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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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  • Frederico C.
    Oysters! Clam chowder muito bom
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiOctober 13
    Get the drink with alcohol and ceviche its AMAZING
  • Jorge J.
    Jorge JaborSeptember 9
    The seafood stew is unbelievable!
  • Lev Z.
    Lev ZJuly 22
    The mussels are to die for!! Very accommodating to allergies, they were able to leave out the garlic and Dijon mustard while still producing fabulous mussels.
  • steven k.
    Always our reason to go into San Francisco, the place to meet friends at, and easy to find. Good food and great service.
  • Flora C.
    I really liked the steamers.
  • laurent l.
    Chowder is perfect ; good oysters and they know how to shut them open
  • Jeff R.
    Only thing better than the view is the chowder
  • Arthur N.
    The best oysters I had ever tried, and claim chowder soup off course🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽😋
  • Anthony W.
    OYSTERS! Pick a dozen and enjoy.
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BJune 2
    Clam chowder is the best I've ever had. Worth it
  • Raymond P.
    Some simple oysters can't be beat, sit outside if the weather allows because the bay is a great backdrop.
  • DxbM
    DxbMMay 17
    Great food and friendliest of staff .. went for the combination of oysters and the sea food stew .. clam chowder has bacon so I skipped ..
  • Rafa C.
    Rafa CGMay 14
    Beautiful views and very good food, service. You will have a to wait a bit but don't be fussy, seating a the bar is already great. Go for the specials!!!
  • Debby B.
    Oysters and clam chowder.
  • Meaghan H.
    Meaghan HApril 25
    Amazing oysters. The sweet waters are so local and fresh. The Hog Island white wine is also really delicious and reasonable
  • Cynthia L.
    Cynthia LinApril 22
    Super fresh oysters!! Clam chowder is packed with real clams!! It's watery but that's what makes it good!
  • Patrick C.
    Nikki was great. The rockfish special was cooked perfectly.
  • Banu O.
    Banu OzelMarch 29
    Everything was very attentive and well served! Welldone! I really enjoyed it.
  • Léo G.
    Island Creek + Kusshi oysters with Sancerre
  • Shari A.
    Chowder with little neck clams, yum!
  • Roxy A.
    Roxy AFebruary 24
    With the line! Try the bloody mary
  • Elizabeth B.
    Amazing oysters, citrus salad, and gruyere grilled cheese. Yum!
  • Tom L.
    Tom LaiJanuary 13
    Order the oyster bar mix for a bit of everything!
  • Zoe J.
    Zoe JohnsonJanuary 12
    This is closed onWednesday nights. Might even be closed for renovations someone said. Walked to waterbar instead.
  • Alèxia S.
    Alèxia SoléDecember 15, 2016
    All the shellfish is GREAT!
  • Ashlyn A.
    Ashlyn AiuDecember 6, 2016
    Worth a stop just for their clam chowder and grilled cheese. But most of their sea food is fantastic.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RDecember 5, 2016
    If seafood's not your thing, the grilled cheese sandwich is great.
  • Chan Y.
    Chan YunDecember 4, 2016
    Great!!! Chowder and Oyster😍
  • Lucy H.
    Lucy H.October 26, 2016
    Clam chowder + oysters!
  • Stefanie P.
    Stefanie PaulsonOctober 26, 2016
    Amazing food and fun, busy atmosphere. Menu is incredibly gluten-free friendly and has gfree clam chowder.
  • Julien G.
    Julien G.October 9, 2016
    The mussel soup is so good. I should have asked them to add spaghetti for only three more dollars.
  • Carly P.
    Carly POctober 4, 2016
    Oysters were amazing as was the clam chowder, definitely worth the queue
  • Vialeta B.
    Vialeta BirSeptember 26, 2016
    Food was excellent, the stew and chowder met my high expectations. The prices are very reasonable
  • Peter F.
    Peter FridaySeptember 25, 2016
    Line is super long on weekends.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HewSeptember 17, 2016
    Scenery + awesome oysters = worth the visit
  • Daniel
    DanielSeptember 14, 2016
    Great, great, experience. Surprised by quality of manila clams and the creaminess of the broth in the clam chowder. Strong.
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Nice cocktails ❤️
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    The clams chowder ❤️
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    It is an Oysters fest ❤️❤️❤️
  • Adam M.
    Adam MontgomerySeptember 8, 2016
    The Redwood Curtain Kumamoto oysters are great, if they have them.
  • Nick H.
    Nick HsslgrvAugust 30, 2016
    Oysters of course
  • Nick H.
    Nick HsslgrvAugust 30, 2016
    Classy and delicious. Oysters are some of the finest in the city and the selection is superb. Not inexpensive though. Wait list can pile up, so grab a beverage at the bar before you step in line.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GMAugust 20, 2016
    Clam chowder is the absolute best!
  • Valter M.
    Valter MunizAugust 20, 2016
    Everything amazing!
  • Brian P.
