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Hog Island Oyster Company

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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is the place to go if you want great oysters and seafood, doesn't get much better than here. Nice beer and wine list. If you are afraid of slurpping oysters there are other options including a killer grilled cheese sandwich. Be prepared to wait but the wait is so worth it!

Thank MickD415
Hoover, Alabama
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322 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Usually I don't enjoy waiting in line to for a popular restaurant. I am glad we waited. Although the line was long we waited a short 15 minutes on a very busy Sunday afternoon.Seating is offered outside and inside including at the Oyster Bar, Bar and Cook's Line. We enjoyed sitting outdoors on this beautiful day. We were immediately greeted... More 

Thank Haddon P
Haifa, Israel
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent seafood, especially their clam chowder. Excellent service. Nice place, in high demand during lunch hours, so be prepared to wait in line, but you will find it is worth it.

Thank Florin N
walnut creek, ca
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoy a large plate of delicious, fresh oysters while taking in the view of San Francisco Bay from the historic Ferry Building. Great wines and beers complete your feast. A must-see spot for anyone visiting San Francisco that enjoys raw seafood.

Thank amp94596
Shermans Dale, PA, United States
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here for their Hog Island Oysters but ended up staying and having other seafood for dinner too. Everything was super fresh and delicious. If you are a seafood lover, this place is for you!

Thank Brian G
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were looking for a seafood restaurant around the Ferry Building and this restaurant had the biggest queue and seemed to be popular with locals which we took as a good sign. We shared a mixed platter of 12 Oysters and they were some of the best I have ever tasted. The mussels were gorgeous too. We sat at the... More 

Thank DMonster18
Sedona, Arizona
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465 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Hog Island. Great oyster bar. They must shuck a thousand oysters an hour. Fortunately they were serving gumbo and it was unbelievable. Huge portion full of oysters, clams, shrimp, sausage, etc. etc. Great view of the bay.

Thank dps_Sedona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were waiting in line for 40 minuts, as it is not possible to book tables. However, it was worth the waiting. We were offered to order drinks while waiting and we could look at the menu preparing to order. We ordered a mix of oysters and they were really good. The rest of the food to, and the service... More 

Thank Kim F
New York City, New York
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114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As this place is famous there are always waits to eat here. Arrived one day and asked for a spot for 2, and was told it'd be a short wait and I was next in line. 10 minutes go by and while still waiting, another couple arrived and asked if they could put their name down to eat. The greeter... More 

Thank Dana H
Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to queue, but didn't wait long for a table. We sat outside with a view to the Oakland Bridge. Efficient waitering service, nice ambience. We ordered oysters but they were very small and we paid almost USD5-$6 for each. If you are from Downunder, definitely not worth coming here for the oysters. Clam chowder was nice, fish in sliders... More 

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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, Kids, Families with children, 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
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: 14153917117

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