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Best seafood restaurant in S.F.?

What is a good sea food place that isn't outrageously expensive? Already been to pier 39 restaurants.

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  • Swan Oyster Depot (restaurant)

    1517 Polk Street San Francisco CA 94109 (415) 673-2757

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  • Woodhouse Fish Company (restaurant)

    2073 Market St San Francisco CA (415) 437-2722

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    240 California Street San Francisco CA 94111 (415) 391-1849

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  • Crystal Sacca

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    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.

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    • Nina C.

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      This is the BEST spot for oysters in SF! · (1 likelikes)

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      She asked for affordable, SOD is very good but, you will pay a fortune. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Shauna Axton

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    The locals favorite is Swan Oyster Depot - it's a small place so you'll have to be patient (or grab a snack before), but well worth the wait. Enjoy!

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  • Rachel Townsend

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    Scoma's Restaurant up at the piers, but not quite in the heart of the touristy area, so it's not as gut-wrenchingly overpriced. Really good food, and huge portions.

    Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro is also great, especially if you're looking for shellfish.


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      Anchor Oyster Bar was fantastic! A new favorite! Thanks! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Guy Cross

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    If you want to 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 so worth it! But only go if you're into crab louie, oysters, clam chowder and that kind of stuff. Seating is along one long bar but the staff are so entertaining and the seafood is super fresh. It's not cheap, but it's also not expensive and what you get from food quality to experience is worth it.

    Another place that's old school SF with great booths and specializing in seafood is Sam's Grill on the corner of Belden Lane.

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    Take a short drive south to Half Moon Bay and visit Sam's Chowder House http://www.samschowderhouse.com

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  • Michael Kwok

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    "Seafood" is a bit too vague..especially in SF. Here goes my best stab:

    Sushi: Sanraku on Sutter. Not the best Sushi, but I think the best sushi for the value.

    Crab: Thanh Long (4104 Judah St). Garlic Crab and Garlic noodles, Vietnamese style (not cheap, but an SF favorite).

    Oysters: Waterbar has an oyster happy hour 11:30am to 5:30pm, $1 oysters.

    Clam Chowder: Pier Market Seafood Restaurant inside Pier 39. SKIP THE OUTSIDE STREET VENDORS. Go all the way inside Pier 39, near the carousel.

    Sometimes Primo Patio Cafe (214 Townsend St, near AT&T Park, only open for lunch) have a crispy grilled trout (under $10)


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  • Chris Knight

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    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 it's starting to remind me of a chain restaurant.

    Fish tacos at Nick's Crispy Tacos , Tacko , or The Taco Shop at Underdogs in the sunset are the best fish tacos in SF.

    Hope this helps!

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    Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro

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    You should try The Waterfront Restaurant . I would not call it cheap, but it's cheaper than what you find in Pier 39. If you go there, make sure to ask for a place on the terrace. It has a great view of the bay and it's surrounded by tall glass panels so wind is never an issue.

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    I like Mission Rock Resort because you can get an amazing view of the bay, and it's out of the way enough to not be super busy.

    For sushi I like Live Sushi Bar , and Sushi Time .

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    I like Crustacean . Also, if you have a car, and would enjoy a beautiful drive then try Nick's Cove & Cottages thats great for an afternoon lunch or early sunset dinner.

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    You might try Anchor & Hope

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      I've been here, and it was delish! Good recommendation. · (0 likelikes)

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    Bar Crudo is one of my favorites. They have a great happy hour! The chowder is legendary (but not your typical new england style with the addition of chorizo). My favorite is the arctic char crudo, and oysters of course.

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    I would recommend restaurants in the Little Italy neighborhood located at the North Beach. Near the Washington Square Park . Enjoy!!

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    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 packed. From 8:00 to 5:30 monday to saturday . Bon appétit !

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    Swan Oyster Depot 1517 Polk Street, San Francisco

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    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.

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    Pesce Seafood Bar in the Castro is really good. Venetian-inspired tapas 2223 Market St, San Francisco.

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    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 Blvd. Harrison to Bayshore or 101 to Bayshore.

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