Hog Island Oyster Co

★★★★★
  • 1 Ferry Building

    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • 415-391-7117

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I had my first oyster eating experience on Saturday at Hog Island and I loved it! The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the variety of we ordered. We also ordered the steamer and

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I had my first oyster eating experience on Saturday at Hog Island and I loved it! The oysters were so fresh and delicious. The waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the variety of we ordered. We also ordered the steamer and

Pros: Fresh oysters/seafood, adorable location

Cons: Pricey, limited seating

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I really enjoyed the afternoon here. The oysters are very fresh and buttery. We had a chance to also check out their oyster farm up north and also had a great time in their picnic area.

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I really enjoyed the afternoon here. The oysters are very fresh and buttery. We had a chance to also check out their oyster farm up north and also had a great time in their picnic area.

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I love going to Hog Island for $1 oysters on Mondays and Thursdays. They have the best grilled cheese sandwich. Get there early for happy hour! The staff is really nice and they do well with the crowd. They are quick on service and their bread and butter tastes awesome too.

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I love going to Hog Island for $1 oysters on Mondays and Thursdays. They have the best grilled cheese sandwich. Get there early for happy hour! The staff is really nice and they do well with the crowd. They are quick on service and their bread and butter tastes awesome too.

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If you are at the pier, this is a great place to have a tasty lunch or snack. my sister and I ordered a couple dozen oysters and a bowl of clam chowder. the soup was really good kind of broth like with leeks potatoes and

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If you are at the pier, this is a great place to have a tasty lunch or snack. my sister and I ordered a couple dozen oysters and a bowl of clam chowder. the soup was really good kind of broth like with leeks potatoes and

Pros: variety of oysters

Cons: long line

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Hog Island Oyster Co has the freshest oysters I have ever eaten.The eatery in the Ferry Building is small with only a counter and a few tables inside and out. But that is just enough.We also order the steamed baby clams and a grilled cheese sandwich made with cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. These two along with the oysters make a wonderful lunch for our family.

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Hog Island Oyster Co has the freshest oysters I have ever eaten.The eatery in the Ferry Building is small with only a counter and a few tables inside and out. But that is just enough.We also order the steamed baby clams and a grilled cheese sandwich made with cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. These two along with the oysters make a wonderful lunch for our family.

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We had lunch here the last time we were in San Francisco, and ordered fresh oysters, of course. These oysters were the freshest I have ever tasted, and each bite tasted like the sea. We sat outside, and had the magnificent view that the Ferry Building offers. All in all, it was an enjoyable relaxing delicious experience which I wouldn't mind repeating in the near future.

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We had lunch here the last time we were in San Francisco, and ordered fresh oysters, of course. These oysters were the freshest I have ever tasted, and each bite tasted like the sea. We sat outside, and had the magnificent view that the Ferry Building offers. All in all, it was an enjoyable relaxing delicious experience which I wouldn't mind repeating in the near future.

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This restaurant is in the Ferry Building, which is a treat in itself. After wandering through, stop here and sit at the bar. You can look out at the bar while you have a pint and some of the freshest oysters ever. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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This restaurant is in the Ferry Building, which is a treat in itself. After wandering through, stop here and sit at the bar. You can look out at the bar while you have a pint and some of the freshest oysters ever. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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This was the first time I've ever been to an "oyster restaurant". Oysters were delicious! If you don't want to spend that much money and you're hungry, you should eat the grilled cheese sandwich to get you a little full and then have

3
★★★★★

This was the first time I've ever been to an "oyster restaurant". Oysters were delicious! If you don't want to spend that much money and you're hungry, you should eat the grilled cheese sandwich to get you a little full and then have

Pros: Delicious oysters and beautiful view

Cons: Long wait- can't make reservations

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I know it's called the Hog Island Oyster (emphasis on Oyster) Company, but they have some of the best steamed clams I've ever had. A perfect amount of white wine, butter, and garlic! Don't get me wrong. The oyster shooters are great too. Go for happy hour and get a pretty good deal. But try and go early because it can get really crowded!

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I know it's called the Hog Island Oyster (emphasis on Oyster) Company, but they have some of the best steamed clams I've ever had. A perfect amount of white wine, butter, and garlic! Don't get me wrong. The oyster shooters are great too. Go for happy hour and get a pretty good deal. But try and go early because it can get really crowded!

