Hog Island Oyster Company
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- 58%Family Travelers
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Member Reviews (30)
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyAmbassadorMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Nov 09, 2013
Might want to come early, before you're hungry,
because by the time you're seated you will be. I think we waited 30-45 minutes for a table for 4. We looked through the menu in line so we could order right away. We got the mixed plate of 12; they let us choose 3 different oysters instead of giving us all 6 different oysters! We eat got to try 3 different kinds. It was my first time eating raw oysters and I enjoyed it. The kumomoto was my favorite oyster. The Bagna Cauda baked oysters were so good! Tried the steamers as well; the sausage had a bit of heat, the broth was great (full of beer flavor). Expect to spend at least $30/person (non-happy hour price).
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Oct 17, 2013
Wow hands down best clam chowder and mussels I've had in Cali. Get the hog island oyster wine with your dinner. It's amazing with oysters. The view is the cherry on top. View of the bay bridge while enjoying your amazing meal. What a gem in SF!
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofBusiness TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jul 05, 2012
It's such a nice treat to grab some wine and oysters on the patio of Hog Island Oyster restaurant. Their bisque and chowders are great for chilly days at the Ferry Building. A great place for an all girl's brunch or a hot date. ;)
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Nov 21, 2013
I'm going to cry tears of happiness for how mouthwatering these oysters are!
They ran out of the ones we wanted by midday! The waiter suggested us other options. They were like heaven with ear slurp!
I'm coming back again and again!
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
I received fair warning about how crazy their happy hour can get. Our 2 person party took the risk and got there about an hour before it started. Absolutely no line, but a few minutes after we secured a spot at the designated waiting area, the groups slowly trickled in. We ended up stepping out of it when one of the staff informed us that the sign up list would be available a half hour before. Back at 4:30 on the dot and sure enough a line had formed, yet not too long of one. We were amongst the first 10 parties to put ourselves on the list. Just a few minutes after the HH kicked in, we got our table. Our server immediately gave us water and warm bread before asking for our order. Round 1 = 30 oysters. Accompanying them were a few garnishes: some vinaigrette type sauce (So addicting. Maybe it has crack in it?) and lemon wedges on the main platter, and cocktail sauce and horseradish on the side. The horseradish looked more like grated cheese up close, but the aroma stated otherwise. For fear that it would be as strong as wasabi, it was pretty subtle. I had to resist over topping the oysters with it. So for the next few minutes or so, my eating sequence was as follows:
Oysters with lemon, check.
Oysters with cocktail sauce, check.
Oysters with horseradish, check.
Oysters with vinaigrette, check.
I pretty much rotated and even combined them, and each one was pheNOMenal. Round 2 = 20. Overall, 50 oysters and 2 plates of bread and we were good. Had I been allergic to seafood, I would've missed out on an incredible happy hour. Forgot to mention that pints during happy hour are $3.50. Beer and oysters go together like lamb and tunafish (riiight), but way better.
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyOct 19, 2013
With waterfront views from the patio tables, Hog Island Oyster Company is my go-to spot for a sit-down meal at the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco. If you're a seafood or raw bar connoisseur, this place likely won't disappoint. Come for happy hour and watch the commuters boarding their ferries while you knock back glasses of wine and oyster shooters.
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesOct 01, 2013
The oyster selection is top notch. A just try is the oyster chowder. Creamy with a little kick and meaty oysters, great combination. Located in the ferry building right on the water, it doesn't get much better.
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 29, 2013
Amazing oyster selection, fantastic bay view and chill setting. Hog Island Sweetwater from Tomales Bay is the crowd favorite, along with the Harissa baked oysters and Clam Chowder. Yummy!
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 29, 2013
Located inside the Ferry Building Marketplace, you might have to get a map to locate this little restaurant tucked away next to other restaurants and shops. There are no reservations taken, just line up and wait for your turn to get a table. The Hog Island sweetwater oysters on the half shell are delicious. Meaty and slightly sweet. The baked Casino oysters were also very tasty. Definitely get the clam chowder as it comes loaded with clams still in the shells and is very filling. The prawns were good, but nothing special, so I would focus on the oysters and clam chowder. I also saw the next table get the grilled cheese sandwich, which I thought was overpriced, but it looked amazing and huge (enough to share between 2 to 3 people, especially if you’re ordering other things). The food comes out very quickly and the staff pretty friendly. They’re good at getting people in and out so that you’re not waiting in line for hours.
- Hog Island Oyster CompanyMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Jun 20, 2013
Tucked into the back of the ferry building, but what a find! Their clam chowder comes with clams still in their shells piled high in a bowl. The oysters are fresh and the local variety is excellent and slightly cheaper.