Swan Oyster Depot

Top 1% of restaurants in San Francisco
9 / 10

17 expert reviews

“"Nostalgics" insist the lively "banter with the owners behind the counter" is the extra sauce sealing its deal as “the Valhalla of seafood."”

– Zagat

"Opened in 1912, Swan Oyster Depot isn't a restaurant, it's a landmark."
The stools at the long, narrow counter fill up during the lunch hour, so try to get there before or after noon.
"Half fish market and half diner, this small, slim, family-run seafood operation, open since 1912, has no tables, just a narrow marble counter with about a dozen-and-a-half stools." Full review
"Turning 98 years old in 2010, Swan Oyster Depot is a classic San Francisco dining experience you shouldn't miss." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"In business since 1912, this Nob Hill neighborhood joint is essentially a seafood diner." Full review
"Tiny, no-nonsense, and bursting at the gills with the freshest seafood ever since 1912."
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