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Hog Island Oyster Company

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$$ - $$$
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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-7117
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

HIOC is a great spot with fresh seafood and great food. Limited menu for land lovers, but the farm raised oysters and crabs were delicious. If you are in a hurry, grab a seat at the bar and converse with the bartenders.

Thank BigA804
Matthews, North Carolina
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a long wait for lunch but that was proof of the popularity. Rockfish sliders were good but had to add hot sauce for flavor. Grilled oysters were a hit. Great view of the bay.

Thank kimbecknellwilliams
Nutley, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hog Island Oyster is a great establishment, at a great location, with some delicious food! Definitely take some time here and try the oysters! I have to say that the highlight here were the grilled oysters. The ones I got here were the Rockefeller and Chipotle Bourbon. These just tasted awesome, I could have these all day long. They oysters... More 

Thank Nobel V
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place is defiantly a tourist hot spot! The lines were insane and long the day we went. Yes the oysters were good but after the lines and tight crowded tables, we would have had a better time paying more and going somewhere else. "We came, we saw, we won't go back", sorry

Thank Stephen H
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, yes, it can be a bit pricy, but come on. These folks are getting oyster right from the source (many of them) and bringing them to SF fresh. It's a rarified experience! On a recent visit we loved a large serving of a variety of raw oysters. Drinks were refreshing and we loved the people watching. I was especially... More 

Thank SFFoodWriter
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious but when we got there, it had moved to Union Street so we got a cab and went there! Delicious oysters and many seafood wonders to try plus the Best Bread!

Thank Pinkie2014
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and had a short wait, even on a Wednesday in January. It was worth it. I don't even like oysters but since this is oyster central I thought it would be the place to try them again. I ordered a side of fried oysters. They were lightly breaded (cornmeal?) and the oysters inside were tender... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Chesterfield, Missouri
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Hog Island Oyster Company when trying to find a good seafood restaurant near our hotel. Fortunately, we found this place....the food was terrific and well worth the wait in line. Our server was also great. The clam chowder was a delightful experience and a "must try" if you go there. We went back a second time... More 

Thank Carol T
Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quality food and service. Great view. Friendly efficient staff...on the pricey side, but, hey...that view!

Thank juni360
san francisco
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to visit San Francisco you gotta make time to come here. Fast friendly service. A MUST, check the opening hours first!

Thank Raymond M

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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
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-7117

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