Family Travel In Half Moon Bay: Dining

The California Coast is a destination not to be missed in your lifetime, and while it is beautiful and relaxing for adults, it is magical and fun filled for our children!

Nestled about 40 minutes south of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay is a must stop for a family friendly getaway!  We spent three days there recently with our family, and enjoyed wonderful accommodations, dining and activities that I’m here to tell you all about! 

We visited a few restaurants during our visit, and each had their own charm and reasons why you have to visit! This was by far our favorite spot to dine as a family!

From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with a beach feel AND view! Sam’s is located right on the beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and there’s not a seat in the house that lacks view.

Let’s talk about it! We started off with their Prawn Cocktail. It was delicious, and the prawns were large and perfectly prepared. Their kids menu includes all the staples a children’s menu needs, and even has fish & chips and salmon available for your little seafood lover!

A nice thick & creamy base with a good amount of fresh clams, potatoes and bacon made for a yummy cup of soup! Everyone at the table had some and we all agreed that the chowder is something not to be missed.

Sam’s Chowder House is famous for it’s lobster rolls as well. Named one of the top 5 sandwiches in America by the Today Show, it absolutely earned it! he sandwich comes loaded with big meaty chunks of buttered lobster on a delicious toasted bun.

Sam’s Chowder House is famous for it’s lobster rolls as well. Named one of the top 5 sandwiches in America by the Today Show, it absolutely earned it! he sandwich comes loaded with big meaty chunks of buttered lobster on a delicious toasted bun.

Our table also enjoyed the Jumbo Prawns Stuffed with Dungeness Crab and wrapped in Smoked Bacon, the Scottish Salmon, and the Grilled Swordfish, all of which were delicious!

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