Go with the Flow: The Top 5 Fish Restaurants in San Francisco

With some of the freshest seafood in the U.S.A. and an amazing repertoire of culinary icons, great seafood restaurants are not difficult to find in the city by the bay. Here is a list of a few of San Francisco’s favorites.


Hog Island Oyster Co.

This Ferry Building stand is known for their deconstructed clam chowder and fresh oyster bar. Residents and tourists alike love to sit on their outdoor patio to enjoy the succulent seafood and the gorgeous bay view.

Hog Island Oyster Co.is located at 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco. For more information, call 415.391.7117 or visit www.hogislandoysters.com.


The plates at Pesce are cicchetti, the Venetian word for small plates of cold or hot dishes. Lovers of this Russian Hill seafood joint recommend the squid ink risotto and the crab tower.

Pesce is located at 2227 Polk St., San Francisco. For reservations, call 415.928.8025 or visit www.pescesf.com.

Bar Crudo

Bar Crudo serves up a variety of raw, cold, and hot plates of some of the freshest fish in San Francisco. Their tiny bites pack a big punch and often land them on “best of San Francisco” lists.

Bar Crudo is located at 655 Divisadero St., San Francisco. For reservations, call 415.409.0679 or visit www.barcrudo.com.

Tadich Grill

This is not only the oldest restaurant in San Francisco, but also one of the most delicious seafood bistros around. Their old fashioned, yet simply delicious dishes and large menu keep this Financial District eatery a popular choice for the corporate crowd.

Tadich Grill is located at 240 California St., San Francisco. For more information, call 415.391.1849 or visit www.tadichgrill.com.

Swan Oyster Depot

San Francisco residents are pretty split between Hog Island and Swan Oyster as their favoite oyster house, so we decided to include them both. This oyster bar is a bit more casual, but nonetheless, serves up amazing fresh oysters and seafood dishes.

Swan Oyster Depot is located at 1517 Polk St., San Francisco. For more information, call 415.673.1101.