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I've been to the Swam Oyster Depot and loved their oysters. I saw a review on Hog Island on Citysearch and found mostly positive remarks so I decided to take a chance this past weekend.\r
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The setting is great as it is set in the Ferry

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★★★★★

I've been to the Swam Oyster Depot and loved their oysters. I saw a review on Hog Island on Citysearch and found mostly positive remarks so I decided to take a chance this past weekend.\r
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The setting is great as it is set in the Ferry

Pros: view

Cons: small oysters, price

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A wonderful casual spot for great oysters, ambiance and service. The prices are good and the views are beautiful. Good location for people watching and rides on the ferry.

3
★★★★★

A wonderful casual spot for great oysters, ambiance and service. The prices are good and the views are beautiful. Good location for people watching and rides on the ferry.

Pros: Food, service, location and views

Cons: Sometimes a bit of a wait during busy times

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I came here on a Tuesday after work for happy hour. It was a tiny bit chilly outside, so we were able to get a table outside by the water pretty easily, but I imagine it's tougher when it's warm outside. We tried two kinds of oysters and

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★★★★★

I came here on a Tuesday after work for happy hour. It was a tiny bit chilly outside, so we were able to get a table outside by the water pretty easily, but I imagine it's tougher when it's warm outside. We tried two kinds of oysters and

Pros: fresh oysters

Cons: service was very friendly but a little slow

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Oysters are FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!! Expertly shucked. Great selection. Breadsticks & bread are fresh & abundant.\r
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The grilled cheese sandwich is rich & decadent. Safer to share the fat with a friend & focus on the oysters. \r

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Oysters are FRESH, FRESH, FRESH!! Expertly shucked. Great selection. Breadsticks & bread are fresh & abundant.\r
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The grilled cheese sandwich is rich & decadent. Safer to share the fat with a friend & focus on the oysters. \r

Pros: fresh oysters

Cons: limited seating

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I don't want to diminish the wonderful freshness and quality of the oysters (and they were definitely wonderful), but I was blown away not by the oysters but by the spectacular grilled cheese sandwich. I'm still dreaming about how

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★★★★★

I don't want to diminish the wonderful freshness and quality of the oysters (and they were definitely wonderful), but I was blown away not by the oysters but by the spectacular grilled cheese sandwich. I'm still dreaming about how

Pros: Best Grilled Cheese; Fresh Oysters

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If you want to try the best clam chowder in the world then you need to come here. The soup is served with clams in the shell, potato, bacon, and soup broth that is not thick and gooey, but nice with a thin texture. Its perfectly salted

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★★★★★

If you want to try the best clam chowder in the world then you need to come here. The soup is served with clams in the shell, potato, bacon, and soup broth that is not thick and gooey, but nice with a thin texture. Its perfectly salted

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this was a fun little dining experience. although the line getting seated seemed scary at first, it moved quite quickly once you were in it. (plus, they fed you with breadsticks while waiting.) then, upon entering the venue, we sat and

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★★★★★

this was a fun little dining experience. although the line getting seated seemed scary at first, it moved quite quickly once you were in it. (plus, they fed you with breadsticks while waiting.) then, upon entering the venue, we sat and

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One of my favotite places in SF, Hog Island Oyster Company delivers some of the best oysters anywhere. Even when living in Seattle, which has many more oyster farms, Hog Island oysters were popular. I really like the Atlantic variety,

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★★★★★

One of my favotite places in SF, Hog Island Oyster Company delivers some of the best oysters anywhere. Even when living in Seattle, which has many more oyster farms, Hog Island oysters were popular. I really like the Atlantic variety,

Pros: great oysters, wines, location

Cons: a bit pricey

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I had an enjoyable birthday lunch at Hog Island oyster bar with my girlfriends (it's hard not to like somewhere when you're being treated!). The oysters I had (half dozen quilcene from Humboldt) were delicious, and fresh, and I enjoyed

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★★★★★

I had an enjoyable birthday lunch at Hog Island oyster bar with my girlfriends (it's hard not to like somewhere when you're being treated!). The oysters I had (half dozen quilcene from Humboldt) were delicious, and fresh, and I enjoyed

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i got there after work at approx. 5:30 on a monday (happy hour), and waited only 25 min for a table of 4 (most their tables are for 2). we ordered 48 oysters and 2 clam chowders. In the middle of eating, my sister looks over at my

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★★★★★

i got there after work at approx. 5:30 on a monday (happy hour), and waited only 25 min for a table of 4 (most their tables are for 2). we ordered 48 oysters and 2 clam chowders. In the middle of eating, my sister looks over at my

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Hog Island is part of the draw of the Ferry Building . . . it's the perfect spot for a happy hour beer or wine and to snack on oysters or other items from their small menu. I have brought many out-of-town business travelers here for a

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★★★★★

Hog Island is part of the draw of the Ferry Building . . . it's the perfect spot for a happy hour beer or wine and to snack on oysters or other items from their small menu. I have brought many out-of-town business travelers here for a

Pros: fantastic views of the Bay Bridge, great happy hour deals

Cons: fills quickly

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Unless you like waiting in line like cattle and being "helped" by snotty waiters who rush and don't look like they want to be there then skip this place during Happy Hour.