    Brian ParkAugust 15, 2016
    It's a given that the oysters here are gonna be amazing, but you absolutely have to get the Clam Chowder! Shell-on whole littleneck clams flood the entire bowl, and they don't f*ck around
  • Jones
    JonesAugust 4, 2016
    Po boy ok, stew good, chowder good, steamer good. San Andreas drink good , Bloody Mary good
  • Nicole P.
    Nicole PAugust 1, 2016
    Obviously get oysters, but the clam chowder is also excellent
  • Marta T.
    Marta TapperoJuly 29, 2016
    Oysters are great are just the location is worth it. The rest of the food is just ok. I had boquerones and had to many mayo. The bar is grea
  • Justin K.
    Justin KimJuly 29, 2016
    Grilled cheese and clam chowder
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiJuly 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor space to enjoy oysters and the view. Come during non-peak hours to avoid a long wait!
  • Anne L.
    Anne LeJuly 1, 2016
    Oysters and chowder
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SJune 3, 2016
    The atmosphere and service was exceptional! Oh, and the oysters were too!!
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis ChiutenMay 30, 2016
    Oysters, duh.
    Upvoted Sep 30
  • Beili .
    Beili 🐷May 21, 2016
    Oysters and steamer
  • Teresa L.
    Teresa LeeMay 19, 2016
    Oysters, chowder and grilled cheese
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon M.May 18, 2016
    Incredibly long wait but those oysters and that stew. Wow.
  • Phil H.
    Phil HumpherysMay 15, 2016
    Best oysters I've ever had.
  • Brant M.
    Brant McQuittyMay 12, 2016
    Long lines, but great oysters to be enjoyed outside and facing the bay.
  • Levent A.
    Levent AkgermanMay 10, 2016
    Bloody Mary tastes like shrimp coctail sauce, tuna poke quite ordinary. The oysters were good.
  • Soojee H.
    Soojee HahnApril 26, 2016
    Oysters and bloody marys 💕
  • Matt S.
    Matt SilvermanApril 19, 2016
    Strong Bloody Mary game here.
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongApril 17, 2016
    Hog Island Sweetwater > Kumamoto > Sewansecott. Clam chowder = pretty good w/ bread. Cayenne grilled oysters = pretty flavorful.
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueApril 12, 2016
    Excellent selection of local and regional shellfish with a tight selection of wines and beers to boot. If only those lines weren't soooooooooooooo long...
  • 7 2 1.
    7 2 1 7April 12, 2016
    Oysters, derp. The cocktails were expertly crafted. Don't wait in line if you can nab a bar seat, same menu.
  • Tara L.
    Tara LounsburyApril 11, 2016
    Seafood is great. Awesome selection of oysters. Good wine menu.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 9, 2016
    Oysters on the half shell galore
  • Jackie N.
    Jackie NapalanApril 6, 2016
    Clam chowder and oysters at the bar.
  • Holly w.
    Holly wMarch 20, 2016
    Eat the clam chowder!!
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GalianaMarch 14, 2016
    Great service. Delicious food. Everything was good: Bourbon oysters, gumbo, risotto, sliders pulled pork, fries... #great #foodie
  • Alyssa M.
    Alyssa MinMarch 11, 2016
    Fried oysters + waffles, shrimp + grits, and the fresh oysters are all good choices!
  • Ting S.
    Ting SMarch 6, 2016
    Get the grill oysters. Get all three favors.
  • Noppanit C.
    Noppanit CharassinvichaiFebruary 29, 2016
    Clam chowder is to die for
  • Noppanit C.
    Noppanit CharassinvichaiFebruary 29, 2016
    Must try grilled Sriracha oysters
  • 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
  • Zafer K.
    Zafer KaracaFebruary 22, 2016
    I had the mussels which was not the best one I had. So I guess better stick to Oysters.
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters were delicious, I got the sample tray and it was worth it. Clam chowder was the best I've ever had. Plus, how can you beat the view?
  • David M.
    David Muro IIFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Our go to lunch is a dozen mixed oysters, and a melted cheese sandwich that we dip in a bowl of clam chowder. Amazing.
  • Sophia L.
    Sophia LiuFebruary 18, 2016
    Clam to soup ratio is generous without over doing it. Made the top of the list for best clam chowders I've had.
  • Andre H.
    Andre HallFebruary 12, 2016
    Raw Bar...
  • 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.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    The very best in this part of the downtown !
  • 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.
  • Alejandro L.
    Alejandro LlanoJanuary 28, 2016
    Sometimes less and simple it's better
  • Karl M.
    Karl MattsonJanuary 13, 2016
    If available, get the Hog Island Kumamotos! Singularly awesome.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaJanuary 10, 2016
    Try dipping the Acme Bread they serve in the chowder and steamers broth! Delicious!
  • Megan M.
    Megan McKinleyJanuary 3, 2016
    Oysters and clam chowder.
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OlundJanuary 1, 2016
    Oysters, clam chowder
  • Cindy O.
    Cindy OlundDecember 30, 2015
    Chowda, oysters
  • Robert P.
    Robert PhilDecember 27, 2015
    Clam chowder was thinner than most with tons of veggies and chunks of clams. Great taste. Thanks.
  • Vivi O.
