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Swan Oyster Depot

1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
| +1 415-673-1101
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Clam Chowder and an Anchor Steam, Please! San Francisco California United States
Clam Chowder and an Anchor Steam, Please! San Francisco California United States
Clam Chowder and an Anchor Steam, Please! San Francisco California United States
Clam Chowder and an Anchor Steam, Please! San Francisco California United States

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Mon - Sat 10:30am - 5:30pm

Clam Chowder and an Anchor Steam, Please!

With over 1300 reviews on Yelp, an appearance on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, and a line that often snakes down the block, I won’t try to argue that Swan Oyster Depot is one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets. But I will tell you that I've met locals who don’t know it, and I will insist that if you skip it when you visit San Francisco, you’re really missing out. It’s a very small spot with only 15 or 20 stools. The only times I’ve seen it without a line is right around opening at 10:30 am and for about the last hour or so before closing at 5:30 pm—ideal times to visit, if you ask me. Don’t forget to bring cash because that’s all they take. No matter what you decide to try, don’t miss the clam chowder. I think it’s one of the best I’ve ever eaten.