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Hog Island Oyster Company

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The Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building, #11, San Francisco, CA 94111
+1 415-391-7117
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The choice of fresh oysters are fantastic. They have cooked items if raw oysters aren't your thing. A very interesting wine list will compliment the food.

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Thank Franco M
Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was fantastic here! We came a little earlier than the time it opened but to our surprise, there was already a huge line outside! In the end, we probably still waited close to an hour. After we got seated, the service was pretty fast. The oysters are just to die for here! So fresh~ so good! No seafood-y taste... More 

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Thank nlee1220
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming from NY, I'm used to having places to eat at all times of the day, that proved to be quite difficult in San Francisco that wasn't a bar or superloud. Although this restaurant is in a tourist spot, the food was amazing, the staff was attentive, and the view of the LED bridge was perfect. If you love oysters,... More 

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Thank Sidney K
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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622 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for their oysters and were well rewarded. A bit pricey but excellent variety of fresh on the shell. We found the inside tables jam packed so sat outside on a cool but sunny day. The view of Bay Bridge and arriving foot ferries is spectacular. Service was fast and polite. Crusty sourdough rolls were traditional San Francisco. Squid... More 

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Thank Malice6
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love oysters and this restaurant was fantastic. I'm fairly certain I had nearly every oyster offering on the menu and as a connoisseur, I can assure you they did not disappoint. If you love oysters like I do, run don't walk. Warning, this restaurant is expensive, but worth it, and you are crammed in with other people.

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturdays at the Ferry Building includes the farmers market, with amazing produce from the surrounding areas. We wanted to hustle into Hog Island for a quick lunch, and then hit the market. The waiting list was substantial as early as 11am. However, staff told us that the bar was first come-first served. We landed at the bar immediately, and I... More 

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Thank assessmenttraini2016
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great experience here for lunch - all oyster meal. Grilled and fresh and wonderful. Love the setting down by the water and close to the action.

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Thank PNMLAW
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing oyster and crab dinner at Hog Island San Fran tonight. Food was fresh and cooked perfectly, staff were friendly and super efficient. Can highly recommend for a great fresh seafood meal.

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Thank Jenny P
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In short: A buzzing 'on the quays / fishmarket' type ambiance in a modern oyster bar, unpretentious but cool, serving the freshest and most perfectly cooked shellfish I've encountered in years, perhaps ever. Artisan bread and Craft Beers (as well as wines and cocktails) complement it perfectly. No reservations, just stand in line, but I also have no reservation in... More 

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Redington Beach, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several different kinds of oysters to choose from and great craft beers. Love that they bring you a full bottle of water too. The bread is great. Had the seafood chowder, which had tons of baby clams in it. Great place to sit and watch the ferries arrive and depart. Outside seating is nice.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?