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Hog Island Oyster Company

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20215 Shoreline Highway, State Route 1, Marshall, CA 94940
+1 415-663-9218
09:00 - 17:00
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Roseville, California
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190 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a neat little spot on a bay. Old, Funky feel with excellent picnic table eating and bar-b-ques. May people bring picnics and spend some time. The Oysters are fantastic and like the shrimp scene in Forrest Gump, "you can get your bar-b-qued osyters, pickled oysters, raw oysters, baked oysters..........." Very fun stop on your way to.....somewhere.

Thank Steve R
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter had picked out this place, and we were excited to book reservations as it was near our day trip to Point Reyes National Seashore. It's community seating, which was great as we met a nice family at our table. It's also on a bay, so be certain to pack a jacket in case the winds are up. The... More 

Thank Drewhill29
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very fun, busy place to get the BEST fresh oysters. Great vibe, good drinks, friendly people. Lots of picnic space, and the view of the bay is to die for.

Thank bdarling001
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a vigorous hike to the Tomales Point, we had a reservation for 6 for a Sat. brunch, on the 1st sunny day after several rainy ones. We sat at a community table with 2 other couples but we didn't mind. The view, the sun, the fresh air made for a wonderful experience. We started with a bubbly rose, Iron... More 

Thank mcarter583
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105 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped by here on the way back from Napa Valley to San Francisco. We had heard about this place and wanted to try their oysters. They raise and harvest the oysters right in the bay. The oysters are small but they are real clean and real sweet. You can order oysters on the half shell or chargrilled. You can... More 

Thank livininlouisiana
Foster City, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It was a beautiful, sunny day. Slight breeze and hot sun. Combined with the staff (oh so pleasant) and the food....just another great day. Reservations are suggested, and i strongly advise making them as they fill up quickly. That being said, they always try and work-in people who just show up. The wait can be 20-30 minutes, but the atmosphere... More 

Thank 127JS
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We happened upon this oyster oasis on a recent road trip and it was an amazing experience. I would definitely make a reservation during busy times we were able to get 2 spots at a community table and that was a lot of fun. No better way to spend an afternoon than eating oysters with a cold beer or glass... More 

Thank FoodFlowerTravel
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145 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped by on the way back to SF so got a standing spot, reservations required for tables. The bbq oysters are the best we had in the week but we found the raw oysters quite bland - indeed the staff described them as 'sweet water oysters'. Wines by the glass just right for standing up next to a shack -... More 

Thank galliardo
Redmond, Washington
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stopped there on our way back home. I was close to 5:00PM and they were ready to close. We went to the counter where they served the to-go oysters. There, a friendly host explained we could get raw oysters but they would not chuck them. I always travel with my special oyster knife so .. no problem. We got... More 

Thank paul w
Lisbon, Portugal
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167 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It's far away and with picnic sort of comfort, but it's an excellent excursion and well worth the trip. Remember to book well in advance as they do t answer the phone nor accept online bookings on the same day, if it's a busy sunny day. As soon as you are beyond the hostess, the service is fast, funny and... More 

Thank Gasparca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20215 Shoreline Highway, State Route 1, Marshall, CA 94940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Marshall
  • Phone Number: +1 415-663-9218
Hog Island Oyster Co. Marshall offers three dining options on the shore of Tomales Bay, the bay where we raise our own oysters and shellfish. 1. Reserve a seat(s) at The Boat Oyster Bar and outdoor oyster bar with communal seating where we shuck and grill oysters for you and offer a small menu of locally sourced, house made bites, beer and wine. The Boat oyster bar is open Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon 11:30-4:30 PM. Reservations required. No outside food allowed. 2. Reserve a picnic table and shuck-your-own oysters. Reserve a table and grill, BYO picnic and shuck-your own oysters. Picnic reservations 10:30-1:30 and 2:00-5:00 PM daily. Reservations required. 3. Purchase live, unshucked oysters, shellfish and picnic fare to-go. Open 9-5 PM daily.

Retail sales, 9:00am-5:00pm

Picnic Area,10:00am-5:00pm
(reservation required)

The Boat Oyster Bar,11:00am - 4:30pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon
(reservation required)

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days.

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