Sam's Chowder House
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Nestled on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Sam’s offers stunning sunsets, oceanfront outdoor dining, and a casual and authentic seafood experience reminiscent of a New England style seafood house. Watch the crashing surf inside by the fireplace, dine outside under a cozy heat lamp, or settle into an Adirondack chair near a toasty fire pit on Sam’s dog-friendly patio and enjoy the crisp, salty ocean air.
Voted “Best Seafood” and “Best Waterfront Dining” in the Bay Area by the SF Bay Area A-List, as well as the locals vote from the Half Moon Bay Review Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best Seafood”, Sam’s eco-friendly menu includes the freshest seafood around. Enjoy Maine Lobster, fresh local crab (in season), or one of the delicious fresh “catch of the day” plates, as well as house specialties such as Lobster Spaghetti, Chili-Garlic Prawns, or Cioppino. Sam’s Lobster Roll was featured on NBC-TV’s The TODAY Show as one of the five “Best Sandwiches in America”.
Sam’s is a proud member of the Surfrider Foundation, dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world’s oceans and beaches. All seafood is caught or farmed in an environmentally sensitive manner according to the guidelines published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and paired with locally sourced and grown foods to complement each dish. From the seafood and meats, to the produce and artisanal cheeses, Sam’s mantra is sustainable, fresh, local when possible and always seasonal. Sam’s is open seven days a week from lunch through dinner, with kids menus, and gluten-free and vegetarian options.