The Famous Swan Oyster Depot

One of my favorite eateries is laid back and closes at 5pM to be home for dinner with the Family. Swan Oyster Depot is a fish market and seafood diner in the Russian Hill area of San Francisco. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the laid back feeling of sitting at the counter (no tables) to order the freshest seafood, including Dungeness Crab  when in season. This place has been owned  by the Samcino Brothers since 1946 and has a line out the door daily. The counter hours are 10:30AM to 5pM and the line starts earlier. It’s always fun to stand in line you never know who is standing next to you, a celebrity like Anthony Bourdain or the guys who live around the corner. They pride themselves in having generations of families coming back for more of the great food and fun stories from years past.