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“Fantastic oyster bar”
Review of Swan Oyster Depot

Swan Oyster Depot
Ranked #120 of 6,029 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery
Neighbourhood: Nob Hill
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The wait can be long, as the space is so limited, but the people in line seem to make the time go pretty quickly. The food is fresh and simple, and the staff amazing. Definitely a must stop for any raw bar lover.

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Thank mudfoot
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Service is first of all SUPER at the Swan Oyster Depot. The people working in the restaurant is welcoming and so pleasant to talk to.
In my oppinion the salads could use some extra fixings. But all the fish and shell fish is of top quality.
All in all a great visit - the line can be a bit long but worth the wait

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a fantastic oyster bar frequented by locals where the service is fantastic and the food even better.
We had a long wait in the queue to get in as the bar only takes about 20 people. But it was well worth it.
The family-run place had lots of character and amazing seafood. It was really nice to watch the locals coming in to eat in or takeaway their seafood and they were treated like part of the family.
We had the oysters which were some of the best we have had, and also the Sicilian style sashimi. Just perfect!!!

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Thank tapoa
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Whats not to love. Family run and amazing seafood. Worth the wait. Whenever we are back in San Fran, Swan's is the first place we head to.

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Thank carrieporter399
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

There will be a line waiting even before the place opens, that's how good the seafood is here. Everything is fresh and you will taste seafood the way it suppose to be eaten. The place is just one long counter.....no tables. Order what you want, it will be delivered within minutes. Is it expensive? Slightly, but that's how good seafood is. When you're finished, just summon anyone behind the counter and tell them you want the bill. He'll scratch out/total your eats on a napkin and then you pay. Nothing fancy, it's a joint ! They do NOT have a website...everything is by word of mouth.

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Thank kcchin
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