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Sam's Chowder House

4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5221
650-712-0245
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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San Rafael
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

you can't beat the drive down Highway 1 and seafood try going for dinner and catch a breathtaking sunset You won't be sorry

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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656 reviews 656 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
824 helpful votes 824 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Stay for the lobster roll! Huge chunks of lobster served with chips and coleslaw. Delicious key lime pie. Nice server and did I mention the view?

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Endicott, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our son-in-law and his stock soared as a result. Great place for lunch. Scenic. Indoor outdoor seating. Our waiter, Adam, was extremely attentive, but not "in our face". The New England clam chowder was great as was the salad with Caesar dressing. A dish, not on the menu, combines the New England with the Manhattan... More

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Placerville, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

If you are in Half Moon Bay, Sam's is a must. The clam chowder was bright and tasty and not the typical gloppy stuff that often passes for this delight. I had the gumbo which I thought was very good with shrimp and chunks of sausage. My wife came for the lobster roll and she wasn't disappointed. The roll was... More

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Toronto
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

we stopped there on a busy friday afternoon around 3:30pm to one of the best views along the coast for dinning. the good: certain items on the menu were exceptional like the manila clams, the crab cake, and the new england clam chowder. if you like any of these items, do order them. the clams were so big, they barely... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip, my husband and I were drawn to signage outside the restaurant touting that Sam's was named one of the best by NBC Today Show. Craving good seafood, we walked to Sam's from our hotel and joined the waiting crowd waiting (it was a Sunday afternoon). Our wait was not long -- we had just sat down... More

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Atlanta
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88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at Sam's today on our way to Carmel from SF. We ordered the New England Style Clam Chowder, the Lobster Roll, and the Fish and Chips. All three were very good. The only negative was the loud music on the outdoor patio where we are. Don't get me wrong we enjoy music but the band was way... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Sat on deck with family for lunch on a warm Oct Saturday and watched a whale in the bay! Lovely views, great music and good food and service. I had the crab sandwich - it was huge!! Would recommend.

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San Ramon
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176 reviews 176 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Fun place to go...Great food...Wonderful service BUT...This place CONTINUES to lack adequate bathroom facilities and they really need to do something about the flies...I was batting them away the entire meal Thursday...Such a drag!

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Stockton, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife started dinner with clam chowder, the best she'd ever had. We then shared a huge platter of seafood paella. If not our best ever -- that was in (where else ?) Spain -- it was quite fine. Instead of saffron rice, the base was rice in a delicate tomato sauce. There were abundant clams, mussels, scallops, and shrimp,... More

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Additional Information about Sam's Chowder House

Address: 4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5221
Phone Number: 650-712-0245
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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