Sam's Chowder House
Nice, Nice, NiceEverything was the stuff pleasant memories are born from keep up the wonderful chowder and main courses that tickle our palate5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time - Not the Last TimeI liked that this place had an amazing view. I appreciated the fact that if my friend and I had not made a reservation, the wait did not seem very long. If you don't have a reservation - the wait time is approximately 40 minute but you can cut that in half with a visit to the bar and a walk down to the beach.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service!From our initial greeting, all the way through dinner, and presenting the final bill . . . friendly and attentive.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Waterfront Fish HouseWe had a full dinner from appetizers to dessert, and all of it was outstanding. Most of the portions were generous, and the seafood all tasted like it was caught the same day. For those who like ceviche, their lobster ceviche is a must! It is medium priced, with appetizers in the $6-15 range, and entrees running from $16-30. Waitstaff is attentive without hovering, and it offers spectacular views of Half Moon Bay. All-in-all a great value for the price, and we will definitely be back.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food in the best spotIf you love seafood, you want to go to Sam's Chowder House. You sit by the window and look out at Half Moon Bay. The restarant is roomy, and has outdoor seating. First you go for a walk along the beach, then you have your clam chowder and lobster roll, and key lime pie, then you go for another stroll along the beach. You're happy.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLove ItThis restaurant never disappoints. Even in a hectic fast paced environment, the staff gives excellent service all the time. If you go to Half Moon Bay and don't eat at Sams you're out of your mind. :-) Get there.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA must experienceAn all time favorite for seafood. Great ocean views and comfortable dining ambiance. Highly recommend.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Sam's manyI have been to Sam's many times and on this occasion I brought 4 friends. We were out for the day to Pescadero and Half Moon Bay. We all enjoyed it and thanked me for getting reservations and thinking of it. They and I will be back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was so good that I am bringingIt was so good that I am bringing my guest from VT there for lunch today. It takes me almost an hour to get there but it will be worth it, I'm sure. I'm going to order my lobster roll again without the roll, but everything else. I'm not eating bread lately and I've lost some weight. I had leftovers and I had lobster at home for supper. What a day it was on the 24th!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always get reservationsWe always get reservations before going to Sam's. There was almost a 2 hour wait when we arrived BUT we were taken right to our table thanks to Open Table and our reservations! Thanks!!! We even got a window seat and enjoyed the ocean views4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a wonderful diningAs always a wonderful dining experience. How the Sam's Lobster Roll isnt the #1 Sandwich in America is beyond me.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth Lunch and Dinner alwaysBoth Lunch and Dinner always great.........great ocean view........great heated patio seating...........all a round 5 stars......worth the drive from the bayside........4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSushi appetizer was excellent...asSushi appetizer was excellent...as was the NE clam chouder. Lobster roll was fabulous...so much lobster! Cod was good, but preparation did not have enough flavor.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's Rocks!We always have a fantastic time at Sam's! The food is incredible, their staff is friendly and the views are beautiful. I wish it were a little closer to home for us - we'd go all the time!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed the delicious seaWe enjoyed the delicious sea food, especially the clam chowder and the lobster roll. It's worth the drive up from San Francisco.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSam's is a great destinationSam's is a great destination restaurant and has it all. The food is good, service friendly, and the coastal location is fantastic. I go there often and enjoy it every time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining!Super place with a great view of the Princeton Harbor. Great outdoor dining and most tables inside has super views.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMClam chowder was great, notClam chowder was great, not too thick. The sample seafood plate was perfect and well presented. the sedge was good as was the bread pudding. Yum.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMwe visit Sam's regularly, amazingwe visit Sam's regularly,
amazing views foggy or sunny. great with our 3 year old as loves to end of day on beach below. food is most always good, just ask to insure lobster rolls are moist!
fish sandwiches and clam chowders are always great as is the key lime pie!
try to call ahead as line could get long, but moves quickly!
