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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night

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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
Lunch

The wait was about 20 minutes. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and very helpful. We sit at the bar and got to watch the chef prepare the food they took great pride in the preparation of their dishes. We will go back if we ever return to San Francisco.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Marilyn R
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Paducah, Kentucky
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The wait was about 20 minutes. The food was excellent, the staff was very friendly and very helpful. We sit at the bar and got to watch the chef prepare the food they took great pride in the preparation of their dishes. We will go back if we ever return to San Francisco.

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

During a weekend they are always busy, during a holiday weekend at least twice as busy, but it's worth to wait. After standing in line for 45 minutes we enjoyed a very good lunch, oysters and the stew - delicious

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

There is always a line up to get into this restaurant, which says a lot. We sat at the expansive bar and enjoyed a platter of very fresh oysters of different varieties. The servers where very attentive, even though they were very busy. It is a lot of fun to sit and sip wine and oysters while you watch them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

highly recommended. location is not greatest in harbour next to ferry but very convenient and easy to reach with cable cars or ferry from sausalito. exceptional seafood, especially the oyster range offered, changing every day. plenty of other seafood options. great wine selection. no reservations possible so may need to stand in line for 10-20 minutes but is definitely worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Well, the gluten free options were extremely limited. But, what I did have was really great. Everyone's food looked gorgeous and everyone was happy. I had pork sliders without the bun. Still good. Perfect setting and the line to get in moved relatively quickly.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The local oysters were tiny and delicious certainly in my top ten oysters, and almost as good as Helford in Cornwall. The wine was overpriced and the service average. Sitting at the bar inside was good and friendly.

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Stavanger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We walked from pier 39 towards the ferry building where this restaurant is located. I do not specifically recommend this route s it does not have as many exciting stuff as you might think. The restaurant itself was great. It is very famous for the seafood and strongly recommended by the locals. We had mussels and steamers there and I... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place for lunch on a gorgeous day. Service is fast, food is fresh, and the oysters are some of the best I've ever had! Portions are smaller, so the entrees arent as filling, but great for a quick meal with a great view and feel of San Francisco. I highly recommend to all oyster lovers!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. Chowder was very tasty. Not thick but brothy. Every thing was brought out of the kitchen as soon as it came up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Oysters oysters oysters. Beautiful seafood. Simply prepared. I always like a limited menu. They do less better. We had the birds eye view of the kitchen as we sat at the bar - enjoyed the performance.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?