    Vivi OrioDecember 27, 2015
    Grilled cheese Sandwich 👌🏼🧀Sriracha oysters.
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaDecember 14, 2015
    The grilled oysters are amazing! It's four per order so you can try all three of them in one go!
  • Emily
    EmilyDecember 4, 2015
    Don't bother coming for HH, wait is ridiculous (wait is already almost an hour during normal times). Regular price oysters isn't too $$$.
  • Laurea d.
    Laurea de OcampoNovember 26, 2015
    Just get the West Coast oysters
  • Jussi H.
    Jussi HäyhäNovember 26, 2015
    Come just before sunset and enjoy the view!
  • Kar M.
    Kar MariscalNovember 23, 2015
    Great oysters, and the clam chawder is to die for, would be the best with a bread bowl.
  • Gabriel F.
    Gabriel FinkelsteinNovember 22, 2015
    The West Coast oysters were decent to fabulous. The East Coast oysters were poor. The service is poor and unfriendly.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SoenenNovember 13, 2015
    Oysters, of course.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BuckleyNovember 13, 2015
    Oysters, beer, chowder, view. Win.
  • Arturo I.
    Arturo ImazOctober 5, 2015
    Order the mix of ousted and the mussels
  • Ron C.
    Ron CannolesOctober 1, 2015
    Oysters of course!
  • Jess K.
    Jess KonoOctober 1, 2015
    Right near the water! Get the oysters, mussels and fried anchovies. They are all super fresh and tasty
  • Sylvie H.
    Sylvie H.September 28, 2015
    Hog island sweet water oysters are everything
  • Stephen R.
    Stephen RuizSeptember 26, 2015
    Outdoor seating worth the wait. Steamers 💪🏽
  • Francisco J. B.
    Francisco J. BarreraSeptember 21, 2015
    Exquisite food! The clam chowder is extraordinary!
  • Vitalii L.
    Vitalii LevetsSeptember 15, 2015
    Loved the beer. Great atmosphere.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeAugust 31, 2015
    Clam chowder is great!
  • Gerardo M.
    Gerardo MendozaAugust 29, 2015
    Expensive and very bad service
  • Sharon T.
    Sharon TsaoAugust 25, 2015
    long line, but worth the wait!
  • Robert M.
    Robert MartinJuly 22, 2015
    World's best clam chowder
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxJuly 20, 2015
    Sure you can sample lots of oysters, but do that at other places. Here is all about the Sweetwater.
  • Bhakti A.
    Bhakti AchlerkarJune 28, 2015
    Oysters and chowder
  • Joeytheghost T.
    I had about 12 oysters great fresh taste
  • Rem K.
    Rem KoningJune 16, 2015
    Busy and touristy but oysters are legit.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherJune 15, 2015
    Killer oysters. Cool scene.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarMay 23, 2015
    The oyster selection here is fantastic! Friendly staff and delicious entrees. Note, they only take American ID's and passports so if you're visiting, make sure you have one if you want to drink.
  • Glarence Z.
    Glarence ZhaoMay 17, 2015
    Clam chowder was good and the oysters were very fresh, pork belly sliders also a nice surprise
  • Anissa
    AnissaMay 4, 2015
    Sit outside for a lovely view of the bay bridge! Don't miss the local Hog Island oysters!
  • Sophyan J.
    Sophyan JulioApril 26, 2015
    Fresh oysters, lived up to its billing. Sea cows were a hit!
  • Miguel S.
    Miguel SojoApril 2, 2015
    Super fresh oysters. Get the platter so you can taste all types. The ceviche is amazing
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerMarch 27, 2015
    Oysters are amazing
  • Annie W.
    Annie WangMarch 23, 2015
    The waitress recommended the grilled oyster with sriracha sauce and it was really delish!
  • Mark K.
    Mark KupasrimonkolMarch 18, 2015
    Muscadet is a classic French wine/oyster pairing. As an alternative I go for Pacific Golds when Komodos are sold out.
  • David S.
    David SinesMarch 15, 2015
    Oysters, of course. A great variety of oysters from all over the U.S. - locals eat here - a good sign, not a tourist trap.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteMarch 13, 2015
    The freshness of the oysters and the spectacular make this tourist trap worth every penny.
  • Gorkem U.
    Gorkem UnelMarch 13, 2015
    Oyster is magnificen & fresh.At least make it one piece. Outside has nice view of Oakland bridge. Seafood steam is killer, have pasta w/ Grilled cheese and lamb t-bone steak was delicious.
  • 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!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline CochranMarch 8, 2015
    Bloody Marys here are damn good.
  • Angela N.
    Angela NohMarch 6, 2015
    The best oyster i've ever tried in my life. So fresh, yummy, sour and sweet. Goes well with Riesling!
  • Aleece G.
    Aleece GermanoFebruary 26, 2015
    Oysters, of course! And the view.
  • Irene M.
    Irene MFebruary 23, 2015
    Lovely strong cocktails, lively atmosphere, tasty small plates & good oyster selection. Sit outside with a snack & people-watch.
  • Adriano H.
