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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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Denise Dang
in the last week
Super fresh seafood and wonderful staff! Everything is good, from raw oysters to seafood cocktail to crab and clam chowder. Seating is very limited in this small place, so expect a wait. They usually close by 4:30, when all the good seafood items are gone, so it is best to come early. Their sauces are delicious, and go well with the fish and crustaceans. I believe many people purchase fish for sashimi st home too, so I'll be coming back soon to grab some!
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Paul Chintawat
2 months 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
4 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.
3 months ago
Overpriced oysters and recent fame create a wait out the door. Would have liked to visit it before they blew up. Still trying to find a good source for $1 oysters in the Bay Area, looks like I'll go shuck myself...
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Charley Chavez
2 months 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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Josh Lockwood
3 weeks ago
Great experience at this rock solid, no frills, landmark of a seafood establishment. Would be my everyday place if not for the lines...and for the fact that I currently live in Chicago.
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Reiko Clegg
5 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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Marcelo Cosentino
2 months ago
A lot of waiting time (around 1h30m), the food served is really fresh. Simple food, but very good. Be really prepared to wait.