A trip to San Francisco must always include a visit to Swan Oyster Depot. It doesn't matter how long you have to stand in line outside (and if you're close to the entrance they may offer you a beer or glass of wine) it's always worth it. Swan is a classic, the greatest bunch of guys running the place, the freshest seafood, incredible clam chowder and after years of devouring prawn salads now I'm hooked on the smoked salmon. For those of you who are lox lovers this is better and fresher and served on sliced french bread with capers and onions, it's making me hungry just thinking about it. And the only place to sit is at their long counter with stools, you can get food to go, but you can't beat the atmosphere and the great music playing. Now if only they were open 24 hours a day!