Spotted SF / TenderNob / Swan Oyster Depot


A San Francisco seafood institution that has been around for now 100 years. This tiny hole-in-the-wall serves as a fresh fish market, as well as a diner with very limited counter seating. Don’t let the long line dissuade you though, as it moves quite fast. Most folks are stopping in to pick up their seafood order or are plopping down for a quick bowl of clam chowder, shrimp cocktail, crab louie, and especially some oysters on the half shell. This spot accepts cash only.

Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
tel: 415 673 1101

* All images by me, Leslie.