We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hog Island Oyster Company

The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
(415) 391-7117
Improve this listing
Ranked #28 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Chowder
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
Write a Review

464 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

What's not to like about hog Island oyster Company? They don't have a huge menu but everything on it they do really really well. Let's start with its location. You can't beat the ferry building when it comes to a really cool place to eat. There was a line when we arrive for lunch. It moved fairly quickly though. Seating... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We arrived w a party of 9 (4 adults, 5 kids) around 1pm on Thurs 8/07. We lined up in the queue for a table. Hostess was surly, at best. We waited 45+ min for a table for lunch. Our male server was standoffish, unfriendly, and rushed. He was impatient and did not give us time to ask questions. Some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Healdsburg, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When restaurants get hyped way up I am always skeptical. But this place does not disappoint in any way (well, except maybe the long line). We had the Oysters Rockefeller - totally different then any Rockefeller I have ever had and totally delicious. Also had an assortment of raw oysters - fantastically fresh!! The Oyster Po' Boy sandwich with the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Framlingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Our party of five arrived about 8pm on a Sunday and waited around 20 mins for a table, which was not too bad. Also, we were kept informed of the likely timescales throughout the wait, so didn't feel abandoned. Well-sited, right by the water, with a good atmosphere. Tried both the clam chowder and the fish stew. Both good, with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falls Church, Virginia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food, fun atmosphere, no bathroom, what's up with that? Had to use one next door and share it with a homeless guy, but I understand it's in a mall like environment. Still gave it a 5, awesome fish stew, chowder, clams and oysters.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stop by the newly reopened and expanded Hog Island Oyster Company inside the Ferry Building for brunch after shopping at the Farmers Market. Even though the space has been expanded, there is always a line here, with good reason. it is one of the best places for anything related to oysters or seafood in general. We prefer to sit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The queue started forming before 11.30 am and we were the 2nd group in queue; waited till 12pm on that particular day before they opened. By then, the queue was snaking long. So do queue early. Had their oyster platter and (skip the clams which are tiny and not that fresh) grilled oysters, which were great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Situated right on the water in the Ferry Building you will find : simple and clean décor, great place to grab " small bites'' to share over a quick drink . Grilled small peppers, fried small anchovies, raw clams and oysters on half shell and best of all, their chowder. Maybe their claim to fame. An added bonus was our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fayetteville, Arkansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Wow, we stood in line for this and was it worth it!!! Line moved quickly and solo diners and couples got in even faster. We were 3 and sat at the bar overlooking the cooks - noisy but fascinating. We agreed to sit there so we could get in quicker. Fast and excellent service and it was SO very good!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We got there at 9:00pm with no reservation. 30-45 min wait. We put our name in anyway. BUT it was only a 15 min wait. And it was worth the wait!!! We sat at the shucking bar with a view of the Bay Bridge which has a light pattern show. The waitress recommended two different types of oysters. Delicious! And... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hog Island Oyster Company also viewed


Been to Hog Island Oyster Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hog Island Oyster Company, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing