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Hog Island Oyster Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-7117
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We searched high and low for good tasting fresh oysters. Finally found them at the Hog Island Oyster. Not only were the oysters great, but so was the clam chowder and if you don't mind a little greasy, the grill cheese sandwich. To top the evening off, we sat outside under a heater to keep us warm and had a... More 

Thank Jwata T
Mountain View, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place!!! Ever since having Island Creek oysters in Boston, I've been looking for comparable oysters. This restaurant has quality oysters and various types of seafood. Only downside is the wait! There's usually a line on the outside entrance of the restaurant that is ~1-2 hours. Sometimes, you get lucky and snatch a spot at the first-come, first-serve... More 

Thank lilycatsndogs
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hog Island is excellent at preparing fresh seafood and fast! If you enjoy this type of fare - don't miss Hog Island Oyster Co when you're in the city. There's not much to offer for land lovers, but the Ferry Building Marketplace has other spots where those folks can grab a bite to it. Our shelled oysters were terrific and... More 

Thank alandmichelle
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

HIOC is a great spot with fresh seafood and great food. Limited menu for land lovers, but the farm raised oysters and crabs were delicious. If you are in a hurry, grab a seat at the bar and converse with the bartenders.

Thank BigA804
Matthews, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a long wait for lunch but that was proof of the popularity. Rockfish sliders were good but had to add hot sauce for flavor. Grilled oysters were a hit. Great view of the bay.

Thank kimbecknellwilliams
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hog Island Oyster is a great establishment, at a great location, with some delicious food! Definitely take some time here and try the oysters! I have to say that the highlight here were the grilled oysters. The ones I got here were the Rockefeller and Chipotle Bourbon. These just tasted awesome, I could have these all day long. They oysters... More 

Thank Nobel V
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place is defiantly a tourist hot spot! The lines were insane and long the day we went. Yes the oysters were good but after the lines and tight crowded tables, we would have had a better time paying more and going somewhere else. "We came, we saw, we won't go back", sorry

Thank Stephen H
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, yes, it can be a bit pricy, but come on. These folks are getting oyster right from the source (many of them) and bringing them to SF fresh. It's a rarified experience! On a recent visit we loved a large serving of a variety of raw oysters. Drinks were refreshing and we loved the people watching. I was especially... More 

Thank SFFoodWriter
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious but when we got there, it had moved to Union Street so we got a cab and went there! Delicious oysters and many seafood wonders to try plus the Best Bread!

Thank Pinkie2014
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and had a short wait, even on a Wednesday in January. It was worth it. I don't even like oysters but since this is oyster central I thought it would be the place to try them again. I ordered a side of fried oysters. They were lightly breaded (cornmeal?) and the oysters inside were tender... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-7117

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?