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Hog Island Oyster Company

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Great place for a walk
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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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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here for lunch one day during a recent fabulous trip to the Fog City. Recommended by our friendly hotel receptionist, this is a busy, bustling place and one of the best if you enjoy oysters. We joined a short, fast-moving line out the door for a table but I would imagine it gets much busier at other times.... More 

Thank GlobalTrekker4Ever
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I go here, I just can't get enough of it. The service, the taste, the carefully crafted dishes, its all just wonderful! Cant wait to go back!

Thank hotelmagellaninn
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried several different oysters that were pricey but were really good. I loved their clear sauce, wish I knew what was in it. It's a bit crowded sitting inside but there's outside seating where you can see the ocean and pier.

Thank Roxana C
Brooklyn, New York
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289 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Has lunch at one of the wooden tables overlooking the bay outside the Ferry Building. Everything was delicious, from the oysters to clam chow and po boy.

Thank Comandante-of-Fun
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Full menu at the cocktail bar is a plus unless you want to wait a long time for a table at this popular place. Good happy hour choices and prices. We splurged on one of the expensive items, the Dungeoness crab, so worth it.

Thank JJ G
Media, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There are lots of good restaurants in San Francisco, but few have the combination of quality food, ambience, location and service that you will find at Hog Island Oyster Company. Located right on the water in the Ferry Building (be sure to walk right through the ferry building to the back and exit onto the wharf itself to find the... More 

Thank Peter J
Orange County, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant right at the bottom of Market Street on the Bay. Awesome, fresh oysters. Great, fresh, creative salads and extras. Very helpful and gracious staff. Just an all around excellent experience.

Thank jr1962
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great, fresh seafood. Fun atmosphere at the Ferry Building and worth a short wait in line to eat here. Indoor or outdoor seating. Staff is friendly and attentive even on a crowded Saturday afternoon. Menu has a variety of oysters and staff was knowledgeable for recommendations.

Thank JD J J
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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968 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was packed with people and had read great reviews about the food. We ate outside and had wonderful views of the bay. The servers were friendly and worked hard. The complimentary bread was fabulous but the rave reviews come to a screeching halt. The Bloody Mary was so spicy I just couldn't drink it after one sip. We... More 

Thank minnesotans4
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy place serving many types of oysters along with steamers and mussels. Impressive wine and craft beer selection. Courteous and attentive staff. Wonderful indoor and outdoor seating. Often a waiting list is necessary. Oysters run pretty fair sized. Slightly pricey but it is the best eatery in this entire marketplace.

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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?