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 its vintage lunch counter, but the upside of high turnover is incredibly fre…
Top Choice Seafood in Sausalito

Fish

Chow down on seafood sandwiches, BBQ oysters or a Dungeness-crab roll at redwood picnic tables facing Richardson Bay. A local leader in promoting fresh and sustainably caught fish, this place has wonderful wild salm…
Top Choice Seafood in Point Reyes Station

Hog Island Oyster Company

Ten miles north of Point Reyes Station you’ll find the salty turnout for Hog Island Oyster Company. There’s not much to see: just some picnic tables and BBQ grills, an outdoor cafe and a window selling the famously …
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, grilled with chipotle-bourbon butter, or Rockefeller (cooked with spinach, Pernod and cream). Not the cheape…
Seafood in The Marina, Fisherman’s Wharf & the Piers

Fisherman's Wharf Crab Stands

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

Scoma's

Enjoy a 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 Wha…
Seafood in Half Moon Bay

Barbara's Fish Trap

The crowds are always overflowing out the door at this old-fashioned seafood shack by Pillar Point Harbor. Broiled rock cod, San Francisco–style cioppino (tomato-based seafood stew), sautéed garlic shrimp and Dungen…
Seafood in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bar Crudo

An international idea that's pure California: choice seafood served raw in the Italian style, with pan-Asian condiments and East–West beers. Start with Japanese Hitachino white ale with velvety avocado-uni (sea urch…
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…
Seafood in Point Reyes Station

Marshall Store

Catapulted to fame by peripatetic chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain, this ramshackle country store lets you slurp down BBQ oysters at tables as your legs practically dangle in Tomales Bay. Smoked seafood plates and …