I live about 5 minutes from Sam’s and often go there for weekend brunches. I always book a table first on OpenTable because that place is always packed, especially on weekends. The best thing about it is the location: it sits right on the beach, with amazing views of the ocean and nearby towns of Miramar and Princeton by the Sea.
If you can get there early enough, snag a seaside seat on one of the colorful adirondack chairs in the outdoor patio or by the firepit (first come, first serve). It’s a wonderful place to sit and sip drinks, watch the sunset or just chill. The food is good, not super amazing, and the prices do tend to be a bit on the high side. On the weekends, parking is extremely difficult as it is a very popular tourist spot.
After your meal, head down to the beach and take a stroll along the coast.
5 stars for the view and ambiance, 3 stars for food and service.