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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
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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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for a happy hour with several colleagues and had 2 rounds of drinks with a sampler of oysters. I cannot remember exactly which ones I had, but I was not aware that there were so many varieties of oysters and the 3 I tried were the best I have ever had. The drinks were delicious too and the service... More 

Thank Kerry K
Boston, Massachusetts
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommended if you like sea food. Outdoor seating is great, with beautiful view of the bay and bridge. Super tasty food, raw and cooked

Thank Dean D
Palos Heights, Illinois
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164 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here recently. it is in the Ferry Building and is an ideal respite from the great shopping there. They don't take reservations and it is always packed. We got in line a half hour before it opened for lunch. It quickly filled up after that. Do a dozen or dozen and a half of their absolutely fresh... More 

Thank Dennis C
Austin, Texas
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166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wife said they had some of the best seafood she has ever tasted. I loved my dishes too. She had the oyster combo - 2 each of 6 different oysters. I had the clam chowder which was great. Loved the fries too. I would recommend this place.

Thank Donald K
Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favourite place in San Francisco. I absolutely love coming hear. The ambiance is great, the food is amazing and the views are beautiful.

Thank Pauline M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best clam chowder ever!!!!! Two locations: Napa and San Francisco!!!! BOTH ARE EXCELLENT!!!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!!

Thank Malinda68
La Crescenta, California
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, and very good staff! The line is long, but it moves quickly, and is well worth the wait. They get 4/5 because the price is a bit on the higher end, and there is usually a wait...but other than that, I highly recommend this place. The seafood soup is amazing, and the oysters are not hyped up...they actually... More 

Thank Greg H
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to enjoy some oysters, a drink and a fabulous view. However, be prepared to wait in line. They don't take reservations and there is always a line. They handle the traffic well and very efficiently, but there are times when the wait can be long. Plan accordingly!

Thank escapium
Clovis, California
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228 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a sunny day in San francisco and we sat out on the patio watching the ferries come and go as we ate oysters and salads and had a glass of wine. The service was excellent. Such great people watching. The Place was very busy for a mid afternoon I thought. Guess it's just that good of a place.... More 

Thank MsCathleen
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This rating needs to be taken in context that I originate from a land-lock state. This is my 15th trip here over the past 10 yrs that I have been visiting SF area. Great shell fish food. Love the oyster selection, fried sardines, and clam chowder. Enjoy the beer selection and service. Expect to wait in line.

Thank pedsnephron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?