MICHELIN Guide 2019

Anchor Oyster Bar

  • Castro & Civic Center
  • 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.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value




25 - 50 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Anchor Oyster Bar

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

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