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Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
+1 415-552-7584
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cioppino” (80 reviews)
“oysters” (124 reviews)
“chowder” (44 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Queuing for an hour on a Monday evening in May was more than worth it. The see food is supreme and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar. We had the big Cioppino and steamed mussels. The boys loved it, too.

Thank Luis E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tasty, good portion and love oyster crackers We all tried clam chowder and main seafood Plater to share with 1 pint of IPA paid 80 dollars Good value for tasty meal family of 3 hope we will try this place one more time before we...More

Thank Foodbugs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! I loved this tiny restaurant! The oysters were the best I have ever tasted. We also had cioppino for the first tome and LOVED this too. (Wear a bib ;-) the seafood in this tee is super fresh and tasty and there is a...More

Thank seaskyhopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but cozy restaurant and very familiar ... good option for those who like seafood with a variety of options for fresh oysters.

Thank Cristiano X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like easy non-fussy seafood in a small local neighborhood spot, this is the place for you. There is often a wait, so if you are in a hurry, don't put yourself through it. Stop by here for a meal when you have the...More

Thank Sinistrality
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We waited about 30 minutes but it was so worth it! It’s small and intimate and very neighborly. Staff were very friendly. The oysters and trout were absolutely delicious!

Thank aneubert
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

My mum and I bumped into this restaurant and we couldn't help getting in because of the name (we were craving oysters)..It ended up being one of the best meals we have had in our trip to the States...Great service and yeh, a small place...More

Thank Francisca B
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My daughter and granddaughter recommended this seafood restaurant. By far the BEST Caesars Salad I ever ate. Wonderful Cioppino, one of the best I have enjoyed. Top that off with garlic toast and you have a meal to die for!!

1  Thank Eric E
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a small diner-type place; very unassuming with a friendly wait staff. The menu is limited, which is probably a good thing meant to ensure the food is fresh and prepared with care. Besides the regular menu, there are a few specials posted on...More

Thank mstimc
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The wait was way too long on a Friday night... I wouldn’t have stayed waiting for a table for 2 hours out in the cold if not for my friend who really wanted to try it. I recommend that they either take reservations or offer...More

Thank J.E. M
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighbourhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighbourhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theatres and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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16 March 2018|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Or later for the second round. Put your name on the chalk board before taking your seat on the bench.
10 August 2017|
Response from marksmail | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to hear your glasses were lost. I can't speak for the restaurant...and those are expensive glasses...have you thought of all the ways to contact them? You probably have already thought to sent them a snail mail... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from ceramicsgrl | Reviewed this property |
Maybe because you are a jerk!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-7584
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