8 mentions in Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?
Crystal S. said, "... Swan Oyster Depot is fantastic and affordable. It's a San Francisco institution. Get there early to line up at the counter for a breakfast of oysters, shrimp cocktail and chowder...." See More
Guy C. said, "...go to a real original San Francisco seafood place, and you're up for a little adventure, then you have to try Swan Oyster Depot on Polk Street. It's only open for lunch, accepts cash only, you'll need to wait in line, but it's..." See More
Chris K. said, "...I agree with Swan Oyster Depot mentioned above. But, man, the line is long. Tadich Grill in the Financial District is old school SF and fantastic but it's pricey. Woodhouse Fish Company in the Castro and Pac Heights is good as well but..." See More
Violette V. said, "... Swan Oyster Depot: 1517 Polk St. I love that place so much ! You eat at the counter. This place must have almost 100years old ! It is not expensive. Beware : you have to go very early or it will be..." See More
Peter Z. said, "...Woodhouse Fish Company is likely the best bang for your buck. Swan Oyster Depot is fantastic & tasty however you'll need to wait in line, pay a handful and its CASH ONLY...." See More
Laney S. said, "... Swan Oyster Depot is a wonderful experience. It's small, counter seating only, and you will most likely wait to get seated, but it's worth it. I haven't been to this one but heard it's good - The Old Clam House - 299 Bayshore..." See More
3 mentions in Best food in the city while eating solo at the bar?
Matthew A. said, "...They have happy hour specials that start at 5 and it's pretty busy by 6 so try and get there early. Swan Oyster Depot is great too but it's only open until around 4:30 so it's not really a dinner spot. Lastly, Tadich..." See More
Krista G. said, "...a TaskRabbit (taskrabbit.com) to wait in line for you - this is a trick I've used at well known restaurants like Swan Oyster Depot and State Bird Provisions, and it will buy you and your husband more comfortable time, waiting to get in...." See More
John S. said, "...Early Happy Birthday! Swan Oyster Depot opens at 10:30 a.m. daily except Sunday. It's cash only. The line can start an hour ahead of opening, especially on weekends, but you can meet interesting people waiting in line. You can avoid the line by..." See More
2 mentions in Foodies in SF
Debbie L. said, "...you'll see a lot of stands selling them. Of course, there are many other really fantastic seafood spots in the city. Swan Oyster Depot in Nob Hill is a very famous one and they don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait in..." See More
Avery Z. said, "...My husband and I LOVE Swan Oyster Depot. We pretty much only go there at breakfast/brunch time because it's the only time when there isn't an insane line. They open at 10:30 AM every day (except Sundays, when they're closed), so we..." See More
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Anthony B. said, "...A great greasy spoon on the waterfrontIncanto: Awesome restaurant from chef Chris CosentinoMission Chinese Food: Great restaurantLa Folie: Another Great restaurant Swan Oyster Depot: for the oysters (of course), for the crab back fat with sourdough bread), the sea urchin. Hell--whatever they..." See More
1 mention in Best way to spend a month in San Francisco
Rachel C. said, "...I'm trying to think of things you probably couldn't get or do in Cleveland here... Swan Oyster Depot is a step back in time: http://www.sfswanoysterdepot.com/ also House of Nanking: http://houseofnanking.net/ - both places are best if you just let the servers bring you..." See More