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Swan Oyster Depot


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Maine Attraction Lobsters
Served with drawn butter cooked to order allow 25 min
Clams & Oysters On The Half Shell
6 cherry stone clams. 6 blue point oysters
West Coast Little Necks
On the half shell
Half Cracked Crab
Served with bread & butter choice of cocktail sauce, sauce or mayonnaise
Smoked Trout, Smoked White Fish
Served with salad, bread and butter
Smoked Salmon
Served on rye or french bread with shrimp salad
Cup $2.75
Bowl $5.0
Boston Clam Chowder
Bread & Butter
Octopus Salad
Swan Special
Shrimp cocktail and beer
Anchor Steam
Stella Artois
Lemon Lime
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood, Soups
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped here on a Wednesday night after work. There was a small line when I arrived at about 4:30. But, as I was by myself and there was one open seat I was quickly seated. Service was quick and friendly. my first time there,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank craigcN9891HF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh seafood. Staff is very friendly. The sashimi with the olive oil and capers is one of the best dishes. Of course the oysters are a must have. Went twice on my long weekend trip and would have gone more if I had more...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RickV1980
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly waiter,I really enjoyed the experience. The food is good and the oresentation is even better (if possible). It was a very crowded night, is the kind of place you wanna make a reservation.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mjcooper67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Down to earth wait staff. Just don’t ask for butter hahah! Restaurant is less than 20 seats at a bar. So get there early. Or just prepare for at least an hour wait all day. Food is fresh everything is good. And get a Stella...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Britneybrum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time eating here. Kept hearing so much about it, finally made the time to check it out. Best seafood I have ever had, I now know why this place is so famous!!!! And the owners and staff are friendly and professional! Make sure to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank alexismichelle110
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Great experience with amazing food, cold beer and attentive staff. I came early afternoon and only waited 45 minutes. Don’t forgot cash!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank V1711KImichaels
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Let the staff take their sweet time and serve you with divine yumminess. We had mixed oysters (briny to sweet got it all covered), cherry stone clams (so fat:D) and the mixed cocktail (who'd knew cooked baby shrimp can taste this good) - everything simply...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank miaothesharkgirl
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This spot has been on my bucket eating place for a long while. The no reservations never fit my stay in SF. This time it did. 2 of us arrived on a Thurs around 11:30am. Short line so we were hopeful Issue is once you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Yes, you're going to stand in line to get in because there are only 18 stools at the counter and they fill up the minute the restaurant opens. If you are a seafood lover, this place is worth the wait. Everything is super fresh. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dhbourke
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Waited close to 2 hours and definitely not worth the wait. It’s counter service and prices really expensive. $34 dozen oysters. Staff super nice but menu is limited and wouldn’t go back even if 15 minutes wait.

Date of visit: November 2018
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from Ray S | Reviewed this property |
Cash only. There’s a bank across the street with an ATM.
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Response from kcchin | Reviewed this property |
$16...and you get plenty of crab.
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