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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
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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310 reviews 310 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Parking was not available when we arrived at the restaurant. My host got of the car to check-in and receive the gadget that notified us of the availability of our table. Our Secret: Instead of parking along the busy highway near the restaurant, we parked at the Boat Parking Lot (located at the back area of the restaurant) which took... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Loved it all, great restaurant and great music on weekends. Stayed at The Beach House so we walked over every night.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Really good food. The oysters Rockefeller are to die for. The lobster sandwich is slightly overrated, not a lot of flavor but still good. Their drinks are good too. Really happy we stopped here.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been here 4 times and I've never been disappointed,- everything is way above average or excellent. Usually there is a wait, but if you time yourself so it's before or after rush, it's not too long. I hope to try their Paella next time-- I heard it's great.

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Fernley, NV
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I had the stuffed shrimp and the taste was very good but 4 shrimp for $30 was a little steep. My boyfriend had a soup and wasn't very fond of it. Nice view and the service was good

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This Place was recommended by our hotel, but it was so crowded by 5PM we could not get in the parking lot.

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Sacramento, California
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34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We ordered the linguini and clams, and a burger (yes a burger). We found both entrees to be excellent. This place is huge, and can get very crowded. Some of the other entrees being served around us looked awesome. We will be back to try them.

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Tracy, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I stop by here every time I drive up the coast to half moon bay and I probably would say this place is a 3.5-4 stars depending on the time of day and day you attend so there is room for improvement. The lobster roll that they are known for is pretty good - I've had it twice. I usually... More 

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Pasadena, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you like shrimp you MUST have the stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon. Completely decadent served on a bed of mashed potatoes. You can be good the other 364 days of the year. Enjoy!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My bucket list has been to try the lobster rolls at Sam's. Glad that is over. The food was OK, clam chowder was great. Service was a bit sketchy. I didn't like the lobster rolls at all.

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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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