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Swan Oyster Depot

Ristorante di pesce$$$$
Polk Gulch, San Francisco
Salva
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9.0/10
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  • Eater
    EaterLuglio 28, 2016
    Any seafood at Swan is guaranteed to be fresh and fantastic. But you can't come to a place with "Oyster Depot" right there in the name and not eat oysters, especially the amazing local ones. Leggi tutto
    Votato positivo Jul 31
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAgosto 23, 2016
    Named one of the best oyster bars in America and beloved by Anthony Bourdain, Swan’s oysters and Crab Louie are impossibly delicious and fresh, but we especially thumbs-up the ice-cold sashimi. Leggi tutto
    Votato positivo Aug 20
  • Kashif R.
    Kashif RayaniSettembre 18, 2017
    Oysters are a must. Go off-menu and try the Sicilian sashimi & "a dozen eggs" (thin-sliced raw scallops in ponzu). Be prepared to stand in line: it moves slowly but is totally worth the wait.
    Votato positivo Sep 5
  • KIRK S.
    KIRK STRUBLENovembre 17, 2017
    One of the few places on earth where the reward for waiting is so well worth it. Check out the secret menu before you go.. (there’s a copy of an article posted in the restroom of all places.)
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineGiugno 1, 2016
    Have an Anchor Steam while you wait (it’s okay), then order Dungeness crab, Drake’s Bay oysters, house-smoked salmon, raw scallops, and, if you’re with (patient) friends, the shrimp or crab Louie. Leggi tutto
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonOttobre 9, 2014
    È stato qui più di 5 volte
    All of the seafood is extraordinarily fresh, but I'd suggest going with the off-menu Scallop or Salmon Sicilian Sashimi or ridiculously good Live West Coast Uni. Read about it on WinstonWanders below! Leggi tutto
    Votato positivo 1 giorno fa
  • Eater
    EaterAprile 12, 2016
    Open only for lunch, Polk Street’s 100-year-old gem still churns out the best crab, oysters and sourdough in town. Leggi tutto
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineFebbraio 1, 2017
    Seafood is healthyish as long as it isn’t fried. Eat enough cracked Dungeness crab, raw scallops, or hand-sliced smoked salmon, and it almost feels like you’ve earned that cold pint of Anchor Steam. Leggi tutto
  • Steffen B.
    Steffen BornhoftMarzo 22, 2017
    No reservations so naturally the queue is long but it's the best fresh seafood you can get. Try the clam chowder, Sicilian Sashimi and a selection of Oysters!
  • Asher S.
    Asher SimondsGiugno 1, 2015
    Not big on oysters? The smoked salmon is so fresh and so well balanced with capers and chopped onions that you'll forget you're not in a Jewish deli in the Lower East side.
  • SFist
    SFistAgosto 4, 2016
    Go for some shrimp, or crab, or better yet a plate of oysters followed by any of the seafood cocktails or crudos, and you will walk out happy. Leggi tutto
  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonDicembre 22, 2014
    È stato qui più di 5 volte
    Everything at Swan is amazing, but you've just got to try the Bourdain approved dish simply called Crab Fat. It's ridiculously decadent. Read more about this insane dish on WinstonWanders below!! Leggi tutto
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousOttobre 2, 2014
    You'll definitely wait in line, but coming to this old school, no-frills seafood institution as a solo diner has its advantages -- you'll likely get a seat faster than the larger parties. Leggi tutto
  • Frank W.
    Frank WangAgosto 15, 2014
    Opens at 10:30 and accepts cash only. Some the freshest oysters ive ever had. Crab cocktail is big fat generous chunks of crab meat. And of course clam chowder is amazing.
  • SFist
    SFistAgosto 3, 2014
    Simple and clean, the century-old spot is also a staple of Polk Street and a huge hit with locals and tourists alike. Expect kitsch, charm, hospitality, and a full belly when you leave. Leggi tutto
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAgosto 7, 2014
    Feels like you're going back in time. Everything is amazing. Try the thin sliced salmon and eat a ton of oysters. The line is serious though, and they often run out of food. Get there early.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAgosto 2, 2014
    Few places have the longevity - or the popularity - of this tiny oyster bar. Even after more than 100 years, people still wait in line to get a seat at one of the 18 stools at the counter. Leggi tutto
  • Camila F.
    Camila FFebbraio 10, 2017
    100% worth the wait in line. Tried the CRABsanthemum and Sicilian sashimi off the 'secret' menu. Both were the best and make sure to ask for some of the house vinaigrette made with crab back. Wow!
  • Tony H.
    Tony HamGiugno 13, 2013
    Don't forget, cash only! This place is a treasure. The guys behind the counter will take care of you. Great service and awesome product! Oysters are amazing. The clam chowder has real clam flavor!
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuDicembre 7, 2013
    Start with a cup of chowder and bread and butter. Then move into a dozen mixed oysters. Get a half plate of the sashimi and a half cracked cab. If it's not too early, grab a beer!
  • Tom M.