Possibly the rudis host I have ever encountered.

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★★★★★

Unless you like waiting in line like cattle and being "helped" by snotty waiters who rush and don't look like they want to be there then skip this place during Happy Hour.

Possibly the rudis host I have ever encountered.

Cons: Staff, Crowded, Lines

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$1 oysters on Monday can't be beat. Service is friendly and knowledgable.

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★★★★★

$1 oysters on Monday can't be beat. Service is friendly and knowledgable.

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I have been frequenting the HIOB for the past two years. The clams, oysters and wine list are excellent. I believe the food and the ambience are a huge validation that the Ferry Building was the right thing to invest in years ago.

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★★★★★

I have been frequenting the HIOB for the past two years. The clams, oysters and wine list are excellent. I believe the food and the ambience are a huge validation that the Ferry Building was the right thing to invest in years ago.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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The oysters are fantastic especially during happy hour prices. The place is small, but fun and lively. It closes at 8 and doesn't have a full menu, so go for the oysters and the clam chowder. Everything is fresh and tastes fantastic.

3
★★★★★

The oysters are fantastic especially during happy hour prices. The place is small, but fun and lively. It closes at 8 and doesn't have a full menu, so go for the oysters and the clam chowder. Everything is fresh and tastes fantastic.

Pros: Quality of Food, Location, Prices

Cons: no reservations, somewhat cramped, Limited Menu

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It was not clear on where the line started if you wanted to wait for a table either inside or outside. After 10 mins of confusion, we finally got instructions on where the line started. We then waited 20 mins in line patiently as the

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★★★★★

It was not clear on where the line started if you wanted to wait for a table either inside or outside. After 10 mins of confusion, we finally got instructions on where the line started. We then waited 20 mins in line patiently as the

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The featured oysters are harvested daily from the cold waters of Tomales Bay or flown in directly from Washington, British Columbia and New Brunswick. The scent of the ocean is on every plate and the oysters are adeptly shucked by

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The featured oysters are harvested daily from the cold waters of Tomales Bay or flown in directly from Washington, British Columbia and New Brunswick. The scent of the ocean is on every plate and the oysters are adeptly shucked by

Pros: good food, friendly service

Cons: noisy, no reservations

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They could double the seating space here and I think it would still be a packed house. Definitely popular for oysters, but, the grilled cheese is the best in town. Highly recommended as a casual lunch spot in the Ferry Building. If you can

3
★★★★★

They could double the seating space here and I think it would still be a packed house. Definitely popular for oysters, but, the grilled cheese is the best in town. Highly recommended as a casual lunch spot in the Ferry Building. If you can

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A great casual spot to go on a cold day and enjoy a beer and some creative oysters. We tried all 3 of the baked oysters - which were fantastic. The grill cheese is great to share, as it is extremely rich. The clam chowder is more of a

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★★★★★

A great casual spot to go on a cold day and enjoy a beer and some creative oysters. We tried all 3 of the baked oysters - which were fantastic. The grill cheese is great to share, as it is extremely rich. The clam chowder is more of a

Pros: Bay Bridge View

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I love oysters and I don't mind paying good money for them. But I do mind paying very good money, $37 for 2 dozen of the smallest oysters I've every been served. I also wasn't too thrilled when my neighbor ordered from the happy hour

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★★★★★

I love oysters and I don't mind paying good money for them. But I do mind paying very good money, $37 for 2 dozen of the smallest oysters I've every been served. I also wasn't too thrilled when my neighbor ordered from the happy hour

Pros: environment

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We could've eaten 2 dozen raw oysters... each! Freshly shucked oysters are plumb, briny, and oh-so-good. Grab a beer to wash down your meal and watch the ferries cruise in and out of the pier. If 2 dozen aren't enough for you, ask the

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★★★★★

We could've eaten 2 dozen raw oysters... each! Freshly shucked oysters are plumb, briny, and oh-so-good. Grab a beer to wash down your meal and watch the ferries cruise in and out of the pier. If 2 dozen aren't enough for you, ask the

Pros: food/service, view, atmosphere

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Oyster enthusiasts flock to the Hog Island Oyster Company's lively bar and tables in the San Francisco Ferry Building for delectable offerings and a pristine view of the sparkling bay, green East Bay hills, and bountiful sky. The company's…

 

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