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Jul 12, 2011 04:59 PM

Oyster Markets in San Francisco ?

Hey Chowhounders, I recently received my new oyster knife in the mail and now that I am an SF resident I am ready to get shucking. I love raw oysters, and I am also excited about the other prospects, BBQ perhaps? Anyway, I was looking for some advice on where to get some fresh ones for a good deal. I was at the Sun Fat Market on Mission which had a huge variety and seemed pretty fresh for a good deal so I was going to go there, but I wanted to see if anyone knew of anywhere else? I am in the Western Addition/NOPA area so around here would be awesome, but I am definitely willing to travel within the city for some fresh delicious oysters.

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  1. Have you checked out the Swan Oyster Depot in Polk Street (just north of California Street)?

    Swan Oyster Depot
    1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

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    1. re: DavidT

      I have eaten at counter here but didn't really see any prices or info about buying stuf to take home...any idea what their prices are like?

    2. I have no experience buying them, but I do see a variety for sale at Sun Fat

      Sun Fat Seafood Co
      2687 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. It has been a while since I've been there, but the Saturday Farmers market at Alemany had fresh oysters at a good price in the past. Anyone seen them lately?

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        1. re: rworange

          Yes, still there. I've never bought them because I usually don't go straight home after the market.

        2. You can buy from Hog Island at the Ferry Building farmers' market Saturday Mornings.

          1. 99 ranch has them, but i think sun fat is good value. If youre really into it, tomales bay is a cool destination for oysters

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            1. re: chuckl

              Yeah, the prices at the farms in Marshall can be impressively low if you want a bushel for a party.

              1. re: chuckl

                oh I plan on heading up there very soon..but in the meantime I am looking for sources :-)

                1. re: Courduroy

                  You might check out ABS Seafood. I think they have a retail operation.