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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
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good. I was there on my own one afternoon and I got seated in the outsides area with a perfect view of the harbor. Got a half dozen of sweetwater oysters and a seafood stew. I must say the bread there was fresh and nice! It was just a lovely meal.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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163 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oysters, Mussels, and Clam Chowder! What more can you ask for? We were initially intimidated by the line outside the door at Saturday lunch, but it moved quickly and we were able to order drinks while we waited. The assortment of oysters were great! Ordering the kitchen variety was the way to go. The mussels were served in a very... More 

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Thank Zachary H
San Diego
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were walking around the ferry building and came across the restaurant and decided to stop in. The wait was short and we had a table inside with a view of the bay and the ferry boats coming in. We had a down assorted oysters and then I had the clam chowder which was delicious cream based nad loaded with... More 

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Thank SDBrad
Auckland
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a wait of about 10 minutes o.n a Wednesday evening we were seated. You can have a drink while standing in line. The menu is fairly simple. The fried oysters were very dry and tasteless, not at all what I expected. The chowder was different. It contained a lot of clams in their shells on a milky, wine based... More 

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Thank MoneyPennye
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in San Francisco to experience extremely fresh and delicious oysters. They also have wonderful fresh fish and chowder. A must if you love oysters. You can eat outdoors on a warm day and face the bay.

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Thank Michael S
Los Angeles
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous name, but oysters are great and sometimes there are seats with a view of the bay. Love this place.

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Thank TakeTheHighRoad
NJ
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love seafood and you're in San Francisco, this is the place to go especially for oyster lovers. We were here and ordered the assortment of pyster consisting of 24 pieces, 6 different varieties, additional Oysters Rockefeller which is to die for. It was truly a treat. Since it was lunchtime when we were there, we also ordered grilled... More 

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Thank CorkyNj
Montgomery, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street. Great local oysters and fish. Clam chowder was good but not great. Nice view. Very popular with the locals

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Thank Orca65
Santa Cruz, California
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful location with great food. Go during a Saturday and combine your mail with a ship at the farmers market

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Thank Henry S
Bend, Oregon
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We specifically went to Hog Island because of the terrific TripAdvisor reviews. Unfortunately, I was not impressed. The atmosphere is kind of fun, but incredibly loud inside. The prices are incredibly high, even for fresh seafood. You can get much better seafood at other local establishments, for half the price. We had halibut and a fish stew, and both were... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?