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Feb 26, 2008 11:23 AM

Where to have the best raw oyster experience in S.F.

Hi, new to this board, so hi,
I have read some of the posts about oyster joints in S.F. Hogs seems to be recommended a bunch, but I was just wondering if there's just the best best best place. Doesn't have to be fancy, or down and dirty, might be nice if also a good place for the rest of a nice dinner, and must have FULL BAR!
Any suggestions??

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  1. I like Hog Island a lot, but Zuni is also very good and they have a full bar.

    1. Welcome Seasa!
      I'm an old school gal when I am in SF and love going to Tadich Grill..some of the best seafood and they have freshly shucked's been around since the mid 1800's.

      1. Definitely Zuni, once you add the full bar, good place for the rest of a dinner qualifications.

        1. Swan Oyster Depot is low-frills, but you can still get Anchor on tap and I think there's average wine. It's counter-only, and an SF institution. They usually have 4-5 varieties, east and west coast.

          They have other menu items - house smoked salmon and trout, salads, chowder.

          3 Replies
          1. re: Absonot

            I believe Swan is open for lunch only.

            1. re: DavidT

              Swan does not have a full bar either - beer & wine only.

            2. Hog Island in the Ferry Building has far and away the best oysters. No bar, and very limited dinner choices, but a great view and the absolute best oysters.