon Bay and you have yourself a perfect pairing. Reservations essential. 4210 North Cabrillo Hwy (Half Moon Bay),