    Adriano HenriquesFebruary 15, 2015
    Smoked oysters, misso
  • Tomas V.
    Tomas VallesFebruary 15, 2015
    Faquin Oysters🙌
  • Robert Andrew F.
    Robert Andrew FerrerFebruary 12, 2015
    Definitely try out they're chowder and the grilled cheese sandwich. Gumbo is also available for order on Sundays only.
  • John S.
    John StefanskiJanuary 17, 2015
    Grilled cheese, Po Boy, and chowder are to die for
  • Amy L.
    Amy LaiJanuary 3, 2015
    The grilled oysters are a good option for those who doesn't like raw stuff.
  • Sammie
    SammieJanuary 3, 2015
    Clam chowder and grilled cheese sandwich!
  • Heather R.
    Heather RomeroDecember 30, 2014
    Clam chowder, grilled cheese, and oysters!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LeeDecember 30, 2014
    Great meal. The wait for a party of 6 was about an hour and a half and they were out of the clam chowder, but the gumbo and oysters were fantastic.
  • kaypsii
    kaypsiiDecember 25, 2014
    OMG....whoever leaves this city without tasting these flavors, doesn't know what what he's missing! This is a perfect ten in all! Clam choder & shrimp & grips a must with just some white wine to go!
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingDecember 23, 2014
    Cheese toast...don't underestimate saying its kids meal.
  • Danwen
    DanwenDecember 16, 2014
    Everything we ordered was really good. Don't think you can go wrong with anything here! Definitely do not skip the oysters!
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Grilled cheese and chowder FTW
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 2, 2014
    Get the grilled cheese and dip it in some chowder!
  • Teresa
    TeresaNovember 29, 2014
    Oysters. Grilled cheese.
  • Griselda G.
    Griselda GomezNovember 22, 2014
    Chowder and grilled cheese sandwich are the best!
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongNovember 19, 2014
    Known for their grill cheese sandwich, clam chowder, and oysters of course.
  • Ivan J.
    Ivan JimenezNovember 10, 2014
    Try the oyster sampler !!
  • Vlad M.
    Vlad MereutaNovember 7, 2014
    Oysters, amazing chowder
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KingNovember 7, 2014
    The line might be daunting, but it can be made bearable (and even enjoyable!) if you send someone to grab drinks from the bar and sip them while waiting for a table.
  • Soo K.
    Soo KangOctober 30, 2014
    Happy hour is awsome!!
  • Daddy said I'm special
    Daddy said I'm specialOctober 22, 2014
    Very tasty. Grilled oysters are highly recommended even for those who don't like it
  • Lillian Y.
    Lillian YoungOctober 20, 2014
    Huge oyster selections. Great location.
  • Janet H.
    Janet HOctober 19, 2014
    Best grilled cheese!
  • Frances
    FrancesOctober 19, 2014
    Watermelon wake with floating chili
  • Frances
    FrancesOctober 19, 2014
    Sit outside for view of the bridge at night. Assorted oysters, from ca and wa right now. Clam chowder had ton of clams but soup itself was watery, ok flavor
  • Thierry C.
    Thierry CarriereOctober 12, 2014
    Great food!
  • Catherine L.
    Catherine LOctober 7, 2014
    Aside from their oysters, their Caesar salad with anchovy croutons and chowder is amazing!
  • Lolosaurr
    LolosaurrOctober 2, 2014
    Fresh oysters! Kumamoto's a good pick. Clam chowder was delicious. Olivia's special tip - order a side of fries and dunk them in the chowder for kicks.
  • Laura G.
    Laura GonzálezOctober 1, 2014
    Muy recomendable. Ostras, salmón, sopa de pescado...todo buenísimo.# Highly recommended. Oysters, salmon, fish soup... all very good.
  • Marleide R.
    Marleide RochaSeptember 27, 2014
    It is not a good place to eat sea food. Expensive and not good service.
  • Angie H.
    Angie HSeptember 25, 2014
    Much more spacious since the remodel. Sad to see Happy Hour has stopped! Grab a table outside with a bay view and drown your sorrows in oysters.
  • Jay C.
    Jay C.September 25, 2014
    They're grilled cheese is sooo good. Order one and thank me later. Their sodas are Boylan's and worth it.
  • Jay C.
    Jay C.September 25, 2014
    If you like oysters... Order more than you think you need! They're so good!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WentzSeptember 21, 2014
    great views of bay bridge & water
  • 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.👍
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerSeptember 11, 2014
    The grilled cheese sandwich may be the best you'll ever have.
  • Benjy W.
    Benjy WeinbergerSeptember 11, 2014
    I love martinis but didn't enjoy the oyster martini. Stick to the other cocktails, or the excellent wines and beers.
  • 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.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Hog Island Oyster as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • 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.
  • cindy
    cindyAugust 21, 2014
    Awesome grilled cheese !
  • @24K
    @24KAugust 20, 2014
    The grilled cheese sandwich might be expensive but it's probably the best I've ever had. Made with multiple types of cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery.
  • Gianni S.
    Gianni ShihAugust 17, 2014
    Order the clam chowder!
  • Helen K. L.
