We are currently offering CONTACT-LESS ONLINE ordering, with CURBSIDE PICKUP only.

Order at: www.samstakeout.com

Be sure to include your mobile number in the NOTES section at checkout, and we will text you when your order is ready. Please remain in your car. When your order is ready, you can drive by the front and a gloved staff member will hand you your order. Beer and wine are available for half off, but you must order at the restaurant. Only two people at a time can enter, keeping safe social distancing. Please do not congregate in the parking lot. We are working on delivery options. Follow our Facebook/Instagram pages for updates.

Or Sam's ChowderMobile

We are following the guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department, and other local and government authorities, including taking the following precautions:

  • Cleaning all preparation and cooking surfaces regularly with anti-bacterial products
  • Wearing protective gloves, and changing them regularly
  • Ensuring no employees are on premises if they don't feel well or have any respiratory symptoms

Please practice social distancing when picking up orders or visiting Sam’s ChowderMobile. 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 when picking up your orders.

If you need to reach us, call 650 712-0234 or 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.