Anchor Oyster Bar

★★★★★
  • 579 Castro St

    San Francisco, CA 94114

    Cross street: at 19th St.

    Map & Directions
  • 415-431-3990

About Anchor Oyster Bar

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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What's cozy and a perfect spot to duck into on a cold San Francisco night for warm vittles, simple libations and an oyster shooter to boot? Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro.

After months of not going, we met up with some buddies for an early dinner. We started with a sweet Anchor Oyster platter of a dozen oysters (beau soleils, kumotos, miyagis and cape cods), succulent cherry stone clams in a thyme, wine, butter broth, and shrimp. I had the Cioppino and was floored by the high quality goods in my bowl (cracked crab, fish, mussels, shrimp and clams!). Loved it.

I highly recommend for that special night out that you want to keep casual. The seafood was amazing! Fast service, great vibe, the best seafood in the neighborhood, hands down.

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★★★★☆

What's cozy and a perfect spot to duck into on a cold San Francisco night for warm vittles, simple libations and an oyster shooter to boot? Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro.

After months of not going, we met up with some buddies for an early dinner. We started with a sweet Anchor Oyster platter of a dozen oysters (beau soleils, kumotos, miyagis and cape cods), succulent cherry stone clams in a thyme, wine, butter broth, and shrimp. I had the Cioppino and was floored by the high quality goods in my bowl (cracked crab, fish, mussels, shrimp and clams!). Loved it.

I highly recommend for that special night out that you want to keep casual. The seafood was amazing! Fast service, great vibe, the best seafood in the neighborhood, hands down.

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Anchor Oyster Bar is a great little place I got the pleasure to visit while in San Francisco. The menu isn't huge but there was enough to choose from. I ordered the garlic prawns and my meal was amazing. I highly recommend this resturant.

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★★★★★

Anchor Oyster Bar is a great little place I got the pleasure to visit while in San Francisco. The menu isn't huge but there was enough to choose from. I ordered the garlic prawns and my meal was amazing. I highly recommend this resturant.

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Stopped in around 5PM - the place was not crowded at all. Completely ignored for 20 minutes so I left. Who needs this kind of nonsense at these prices?

3
★★★★★

Stopped in around 5PM - the place was not crowded at all. Completely ignored for 20 minutes so I left. Who needs this kind of nonsense at these prices?

Pros: Avoid

Cons: All

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After arriving in San Francisco for the first time I took the subway to 16th and Mission and went straight to this place for dinner. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff made me feel welcome immediately. I chose the Cioppino which was

3
★★★★★

After arriving in San Francisco for the first time I took the subway to 16th and Mission and went straight to this place for dinner. Very nice atmosphere and friendly staff made me feel welcome immediately. I chose the Cioppino which was

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: I live on the east coast :(

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One of the best little seafood places in San Francisco. Sit at the counter or sit at the tables, the food will not disappoint. Clam chowder, fresh fish, etc, all is excellent and reasonably priced.

3
★★★★★

One of the best little seafood places in San Francisco. Sit at the counter or sit at the tables, the food will not disappoint. Clam chowder, fresh fish, etc, all is excellent and reasonably priced.

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I liked the place and the neighborhood. The good service and great oysters rock. The price is not right, though, and I think is a little bit overrated, but overall I WOULD recommend.

3
★★★★★

I liked the place and the neighborhood. The good service and great oysters rock. The price is not right, though, and I think is a little bit overrated, but overall I WOULD recommend.

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Best fresh seafood around here. The restaurant is kind of small, and you probably have to wait, but the food is always excellent. It is an oyster bar, and frankly oysters aren't my cup of tea. But the rest of the menu never disappoints

3
★★★★★

Best fresh seafood around here. The restaurant is kind of small, and you probably have to wait, but the food is always excellent. It is an oyster bar, and frankly oysters aren't my cup of tea. But the rest of the menu never disappoints

Pros: Fun, great fresh fish, simple abiance

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Peaking into this small, unassuming storefront restaurant, we saw a clean, whitewashed interior reminiscent of the simple seafood eateries dotting the eastern shoreline. We immediately went inside and ordered up a double batch of the

3
★★★★★

Peaking into this small, unassuming storefront restaurant, we saw a clean, whitewashed interior reminiscent of the simple seafood eateries dotting the eastern shoreline. We immediately went inside and ordered up a double batch of the

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Some of the best crab anywhere. Outstanding oysters, chowder, crab melts, crab cakes, pastas, prepared and served by the same local staff for 26 years. A delight, like having dinner with friends, homemade salad dressings, fresh crab,

3
★★★★★

Some of the best crab anywhere. Outstanding oysters, chowder, crab melts, crab cakes, pastas, prepared and served by the same local staff for 26 years. A delight, like having dinner with friends, homemade salad dressings, fresh crab,

Pros: Delicious, Crab to die for, Oysters fresh daily

Cons: , Parking can be tricky, No desserts

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I've only had the chowder, as everything else was overpriced. But I must say the chowder was delicious. A great lunch spot when you want a warm up!

3
★★★★★

I've only had the chowder, as everything else was overpriced. But I must say the chowder was delicious. A great lunch spot when you want a warm up!

Pros: chowder, cute room, small

Cons: price

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The oysters here are about average. On the other hand, the chowder is below average and overpriced. I went twice to try it out. The best thing about it is that it is small and the staff is friendly. The service can be slow.

3
★★★★★

The oysters here are about average. On the other hand, the chowder is below average and overpriced. I went twice to try it out. The best thing about it is that it is small and the staff is friendly. The service can be slow.

Pros: Small and intimate, Friendly staff

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Anchor Oyster Bar & Seafood Market lures locals with a simple bait-and-hook: sparkling fresh oysters at the ready when the hankering hits. It's simple, casual and affordable, which means one need not relegate those oyster cravings to those…

 

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