    Helen K. L.August 16, 2014
    Amazing butter!!
  • 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
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonAugust 14, 2014
    You'll never be able to eat classic clam chowder after getting it here. Soooo good!
  • Benny L.
    Benny LeeAugust 11, 2014
    Seafood stew is my favorite. Rich in seafood flavor.
  • David S.
    David SuenAugust 9, 2014
    So many bi-valves!
  • David S.
    David SuenAugust 9, 2014
    Skip the line and stand at the bar!
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergAugust 8, 2014
    Yummmm the siddhartha
  • Chloe N.
    Chloe NguyenAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If there's a long wait, just go to the bar and order a drink and some grub there. The whole menu is available, plus the bartenders are super friendly!
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChiaoAugust 7, 2014
    Oysters, grilled cheese, clam chowder. All good.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    Really good oysters, and to be honest, their grilled cheese is messed up how good it is. Their grilled cheese might be more worth the trip than the oysters.
  • Zach K.
    Zach KnoxAugust 7, 2014
    Grilled cheese, beer and a great view.
  • Nichole
    NicholeAugust 6, 2014
    Oysters and champagne.
  • M M.
    M MAugust 6, 2014
    The chowder is less thick than the standard, the oysters are delish so are the grits. Icy cold refreshing beers too.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    In addition to ample amounts of the namesake wonderfully creamy raw bivalves (both raw and grilled), sample smoked sturgeon and white anchovies ($12) paired with farmers' market-inspired cocktails. Read more
  • 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
    Downvoted 1 week ago
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    Shuck-your-own oysters, slurped bay-side and a grilled cheese sandwich that’s worth every hour in the gym you spend working it off. Read more
  • SteveHult
    SteveHultAugust 3, 2014
    The clam chowder + grilled cheese were fantastic together
  • Nathan N.
    Nathan NgJuly 28, 2014
    Chowder food
  • Nathan N.
    Nathan NgJuly 28, 2014
    Bar mix oysters
  • 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.
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowJune 3, 2014
    Oysters - fresh. Clam chowder - rich and creamy. Grilled cheese sandwich - ON POINT. My love for this place - understatement.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BurlesonMay 28, 2014
    The best clam chowder ever only enhanced by the grilled cheese with pickled veggies. Start with 24 oysters and heaven awaits!!!
  • Alexandra A.
    Alexandra AmesMay 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No more happy hour but at least the menu is expanded so there's more to grub on...
  • Kelly F.
    Kelly ForresterMay 16, 2014
    The ceviche was off the chain...and sweet water oysters - never been so sad to finish a meal!
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    unbelievably tasty clam chowder. cant wait it will open again!
  • Krazy For Pets
    Krazy For PetsApril 9, 2014
    Oysters and beer....hmm!!! If you think oysters are all the same, order Oyster Bar Mix and you'll find out!
  • 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!
  • Cesar F.
    Cesar FrancoDecember 7, 2013
    Shrimps & Avocadro + Mussels
  • Cesar F.
    Cesar FrancoDecember 7, 2013
    Enchanted public market with lot of food and sea food restaurants at the fisherman's wharf
  • Scott B.
    Scott BNovember 10, 2013
    Long waits are worth it for the outstanding oysters. Even the grilled cheese as a main dish was terrific for only $12; the selection of cheeses made it unique.
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillNovember 5, 2013
    Get the oyster sampler, minuet is fabulous but slightly eclipsed by the cocktail sauce, and watch out for the horseradish - holy hell don't inhale - freshest oysters possible
  • Rcvieux ..
    Rcvieux .October 24, 2013
    great place with nice options of wine & beer, besides the awesome oysters. a must go.
  • John G.
    John GelbiusOctober 12, 2013
    This is a roller blade friendly establishment.
  • Phil N.
    Phil NomSeptember 8, 2013
    Gotta have the Mixed oysters and the chowder
  • Laurea d.
    Laurea de OcampoAugust 29, 2013
    Happy hour 5-7 pm = half priced oysters nom nom
  • Banu Y
    Banu YAugust 29, 2013
    Tarragon and oyster stew highly recommended
  • Rick C.
    Rick CottonAugust 9, 2013
    The grilled cheese is fantastic and often overlooked for an oyster house.
  • 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.
  • Victor O.
    Victor OstapenkovAugust 6, 2013
    Salmon was good
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchwabJuly 25, 2013
    Better clam chowder than Boston
  • 7 2 1.
    7 2 1 7July 15, 2013
    Sweetwaters are the staple. Kodomos are excellent, as are Atlantics.
  • David B.
    David BillinghamJune 23, 2013
    Close at 6pm on a Saturday? Weak!
  • Alan
    AlanJune 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Clam Chowder and Grilled Cheese or go home
  • Christina L.
    Christina LorJune 5, 2013
    Happy Hour is Mon and Thurs 5-7. Pro tip: dip the bread in their mignonette.
  • Kimi T.
    Kimi ThorntonJune 4, 2013
    Happy Hour $1 oysters from 5-7 on Mon and Thurs - but get there before 4:30 to beat the rush.
