Swan Oyster Depot

Cuisine: American, Seafood

Price Range: $$

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Locals can't help but rave over this oyster bar's fantastic selection. Opened in 1912, Swan Oyster Depot is a small, lovable hole-in-the-wall where seating consists of about 20 stools along a long...  Read More


  • Oyster Bars: "Be sure to try the Kumamoto and Sweetwater oysters."
  • Nob Hill's Best Restaurants: "This extremely popular San Francisco institution - Anthony Bourdain always made it a point to slurp some oysters at Swan Oyster Depot when he was in town - has only eighteen bar seats, so be prepared for a wait."
  • Seafood: "Simple counter eatery gets raves for ocean-fresh shellfish."
  • Best for Oyster Bars Because: Swan Oyster Depot has been serving quality oysters in San Francisco for a long time.
  • Best for Nob Hill's Best Restaurants Because: Swan Oyster isn't just a top-flight restaurant - it's a civic institution in San Francisco.
  • Best for Seafood Because: Swan Oyster Depot has a cult following because the seafood is so consistently fresh nd good.

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