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: New TasteTV Book "Sexy Dishes"

Sam’s Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman
Named in “Sexy Dishes”

Sexy Dishes - San Francisco - A Guide to Who's Hot in the Kitchen, a book from TasteTV Lewis Rossman, Executive Chef/Partner at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay Oysters on the half shell at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay

TasteTV’s latest coffee table book, “Sexy Dishes” features Sam’s Executive Chef/Partner Lewis Rossman in its guide to “Who’s Hot in the Kitchen” in the San Francisco Bay Area. The guide is a fun and delicious discovery tour which profiles various culinary artists throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and highlights their favorite “sexy” recipes. Rossman’s popular “Rock Shrimp-Bay Scallop Ceviche” and “Ahi Tuna Poke” recipes are featured in the book, designed for local diners, wine tourists, and food lovers. See exclusive NBC video footage of “Sexy Dishes” book and Executive Chef Lewis Rossman.

Chef Lewis Rossman's Ahi Tuna Poke

Chef Lewis Rossman preparing a Lobster Roll in the kitchen at Sam's Chowder House
TasteTV’s “Sexy Dishes” book is available for purchase through Sam’s Gift Shop at Sam’s Chowder House, at Barnes and Noble, Borders Books, or online at Amazon.com.