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LiuMay 27, 2013
    This place is amazing. Get Kumamoto oysters if they have 'em, clam chowder, and grilled cheese. On summer weekends, there's yummy grilled lobster.
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezMay 26, 2013
    Try the Gruyere Grilled Cheese With Carmelized Onions
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezMay 26, 2013
    Try the A Dozen Mixed Oysters
  • Omar P.
    Omar PerezMay 26, 2013
    Try the A Dozen Sweetwater Oysters
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinMay 23, 2013
    Tomales Bay oysters and steamer clams - great lunch
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMay 23, 2013
    Go for the "Steamers!" It complements the oysters very well!!
  • K P.
    K PMay 1, 2013
    the best clam chowder!
  • Jeanne Wang F.
    Jeanne Wang FApril 26, 2013
    Delicious hot breakfast sandwiches on the patio on a cold morning!
  • Ray Y.
    Ray YApril 21, 2013
    Happy Hour: M+Th, 5–7pm, $1 Oysters. Hog Island Oyster Co. gets their oysters from their very own farm on Tomales Bay. The line can get long, but it's very fast once you sit down.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SyApril 14, 2013
    Grilled cheese and clam chowder all the way!
  • Tom E.
    Tom EvansApril 7, 2013
    Split a dozen oysters, get a clam chowder and grilled cheese each for a couple and you have the perfect lunch!
  • Grace L.
    Grace LottMarch 30, 2013
    Save the time and grab oysters for no wait, half the price, & the same view
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SheltonMarch 27, 2013
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterMarch 26, 2013
    SF Eater says get the grilled cheese.
  • Julia J.
    Julia JohnsonMarch 21, 2013
    While the clam chowder is my default lunch choice here (amazing!), it is crab season and they have crab on the menu!'
  • Tina L.
    Tina LeeMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go at sunset and you have front row seats to see the LED light show on the Bay Bridge
  • Jacqueline H.
    Jacqueline HannaMarch 18, 2013
    HH Mon and Thursday from 3-6p. Get sweet water oysters for $1
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy ChengFebruary 23, 2013
    Happy Hour oysters &beer & wine! Clam chowder and grilled cheese sandwich
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 11, 2013
    A dozen Sweetwater oysters are on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.
  • Court K.
    Court KleinFebruary 10, 2013
    Clam chowder! Clam chowder! Clam chowder!
  • Madho
    MadhoFebruary 8, 2013
    Play champong while waiting.
  • Adrienne O.
    Adrienne OldsJanuary 23, 2013
    Best clam chowder of my life and the broth is made from scratch! Sit at the bar and watched your lunch be shucked!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WeissJanuary 16, 2013
    Clam chowder is a win
  • Minyi S.
    Minyi ShihJanuary 3, 2013
    Try the Clam Chowder - Great taste + consistency. Love the fresh clams!
  • Minyi S.
    Minyi ShihJanuary 3, 2013
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters - so fresh!
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KukasDecember 31, 2012
    Amazing oysters. Grilled cheese was gooey and crunchy. Clam chowder is different but tasty.
  • 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,
  • Alex L.
    Alex LeungDecember 15, 2012
    FYI: there's is NO heating outside! Beware when coming here to eat during the winter months ;-)
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisNovember 1, 2012
    Get the clam chowder! One if not the best chowder I've ever had. You'll lick the shells and the bowl. The baked oysters are also great. Get plenty of bread to soak up the sauce left in the shells.
  • Jerry H.
    Jerry HongNovember 1, 2012
    Best clam chowder ever!
  • Tony H.
    Tony HuangNovember 1, 2012
    Great clam chowder
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchwabOctober 26, 2012
    The clam chowder is the best.
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangOctober 19, 2012
    Kumamoto = oyster candy
  • Yoav L.
    Yoav LurieOctober 9, 2012
    By yourself on business? One spot at the bar is usually easy; skip the hour-long line. The upside of riding solo. Oh, and $1 oysters on Happy Hour.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Mei L.
    Mei LamAugust 16, 2012
    $1 oysters!
  • Ranjun C.
    Ranjun ChauhanAugust 13, 2012
    Try the Assorted Oysters
  • Ho D.
    Ho DaoJuly 16, 2012
    Try the Grilled Cheese - with Wheat Beer!
  • Liz O.
    Liz OhJune 29, 2012
    Happy hour 5-7, get there early to wait on line!
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonJune 27, 2012
    Try the Sardines
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonJune 27, 2012
    Try the Hog Island Oysters
  • Michael T
    Michael TJune 1, 2012
    Try the Hog Island Oysters - Small but flavorful
  • Lucy
    LucyMay 31, 2012
    You can spilt the clam chowder with a friend and still be full!
  • Erik P.
    Erik PohovichMay 25, 2012
    Definitely, try the Pacific Golds! They ROCK!
  • Kristina L.
    Kristina LMay 25, 2012
    THE HOG WASH IS REALLY GOOD. NEED TO TRY HAPPY HOUR.
  • Joe A.
    Joe AMay 16, 2012
    Hiramusu oysters. Omg
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartMarch 18, 2012
    Get the fresh Hog Island oysters and the gumbo!
