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“Fantastic oysters and Margaritas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sam's Chowder House

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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic oysters and Margaritas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped by for lunch , and had the Captain's Platter with oysters, ceviche and cole slaw topped off with margaritas. Great service and atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Seafood done right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The is a great restaurant by the sea with wonderful view of the ocean and the dock. The food is also as great as the view. We had the lobster roll. Not sure what they call the bread but it is light and buttery. The lobster was very tasty and they did not hold back on the helping. I don't like cold slaw but this was also very good. Did not like the homemade chips. We had a great time sitting outside in the 64 temps. Just the place to be.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good and fresh seafood with wonderful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love this place for sitting out on their deck, enjoying the view and people watching. Food is really good but it is pricey.

Visited March 2014
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Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Enjoyed It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were seated at the patio and had a nice view of the Bay. The heaters were on but on this day, it was not necessary as it was a nice warm day. Our server was nice and very friendly. We ordered a bowl of chowder and their famous lobster roll. Both were delicious.

It may be a little pricey but well worth it, especially the ambiance.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A local favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We saw this as we headed into town, the lot is always full, so we thought we'd try it on a Friday afternoon. We were seated outside and it had amazing views. Drink specials were good, polenta fries were a tasty appetizer and the shareable main course was also very good. Service however, was "pushy" to turn over the table and they were not busy. In fact, it was chilly and no one was waiting for the deck. After cashing out, we noticed they had two fire pits with seating outside so we settled there to finish our cocktails. No server checked in with us, with was fine. But when my husband went to the bar to get one more drink, he got attitude from the bartender. Needless to say we left after that.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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