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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

No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Swan Oyster Depot. It’s remained the same after several decades. The freshest seafood imaginable. Take a seat at the bar and have a seafood feast. It’s a bit pricey but you do...More

Date of visit: March 2019
53  Thank kanemochi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you will wait on line forever to get in. Yes, your leg will fall asleep from the rim on the stool cutting off your circulation. Yes, it's crowded and you will get to be intimate with the diners beside you. And yes, it is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ben G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is always packed so expect a line out side. Low key, authentic seafood place that fox’s on customer service and the food itself,unlike the tourist places at the piers. Try the crab head! And it’s Cash only.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ntpcsusu
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 January 30, 2019 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 January 27, 2019 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 January 21, 2019 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 January 19, 2019

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
1  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
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February 19, 2019|
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Response from Lfinlayk | Reviewed this property |
Street Parking is available with meters.
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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