    Tom McGhanAgosto 13, 2014
    Don't want to deal with the crazy lines, but still want the goods? Call in a togo order! Everyone's faces in line as you walk past them, leaving in minutes? Almost as delicious as their food!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate Yan (Furman)Maggio 12, 2015
    Get here early or else the lines can take a long time. The restaurant only has 20 counter seats. The crudo is amazing! Cash only.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDicembre 9, 2011
    This casual spot is a great place to enjoy fresh seafood. Its first come, first serve - so breakfast is often to best time to drop by. As seen on Travel Channel’s The Layover with Anthony Bourdain.
  • SFGate
    SFGateAgosto 2, 2014
    Specialties: Anything with crab; oysters on the half shell; Boston clam chowder; smoked salmon or trout; fresh seafood to take home. Leggi tutto
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAgosto 12, 2014
    Don’t forget to bring cash because that’s all they take. No matter what you decide to try, don’t miss the clam chowder. I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Leggi tutto
  • Kim F.
    Kim FujiwaraMarzo 23, 2013
    Try the Crab Fat - Excellent with white wine, lemon & pepper. Goes well with bread! Delish! My first time trying this dish.
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOttobre 19, 2016
    “My happiest place in America to eat crab backs filled with fat, juicy oysters and enjoy a cold draft beer.” - Anthony Bourdain, chef, writer, and TV personality Leggi tutto
  • Laura C.
    Laura CNovembre 17, 2011
    Kelly and Christy love the Dungeness Crab Louie and the incredibly fresh oysters that they order with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. There is only bar seating and it’s hard to get a seat, so expect a line.
  • Reno
    RenoMaggio 16, 2013
    È stato qui più di 5 volte
    Better and cheaper option: go to Waterbar in Embarcadero for happy hour oyster $1 each and views of bay. Good date first date plus added bonus Panty dropper views of bridge
  • Matt K.
    Matt KiserSettembre 17, 2012
    Get here early & pony up to the counter. Order an Anchor Steam, get a mixed dozen oysters, some chowder, & the half crab if in season. The smoked salmon is incredible.
  • Rebecca C.
    This place is just amazing. A must for anyone visiting San Fran.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KOttobre 20, 2011
    È stato qui più di 10 volte
    Avoid going here on the weekend or at prime lunch time to avoid the crowds of tourists. Best seafood in the city. They also hand slice their smoked salmon which makes it extra delicious.
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceDicembre 29, 2015
    The wait will be long, but worth it. Go an hour before they open and you should be among he first seated.
  • heathr g.
    heathr goldOttobre 5, 2016
    The key option to know about: call in an order to go. Best lox I've had in my life. Good enough that you can eat it without a bagel.
  • Ana Clare S.
    Ana Clare SmithSettembre 20, 2016
    I love the crab louie salad and the oysters are always great!
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoLuglio 27, 2017
    Go early and be prepared to wait, but it's worth it. Very fresh seafood, limited menu, ask for what's not on the menu; very friendly staff
  • Paulo S.
    Paulo SantosSettembre 4, 2013
    The scallops in the sashimi was next level. Sad that as good as the uni looked, it was a day old as admitted by one of the guys there.
  • NorthBet
    NorthBetAgosto 19, 2014
    A trip to SF isn't complete without a stop at Swan Oyster Depot. Everything is fresh and you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Don't forget to bring cash. No plastic.
  • Timothy C.
    Timothy CavanaughMarzo 2, 2011
    The smoked salmon--one of my very favorite foods--on very thinly sliced sourdough, was outstanding. So incredibly buttery, melt-in-your-mouth fantastic The best I've ever had--by a mile.
  • Rasputin V.
    Rasputin ViktorFebbraio 14, 2016
    Заведение с душей и историей. Все свежее и крутое, столов нет, резерва тоже, все происходит за барной стойкой., Берите стакан анхора, жир краба, сашими и устрицы.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarzo 19, 2013
    The Sancimino brothers (six of them!) are always joking around behind the counter. Order cracked crab and a pint of Anchor Steam. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c
  • Katie E.
    Katie ExtonGiugno 24, 2016
    Loved this bustling oyster bar. The staff are just fantastic and the oysters are fab
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellAgosto 17, 2016
    An institution. The food and atmosphere are special. Worth going out of your way for.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HaimeAgosto 17, 2015
    open for lunch only great old school spot
    Votato positivo Aug 4
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth RiceGiugno 15, 2016
    The crab back really is as fantastic as Anthony Bourdain says it is! Also their horseradish is amazingly spicy and delish.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAgosto 25, 2010
    This San Fran landmark serves all its dishes cold (except for the rainy-day staple, clam chowder). Knock back oysters on your lunch break and chat up the cooks for secrets of the century-old spot.
  • Soo Wai E.
    Soo Wai EngAprile 29, 2012
    Half shell oyster,clam chowder, sashimi with lemon, olive oil, onion, and capers, especially the scallop... Very delicious ! Worth the wait
  • Tony L.
    Tony LochOttobre 8, 2011
    The food and service is amazing. Everything is raw but the natural taste of all the seafood is to die for!!! Local family restaurant, and quick service!!
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMaggio 10, 2014
    First come first serve (20 stools), best to go at breakfast. Crab fat/butter w/ sourdough bread. Oysters. Sea urchins
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RoquéDicembre 18, 2015
    Got the variety of oysters and the chowder to go just before closing. It was delicious. Can't wait to go again.
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