a special note....outside fire pits can also be used for Smore's!! buy kit in gift shop...share them with the little kids around (if OK with their parents) as this adds to the fun and makes instant friends...'play it forward'!!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinners were excellent!Our dinners were excellent! Clam chowder was great as was our varied entrees. However the dessert menu sounded so wonderful too so we decided to indulge but were very disappointed. Small portions that were not very tasty.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and good scenery.Great food and good scenery. Patio was heated, so even though it was a little chilly, we were totally comfortable. Lobster roll was good, but I bet there are even better finds on the menu! Will definitely try something else next time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good experience. ChowderVery good experience. Chowder (of course) was outstanding. Large portions. The bowl of chowder is 16 oz. Lobster roll was excellent as advertised. Great view.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Sam's manyWe have been to Sam's many times. We love their clams, but they are always a little too salty. On a fine day, the views are wonderful.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMService was fantastic. FoodService was fantastic. Food was delicious. Beautiful scene. We will definitely be back!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad delicious late lunch &Had delicious late lunch & had an incredible waiter - wish I'd gotten his name....kept pace with our meal -not rushing us. Asked for appetizer from dinner menu for the late lunch & waiter checked with kitchen and it was delicious. have been coming here since it was opened - always love it! Thanks again!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe Love Sam's Chowder house.We Love Sam's Chowder house. Great views of the ocean and the food is always consistent. The service is always excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my family and it wasI took my family and it was our first time there. We started with fresh oysters, ahi poke, and manhattan clam chowder. All the starters were very good. The oysters were incredibly fresh and sweet. For entrees, we had the lobster roll, seafood paella, and my daughter had the kids fish and chips. The lobster roll was ok. The lobster meat was not as fresh and sweet as we had hoped. My daughter's fish and chips were ok also. The seafood paella was very good; seafood was fresh and the flavors were intense but balanced. For dessert, we had the mango upside down cake and soft serve with olive oil and sea salt. The cake was good but the soft serve was amazing! Even though we were not impressed by the lobster roll, we will be coming back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTerry & Lu EgglestonLarge restaurant, nice view. Excellent service; engaging staff. Menu selections were beautifully presented & fairly priced. Would definitely go back. Very nice birthday celebration for two. Liked the background music, too!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed lunch with my MotherI enjoyed lunch with my Mother and Daughter. Thank you for a great time.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceService was great. Calamari was a little overcooked, lobster roll was good but didn't live up to the hype. Dessert --bread pudding--was tasty. We will go back again and try some different menu items.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHMB ExperienceAwesome experience.The food and service was great.The seafood platter was fabulous.The scenic ambiance was beautiful.Had a great time with the family.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMcioppino super- differentcioppino super- different and better than usual , linguine clams excellent, way too much salt on spinach dish.
Need some more vegetarian options., and low fat options3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI agree the best Lobster roll in CaThe staff . the host were the most accomadating with my special request for the birthday celebration3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Sam chowder house !I love Sam chowder house ! I recommend the lobster roll & of course their chowder3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen many times and neverBeen many times and never disappointed. Took friends from Reno and they loved it too. Wonderful, wonderful!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good. The view was lovely.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPaul's VERY OUTSTANDIN Sam'sPaul's VERY OUTSTANDIN Sam's Chowder House is one of, if not THE VERY FINEST Seafood and more Restaurant in the entire Bay Ares. Sam's has VERY OUTSTANDING food (and THE FINEST Clam Chowder Sout I have eaten anywhere in the world), VERY GOOD service, OUTSTANDING view of the entire Half Moon Bay, EXCELLENT wine and Bar area, and SAM'S CHOWDER HOUSE ABSOLUTELY IS a YES lets GO BACK AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN, and more restaurant. You and all of your family will certainly GREATLY enjoy your WONDERFUL visit to this OUTSTANDING restaurant. My GREAT CONGRATULATIONS to Paul Shenkman who EVERY TIME owns and operates OUTSTANDING "A+++" restaurants!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat PlaceEverything was on point. I made Reservations for me and my girlfriend at 7:15, got there at 7:10 and they had our table waiting for us. The waiter, oh god i forgot his name was busy and he made it known that he be right with us. It was suprising because we jus sat down no more than 45 seconds. The waiter came back offer us the specials and help us out on the menu. He is very good knowledge of the meau. He was very nice and very professnal. The food was top notch.I had a lobster Roll and my girlfriend had swordfish. It was very good lobster was right with the season and the fish as well. I will comeback again and again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. ServiceWonderful experience. Service was wonderful. Food was delicious. We ordered their "famous lobster sandwich." And, it was good but could be better? Great experience otherwise.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service asGreat food and service as usual. Loved the seafood risotto.....2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ocean view. Food IsGreat ocean view. Food Is okay ...a little expensive but you pay for the great ocean view. Service is attentive...12/26/2012 12:00:00 AMThe BEST clam chowder I'veThe BEST clam chowder I've ever had. Maybe I'm just not the lobster roll kinda girl, but it was just so so.12/14/2012 12:00:00 AMLobster Rolls and ice creamSam's 2 signature dishes - lobster rolls and soft-serve ice with sea-salt and olive oil - are to die for. I always tell myself I'll order something else when I go, and I always regret it when I do. It's worth going just for these 2 dishes. And the rest of the seafood menu is great, too. You can't beat the view of the ocean, even though it's usually too cold & windy to walk on the beach. Make reservations way ahead of time - it's impossible to get a table as a walk-in.7/14/2012 12:00:00 AM