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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daniel archer en
Fantastic experience this morning. W had a long wait, even when. Arriving 30 minutes before they opened. We had fresh crab, sashimi, and urchin. Will definitely be back. GooglePlace - November 2017
Diana Nguyen en
This is the place for the BEST seafood in the West Coast, hands down. Anthony Bourdain goes here every time he visits SF. It is a cash only establishment. Be prepared to wait for at least an hour, but if you get there around 10:30-11, you won't have to wait as long. I would highly recommend the Sicilian Sashimi, comes in S, M, or L; any salad and get the vinaigrette; and oysters. I wish I had two stomachs so I could have tried the chowder. I have never had better customer service than at Swan Oyster Depot. The boys make you feel a part of their family, always making sure you have enough to drink and eat. I know that any time I visit SF, this will be my first stop. GooglePlace - November 2017
Frank Lim en
Got there at 10:35 on Friday and the line was already long. Stand in line for an hour and a half in the sun and finally got to sit at two bar chairs. No one come to say hello until about 20 minutes later. The owner’s son Kevin I think was not friendly at all. Perhaps he does not have to be with all the people lining up to eat. We ordered two bowls of clam chowder and it was not good - kind of watery with no clams. Totally disappointed. The oysters and clams were good but I am sure you can get them anywhere else in the City. Yes, the crab meat was good and it turns out that they bought them cooked. All they have to do is tto crack them open and serve them. Will never go there again. Not worth waiting in line and they are way overly rated. Worse of all, they are not nice people. No chairs or water for people waiting outside in the heat for an average of 90 minutes. GooglePlace - October 2017
Shirley Yeung en
The wait was really ridiculous here. We waited for close to 90 minutes on a Friday afternoon around 3:30pm. While it was a unique experience, you're served seafood at the bar, I'm not sure it was worth the wait. If you come from a place that has great shellfish and seafood, I would skip this place. The prices were not too bad overall but save your time and enjoy other food options in the city. GooglePlace - October 2017
Vas Khomyk en
Amazing. That's it. Do yourself a favor and ask your server to give you a few mixed things to try. The scallops and oysters were the best I've had, and I'm a foodie from New England. I will be coming back to San Francisco, if only for Swan Oyster Depot. 6/5 stars GooglePlace - October 2017