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MICHELIN Guide California

Anchor Oyster Bar

  • 579 Castro St., San Francisco, 94114, United States
  • 35 - 65 USD • Seafood, Italian-American
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MICHELIN Guide California

Anchor Oyster Bar

  • 579 Castro St., San Francisco, 94114, United States
  • 35 - 65 USD • Seafood, Italian-American
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Landlubbers seeking a taste of the sea can be found pulling up a stool at this Castro institution, where waves of waiting diners spill out the doors. This tiny, minimally adorned space filled with old-fashioned charm is better for twosomes than groups.

While the menu may be petite, it’s full of fresh fare like a light and flavorful Dungeness crab “burger” on a sesame bun; Caesar salad combining sweet prawns and tangy anchovy dressing; or a cup of creamy Boston clam chowder loaded with clams and potatoes. As the name portends, raw oysters are a specialty—so briny that the accompanying mignonette may not be necessary. And of course, the cioppino is unmissable, as this signature item turns sublime when paired with delicious and buttery garlic bread.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
Commitment to sustainable gastronomy
Initiatives

The owner grows and supplies organic produce; restaurant is a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and adheres to their sustainable seafood guidelines

Facilities & Services

  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Reservations not accepted
  • Take away

Information

+1 415-431-3990
Opening hours
Closed: lunch: Sunday

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