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Hog Island Oyster Company

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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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Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favourite place in San Francisco. I absolutely love coming hear. The ambiance is great, the food is amazing and the views are beautiful.

Thank Pauline M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best clam chowder ever!!!!! Two locations: Napa and San Francisco!!!! BOTH ARE EXCELLENT!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!!

Thank Malinda68
La Crescenta, California
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food, and very good staff! The line is long, but it moves quickly, and is well worth the wait. They get 4/5 because the price is a bit on the higher end, and there is usually a wait...but other than that, I highly recommend this place. The seafood soup is amazing, and the oysters are not hyped up...they actually... More 

Thank Greg H
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to enjoy some oysters, a drink and a fabulous view. However, be prepared to wait in line. They don't take reservations and there is always a line. They handle the traffic well and very efficiently, but there are times when the wait can be long. Plan accordingly!

Thank escapium
Clovis, California
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228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a sunny day in San francisco and we sat out on the patio watching the ferries come and go as we ate oysters and salads and had a glass of wine. The service was excellent. Such great people watching. The Place was very busy for a mid afternoon I thought. Guess it's just that good of a place.... More 

Thank MsCathleen
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This rating needs to be taken in context that I originate from a land-lock state. This is my 15th trip here over the past 10 yrs that I have been visiting SF area. Great shell fish food. Love the oyster selection, fried sardines, and clam chowder. Enjoy the beer selection and service. Expect to wait in line.

Thank pedsnephron
San Rafael, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long lines, wish they took reservations or numbers so we could walk around rather than stand in line waiting but ... it was worth it. And we sat outside with the puppy too!

Thank CindeLouWho
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a recommendation from a friend who frequently visits San Francisco. The food was very delicious and well worth every penny. It's a smaller restaurant, but very cute, so we did have to wait a bit, but I would definitely come back again.

Thank anotableman
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good. I was there on my own one afternoon and I got seated in the outsides area with a perfect view of the harbor. Got a half dozen of sweetwater oysters and a seafood stew. I must say the bread there was fresh and nice! It was just a lovely meal.

Thank Lily K
Laramie, Wyoming
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163 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters, Mussels, and Clam Chowder! What more can you ask for? We were initially intimidated by the line outside the door at Saturday lunch, but it moved quickly and we were able to order drinks while we waited. The assortment of oysters were great! Ordering the kitchen variety was the way to go. The mussels were served in a very... More 

Thank Zachary H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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?