Not your average seafood restaurant. It is a small bar where they serve about 20 customers. The line is usually long and outside. CASH Only! No website. Seafood is fresh fresh fresh.
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The freshest oysters, crab and shrimp you will ever eat. Really nice family-owned vibe and the service was fantastic. The wait staff really know the menu and we just let them serve us whatever they thought!
Before we came to town, we were told by friend "this might be the best restaurant on earth". I was a bit skeptical at the beginning almost wanted to give up when seeing the long line. We waited about 2 hrs before getting seated. Ordered...More
If you are a seafood lover, or a lover of tradition in seafood - you will love this place. I never ever ever have a bad experience here - even when I have to wait close to an hour to get it - it is...More
The fish is fresh and the monger-makers are attentive and jovial. Is the fish worth a 2 hour wait? Not really. The old-school counter service is 80% of the experience. Let them entertain you and suggest the day's most delicious tidbits. That's worth the wait!
We visited here because we saw this restaurant featured on an Anthony Bourdain show and thought it would therefore be a good place to try some great seafood in the city. There are only about 12 seats at the bar (no tables) so there was...More
Wait too long for what happens when you get a seat. IMO expensive as hell. Servers are great. Make you feel welcome. The wait is onerous. The food is good and fresh- They are kind of loose with preparation cleanliness. I think this is a...More
It had been about 5 years since my last visit to San Fran and the Swan Oyster Depot; I wasn't sure if I had built the memory up in my mind...not at all - still great! Last time I arrived at 11.30am and was in...More