  • Rob G.
    Rob GokMarch 12, 2012
    Happy Hour Mondays and Thursdays 5pm-7pm
  • Lianne S.
    Lianne StokesMarch 10, 2012
    Get the grilled cheese, please. Oh. My. God.
  • Jason C.
    Jason ColemanJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best oysters on the west coast. Well worth the wait. Be sure to ask for cocktail sauce. They make it fresh.
  • Brian
    BrianJanuary 24, 2012
    7x7's Big Eat 2012 says a dozen sweetwater oysters are delicious. Yum!
  • Larry H.
    Larry HozeJanuary 10, 2012
    Save room for baked oysters - casino and rockefeller in particular- and jam a piece of bread in there to get the juice. Greg rocks.
  • Stephy Y.
    Stephy YuJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is a good deal but it's only one type of oyster. Come early because there's always a long line for happy hour. Be prepared to splurge.
  • Gina F.
    Gina Funk NelsonDecember 22, 2011
    Clam Chowder. Do it!
  • m
    mDecember 22, 2011
    If you’re a fresh oyster lover, this is definitely a place to go when in San Fran. $1 oysters during their happy hours so get there early! Get a spot on their patio to enjoy the spectacular view.
  • Christine B.
    Christine BayugaDecember 12, 2011
    Monday & Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm Oyster Happy Hour/ Chef's choice half priced oyster (selection varies weekly) Not always quite a dollar, but better than full price.
  • Jen N.
    Jen NgDecember 3, 2011
    Clam chowder is a must have served with fresh clams. Grilled cheese sandwich nothing spectacular
  • Min
    MinNovember 14, 2011
    Oysters. Clam chowder. Grilled cheese. Tri-winning!
  • Tara A.
    Tara AmatoNovember 13, 2011
    great happy hour mon and thurs from 5-7
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanNovember 6, 2011
    get the sweet waters. oyster heaven!
  • Brent H.
    Brent HurleyNovember 6, 2011
    try the oysters
  • Ozzy A.
    Ozzy AmezcuaNovember 1, 2011
    Happy Hour from 5-7 pm. Get a table outside.
  • Crit V.
    Crit VastineOctober 21, 2011
    Visit all three locations and get a coaster stamped from each one, then you get a free HIO hat! Scored mine today!
  • Renato V.
    Renato Valdes OlmosOctober 11, 2011
    Clam chowder, a dozen, glass of white.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa POctober 11, 2011
    Sit at the bar, order a dozen and a bottle of moscato with a loved one and while away the afternoon luxuriously
  • mizzhur
    mizzhurOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Clam chowder and grilled cheese is a must!
  • Clayton C.
    Clayton CrawleyOctober 1, 2011
    Question: Which is better, their Grilled Cheese or Clam Chowder? Answer: get both and then head to the gym!
  • 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.
  • Janelle S.
    Janelle SSeptember 10, 2011
    Oysters! You an buy by the dozen and bring it home to shuck about a dollar each
  • cynthia w.
    cynthia wangAugust 30, 2011
    get the sampler to know what's good, then make sure to get the chowder, which is heavenly.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanAugust 7, 2011
    kumomotos ftw.
  • Hello Vino A.
    Hello Vino AppJuly 17, 2011
    Definitely gonna need the free Hello Vino app to help with the perfect seafood/wine pairing.
  • Errol R.
    Errol ReyesJune 23, 2011
    If you love oysters but with someone who is a vegetarian, it's not a problem. You can enjoy the variety of oysters and your vegetarian friend can enjoy te grilled
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Be prepared to wait for a table and then consume some of the freshest oysters around. Watching the pros shucking oysters is something magical.
  • Dat
    DatJune 16, 2011
    It's all about the oysters, but holy clam chowder. Light and brothy, yet flavorful.
  • Jen N.
    Jen Nunn-IwaiMay 18, 2011
    Not a huge oyster fan but their Kusshi was delicious, along with their grilled cheese sandwich & clam chowder. Would definitely recommend to friends.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HempelApril 16, 2011
    try the roasted crab
  • Robledo Family Winery
    Robledo Family WineryMarch 25, 2011
    One of my favorite places in SF.
  • Brooke B.
    Brooke BiggsMarch 19, 2011
    The grilled cheese is beyond heavenly. Do it. You will dream about it.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 11, 2011
    Try the Clam Chowder
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 22, 2010
    Try the Dungeness Crab
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 13, 2010
    Try the Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 13, 2010
    Try the Oyster Bar Mix
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 21, 2010
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters
  • Pinku N.
    Pinku NekoNovember 16, 2010
    Try the Oysters
  • Seth A.
    Seth AndrzejewskiNovember 12, 2010
    Try the Oysters on the Half Shell
  • Annie L.
    Annie LucSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Grill cheese and clam chowder. nom nom nom!
  • Aleisha B.
    Aleisha BemisAugust 18, 2010
    Oyster & IPAs
  • Farrah
    FarrahAugust 4, 2010
    Clam chowder is very tasty!
