Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St
in Nob Hill
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First reviewed by Tablet
This San Francisco institution may not be a secret — the lines at peak hours will attest to that — but it’s definitely a hole in the wall, just a narrow counter with a row of stools on one side and some of the city’s best seafood on the other. The food is as unfussy as the setting — a mountain of crab on a bed of iceberg lettuce, shucked oysters, uni on the half-shell. With seafood this fresh, there’s little reason to gussy it up.
For amazing fresh seafood in an unpretentious, old school fish bar atmosphere, head to Swan Oyster Depot.