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Hog Island Oyster Company

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Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue
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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-7117
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great food and dining experience by the water

I read the reviews for this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought "well we should find this place". My wife and I are very glad that we made the effort and found this place. **Do not let the line up deter you, it moves fast and is well handled by the staff** Simply have one of your party go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
rn65
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Windsor, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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Windsor, Canada
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I read the reviews for this restaurant on TripAdvisor and thought "well we should find this place". My wife and I are very glad that we made the effort and found this place. **Do not let the line up deter you, it moves fast and is well handled by the staff** Simply have one of your party go into the... More 

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Seville, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here. They don't take reservations, but the line to get in moved pretty quickly. The atmosphere inside is fun. The clams were great, but the chowder was exceptional! Definitely a great place to go in San Francisco!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

On a gorgeous California day, this was a perfect choice for lunch. The place was packed at 11:30, so be prepared for a wait, but since the line is outside by the water it was a great way to people-watch. Service is fast but very pleasant and the staff was happy to explain the dishes. We shared the boquerones appetizer... More 

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Nottingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great location and seafood menu. We had to queue but only briefly . We were asked if we minded sitting at the chefs station . This turned out to be an absolute treat. Great theatre performed by culinary masters! Food was first rate . Would return & recommend highly

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I am most impressed by the speed and efficiency of the place. We were at the communal table... sharing the experience with the people from Washington DC & China. The oysters were great. We had sweet water Oysters... topped with their mignonette. We ordered two appetizers... halibut... was fresh but the star was polenta encrusted fried sardines... Sauce was good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was good... The waiting time, not so good, we ended up spending almost an hour to get a seat. Service was great and fast but the place is too small.

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Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Yes the food was ok, but the busy crowd and waiters vere really fascinating. We had dinner by the kitchen and enjoyed looking at the work behind the counter.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

on our recent vacation in SF we made a special trip to the Ferry Building just to have dinner at Hog Island Oyster. It's that good. I'm not sure that you'll find better oysters anywhere! Love this restaurant. Highly recommended?

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

bit of a queue but worth the wait. Speedy service, delicious fresh oyster, clams etc. great bread, above average fries and good wide ranging wine list. Great position on the dock.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Highly recommend for a fresh tasty seafood experience. Our waiter recommended the oyster sampler as we couldn't decide which to have. They were so fresh and tasty. Their clam chowder is a must have. Will ruin all other clam chowders for you going forward. Place is very busy understandably but well worth any wait.

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Additional Information about Hog Island Oyster Company

Address: The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone Number: (415) 391-7117
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

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: (415) 391-7117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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