  • Blake_Monster
    Blake_MonsterAugust 2, 2010
    Three words: grilled freaking cheese! Sandwich of dreams.
  • Bri U.
    Bri UAugust 2, 2010
    Wow! You MUST order the Clam Chowder...will have to say it is the best I've ever had! Also helps with the chilly bay breeze!
  • Priscella K.
    Priscella KingJuly 28, 2010
    *Happy Hour* $1 oysters on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 - 7pm. Get here before 4:30 so you can get seated before the rush. Read more
  • Maher J.
    Maher JabrJuly 21, 2010
    Nice oyster selection (Naked Cowboy from Long Island is awesome) & the clam chowder is a MUST. Make sure you have bread handy with the chowder. Great & friendly service.
  • Sylvain B.
    Sylvain BoiesJune 1, 2010
    One word is enough to describe Hogs Island...WOW!
  • Caroline Z.
    Caroline ZenssMay 25, 2010
    try it on a Monday, arrive before 5pm and add your name to the list, they will call you for happy hour specials ($1 oyters).
  • Rich C.
    Rich ClowMay 13, 2010
    2-fer tip: 1) ask for what is best of the say oysters wise-- great advice! 2) pranqster beer rocks!
  • T.J. L.
    T.J. LescherApril 24, 2010
    Agreed, the chowder is great but the grilled cheese might be better and together an awesome combo!
  • David D.
    David DunleavyApril 22, 2010
    The chowder is awesome!
  • Deb M.
    Deb MoriartyApril 18, 2010
    Get the chowder and the sweetwaters
  • A.
    A.April 10, 2010
    Thursday Happy Hour, BEST CLAM CHOWDER, patio seating
  • christian b.
    christian buschFebruary 19, 2010
    Don't do the Pilsener if you like strong beers
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineJanuary 27, 2010
    Nothing like a hot clam chowder...it's #99 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more
  • 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
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HSeptember 6, 2009
    Go to Hog Island and pick up some oysters. Head to Limantour Beach. Get engaged while shucking and eating the oysters.
  • Somesh D.
    Somesh DashSeptember 2, 2009
    Go on a Monday or Thursday for Happy Hour - awesome oysters at affordable prices!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LaamaMay 30, 2009
    Meet the crew for $1 oysters on Mondays and Thursdays between 5 - 7.
  • Claudine C.
    Claudine CoMarch 22, 2009
    order oysters and champagne on valentine's day with a loved one.
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LiaoMarch 19, 2009
    Go to Hog Island Oyster Company and shuck some oysters. Bring grilling tools.
  • Polina K.
    Polina KhromovaSeptember 26
    mixed oysters + mussels + chardonnay = five star dinner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Isaac
    IsaacJune 6
    Nunca había comida sopa de almejas. Saldrás pidiendo la receta. Ojo! Es un plato contundente: plato único o para compartir.
  • Tomás C.
    Pide una sopa de almejas, unos ostiones al chipotle y disfruta de la vista que te ofrece el lugar. Toda la comida es deliciosa y no olvides acompañarla con un buen vino.
  • Fran I.
    Muy ricas ostras. Eramos dos y pedimos doce. Nos parecio demasiado. Con seis y un plato principal estan bien. Un poco caras las ostras. Atención y lugar excelentes. Hablan español.
  • Joaquin V.
    Joaquin VallejoNovember 7, 2016
    Comprobé que me gustan más las almejas que los ostiones. Y de ostiones los Kumamoto.
  • Ka P.
    Ka PiragineAugust 5, 2016
    Ostras deliciosas, bom atendimento, lugar legal para ir com amigos mas chegue cedo.
  • Alexey D.
    Alexey DodonovJune 18, 2016
    Chipotle Bourbon (grilled oysters) невероятно охуени!
  • Rasputin V.
    Rasputin ViktorFebruary 14, 2016
    Must visit в Сан Франциско. Берите дюжину и чаудер, это стоит того, чтобы выстоять эту очередь:)
  • Juan
    JuanOctober 17, 2015
    Excellents fruits de mer!
  • Patricia G.
    Patricia GómezOctober 9, 2015
    Ostras maravillosas y atención buenísima!
  • Diego S.
    Diego S.May 27, 2015
    Una clam chowder, y una docena de ostiones, los que quieran!
  • Marcelo A.
    Marcelo AntunesFebruary 18, 2015
    Ostras do Pacífico! Imperdivel!
  • Adolfo S.
    Adolfo SeldnerAugust 11, 2014
    Los ostiones con chirasa muy buenos
  • Alice M.
    Alice MisakovaMay 14, 2014
    Kumamoto oysters - best oysters i've ever eat!!! Устрицы просто волшебные. Только там! Ни в коем случае не в рыбацкой деревне. Тут дороже но оно того стоит
  • George
    GeorgeJune 15, 2011
    Мой любимый ресторан во Фриско. Тихоокеанские устрицы с новозеландским вином :)
  • Mario 4.
    Mario 4sqFebruary 12, 2011
    ostriche di ogni tipo, chiedete consiglio su quali scegliere e poi assaggiate la clam chowder
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