Anchor Oyster Bar / San Francisco

579 Castro St btwn 18th & 19th San Francisco 94114
Opening Hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 11:30 - 22:00

Anchor Oyster Bar was founded in 1977, and has been a seafood staple in the Castro ever since. A restaurant and seafood market, Anchor Oyster Bar serves classic Boston clam chowder, seafood cocktails, seafood Louies, crabcakes, shellfish steamers, and fresh fish and pasta specials daily. We have been featured in SF Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, Fodor's San Francisco, Frommer's San Francisco, Zagat, and TripAdvisor.

from official Facebook page
trending 4845 votes
Tips from the Net @ Anchor Oyster Bar
Rohan Ellis en
Oh my how delicious Anchor Oyster bar was. We arrived at the right time because we got seated right away. The beer was cold, and the selection of oysters we ordered was incredible. So fresh and so so so delicious. The service was standard, and the price was reasonable given how wonderful the oysters were. An institution for many reasons. Bliss! GooglePlace - September 2017
David horn en
Large portion of fresh green lip mussels at a resonably inexpensive price. Great atmosphere. Will be back... GooglePlace - September 2017
Steve Tso en
It's a bit of a wait. But once you start eating, wow garlic bread, oysters, clam chowder, and cioppino are all fresh and delicious. This is a great spot for seafood GooglePlace - September 2017
Henry Shao en
Food is great there if you like seafood as they don't have much else. Not a lot of choices but they are all pretty good. The service is good. Reasonable prices given the fresh seafood. Large portions. The biggest downside is there is usually a long wait for a table during dinner times weekday or weekend. GooglePlace - July 2017
Frederick Charron en
By far my favorite restaurant in SF. I have been a steady patron since 1988. All the food is fresh and to order. The staff is friendly, excellent and most are long time employees. If you are looking for the SF people use to know this is it. If you are looking for the new and horrible thing SF has turned into, sorry it is not here. This is a simple great small place if friendly people and great food. It is best to eat here early or at odd hours. In the PM you got to wait. Find a less busy time to make the experience best Oh yeah when finished eating don't linger... people are hungry and waiting for your seat. GooglePlace - May 2017