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“Very poor service”

Hog Island Oyster Company
Ranked #3 of 307 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Open Daily 11:30am - 8:00pm Happy Hours Tues+Wed: 5:00pm - 7:00pm. We will be closing early, 5 PM, on Dec. 24. Last seating at 3:30 PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Looked interesting, with several freshly-shucked local oysters to choose from, but getting service proved to be impossible. The only available waitress busied herself with other patrons, seemed slow on the draw, and skillfully avoided making any eye contact with me or any other recent arrivals at the oyster bar. Never did get to try the food!

Thank Maevilyn
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Initially, seating was quick, but we did not receive the usual tray of bread even after ordering it. We had to ask for it to a bussboy, who immediately took care of it. The Rockefeller Oysters were incipid. We had to fix them with table condiments. Usually they are great! We ordered the Carneros Chardonnay bottle, but did not realize there were more than one Carneros choices. Our server failed to confirm which one and so he brought the more expensive one; we failed to realize it when it came out. However, we are trying to relax, not trying to babysit the service. When we asked him about it after the bill came out, he seemed ignorant that there are two different choices. As much as I enjoy the food here, I think it is time to move on.

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Thank skyrat1977
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

First time we ever had fresh oysters on the half shell. They were excellent. They were so good, especially with the celantro sauce,that we had a second order. The clam chowder comes with fresh clams still in the shell. You've never had clam chowder until you try this one!

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Fun place to have some adult beverages and oysters. John the "bartender" was superb and very informative. Just a great all around place to take a time out when on vacation.

1  Thank Bob S
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Oxbow market is a fun place and dining places such as Hog Island Oyster Company make it delightful for enjoying good food in an informal setting. Oysters on the half shell, mussels in a savory broth that is perfect for sopping up with the bread - Model Bakery? I forgot to confirm that with the server. This time the salad was a little too heavily dressed but the beet salad a couple months ago was perfect. The Robert Sinskey Vin Gris 2011 was just the right accompaniment. But the best food could be easily spoilt by indifferent service - not here however. Our server cheerfully explained how the assorted oysters were arranged on the platter and supplied us with more bread. My guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Thank SgtMjr
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