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“Lobster sandwich”

Sam's Chowder House
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, California, Sam's Chowder House offers oceanfront dining and delicious seafood. Voted "BEST SEAFOOD" by the locals (Half Moon Bay Review Readers Choice Awards), and by the Bay Area BEST OF THE BAYLIST. Enjoy daily fresh fish, Maine lobster, local crab, award-winning lobster rolls, lobster spaghetti, oysters and clams from the raw bar, fried calamari, farm fresh salads, and more. Outdoor oceanfront dining and weekend music. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available, as well as a children's menu. Family friendly, with a dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Having flown from the UK, via Canada, with Sam's lobster sandwich as a primary objective of our California visit, they had a lot to live up to!
We were being taken there for a birthday bash for our friend who had been before and flew from France for this visit, so no surprise that we experienced quite a treat.
The food was fantastic - not everyone went for the Lobster roll but everyone loved their grub. Service was excellent. Location - right on the seafront - and right by the road, was an easy reach from Pacifica. Thank-you Eliane and lil Rog for taking us here.

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Thank DenisCThurley
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

Sam's Chowder House was recommended locally and it certainly did not disappoint. The fish was so fresh that I cleared my plate-Delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals of lobster rolls, calamari and prawns. We had the Fisherman's Plate to start with which was ideal for four of us for starters. The lime cheesecake was a delightful ending to a scrumptous meal. Well worth the stop off.

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Thank Tess1985
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Reluctantly stopped here just because it seemed so "roadside" in appearance from the outside, but was very pleased with the space and the food was very good. Regular fare but well prepared and generous serving. A bit pricey but not to the point of concern. Friendly service and nice patio for a sunny day.

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Thank Susan S
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We celebrated my friend's father's 82nd birthday at this Oceanside restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful ocean views from the dining area and the outside patio. Excellent fire pits on the wrap around patio/porch for a sunset dining . Good for s'mores. However service was good but the food not as much as advertised. They suppose to have the best Lobster Sandwich for which they got a prize in 2013, for me the roll was soft and soggy and the lobster lacked butter and was overcooked and dry. The rest of the order was just ok, reasonably portioned , but a bit too salty.

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Thank edobai
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is a busy place - even on a Monday evening. Once you get your food you realize why, it really is very good. The chowder is as good as they claim and our fish was fresh and very well prepared.

Thank Geoff S
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