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Hog Island Oyster Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Great place for a walk
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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-7117
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband doesn't queue for food..but he did this time for 40 minutes. We were seated at the oyster bar where the guys are knowledgeable and friendly. Great recommendations, great oysters. Squid salad was tasty and so was the mussels cooked in a tangy broth with a touch of habanero butter. The roasted Dungeness crab was super fresh and very... More 

Thank Emily-vdb
Florence, Alabama, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There with wife, daughter and her boyfriend. Awesome little find tucked in the back of a shopping area . Stagger in and get some oysters from around the country, hard to believe the different tastes and textures. All delicious.

Thank Mitch W
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always hunting for the perfect oyster, I thought the cold brinies off Cape Cod were best, then I started frequenting Vancouver and discovered the buttery north westerners. Did not think it could get better, then comes the funky place on one of San Francisco's piers called Hog Island. I get there at 11AM on a Sunday and people are queued... More 

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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The choice of fresh oysters are fantastic. They have cooked items if raw oysters aren't your thing. A very interesting wine list will compliment the food.

Thank Franco M
Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything was fantastic here! We came a little earlier than the time it opened but to our surprise, there was already a huge line outside! In the end, we probably still waited close to an hour. After we got seated, the service was pretty fast. The oysters are just to die for here! So fresh~ so good! No seafood-y taste... More 

Thank nlee1220
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming from NY, I'm used to having places to eat at all times of the day, that proved to be quite difficult in San Francisco that wasn't a bar or superloud. Although this restaurant is in a tourist spot, the food was amazing, the staff was attentive, and the view of the LED bridge was perfect. If you love oysters,... More 

Thank Sidney K
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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622 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for their oysters and were well rewarded. A bit pricey but excellent variety of fresh on the shell. We found the inside tables jam packed so sat outside on a cool but sunny day. The view of Bay Bridge and arriving foot ferries is spectacular. Service was fast and polite. Crusty sourdough rolls were traditional San Francisco. Squid... More 

Thank Malice6
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love oysters and this restaurant was fantastic. I'm fairly certain I had nearly every oyster offering on the menu and as a connoisseur, I can assure you they did not disappoint. If you love oysters like I do, run don't walk. Warning, this restaurant is expensive, but worth it, and you are crammed in with other people.

Thank ashlandmatt
Fresno, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturdays at the Ferry Building includes the farmers market, with amazing produce from the surrounding areas. We wanted to hustle into Hog Island for a quick lunch, and then hit the market. The waiting list was substantial as early as 11am. However, staff told us that the bar was first come-first served. We landed at the bar immediately, and I... More 

Thank assessmenttraini2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience here for lunch - all oyster meal. Grilled and fresh and wonderful. Love the setting down by the water and close to the action.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: +1 415-391-7117

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?