Sam's Chowder House

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 5 ratings

4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 712-0245
$$ $10-15 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

Seafood, Restaurant

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    1 ratingJanuary 19, 2014

    Very very disappointing. We chose here because people recommended it as being celiac friendly- one of our party is celiac so it is not a case of simply not wanting to eat gluten and she was super careful to explain this to our server- who looking back on it now seemed to dismiss us. She ordered the beet salad which seemed fine but the dessert came out with a lovely wafer on it and when we asked we were told that it was not gluten free. It was listed on the menu as one of the gluten free items. Obviously, you need to ask multiple times. The server then insisted on taking it away and making it up again with no real apology. But in all honesty, it was too late as the trust was gone. How can you trust that they will get it right the next time. They did bring it back despite being told no and then to make matters worse, they charged us for this on our bill!!! Not a single real apology, no-one from the kitchen came to apologize or to reassure us that this was an exception and would not happen again. And we never even saw the manager- if one exists. I also think that the beet salad was not fully gluten free as she was sick later that evening and that was the only item eaten that could possibly have caused any issues. Overall, I was shocked by the customer service or lack of and do not want anyone else to suffer like we did.

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    1 ratingJanuary 16, 2014

    Everything the other reviewers say is true and the food is delicious. But I ordered two supposedly gluten free items off the menu, a main dish of jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabs and wrapped in bacon over mashed potatoes and soft ice cream with salt and olive oil, and I got terribly sick. I even mentioned to the waitress to ensure things were strictly gluten free or I would get sick. But to no avail. Perhaps I just got unlucky, but just ordering the items they say are gluten free isn't enough.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2013

    Server aware of GF needs. Menu lists all items that are GF. Had the California halibut. Out of this world! Will be back again for sure! Great wine selection as well.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2013

    We had an entirely gf engagement party for 50 here. Danielle the party planner let the chefs go wild on the menu and it was perfect. My family of celiacs loved it and no one else missed a thing just " because it was GF "

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2013

    Their menu marks everything that is gluten-free and they have a pretty good selection.

Monday
11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Sunday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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