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“Good fresh seafood”

Hog Island Oyster Company
Ranked #15 of 5,839 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our party of five arrived about 8pm on a Sunday and waited around 20 mins for a table, which was not too bad. Also, we were kept informed of the likely timescales throughout the wait, so didn't feel abandoned.

Well-sited, right by the water, with a good atmosphere.

Tried both the clam chowder and the fish stew. Both good, with plenty of clams in both and some mussels and prawns in the latter. However, the well put together fish stew was a bit on the small side for $20 - a bit less artistry, a bit more food please - but with extras of sourdough bread and fries (a touch over-salted), plus some decent draught beers, we enjoyed the meal.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, no bathroom, what's up with that? Had to use one next door and share it with a homeless guy, but I understand it's in a mall like environment. Still gave it a 5, awesome fish stew, chowder, clams and oysters.

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stop by the newly reopened and expanded Hog Island Oyster Company inside the Ferry Building for brunch after shopping at the Farmers Market. Even though the space has been expanded, there is always a line here, with good reason. it is one of the best places for anything related to oysters or seafood in general. We prefer to sit at the counter so we can watch the oysters being served but if you prefer being outside, the view of the Bay and the Bridge are magnificent. We always start with a dozen oysters on the half shell, followed by an oyster stew or a clam chowder. Perhaps some salad, or a crab dish. No matter what you order, you will not be disappointed. And the bread they serve is delicious!

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

The queue started forming before 11.30 am and we were the 2nd group in queue; waited till 12pm on that particular day before they opened. By then, the queue was snaking long. So do queue early. Had their oyster platter and (skip the clams which are tiny and not that fresh) grilled oysters, which were great.

Thank jellybellymelly
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Situated right on the water in the Ferry Building you will find : simple and clean décor, great place to grab " small bites'' to share over a quick drink . Grilled small peppers, fried small anchovies, raw clams and oysters on half shell and best of all, their chowder. Maybe their claim to fame. An added bonus was our waiter , Dylan, a rotund , heavy set and jovial fellow who completed the experience with his demeanour . Ask for him to serve you !

FYI, The line up moves quite fast.

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Thank rfds37
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