Sam's Chowder House
Manhattan Clam Chowder
Tomato-based little neck clam chowder with potatoes, vegetables and herbs
With cocktail and tartar sauces
Red kuri pumpkin puree with roasted Brussels sprouts, brown butter, sage and pomegranate reduction
Always excellent service, and the food is top notch. Love the locals Night special on Wednesdays.
Good food, great atmosphere, friendly staff!
Always a treat to come to Sam's. Great food, solid service, and right next to our Hotel. Wish there was a surf n turf on the menu with steak and tail, but love the live music and can't beat the view. Sams is the best. Will be back again and again.
We love Sams for dinner, drinks and a beautiful sunset. Never diappointed
Great location, food and service. Fun for all occasions.
We dined there for our 37th wedding anniversary. We were seated promptly at our reservation time and they had read on our Open Table info that it was our anniversary and that we had requested a quiet table. We were accomodated on both items and enjoyed our meal. My husband particularily enjoyed, of all things at a fish restaurant, the chicken that the waitress recommended. He absolutely loved it. Service was prompt for the most part and we were given a free anniversary dessert although this was not mentioned to us until after we ordered the dessert and the check came. Our B&B host had recommended this restaurant and it was spot on.
The BEST. CHOWDER. EVER. with delicious and generous servings. The service was excellent
Lobster rolls are always our favorite, we have enjoyed food here several times and have never been disappointed.
My husband loved the crab cakes. Staff is friendly, view is amazing!
Went there with a good friend to celebrate our birthdays. We arrived about an hour ahead of our reservation on Sunday afternoon. I apologized for our earliness, the girls at the front desk said no problem. It was very busy! They gave us a beeper and said they would buzz us when they had a table available. I had requested a window table. So we went outside to the outside bar to enjoy a glass of wine while we waited. It was a beautiful day. 10-15 minutes later our buzzer went off and we were promptly seated!! We had a very long lunch with champagne, oysters, steamed clams, lobster ceviche and lobster 🦞 rolls. Everything was awesome and our server, Amber, did an exceptional job. It was our first time there, and we’ll definitely be back!
Friday night band was way too loud. We were graciously seated away in a lovely corner. But it was, for a family visit, way too loud-the sound system. That said, still a go to place we enjoy.
Food was mediocre and our waitress rushed us through the meal.
We went with a group of 5 to enjoy $1 Oysters on Tuesday. Three had oysters and a small Paella (remember to order early since it takes about 30 munutes to cook) to share along with new England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder. Another had the crab sandwich with chips and cucumber cole slaw. I enjoyed a delicious cup of new Orleans gumbo ( in honor of Madi Gras Tuesday) and a Cesar salad with grilled salmon. Wine was had by all as we are, talked and shared the evening together! Excellent service from Ashley and we look forward to making this our weekly night out!
Went for the lobster roll. Not disappointed. The view is spectacular and service excellent
We had a gift card from my brother. We took brother & wife there last summer, they knew we enjoyed Sam's so that was our gift.
Have been there many times over the years and have always enjoyed our time there.
Now living in Pleasanton, so it was a day out. Weather was perfect.
Server 'Rebecca' was great. A real asset for Sam's!
Looking forward to another day and a great meal.
See you soon.
The salmon entree was great. Well seasoned and fresh. The Brussels sprouts were excellent.
Good range of dessert options. The lemon upside-down cake was very tasty.
Our server was Jose and he was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, helpful, and always appeared at the right times. We never felt rushed.
Fantastic food, as always! Sam's has never disappointed - portion sizes are generous, seafood is always fresh, service is prompt!
A very popular place! Standing room only at the bar but finally got a seat. The table was a window view and that mad up for it!
I had the Dressed Lobster Roll and my wife and the bucket of clams. Both disses were perfect!
We will be back!
Excellent food and service on a busy night. A little pricey but it’s good food.
