Anchor Oyster Bar

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579 Castro St (btwn 18th & 19th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 431-3990
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
4:00pm - 9:30pm



  • Cioppino is always amazing and always on the menu. It's huge so share it and get an extra order of garlic bread. Trust.
  • 7x7's Big Eat 2012 says the clam chowder is delicious. Yum!
  • Where to start! Secret cioppino! Amazing food in general. Great service! Charming atmosphere. Sometimes a bit of a wait:(
  • The Anchor special is a must! The garlic white wine with thyme broth for the clams alone is worth the full cost.
  • To help you get an idea of how long the wait is...we arrived 7:40 on a Monday night. Got seated at 8:30. Typical SF :P Slowwww service but it's hard to hate them for it bc they are sooooo friendly.
  • The cioppino is amazing!!!
  • I've been coming here for years, and have never had a bad meal. This is the best seafood restaurant in San Francisco.
  • oysters and champaign!
  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2012 Winner Editorial Pick Best SeafoodWalking in to Anchor Oyster Bar is a bit like escaping San Francisco for a moment and stepping in to a beachside seafood joint
  • amazing crab in a garlic white wine sauce. haven't had it anywhere else at this level.
  • It's no surprise the oysters are coveted at Anchor, where they've been doing their thing for over "30 shucking years." The crab cakes, clam chowder, and garlic bread are also commendable.
  • If you don't get the Cioppino your missing out! If it's not listed just ask for it..
  • Great place to eat or pick up fresh fish!
  • share the anchor special - oysters, prawns and clams - it's fresh and delicious!
  • GREAT dinner. Four people were fed well with drinks for $40 a head!
  • Oysters and the Mussels!
  • Best seafood spot in SF! Do not miss! Fresh oysters like nowhere else yummmm! Order anything wont regret.
  • Order the 15 oysters on the half shell. Don't order the crab cakes
  • Of course the oysters. Clams and/or muscles w/extra bread to sop up the broth. Garlic bread is really good. Open-face crab and shrimp melt, and chowder made my tastebuds happy too.
  • Start off with one of the excellent seafood cocktails; we love the oyster shooters ($8.50 with soju, $3.50 without) and tasty combination ($14), which includes crab, shrimp and prawns.

Nearby places

407 Castro St (at 17th St)
429 Castro St (btwn 18th & Market)
3692 18th St (at Dolores St)