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If you do not see your desired reservation, please call us at 415-421-0594.

Walk-ins and private dining up to 24, available.


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Drake's Bay Oyster on the Half Shell
1/2 Dozen 16
Dozen 30
Fried Zucchini or Eggplant 8
Sam's Ceviche 13
Bay Shrimp Cocktail 10
Prawn Cocktail 16
Fried Calamari for Two 19
Crab Cocktail 20
Crab Leg Cocktail 22
Pacific Oyster Cocktail 15
Crab Cakes w/ Meyer Lemon Aioli & Charred Corn Relish 22
Marinated Calamari 14
Smoked Salmon 16
Smoked Trout Crostini 13
Steamed Clams 17
Soup of the Day 5/8
Clam Chowder 6/9
Mixed Greens 10
with Shellfish 27
Hearts of Romaine 12
with Red Beans 13
with Shellfish 29
with Avocado and Shellfish 31
Caesar Salad 13.50
with Bay Shrimp 17
with Prawns 23
with Crab 30
with Smoked Salmon 19
Prawn Salad or Louis 22
Bay Shrimp Salad or Louis 16
Crab Salad or Louis 29
Marinated Calamari with Mixed Greens 18
Avocado or Tomato 10
Sam's Wedge 13
with Shellfish 27.50
Anchovy 12
Celery Victor 14
Sam's Special Seafood Salad 28
Linguini with Fresh Clams 22
Penne Pesto 15
Linguini Frutti di Mare 24

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Mesquite Grilled Swordfish, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus, Blood Orange Citrus Sauce 32
Pan Seared Salmon, Red Wine Risotto, Braised Local Kale, Calamata Olive Tapenade, Red WIne Butter 32
Fried 20
Calamari Steak Dore 21
Calamari Steak a lá Sam 20
Sam's Cioppino 31
Fried Filet of Sole 20
Boned Rex Sole a la Sam (when available) 20
Petrale Meuniere 25
Sand Dabs a la Sam (when available) 25
Tempura Fish & Chips 20
Pacific Rock Cod 20
Ahi Tuna 25
Mahi Mahi 25
Petrale 24
King Salmon Fillet 26
Blue Nose Bass 28
Swordfish (pole caught) 27
Sauteed Shellfish (Scallops, Prawns, Crab Legs) 39
Sauteed Crab Legs 45
Fried Crab Legs 43
Hangtown Fry 20
Fried Pacific Oysters 22
Sauteed Day Boat Scallops 30
Fried Day Boat Scallops 30
Prawns Dore 26
Sauteed Prawns 26
Fried Prawns 26
Fried Little Neck Clams 26
Fried Seafood Platter 30
Abalone (when available) 75.00
Lobster Tail 44
Steamed Clams 21.50
Ribeye Steak
12oz. 47
16oz. 56
New York Steak
12oz. 42
16oz. 51
Roasted Chicken 18
Veal Scaloppine 24
Veal Piccata 24
Calf's Liver with Bacon and Onions 20
Charcoal Broiled with Bacon 29
Sauteed with Caper and Lemon 29
Spinach 6
Creamed Spinach 6
Fried Zucchini or Eggplant 8
Swiss Chard 7
Sauteed Button Mushrooms 7
Onion Rings 6
Boiled 5
Shoestring 6
Roasted Red 5
Hashbrowns 6
Cheesecake 10
Warm Chocolate Cake 10
Warm Apple Pie 10
Tiramisu 10
Salted Caramel Pots de Creme 10
Warm Seasonal Fruit Crisp 10
Sam's Chipwich 10
Scoop of the Day 10
French Pancakes w/ Lemon 9
French Pancakes w/ Liqueur 12


The history of Sam’s Grill dates back to 1867, when an Irishman, Michael Bolan Moraghan, began selling fresh oysters at a stall in the open-air market at the base of California Street. By the 1890’s Moraghan’s company had developed into the City’s leading seafood establishment, with his specialty focused on local oysters, he became known as “The Oyster King.” The business continued to thrive as the Burlingame Oyster Co. and in 1922, Samuel Zenovich acquired the oyster company that became known as “Sam’s.” In 1936, the restaurant was purchased by Frank Seput, who formalized the establishment’s current name, “Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant.” The Seput family owned and operated Sam’s from 1932 to 2005. Frank Sr., Frank Jr., Walter and Walter’s son Gary oversaw more than 70 very productive and formative years that helped establish what Sam’s Grill is remembered for today. Phil Lyons bought the restaurant in 2005 and retired in 2014, staying true to Sam’s colorful history. After many years as part of the Sam’s family, Peter Quartaroli became managing partner with the support of a group of loyal customers and investors.

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374 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94104



Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 9 PM - We will be Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th

Closed Saturday/Sunday/Major Holidays

Available for private parties and buyouts

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