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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
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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622 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for their oysters and were well rewarded. A bit pricey but excellent variety of fresh on the shell. We found the inside tables jam packed so sat outside on a cool but sunny day. The view of Bay Bridge and arriving foot ferries is spectacular. Service was fast and polite. Crusty sourdough rolls were traditional San Francisco. Squid... More 

Thank Malice6
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love oysters and this restaurant was fantastic. I'm fairly certain I had nearly every oyster offering on the menu and as a connoisseur, I can assure you they did not disappoint. If you love oysters like I do, run don't walk. Warning, this restaurant is expensive, but worth it, and you are crammed in with other people.

Thank ashlandmatt
Fresno, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saturdays at the Ferry Building includes the farmers market, with amazing produce from the surrounding areas. We wanted to hustle into Hog Island for a quick lunch, and then hit the market. The waiting list was substantial as early as 11am. However, staff told us that the bar was first come-first served. We landed at the bar immediately, and I... More 

Thank assessmenttraini2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a great experience here for lunch - all oyster meal. Grilled and fresh and wonderful. Love the setting down by the water and close to the action.

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing oyster and crab dinner at Hog Island San Fran tonight. Food was fresh and cooked perfectly, staff were friendly and super efficient. Can highly recommend for a great fresh seafood meal.

Thank Jenny P
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In short: A buzzing 'on the quays / fishmarket' type ambiance in a modern oyster bar, unpretentious but cool, serving the freshest and most perfectly cooked shellfish I've encountered in years, perhaps ever. Artisan bread and Craft Beers (as well as wines and cocktails) complement it perfectly. No reservations, just stand in line, but I also have no reservation in... More 

Thank Peter R
Redington Beach, FL
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several different kinds of oysters to choose from and great craft beers. Love that they bring you a full bottle of water too. The bread is great. Had the seafood chowder, which had tons of baby clams in it. Great place to sit and watch the ferries arrive and depart. Outside seating is nice.

Thank ggswell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the Clam Chowder filled with real Manila clams. The assorted oysters on the half shell were good too; however, I would have preferred all west coast oysters. We sat outside were they had small overhead heaters and had a nice view of the bridge. They easily sat all 6 of us and our little dog when we arrived... More 

Thank 10s_Chicka
Exeter, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great light seafood fare. Bustling environment. Great service. If you're looking for a nice dinner, but not too fancy a setting, this place is highly recommended. Open environment, right on the water.

Thank hank9924
Humboldt County, USA
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to beat a beautiful day in San Francisco, sitting on the Bay and admiring the view of the Bay Bridge, all while dining on fresh seafood. The menu isn't extensive--though the wine list sure was! The restaurant is in the Ferry Building, so it's super-accessible via foot or public transit. And like I said, the view, either dining... 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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?