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“The One in the Ferry Building - Not in Bodega Bay”

Hog Island Oyster Company
Ranked #28 of 5,946 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great place for lunch -- sparkling fresh oysters and divine chowders. Bonus: The service was great and our waiter was right on target with his recommendations for which oysters to order!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Don't let the line get in your head here. It moves quickly and they'll serve you beer or wine while you wait.

Aside from the amazing location at the Ferry building and the outstanding view of the bay bridge from the entire place, the seafood is remarkable.

It is simple. Oysters to die for. How can raw oysters simply be better at some places? Here, they are great.

The cooked and prepared foods are equally wonderful. The prawns, crabs, mussels and clams all have great flavor. Coming from Louisiana, I'm used to heavily seasoned seafood. Being a San Diegan for the last 30 years, I've gotten used to blah seafood.

Hog Island Oyster Co. splits the difference nicely. The seafood is seasoned just right - enough to enhance the flavor without overpowering the freshness.

After 2 hours sitting at the oyster bar, sipping our beer, ordering almost everything on the menu and soaking in the great atmosphere and view, we finally, reluctantly relinquished our seats.

Our observation was that the average stay was about 30-45 minutes and that the line moved quickly. The service was rapid and just right for this type of place.

Our theme of the weekend on this trip was to try all new things and places that we had not done or visited on previous trips. We'll never be able to do that theme again, because Hog Island Oyster Co. is now a "must visit" place in the City by the Bay!

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had five oysters that we have never tried before. Seasonal salad that clears the tongue for the next oyster. Great variety of pinot noirs for the full experience of the beautiful seafood. Outside has great people viewing with the farmers market at the other end of the building. Inside sit by the oyster cleaners, they are so fast. Worth the wait.

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Love this place. I could eat there every day. Service is excellent, and so is everything on their menu.

The oyster's & bread with a glass of wine is to die for. Such simple but satisfying meal. Salads are great too.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We waited for about 20 minutes but worth it!! Incredibly fresh and amazing selection of oysters. Casual atmosphere, really great food. If you don't have a big group and can grab a seat at the bar, that is the way to go. Everything we tried on the menu was fantastic-- not cheap by any means and can be a bit on the tourist side, but damn good! Great service and staff as well.

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