Seafood, American, Vegetarian options
Closes soon: 21:30
$$$$ Price range per person $11-30
4210 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay
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Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Check out tasty lobster rolls, lobster chowder and oysters rockefeller this restaurant offers. If hungry, come here for good key lime pie, brioches and sundaes. Most likely, you'll come back to Sam's Chowder House later to try delicious chardonnay, draft beer or white wine. A lot of visitors order great latte, strawberry lemonade or lime juice.

The outdoor seating allows you to spend time in the open air, so this place is great for meeting friends. The accommodating staff at this spot can show how much they value their customers. The prompt service is something these restaurateurs care about. Attractive prices are to be expected at this restaurant. You will definitely like the cozy atmosphere and divine decor. But the general rating for Sam's Chowder House isn't high on Zomato.

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Loved the clam chowder here! The ambiance is wonderful and the bartenders were great and full of energy!
Had lunch here with a friend who lives in Half Moon Bay. The weather was beautiful but we decided to sit inside as the outside tables were not covered. But we had a great view of the ocean below. Such a pretty place. We started with the Fried Calamari with cocktail and tartar sauces. This had good flavor. Not greasy. Loved both sauces. For entree, we both had the Grilled Prawn Salad - Roasted delicata pumpkin, Asian pear, wild arugula, frisee, pumpkin seeds, ricotta salata cheese, maple vinaigrette. This was so good. There were about 6 nice sized shrimp. Good grill flavor. Loved all of the other stuff on the salad. The pumpkin and cheese were so tasty. We got a free dessert for my birthday. We had the GLUTEN FREE Warm Apple Crumble - House-made vanilla bean ice cream and almond, GF oatmeal crumble. This was really good too. Nicely cooked apples, good ice cream. Overall a great lunch with good food.
Sam's Chowder House is THE place for seafood, but not necessarily chowder. We had great service. We were constantly being served and checked on. The food was very speedy and delicious. All around, the whole family enjoyed the food. My own Seafood Spaghetti tasted great and it was well cooked. The red sauce really packed some mild spice to the plate. All of the seafood tasted fresh! The only menu item we had a problem with was the New England Clam Chowder. It tasted super watery, and was kind've bare of clams. Anywhere in the restaurant was a good seat. We got to sit on some raised tables right next to the indoor bar which had some sports displayed on the flat screen.   We did have to wait around 45 minutes, which wasn't bad with the ocean view, the restaurant's live music, and the outside bar that kept my parents busy.
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4210 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, California, USA
Outdoor seating Takeaway Booking Сredit cards accepted Wi-Fi Parking TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-21:00
MondayMon 11:30-21:00
TuesdayTue 11:30-21:00
WednesdayWed 11:30-21:00
ThursdayThu 11:30-21:00
FridayFri 11:30-21:30
SaturdaySat 11:00-21:30

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