Sam's Chowder House
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, so that our employees can spend this special day with their families. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
We are closed on Christmas Day, so that our employees can spend this special day with their families. We apologize for the inconvenience, and look forward to seeing you soon!
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Great food, view, loved the Oyster Platter, Naked Lobster and The King Salmon.
Unfortunately there was a power shortage & you were closed! We will be back! Maybe invest in generator.Drove to Duartes in Pescadero & enjoyed delicious lunch. They had a working generator!
If you're going to stop in HMB to eat, don't miss Sam's Chowder House. Great food, great service and a great view.
So delicious and very good service. Only downside is annoying background music.
Great food, large number of choices, great service and a view to die for of Pillar Point and the Pacific.
Birthday of my wife
Just know that if you go on a weekend and the weather is great, it is going to be really busy. With that said, there are so many options for seating (inside and out), that you can probably get away without a reservation (for a small group). Saw that big -ss raw platter go out to another table and that clenched it for me. What can I say about fresh seafood, warm sun and a nice glass of Sauv Blanc. Life is good at Sam's. Back soon when I am ready for another seafood "fix" !! Oh, and live jazz too !!
As always, a lovely spot for lunch, delicious food. Our only complaint is that the check in person was quite rude.
family, fish was dry and we had to ask fir bread, we were a party of five
Did not get a lot for the money. Great view, nice vibe, excellent service. It was just that you did not get a lot for the money. Somewhat disappointed in the recent meal. Maybe tourists put up with this but as a resident, I will not be going back in the near future unless I hear that things get better.
I have been to Sam's many times and go there whenever I am near Half Moon Bay. I cannot stop myself from ordering the lobster roll each time because it is so good. This time, however, I tried something new. I ordered a custom sandwich with mayo, lettuce, tomato, bacon and lobster on a brioche burger bun. How do you improve on a great lobster roll?...add bacon. They were enthusiastic to honor my request. I got a good photo of it, but it failed to upload. I hope they will put this sandwich on the regular menu.
We were seated in a corner by windows. Wonderful view of the ocean. There were many’s flys around our table while we were eating. Upon leaving we mentioned the fly’s and was told yes, they knew it was a problem. Why did they sit us there when there was plenty of empty tables in the restaurant
Celebrating a birthday. Dessert delicious
Their 'famous' lobster roll was bland, overdone and over priced. Left a lot to be desired.
We came over for an anniversary lunch and actually also brought our dog- requested an outside table for this reason of which they accommodated us perfectly giving us a larger table near the back of the outside seating. Our waiter, Jose, was outstanding and took care of our every need!! The fish was fresh and delicious in our cerviche appetizer, our clam chowder was delicious as always and we had the blue crab sandwich and the seafood salad which my husband and I shared and were just delicious!! Sam’s then comped us with a dessert which was such a treat and absolutely delicious!! We look forward to our next trip to Sam’s Chowder House!!
We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. The waiter, Jose, was friendly, and the meal was delicious.
Celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary, our server made everything fantastic. He went above and beyond for us this evening. Thank you.
The New England style clam chowder, outstanding as always. And the Blackened fish sandwich was delicious. As well as the Popcorn Shrimp. Our all time favorite.
Thank you for a fantastic evening.
Good food and great service. We will come back as soon as we have time.
It was my wife’s birthday and she was with me on a business trip. The service was good and the food was very good. We had a wonderful time.
The food is always great especially the lobster roll and the seafood salad among others. I will come back for the food but I always feel that the restaurant is complacent and does not do extra to improve on the details like the mediocre fries and average service.
Beautiful spot with great food. View was amazing. Server was a bit grumpy but had good suggestions. Naked lobster roll was very nice!
Sam’s Chowder House provides excellent seafood dishes at a moderate price. Plus you can get a beautiful view of the beach. However it is very popular and can get crowded. Make a reservation, especially for the weekend.
We recommend the salmon and the cioppino.
Birthday for our two mothers. Jose was extremely helpful and sweet to them.
Good food and service was excellent. Kristen was AWESOME!
I took my dad to Sam's for an early dinner by the water. We both ordered from the fresh catch and were very happy with the food and portions. Dad ordered peach bread pudding for dessert-he was very, very happy! Thanks for a memorable meal with my dad!
I live on the coast and have gone to Sam’s many times. The food is the best it has ever been!
Great views of the water. The local fish is nicely grilled. And really local. The sides that accompany the grilled fish are not as well put together. The lobster roll was disappointing, but it is not surprising that lobster rolls are not as good as those in Maine. Go for the fun, the chowder and the grilled fish.
Sit outside and enjoy the sun and beach sounds my family loved it best bday brunch 🔥✌🏽🍺
For a place some consider "touristy", we really enjoyed it. Great service, relaxing deck. Would definitely return. And for oceanfront seafood dining, the prices were pretty reasonable too. Very happy we went there.
Wonderful place & service. Seafood could be better. Overall experience no complaints very enjoyable. Will be back!
Perfect place for lunch any day of the week! Great food, service and wonderful view!
Make a reservation for this fish house if you plan to eat there -- or else get there when they open. People know about Sam's and for good reason. Great food in a very friendly and beautiful setting. On top to that is first class service. Worth the trip to Half Moon Bay area.
Had 2 orders of salmon that was not cooked enough and was very fishy tasting also 3 salads that were tasteless
The best Crabcake in town!
Staff are always smiling and accommodating!
Always a great view overlooking the water.
First time at Sams. Our waiter, John Paul was very helpful and was a major factor in us having such a great experience. His recommendations were spot on and the food was incredible. I had the stuffed prawns and my husband had the short ribs. The short ribs were “to die for”. Live music and an awesome view topped it off. We will definitely be back.
We ate on the patio, which provides a great view of the ocean and the surrounding area. It was a perfect setting for a family birthday dinner.
Staff were very friendly. The food is excellent and the view is even better. Couldn’t fault it. Wished we lived closer so we could go back.
Very good service
Always love a visit to Sam's. Seated at great window table. Our waitress acknowledged our birthday guest right away. Meal was terrific, large portions, we enjoyed the popcorn shrimp, the salmon burger (my favorite), shrimp scampi, and fish & chips. Birthday girl enjoyed a free wedge of key lime pie for dessert. Thank you Sam's Chowder House : )