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“Superb Fish Food”
Review of Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot
Ranked #125 of 5,974 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
Reviewed 20 January 2018

The place is really small. There are no tables, you eat at the bar as you are in a Irish pub. All the time the stuff has been really nice in helping with food. The fish is great. A little priced but the food is worthy both the waiting than the prices.

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1  Thank trippingaround71
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

The food and fun at Swan Oyster Depot is hard to beat.

Great clam chowder, seafood cocktails, shrimp salad and cracked crab at a crowded busy counter where you will probably have to wait.

Do it the wait is worth it.

It is on my list now of places to go every time I visit.

1  Thank J Scott A
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We had heard about this iconic restaurant through TV & magazines, it was on our list to try as we visited the city on a business trip. We mostly travelled by foot and didn't finally stumble across it until our last day in town! We were on the hunt for a late breakfast , but when we saw the line up out the door we knew we had to stop in. The line moved quickly, and we were served breakfast beers as we waited. Once inside we were treated like family, all the gentlemen behind the bar were very friendly & had great recommendations. We had the crab, chowder, and plenty of variety of oysters! We left feeling like regulars, and cant wait to go back again!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Took advantage of some San Francisco rain and headed to Swan’s hoping for a short line. We arrived about 11:45am and there were only 2 people ahead of us.

As we waited, I watched grown men carefully construct crab cocktails and seafood salads, taking care to perfectly plate each dish. As if each were a work of art - - and they certainly were gastronomic works of art.

We were seated within 15 minutes. We ordered a variety of seafood from a dozen oysters on the half shell, to combo seafood cocktail to smoked salmon. The food was excellent.

About the service. We were never rushed. The people working there all seemed like they absolutely loved their jobs and serving their customers. I mean truly and completely. You just don’t see that anymore. I want to thank all of them for serving us - - and when I say all of them I mean it. There is no “territorial” grounds on who helps who at the counter. Everyone helps every customer. This is a slice of everything that is “right” in America.

Thank you Swan’s for a job well done every day!

1  Thank happyvalleymom
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The carb back was amazing and we ordered 12 oysters at first n added another 6. The thing about US oysters are that they are pretty small and hence you can eat lots of it. Overall we enjoy this place a lot. The service staff is attentive and friendly.

We went at about 3.30 and waited an hour. Was told that we have to be seated by 4.45 if not we have to order takeaway.

Total cost is 187 with 2 beers n 3 wines for 2 of us.

Thank dennis k
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