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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.


Menu

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Drake's Bay Oyster on the Half Shell
1/2 Dozen 16
Dozen 30
Fried Zucchini or Eggplant 7
Sam's Ceviche 13
Bay Shrimp Cocktail 10
Prawn Cocktail 15
Fried Calamari for Two 16
Crab Cocktail 17
Crab Leg Cocktail 22
Pacific Oyster Cocktail 15
Panko Crusted Crab Cakes 19
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 28
with Avocado and Shellfish 29
Caesar Salad 12.50
with Bay Shrimp 16
with Prawns 22
with Crab 29
with Smoked Salmon 18
Prawn Salad or Louis 22
Bay Shrimp Salad or Louis 16
Crab Salad or Louis 29
Marinated Calamari with Mixed Greens 15
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 20
Penne Pesto 15
Linguini Frutti di Mare 22
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Chef Dave's Jambalaya with gulf prawns, andouille sausage, chicken, okra, creole tomato sauce, steamed rice 24
Mesquite Grilled King Salmon, smoked paprika butter, spicy yellow tomato jam, yukon gold mashed potatoes and shaved asparagus 29
Fried 19
Calamari Steak Dore 18
Calamari Steak a lá Sam 18
Sam's Cioppino 31
Fried Filet of Sole 17
Boned Rex Sole a la Sam (when available) 20
Petrale Meuniere 24
Sand Dabs a la Sam (when available) 25
Pacific Rock Cod 19
Ahi Tuna 24
Mahi Mahi 24
Petrale 24
Swordfish 24
King Salmon Fillet 25
Blue Nose Bass 28
Sauteed Shellfish (Scallops, Prawns, Crab Legs) 38
Sauteed Crab Legs 45
Fried Crab Legs 43
Hangtown Fry 20
Fried Pacific Oysters 20
Sauteed Day Boat Scallops 30
Fried Day Boat Scallops 30
Prawns Dore 26
Sauteed Prawns 26
Fried Prawns 26
Fried Clams 23
Fried Seafood Platter 30
Abalone (when available) 75.00
Lobster Tail 40
Steamed Clams 21.50
Ribeye Steak
12oz. 42
16oz. 50
New York Steak
12oz. 42
16oz. 50
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 6
Swiss Chard 7
Sauteed Button Mushrooms 7
Onion Rings 5
Boiled 4
Shoestring 4.5
Roasted Red 4.75
Hashbrowns 6
Cheesecake 9
Warm Chocolate Cake 9
Warm Apple Pie 9
Tiramisu 9
Creme Brulee 9
Warm Seasonal Fruit Crisp 9
Seasonal Berries & Whipped Cream 9
Scoop of the Day 9
French Pancakes w/ Lemon 9
French Pancakes w/ Liqueur 12

History

The history of Sam’s Grill dates back to 1867, when an Irishman, Michael Molan 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.


Happenings

The Gallery Wall At Sam’s

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Please join us for a Wine and Oyster tasting on Tuesday 23rd of August from 4-6pm 

Selections from “Oyster Farm: Photographs of the Drakes Bay Oyster Company” by Evvy Eisen is currently being exhibited in the main dining room.

Eisen spent a year photographing the culture of oyster harvesting in Drakes Estero and creating the classic black and white images on view.

Her work documents the immigrant workers whose jobs and homes were threatened when the oyster company’s lease in the Point Reyes National Seashore was not renewed.

When the US Supreme Court denied a hearing of the case the farm was ordered to close and remove all oysters from the estuary. All buildings on the site were demolished. Drakes Bay was the last operating oyster cannery in California. It currently imports oysters from Baja, Oregon and Washington.

The Oyster Farm photos will be on view through November.

The entire series may be viewed at

www.evvyeisen.com

Join us for HAPPY HOUR

Join us every weekday on our heated patio Happy Hour from 4 – 7.30pm for $9 martinis, select wines and $12 shared seafood platters.

Sam’s Seafood Alley is NOW OPEN

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After 148 years, Sam’s Grill is mixing things up with the introduction of Sam’s Seafood Alley, a new heated patio, and bar on Belden Place.

Enjoy local, seasonal, and sustainable seafood including dishes like Clam Chowder, Crab Cakes, and fresh Oysters while sipping local craft cocktails, martinis, and Manhattans in a relaxing atmosphere.

Now available for private bookings.

Dine for a Cause at Sam’s Grill

For over 147 years Sam’s Grill & Seafood Restaurant has had a passion to serve and support the organizations that serve our community. We are proud to host a series of charitable dinners on the first Tuesday of each month where 15% of the dinner sales (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity) will go back to the participating organization. Make a reservation on OpenTable

Sam’s Grill Named One of Top Three Landmark Restaurants In San Francisco

Featured on San Francisco Travel.com, July 25, 2016

 

 

Our Beloved Giovanni Retires

Featured in the SFChronicle.com on April 24th, 2016

SF: September’s Hautest Dining + Drinking Happenings

Featured on Hauteliving.com, September 2015

Checkout Sam’s New Outdoor Setup

Featured on Urbandaddy.com, September 2015

148-Year-Old Sam’s Grill & Seafood Gets an Update and a New Name

Featured on SFweekly.com, August 2015


Visit Us

374 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94104

415.421.0594

Hours

Monday to Friday: 11 AM to 9 PM

Saturday/Sunday/Major Holidays: Closed

Available for private parties and buyouts

Please call 415.421.0594 or email:

information@samsgrillsf.com