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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hog Island's Ferry Building Bar Closing for Several Months to Expand (Updated)

Posted By on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:25 AM

  • Lara Hata

Better get your Hog Island Sweetwaters in while you can. The oyster company has announced that it will be closing its Ferry Building doors briefly while it expands to the area formerly housing Ferry Plaza Seafood, across the concourse.

See also: 5 Things You Didn't Know About Oysters

This is great longterm news for everyone who loves Hog Island oysters but hates waiting in that often-long line (read: me, and most everyone I know). Even better news is that the new, 125-seat location -- half indoors, half-outdoors -- will have a cocktail program designed by Scott Beattie and Michael Jack Pazdon of St. Helena's Goose and Gander, who will be making drinks with local spirits and plants from the Hog Island Farm in Marshall.

The new, improved Hog Island is set to re-open in the spring. In the meantime, the oyster farm's original Marshall location is still a really fun day trip, the counter at Oxbow Market in Napa is a nice stop in wine country, and you can usually find its oysters at the city's more reputable oyster bars.


Hog Island will be at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market all three days (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) serving shucked oysters (raw & barbecue), grilled cheese with house pickles, and fresh oysters and shellfish to go.

Here's a list of all the places you can find Hog Island oysters (updated frequently on the website):


Hayes Street Bar & Grill

Zuni Cafe

Foreign Cinema

Anchor Oyster Bar

McCormick and Kuleto's Seafood

Beast & the Hare

Namu SF

Chez Panisse


Boot and Shoe Service


Osteria Stellina

The Station House Cafe

Salt Water Oyster Depot



Vin Antico



Hog Island Oyster Bar

Cindy Pawlcyn's Wood Grill & Wine Bar

Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen

Brannan's Grill

Central Market Restaurant

John Ash & Co.

Sonoma Market

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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