Got there earlier than our reservations with plans to get drinks and an appetizer prior to dinner. Ordered at the bar but appetizer never arrived. I checked in with bartender who was surprised a server had not told us they were out of the appetizer we ordered and had paid for. She said she would remove the item from our tab (which we already paid for). She also said to order another one and the restaurant would pick up the charge for the trouble. When we explained this to the server they had a manager come over to immediately tell us since the charge of the original appetizer would be removed, we would not be getting a free appetizer. I could care less about the free appetizer but, she seemed accusatory like we were trying to get away with something. From there our service continued to suffer. We ordered another appetizer (since, to this point, we had none). We ordered salad and entrees. The service was very slow - it took forever to get each course. Water glasses were not refilled. Not what I had expected although food was good once we received it. The thing that just really made it an overall bad experiences was the manager - she was not apologetic for the mixup at all, she was accusatory and, in the end, we were never credited for the original appetizer we never received. So, ironically, we paid twice for a single appetizer. I will not recommend.
Awesome location , and best clam chowder around
Outstanding! The lobster roll sandwich is delicious.
The evening was a perfect occasion to entertain out-of-State company on the coast.
Really enjoyed the whole experience at Sam’s and can understand why it’s a local favorite. Will definitely be back!
Service was ok but our appetizer did not show up before main entree. And we have to ask server about it. It came after soup and main entree is done/finish.
Amazing service along with a fabulous meal on my 50th birthday. The view was just as we imagined it would be, perfect. Thanks for making my special day so wonderful.
Nice place to dine with ocean view. Food are delicious but on a pricey side. Great staff and very attentive.
Everyone was very pleased with everthing ! We will definely return !!
Lunch at Sam's Chowder House was a first time experience for the two of us. Enjoyed the food and panoramic view of the bay on a beautiful mild sunny day.
We were seated in the enclosed patio for a relaxed and casual dining experience. I preferred the enclosed dinning room with a window view but was told these unoccupied tables were reserved.
For starters we had a delicious bowl of clam chowder. The Italian Pinot Gris was a very nice pairing. We had a generous portion of Cioppino that needed garlic flavoring . Cioppino served with toasted garlic French bread would have enhanced this dish. We had a nice banana bread pudding for desert.
The price was reasonable and what I expected to pay for seafood in the bay area. The Service was excellent.
I would recommend this restaurant to family and friends. Come early and make a reservation.
Great to have a window seat upon request ! Always a great place to entertain friends & relatives who are visiting!
Always a pleasure to eat here for lunch or dinner. Good selection of wines and food.
Really good food and drinks, very romantic environment, nice view of the water
The wait is long but very worth it once seated on the heated patio facing the ocean. We shared all dishes, the New England clam chowder was delicious and the captain feast, an assortment of oysters, clams, shrimps along with a poke and ceviche fresh and plentiful. I would recommend the “dressed” lobster roll, we ordered the “naked” one and were desappointed... the lobster was good but there wasn’t really anything around it but bread and some chips... perhaps our waiter should have helped us better in our choice. It was A LOT of food, we left with a doggy bag with pretty much all the pole and ceviche! What I really enjoyed is that we were never rushed in any way, dishes were coming at the right time and we spend a great couple of hours enjoying our lunch on that sunny afternoon.
Great seafood that doesn't break the bank. Nice sunsets and beach area. Had the Halibut and Petrale Sole specials. Sole was the best of the two with nice bed of veggies and heirloom small potatoes. Grilled sardines with spicy roasted veggies was a good appetizer. Only gripe is that during designated Happy Hour, you honor the happy hour prices if you are at a table also since we are also buying dinner there too!!! ;-(
We had a great dinner at Sam’s. The waitress was extremely accommodating- she even agreed that we could order something not on the dinner menu. When we demurred for dessert, she said-it’s free- you. Use try my favorite chocolate cake with boysenberries. Wow-was she right- delicious..and free! Our table was perfect -right by the window so we could watch the sun go down. All in all, a perfect 39th anniversary celebration.
Great lobster roll!!
Waiter was good, food was excellent, got to sit before reservation time
Excellent food, service, ocean enjoyment. No wonder Sam's is so popular.
We enjoyed a lovely birthday luncheon at Sam’s. Service was excellent at our window table. Couldn’t have been more fun!
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