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: Smart Meetings Magazine

Smart Meetings Magazine

The Northern California Must List

Can't-miss options in a world-class meetings locale

by Nikki Gloudeman
excerpted from January 2013 issue
corporate banquet featuring lobster clambake at Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay
Lobster clambake at Sam's Chowder House, Half Moon Bay


Peaceful coastal panoramas, tucked-away wineries, fresh seafood and frequent wildlife sightings—of pelicans, Monarch butterflies, seals, otters and other protected species—distinguish this coastal region of Northern California, a seaside sanctuary for the busiess-weary. Among the most coveted meeting option here are Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and armel. in these gorgeous locales, do yourself a favor and:

  • Midway between San Francisco and Santa Cruz, enjoy a lobster clambake onthe beach at Sam's Chowder House, a Half Moon Bay favorite featuring an oceanfront lawn area perfect for an outdoor seafood feast. Six indoor meeting spaces are additionally available.