After visiting Hog Island Oyster Company’s actual oyster farm up in Marshall, California, I knew I had to go to their restaurant in the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco.
Hog Island Oyster Co. serves up some delicious oysters as well as various fish dishes that will most definitely satisfy your seafood cravings.
The first time I dined here I only sampled their clam chowder.
Their non traditional chowder was very tasty with nice hearty chunks of yukon gold potatoes, aromatic vegetables, beautiful sweet manila clams, and bacon lardons. However, I prefer traditional clam chowder with a thick creamy texture versus their light broth chowder.
The second time dining here I ordered a few different items to share.
By far kumamoto oysters are always my favorite (you don’t even need any type of seasoning). The perfect balance of sweetness and brininess with a crisp clean finish.
The manila clams were cooked nicely (tender) but overall it lacked a dash of salt that really would have elevated the dish.
Anything with cheese I am down for. This grilled cheese sandwich was beyond bomb! Three outstanding cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery all melded together in between toasted warm bread. The Fromage Blanc has a silky texture, the Vella Mezzo Secco has a sweet milky flavor with a touch of spice, and the cave aged Gruyère has rich beefy flavors with a hint of apple and pear. The house made pickles were the perfect condiment to cut through the fattiness of the sandwich.
Lastly these old bay seasoned fries were great. Perfectly fried with a fluffy interior and nicely seasoned with old bay, didn’t even need any ketchup!
Not only is the food delectable at Hog Island Oyster Company, the view isn’t bad either with the bay bridge in the background. I definitely recommend coming here for any seafood lover so my rating is an 8.5/10.