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“Great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sam's Chowder House

Sam's Chowder House
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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 ALIST. 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.
SW Florida
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Food and service great we had the 'world famous' lobster rolls and chowder, make reservations!

Visited April 2012
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Naples, Florida
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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Great view and food too!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

We went here during our anniversary week trip and had a great dinner. We had a table right next to the window, it was too cold to sit outside. The app dish of spicy prawns was excellent, and the seafood spagetti dish, was almost as good as HMB's Pasta's Moon said my husband. Would return here again, but did not have the lobster roll since we are originally from the Boston area, and did not think it could be that good traveling so far from the other coast. We would try other food there again, nice warm friendly place! Would return again in a heart beat. This place was recommended by a friend who lives here locally in HMB. Go where the locals go and we did.

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Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Clam Chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Went to this restaurant. Clam Chowder is great. The oysters were great too. Enjoyed every bite of my food and my fiance's food too.

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San Jose, CA
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great chowder and lobster roll!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Best clam chowder I have had on the west coast. And you can't beat the view on a sunny day.

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Palmer
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awful, pricey, food prepared or not cooked well, whatever”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

went with a group and several ordered the same salmon dish. On one dish looked alike, missing parts like veggies, potato, etc. And one did not ever get his food until nearly an hour later. Cost too much, and really bad service. Walk the beach and go to a good restaurant instead.

Visited June 2011
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