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.

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Tips from the Net @ Anchor Oyster Bar
Jasmine Rivera en
Very nice little spot! this is definitely a gem! the place is small and cozy, can feel a bit crowded but let me tell you it is all worth it. the location is perfect and around some good stores, and as for the food it is just amazing. definitely will come back! GooglePlace - December 2017
Taeyoung Kim en
Three different oysters from three different locations in the US (Cape Cod, Mass and California) were awesome! They have all distinctive characters that I really liked. It is so rich and tasty! Try the full Anchor set w 12 fresh oysters and six chilled shrimps!! GooglePlace - October 2017
Ashwin Sodhi en
Local gem. Best ciopinno in the city. You have to ask for it. It's not on the menu. Fresh catch specials are great, too. Expect to wait an hour or so for a table, or go close to last seating. GooglePlace - October 2017
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
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