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Hog Island Oyster Company

The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
(415) 391-7117
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Ranked #28 of 4,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Embarcadero
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Los Angeles, California, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Love this place! Waited in line for 30 minutes to be thoroughly impressed by this organic and delicious seafood restaurant. They grow their own oysters and they a phenomenal. Everything we ate was terrific, the service very professional and knowledgeable helped us enjoy the best on their menu. If you love seafood, fresh and organic you must dine here.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

had dinner here with collegues recently. The view of the Golden Gate bridge was simply fabulous. Then oysters very fresh and the food very good. They have a limited menu, all seafood for the most part, the servings are small, so if you are hungry, you may want to order a few things. since it was a few of us... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This west coast restaurant's oysters are pretty comparable to my favorite oyster spot on the east coast! I was pleased that we got to taste oysters right from the Bay Area. The Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters were very tasty with a briny finish. I was also ecstatic that they had Kumamoto Oysters from my neck of the woods (VA). We... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Everything about this place is perfect. I was visiting my best friend in San Francisco for the weekend and she & her ex surprised me by taking me here. I was pleasantly surprised! They have a picnic like style tables. You can bring crackers, cheese, wine, etc.. You can also purchase all of that there! You can also shuck your... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We got to this place by 8:30pm and the kitchen close at 9pm, only downside cos we could'nt order more after our first order and wished we could. The kumamotos and the sweetwater were just the best oysters I've ever tasted. We also had a clam chowder and it was delicious. I highly recommand this place. The service was very... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We had to wait to get 3 seats on Saturday before going to the ball park but it was one of the best restaurant experiences we had in our first trip to San Francisco

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Place was crowded & we had other plans, but stopped to try some oyster (after reading many great reviews). Wish we had found it sooner since most of the menu sounded delicious. Want to go back for more!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After a 20-minute wait in line, we got nice seats at the bar with a nice view of the water. Needless to say, oysters were wonderful -- but the clam chowder was beyond just good with a perfect balance between the bacon, clams and cream. Avoid the fried anchovies, but definitely try their grilled cheese sandwich. One of the best... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I found this place on Trip Advisor. We love oysters so we decided to go here for appetizers after a long day of riding our bikes around the city. Our hostess told us that we had to try their clam chowder with their grilled cheese sandwich. We decided to make it our dinner for the evening. We... More

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Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went on Wednesday afternoon for drinks. Sat at the bar. Had a great time. The patrons and bartender, Blythe, made it a really nice experience. So nice my wife and I decided to have dinner here on Thursday after our tour of Alcatraz. What a difference a day makes. The atmosphere now seemed crowded and rushed. The food was better... More

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