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: Food & Wine

Food & Wine

These are the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America, According to OpenTable

Excerpted from July 8, 2019 article by Bridget Hallinan

Ocean waves, lush flower gardens, a mountainous backdrop—when you’re dining at a restaurant that has food you like and dynamite views, it can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. For that reason, OpenTable pulls together an annual list of the most scenic restaurants in America, pinpointing locations from Hawaii to New Jersey with picture-perfect settings.
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Sam's Chowder House - among Food & Wine's 100 most scenic restaurants
Sam’s Chowder House makes Food & Wine 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

To cull the list, OpenTable collected diner reviews between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019—restaurants had to have a minimum “overall score” (combining overall diner rating, user clout, total number of reviews, and regional overall rating) and certain number of reviews to qualify. Then, qualifying restaurants were scored and sorted based on how many times the “scenic views” tag was selected as a special feature.