Last Sunday was a beautiful day in the Bay Area. Jay and I decided we should do some exploring, so we headed south of San Francisco to Half Moon Bay. After walking around the cute town and stopping by the beach to check out some brave surfers it was time to eat. Sam’s Chowder House was packed so I knew it had to be good. We got a perfect seat right by the window.
Sam’s lobster roll was voted one of the Top 5 Sandwiches in America by the Today Show. It was a perfect lobster roll. They piled on rich lobster lightly coated in butter on to a toasted roll. The roll was light, but still held up to the massive amounts of fresh lobster. I hate when lobster rolls are drenched with mayo and other additions. It was simplicity at its finest, definitely worth the $21 price tag. The chips & coleslaw…barely even touched it.
We also ordered a fried seafood platter. It came with cod, calamari, a crab cake and shrimp. All of them were cooked perfectly. The batter was not greasy at all and very light. The crab cake was the only one that was breaded (not battered). It was crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. The seasoned French fries were outstanding as well, hot and crispy.
I would definitely make a trip to go back to Sam’s Chowder House. It’s a great little getaway from San Fran or anywhere in the Bay Area. On our way back home we stopped at Ocean Beach in San Fran to catch the sunset. Neither of us even remembered the last time we saw the sun setting into the ocean. It was the perfect end to the perfect day.