Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Swan Oyster Depot

Superior flavor without the superior attitude of typical seafood restaurants – Swan's downside is an inevitable wait for the few stools at the vintage lunch counter, but the upside of high turnover is incredibly fre…
Seafood in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Fisherman's Wharf Crab Stands

Brawny-armed men stir steaming cauldrons of Dungeness crab at several side-by-side take-away crab stands at the foot of Taylor St, the epicenter of Fisherman's Wharf. Crab season typically runs winter through spring…
Seafood in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Scoma's

Flashback to the 1960s, with waiters in white dinner jackets, pine-paneled walls decorated with signed photographs of forgotten celebrities, and plate-glass windows overlooking the docks – Scoma's is the Wharf's l…
Seafood in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bar Crudo

An international idea that's pure California: choice seafood served raw Italian-style, with pan-Asian condiments and East–West beers. Start with Japanese Hitachino white ale with velvety avocado-uni (sea urchin) toa…
Seafood in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Woodhouse Fish Co

If being near the ocean makes you crave fish but you (rightly) don't want to eat at the Wharf, Woodhouse's New England-style seafood provides an alternative, with no-fuss meals of crab and lobster rolls, fried clams…
Seafood in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

Hog Island Oyster Company

Slurp the bounty of the North Bay with East Bay views, at this local, sustainable oyster bar. Get them raw with caper beurre blanc or oysters Rockefeller (grilled with local spinach, Pernod and cream). Monday to Thu…
Seafood in The Castro & Noe Valley

Anchor Oyster Bar

Since its founding in 1977, Anchor's formula has been simple: seafood classics, like local oysters, crab cakes, Boston clam chowder and copious salads. The nautical-themed room seats just 24 at stainless-steel table…