1 Ferry Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94111
Hog Island Oyster Co has locations in SF and Napa. The oysters all come from its farm in Tomales Bay, about an hour north of SF. For those of you willing to make the trek, the oyster farm is actually pretty fun, with its own picnic area right next to the bay. You can even buy oysters by the dozens and shuck your own oysters! I think reservations are required for the picnic area. When I went in July, there were so many families there – people bring huge ice chests filled with booze and marinated meats, and just sit around and barbeque the whole day!
The one in SF is less rustic than the farm, but easier to access. It’s right inside the Ferry Building at the Embarcadero. Go early since it’s a small place, lines queue up fast! For faster service, sit at the bar and watch your oysters being shucked.
The menu with fresh and baked oysters to choose from. Order size for raw oysters is 1/2 dozen+.
Fresh bread is served! Crusty and chewy, nom nom nom…
1/2 dozen kumamoto oysters – light & refreshing! $18
1/2 dozen Hog Island Sweetwater oysters – plump & juicy with a smooth finish. $15
My brother highly recommended the clam chowder, so we all got a bowl. Each is made fresh when ordered. The chowder is not thick like normal clam chowder, it’s more of a clam soup. The clams are super fresh. And all the juices is absorbed into soup, great to eat and to dip bread in. YUM! $14