MICHELIN Guide 2019

Anchor Oyster Bar

  • 579 Castro St., San Francisco, 94114
  • 25 - 50 USD • Seafood
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Anchor Oyster Bar

  • 579 Castro St., San Francisco
  • 25 - 50 USD • Seafood
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 • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
  • ò Comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 415-431-3990
Opening hours
Lunch Mon - Sat Dinner nightly

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