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Hog Island Oyster Company

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$$ - $$$
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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, yes, it can be a bit pricy, but come on. These folks are getting oyster right from the source (many of them) and bringing them to SF fresh. It's a rarified experience! On a recent visit we loved a large serving of a variety of raw oysters. Drinks were refreshing and we loved the people watching. I was especially... More 

Thank SFFoodWriter
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious but when we got there, it had moved to Union Street so we got a cab and went there! Delicious oysters and many seafood wonders to try plus the Best Bread!

Thank Pinkie2014
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and had a short wait, even on a Wednesday in January. It was worth it. I don't even like oysters but since this is oyster central I thought it would be the place to try them again. I ordered a side of fried oysters. They were lightly breaded (cornmeal?) and the oysters inside were tender... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Chesterfield, Missouri
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Hog Island Oyster Company when trying to find a good seafood restaurant near our hotel. Fortunately, we found this place....the food was terrific and well worth the wait in line. Our server was also great. The clam chowder was a delightful experience and a "must try" if you go there. We went back a second time... More 

Thank Carol T
Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food and service. Great view. Friendly efficient staff...on the pricey side, but, hey...that view!

Thank juni360
san francisco
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to visit San Francisco you gotta make time to come here. Fast friendly service. A MUST, check the opening hours first!

Thank Raymond M
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking around the Ferry Building Market, late at night almost everything was closed,within the few choices left I pick this one because it was filled (always a good sign). The place is really nice, amazing view, incredible service (made me feel so cozy). About the food, im quite skeptic about oysters but i took a leap of fate and order... More 

Thank Luis Miguel P
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing. Worth the wait. Brilliant. I'm going to run out of superlatives to describe the food here. Yes, you'll be in line for a long time, and you may find yourself wondering why you bothered - but from the first bite of sweet, sweet, seafood, you'll forget all your worries. We found the staff to be attentive, the food to... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many wonderful venues at the Ferry Building but because I got there early and before my spouse with our company, I picked the longest line to wait in, thinking, if people are willing to wait in THIS line on a Sunday, there must be something good about this place. I was right. Six different varieties of oysters,... More 

Thank Twila E
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect to queue but it will be worth it. Great seat where we could see the chefs in action. Harissa grilled oysters were sublime and my 'steamer ' dish, OMG, clams with spicy sausage and kale was soooo good. Good kick of heat and such a winter warmer. A must visit

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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, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
11:00 am - 5:00 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?