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Sam's Chowder House

4210 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-5221
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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76% Recommend
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely lunch here, the food is great and the staff are friendly and very welcoming to dogs! We had a nice meal and they even brought a huge water bowl out for our dog, who appreciated it on the hot day we were there! Great staff who go above and beyond :)

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Oslo, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and had great fish (seabass with lentilles, and lobster sandwich). I thought it was delicious and i'm happy we happened to make a stop here on our roadtrip. We did not have a reservation but we did not have to wait for a table. Great place.

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Brookeville, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this place has very good food,very good view of pacific, but seated outside exposes you screaming children climbing all over things. the noise was so loud my wife and i had to speak loudly to hear each other. they ignored their mom and the wait staff did nothing. they should offer an adults only section for couples who want to... More

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Jacksonville, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Sam's Chowder House is on our list of favorites now. Dining outside offers a wonderful waterfront view. Multiple patio heaters and a fire pit provide warmth and ambience. Our waiter was superb, but the star of the show was the lobster roll. At $22, we had almost decided against it, because how could a mere sandwich be worth that? But... More

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Fredericton, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped by for lunch.We didn't have a reservation. Party of four. We were told it would be a 25 minute wait but it was more like a 1hr 25 minute wait. The food was ok, the views were nice and it ends there. Not sure if it's because the place it too busy, too big but the service was... More

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New Iberia, Louisiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Was told about this place by a friend. It was Ok nothing special. Great view of the coast. Lobster was ok The woman sitting next to us was certifiably into an institution I felt sorry for her husband of 22 years.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Busy place - make reservations, we did and were immediately seated. Large outdoor and indoor seating capacity. The chowder was wonderful. I asked the waitress for a suggestion - she said the salmon was at it's best right now - she was so right. It was the best salmon I have ever eaten. My husband had the stuffed prawns and... More

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Chico, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We drove out to half moon bay with the kids. Stopped here for dinner. There was a wait but it was worth it. Service was good. Food delicious and prices fair. Will go again.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It looks small from the outside, but Sam's is really nice and surprisingly large. We had the shrimp bisque and fish and chips. It was delicious and the service was great! We sat outside, which was beautiful and peaceful. There were also outdoor heaters so it was comfortable.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our apps came out with our food all at the same time and the server didn't check on us during this 30 minute wait time for refills or breads. Raw clams were great. Had the shrimp scampi and was not impressed. Didn't have any special flavor to it at all. Above average size shrimp prawns I'll give it that. Perhaps... More

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