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Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market

579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
+1 415-552-7584
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“cioppino” (83 reviews)
“oysters” (127 reviews)
“chowder” (44 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad we decided to try this place. It was so fresh and delicious! The oysters were excellent and the small cioppino was delicious and large enough for sharing with my husband. The most amazing thing we had, however, was the Caesar salad. It really...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews on this place with thought to try it out. We took an Uber but then realized how easy it would have been to take the subway and get off at the Castro stop. We got Infront and realized you need to put...More

Thank HAWKECanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the priviledge of eating here twice during my stay in SF. One was a dinner and we went just before 21:00, so there was a short wait only. The fresh fish as well as the fish curry was fantastic. Portions are generous and...More

1  Thank elsiemariam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Inn on Castro (great spot - see review) so we strolled down to this place just down the road! A wait of 20 minutes on Sunday evening at 7 pm (no bookings taken) - write your name on their white-board...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We headed to Anchor Oyster Bar and after a long wait I ordered the garlic prawns and my wife had the crab cake entre. Meals came with choice of soup or salad and our meals were terrific. You can't miss with this choice. Good food...More

2  Thank Jim K
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Winchester, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Landed SFO with ten hours to kill. Consulted Trip Advisor. Top rated seafood in SF, and it’s not even near the waterfront. Uber to The Castro Neighborhood. What a find! Great experience! Great staff, attentive and friendly. Fun atmosphere. Try it all! The Anchor Special....More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Queuing for an hour on a Monday evening in May was more than worth it. The see food is supreme and the service is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar. We had the big Cioppino and steamed mussels. The boys loved it, too.

Thank Luis E
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Tasty, good portion and love oyster crackers We all tried clam chowder and main seafood Plater to share with 1 pint of IPA paid 80 dollars Good value for tasty meal family of 3 hope we will try this place one more time before we...More

Thank Foodbugs
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Wow! I loved this tiny restaurant! The oysters were the best I have ever tasted. We also had cioppino for the first tome and LOVED this too. (Wear a bib ;-) the seafood in this tee is super fresh and tasty and there is a...More

Thank seaskyhopper
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Small but cozy restaurant and very familiar ... good option for those who like seafood with a variety of options for fresh oysters.

Thank Cristiano X
The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
Or later for the second round. Put your name on the chalk board before taking your seat on the bench.
August 9, 2017|
Response from marksmail | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to hear your glasses were lost. I can't speak for the restaurant...and those are expensive glasses...have you thought of all the ways to contact them? You probably have already thought to sent them a snail mail... More
January 6, 2017|
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Response from ceramicsgrl | Reviewed this property |
Maybe because you are a jerk!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114-2511
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-7584
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