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Hog Island Oyster Co.

Hog Island Oyster Co.

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Financial District, San Francisco
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  • Blake_Monster
    Blake_MonsterAugust 2, 2010
    Three words: grilled freaking cheese! Sandwich of dreams.
  • Joel A.
    Joel AntipuestoJanuary 27, 2013
    A dozen Sweetwater oysters
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KukasDecember 31, 2012
    Amazing oysters. Grilled cheese was gooey and crunchy. Clam chowder is different but tasty.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherJune 15, 2015
    Killer oysters. Cool scene.
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoAugust 25, 2015
    long line, but worth the wait!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LaamaMay 30, 2009
    Meet the crew for $1 oysters on Mondays and Thursdays between 5 - 7.
  • Lucinda B.
    Lucinda BSeptember 8, 2012
    If you can only try one clam chowder while in SF make it this one! And the steamed mussels are amazing.... skip the grilled cheese and get the mussels instead!
  • Minyi S.
    Minyi ShihJanuary 3, 2013
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters - so fresh!
  • Tom H.
    Tom HammerDecember 1, 2009
    How can you be at the foot of Market Street and not stop in for a few Tomales Bay oysters? Unless you're ducking into The Slanted Door (also in the Ferry Building), how could you not? Read more
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MinMarch 11, 2016
    Fried oysters + waffles, shrimp + grits, and the fresh oysters are all good choices!
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMAugust 20, 2016
    Clam chowder is the absolute best!
  • Annie W.
    Annie WangMarch 23, 2015
    The waitress recommended the grilled oyster with sriracha sauce and it was really delish!
  • Valter M.
    Valter MunizAugust 20, 2016
    Everything amazing!
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherSeptember 12, 2014
    Hits the spot when you crave seafood, and yes the ultimate comfort food-grilled cheese! Fresh oysters & clam chowder with the GCS is perfect to share so you have room for other goodies in the menu.👍
  • Hello Vino A.
    Hello Vino AppJuly 17, 2011
    Definitely gonna need the free Hello Vino app to help with the perfect seafood/wine pairing.
  • Bing C.
    Bing ChouSeptember 10, 2012
    A line starts to form just before they open - it's worth it to get in line 15 minutes beforehand to get an outdoor table.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongApril 17, 2016
    Hog Island Sweetwater > Kumamoto > Sewansecott. Clam chowder = pretty good w/ bread. Cayenne grilled oysters = pretty flavorful.
  • Cesar F.
    Cesar FrancoDecember 7, 2013
    Enchanted public market with lot of food and sea food restaurants at the fisherman's wharf
  • Irena C.
    Irena CSeptember 24, 2011
    Sweetwaters are the best. Full bodied and buttery. I'm an oyster snob too. And they're the cheapest. The bread is pretty great too.
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezMay 26, 2013
    Try the Gruyere Grilled Cheese With Carmelized Onions
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowJune 3, 2014
    Oysters - fresh. Clam chowder - rich and creamy. Grilled cheese sandwich - ON POINT. My love for this place - understatement.
  • John G.
    John GelbiusOctober 12, 2013
    This is a roller blade friendly establishment.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 14, 2014
    You eat both oysters and grilled cheese at Hog Island! Why? Because their grilled cheese sandwich is stupid-good, featuring buttery, toasty bread, three kinds of cheesed plus house made pickles. Read more
  • Thierry C.
    Thierry CarriereOctober 12, 2014
    Great food!
  • Dave Z.
    Dave ZissouDecember 23, 2012
    happy hr; mon-thu 5-7. this does sometimes get the best of ya when ordering other things, but if you got the moola to spend it go for it,
  • Frances 미라
    Frances 미라February 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The clam chowder with their acme bread is so delicious! Of course all the oysters and seafood too.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzSeptember 21, 2014
    great views of bay bridge & water
  • Samara T.
    Samara TrillingFebruary 3, 2016
    The Hog Island white wine is delicious. The chowder is delicate and wonderful, and the pickles that come with the grilled cheese are a revelation. Beautiful views of the bay bridge.
  • Noppanit C.
    Noppanit CharassinvichaiFebruary 29, 2016
    I have had a lot of seafood but this is by far the best place for service and food
  • A.
    A.April 10, 2010
    Thursday Happy Hour, BEST CLAM CHOWDER, patio seating
  • MademoiselleWhy
    MademoiselleWhyAugust 9, 2013
    You have to get there before 7:30 at least, maybe earlier on weekends, there was a line of 6 or 7 parties to get in and you have to be seated by 8 so you get served.
  • Pinku N.
    Pinku NekoNovember 16, 2010
    Try the Oysters
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 9, 2016
    Oysters on the half shell galore
  • Eric P.
    Eric PDecember 18, 2013
    They are closing down mid-January 2014 to expand. Will reopen in April. Greg has promised to keep the ambiance and food quality up to its current standards if not, dare I say, it could be even better!
  • Griselda G.
    Griselda GomezNovember 22, 2014
    Chowder and grilled cheese sandwich are the best!
  • Léo G.
    Island Creek + Kusshi oysters with Sancerre
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchwabJuly 25, 2013
    Better clam chowder than Boston
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomSeptember 8, 2013
    Gotta have the Mixed oysters and the chowder
  • Carol B.
    Carol BargMarch 9, 2015
    You must get the clam chowder! Even if you don't like class or chowder this will make you change your mind! Wow!! Great service too!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Hog Island is the epicenter for some of the best-tasting raw oysters in the world. To eat them cooked would be like turning down a supermodel’s sultry invitation back to her place. Read more
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergAugust 8, 2014
    Yummmm the siddhartha
  • Arturo I.
    Arturo ImazOctober 5, 2015
    Order the mix of ousted and the mussels
  • christian b.
    christian buschFebruary 19, 2010
    Don't do the Pilsener if you like strong beers
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W.June 25, 2014
    I'm a lemonade snob and the lemonade is ON POINT here. Easily top 3 I've ever had.
  • Tara A.
    Tara AmatoNovember 13, 2011
    great happy hour mon and thurs from 5-7
  • Sammie
    SammieJanuary 3, 2015
    Clam chowder and grilled cheese sandwich!
  • Todd C.
    Todd ChapmanSeptember 8, 2014
    The chowder was excellent - you'll never look at clam chowder the same way. And there's a reason every review mentions the grilled cheese - it's phenomenal.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GonzálezOctober 1, 2014
    Muy recomendable. Ostras, salmón, sopa de pescado...todo buenísimo.# Highly recommended. Oysters, salmon, fish soup... all very good.
  • Trevor F.
    Trevor FilterAugust 22, 2014
    Get a table on the back patio, order some oysters and watch the sun go down while the Bay Lights come up.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMay 23, 2013
    Tomales Bay oysters and steamer clams - great lunch
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