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!

 
Contact:
Tina Lourenco
(650) 712-0245 x4
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Wedding Lobster Clambakes

Sam's authentic New England style Lobster Clambake is more than a meal...it's an experience! [see the video]

The three-course wedding feast begins with piping hot cups of Sam's renowned New England style Clam Chowder, followed by a seafood banquet to be remembered by all. The feast is steamed outside in the ocean air using a large wooden steamer box that is placed on a bed of hot coals and carefully loaded with fresh whole Maine lobster, clams, mussels, red potatoes, fresh corn-on-the-cob and savory Andouille sausage, and layered with special Maine lobster seaweed. The box is covered in the traditional manner with a special burlap tarp where it steams for an hour, bringing out the smoky sweetness of the shellfish. While the Lobster Clambake is cooking, your wedding guests can relax on Adirondack chairs, sip cocktails by cozy fire pits and enjoy the beautiful ocean view.

When the Lobster Clambake is complete, guests enjoy the excitement of the "unveiling" as the steam billows out and the seafood is poured into huge family-style bowls in preparation for serving. Guests then serve themselves to the incredible seafood banquet before them.

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Lobster Clambake Menu

First Course

 New England Clam Chowder
Traditional creamy little neck clam chowder with Yukon gold potatoes, bacon and cream

Lobster Clambake

 1 Whole Fresh Maine Lobster per person , Clams, Mussels,
Corn-on-the-cob, Red Potatoes, and Savory Sausage.
Served with coleslaw

Dessert

 Watermelon

Optional Add On:
Grilled Chicken, $8 per person
Petit Filet Mignon, $10 per person
Trio of Bite Size Desserts, $7 per person

Optional Raw Bar Available


Event Inquiry

Want your very own Lobster Clambake to-go?  You can order one from Sam’s Takeout and Gift Shop, and cook it right at home, for an instant party!