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Swan Oyster Depot San Francisco's Finest

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It's been here forever; well, a long time, anyway...

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They're gruff and friendly at the same time; you'll sit at a counter with about 15 seats. Open until 5:30 only. Plan on waiting.

We wanted to eat crab as soon as we arrived in San Francisco, so without hesitation, 2 crab Louis salads appeared...

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There's about 1/2 lb. crab on that salad, so at $24 a decent deal. They were selling whole body steamed Dungeness at $10 a pound, and picked crab at $40.

There's a bunch of other seafood to eat...we also indulged in a Calamari salad. Plenty to choose from...

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Perfect way to start an SF trip.


Mitch Weinstein aka "weinoo"

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that is one of my must-do stops every visit to sf. the family of sons who runs the place is friendly and the seafood is so freshly sweet--love swan oyster depot! thanks for the post/reminder.

usually a line out the door, but it moves acceptably fast.

used to be cash only--not sure that's still the case. i struck up a nice friendship with a french couple who didn't know it was cash only, and were a few dollars short. (including a tip, which i liked, because i think a fair number of europeans, in the same situation, would have just skipped the tip, as it's not customary there.) i fronted them a few bucks and we kept in contact for a few years after that.


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Love that place. They didn't get rid of the amazing old neon sign did they??

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Was watching Food Network this morning(gasp), and Ina Garten(double gasp) was at this place. She said it had been recommended to her by Tyler Florence(triple gasp).

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Was watching Food Network this morning(gasp), and Ina Garten(double gasp) was at this place. She said it had been recommended to her by Tyler Florence(triple gasp).

I was definitely going here before TFN was even a glimmer in someone's eyes.


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