Sam's Chowder House

4451 reviews
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$30 and under
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Enjoy a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, amazing sunsets, and fresh, award-winning New England style seafood in a casual, coastside setting. Watch the crashing surf, dine outside under a cozy heat lamp, or settle into an Adirondack chair near a toasty fire pit on Sam's dog-friendly patio, complete with wind protection and heat lamps. Featured on NBC’s The Today Show, and “Best of the Bay TV”, and named “Best Outdoor Dining in the Bay Area” by San Francisco Magazine, and “Best Seafood Restaurant in San Mateo County” by San Jose Magazine readers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(650) 712-0245
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lewis Rossman
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Already found the perfect spot for your corporate event, graduation party or family reunion? Sam's ChowderMobile will bring its award-winning seafood to the location of your choice! Order Sam's famous Lobster Rolls, New England Clam Chowder, Fried Calamari and more, off the traditional menu — or have the ChowderMobile arrive fully equipped to prepare an authentic Lobster Clambake for your special event. For more information, contact Sam's Catering Manager: (650) 712-1766 or
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Parking details
There are two lots available.
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Enjoy live music from blues to jazz!

May - October: Every Friday night from 5:30-8:30pm (inside bar) and Saturdays & Sundays from 1-4pm (outside bar, weather permitting).

November - April: Every Friday & Saturday night from 5:30-8:30pm (inside bar)
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine