We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful!”

Sam's Chowder House
Reserve with OpenTable
Sam's Chowder House is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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 July 21, 2014

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.

Thank ChicoGRL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,576)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

950 - 954 of 1,577 reviews

Reviewed July 20, 2014

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.

Thank Catherine S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 20, 2014

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 if I'd had the acclaimed chowder I'd been happier!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Laurie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has been rated so very excellent over the years, surprised not to see the past yr or so! irregardless, the food was good, the Guinness almost Irish perfect & the chowder was 2nd on my list of chowder's to be eaten in Northern California! Recommended by another waiter from a high end restaurant, we got there at prime time supper time! the line was long, the mood festive & the wait was fairly short. I always ask for the most recommended which is the chowder, the lobster po'boy, & a white fish dish. all very good. the service was excellent, the view even more so but the romance of Half Moon Bay, is a must if you're close!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank trackerem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TopChef7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Sam's Chowder House also viewed

 

Been to Sam's Chowder House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing