Swan Oyster Depot / San Francisco

1517 Polk St btwn Sacramento & California St. San Francisco 94109
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:30 - 17:30
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Critic Reviews @ Swan Oyster Depot
Swan Oyster Depot
Swan Oyster Depot Meet the Swan Oyster Depot: A dive-bar, a fishmongers and a seafood eatery, all fused into one with considerable aplomb. It’s an intimate affair, w... ... continue unlike
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jeffrey fisher en
Get ready for a wait their is only 20 seats. However when it is your turn, you are not rushed and encouraged to take your time and enjoy. The waiters are quick and always have a smile. They are busy at all times and any need you have just ask and they will explain eveything. The food is FRESH and I mean fresh. Absolutley heaven and worth the wait. GooglePlace - July 2017
Cody Petrick en
Tried a bit of everything and everything was really good. My personal favorite was the smoked salmon on bread. The staff was very friendly and helpful in deciding what to get if you want something off menu. The seating is very limited as it is mostly just a bar with ~15 seats. It is cash only and the prices can add up so make sure to bring enough. GooglePlace - July 2017
Greg Obenhaus en
Great atmosphere and great food. It’s not cheap but worth every penny! Try the crab fat and the chowder. The crab salad is incredible. GooglePlace - June 2017
Alexander Taugher-Dias en
This place originally started out as a fresh seafood butcher shop and slowly evolved into a small seat counter to eat at. With only about 20 seats sitting right up against the glass, prepare to come quite early as the line has been known to be up to 45 minutes. The seafood is all amazing, ranging from fresh oysters and clams, sea urchin to crab back and crab cocktail. The reason I go however is the most amazing smoked salmon in the world... seriously get some. Can run a bit pricey and don't expect anything other than seafood however It. Is. Worth. It. GooglePlace - June 2017
Seagem Fix en
Do not like standing in line for about 2 and a half hours when I am handicapped and not sure what all the fuss is about. It's good but so are other places to get oysters and also in New Zealand for super cheap prices! This is a family owned business but I thought the guy was nice to say order beer while waiting in line. No parking lot. Only 18 bar stools and people eat for about an hour in the counter. Counter space only which is a challenge for handicapped persons. GooglePlace - April 2017