Swan Oyster Depot

(415) 673-1101

1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94109

37.790962 -122.420746

Open Hours

Mon-Sat 8am-5:30pm

 
Seafood Markets, Butcher Shops, Grocery Stores  more

More Categories: Restaurants

Cuisine: Traditional American, Seafood

Price: $$

Tags: Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: Cash

Neighborhoods: Northeast, Nob Hill

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Swan Oyster Depot
Swan Oyster Depot
Swan Oyster Depot
Swan Oyster Depot
Menu
Tempura String Beans, Deep Fried Squid, Mirugai Skewer, Tako Ginger, Black Pepper Beef Skewer (2), Shrimp Callop Salad, Tofu Dango, Shrimp, Prawn, Crab... more

Reviews for Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot
Recommends

Classic San Francisco seafood bar. Plan on standing in line and bring cash. Great oysters, chowder and seafood cocktails.

Recommends

A must-visit when coming to San Francisco. Fresh seafood. My favorite is the crab plate.

Swan Oyster Depot
Recommends

This legendary raw seafood bar is a San Francisco institution that everyone, natives and tourists, should visit once in their life. Plump oysters, succulent shrimp, buttery salmon, hearty chowder, and special sourdough are just a few of the must ear attractions.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great seafood – fresh oysters on half shell is VERY sweet, tasty and a must. homemade clam chowder is yummy - not too thick but full of flavor! Got to have a beer on tap - only $2 for a large glass. The guys there are just super nice!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yum with a capital Y – You'd have to be koo-koo not to love this place. Great, friendly service, the freshest seafood (combo salad!) and a fun, casual atmosphere. Worth the wait in line.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Still dreaming about it ... – My boyfriend and I finally made it to Swan and have been kicking ourselves now for not going sooner. Everything was so delicious and fresh. The service was attentive and friendly. We still talk and think about that meal. Just need to gird our loins to brave the line again. There's nothing else quite like it.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Best in Seafood! – I stand by my review as well. Just went there again the other day...notified entire patronage of Bill_C's review. They laughed hysterically! Everyone began to ask owners where their extra bread charge is. Owners just about busted a gasket laughing....said they think they know who Bill_C was and it didn't surprise them.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

Best seafood in SF – I live a block away and have been eating here for ten years. It is an institution. There are few family-run businesses like this around anymore. Great seafood, friendly service.

Couple of hints: 1.) Lunchtime rush starts around 12:30 weedays and there is a line. Either go early or late if in a hurry 2.) You can buy anything to carry out. I recommend getting one or two cracked crabs to go. Better crab at a better price than Fisherman's Wharf.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yummy – Best of the Best. not only the quality of the seafood. but also the price. Those people work there are humor. You will feel eating @ home.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Absolutely Charming – There's a long wait, there's little room to sit, and things get a little messy, but who cares? This place has great food and the guys behind the counter are so freindly and having so much fun you forget there is only room for one cheek on your stool. A truly orginal place that is a must visit for any out-of-towner.

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Lunch Spot (2013)
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Lunch Spot (2007)
Raw Oysters (2006)
Seafood (2005)
Nominations Nominated for:
Seafood (2011)
Seafood (2009)
Lunch Spot (2008)
Seafood (2008)
Raw Oysters (2007)
Seafood (2007)
Soup (2007)
Seafood (2006)
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Clam Chowder (2005)
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