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Swan Oyster Depot
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
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1517 Polk St San Francisco, CA 94109
1517 Polk StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94109
$$Seafood Restaurant, Seafood Market
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Market
Oyster Supplier
Today 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmTuesday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmWednesday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmThursday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmFriday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pmSunday Closed
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No-frills counter nook in a fish market is a bustling landmark for raw-bar fare & casual seafood.- Google
"And serving the best cold smoked salmon plate."
"Recommendations are the crab salad, clam chowder, cracked Dungeness crab."
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Charley Chavez
2 weeks ago
Worth the wait. The seafood was very fresh. I ordered the chowder, combination seafood cocktail and some oysters. All were great. My friend ordered the half cracked crab which was probably the best out of everything! Sold out of their famous uni which was a bummer! Service is slow, but just gotta go there with the expectation that you'll be there for a while.
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Reiko Clegg
3 months ago
My sister took me here for my birthday. Everything we ordered was delicious. Our favorite entree is the Halibut served in an amazing vanilla rum butter sauce, I would highly recommend. We also tried the cervical which was quite spicy, but delicious and two different salads, the Cesar and the warm arugula both get high marks! Our waiter was friendly and the ambiance was crowded but comfortable on a Friday night. I loved this restaurant and would highly recommend it! We plan on going back soon.
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Stanley Go
4 months ago
Delicious. Expect a long wait. Fresh fish and all kinds of seafood. If you do not have time to wait, you can order to go. Also, if you visit close to closing that they may run out of certain selections. Highly recommended to try.
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Kamala Garvin
4 months ago
We are NEVER disappointed! Swan Oyster Depot is consistently beyond excellent and this evening was no exception. Four people are still raving, days later about the food and about the service.
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Paul Chintawat
a month ago
Very small place. Line out the door. Super fresh seafood. When we are in town, my wife and I always make it a point to go here. Recommendations are the crab salad, clam chowder, cracked Dungeness crab. My wife always gets a dozen oysters, she has no idea what to get so the very helpful staff make the selections for her. She hasn't been disappointed yet. If you are going for lunch and don't get there by about 11:00am, plan on waiting a while in line. The place only sits about 15 people. But, you can order a beverage and drink it while you wait. And it is definitely worth the wait (if you like seafood).
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Jessica Cu
3 months ago
Swan Oyster has reached acclaim in San Francisco for their so called fresh seafood. They have a small bar, and the line is always out the door even on weekdays at odd hours. They offer their items to go, so save yourself the hassle and order to go and eat at the starbucks across the street. I personally find their seafood to be overpriced and underwhelming and totally not worth it.
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Rozanne Cowley
4 months ago
This was such a great fun restaurant. The food was awesome and the service wonderful. Try the sea scallops, or the boneless trout. Portions were just right. Would definetly go again.
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Exie Glass
4 months ago
Our server and the kitchen manager went out of their way to ensure I was taken care of. Yes I did experience a piece of tin-foil in my salad, but I was more than satisfied with apologies from the head chef and free dessert. I would have given an Outstanding rating regardless of the negative experience, but this proves to me even more than this place has class. Yes it is expensive, but for a special occasion this is on the top of my list.