I love an oyster. I remember the best oyster I have ever eaten, it was at the Borough Market in London a few years ago and they charged a single euro. Now I pay $3 an oyster in land locked Chicago and none come close to that Borough find.
While researching dining options in San Francisco three words caught my eye, “oyster happy hour”… COULD IT POSSIBLY BE?! Mondays and Thursdays at 5pm Hog Island Oyster Company has half priced oysters, a dining establishment known for their fantastic oysters. I had high hopes.
We headed down to the ferry building and arrived about 5 minutes after 5pm, let’s just say we were at the END of the line. A long line. After about a half hour wait we were close enough for bar service and the subsequent 15 minutes passed much faster than the last (there is also a single good beer and wine option priced for happy hour, we tried each).
Finally, we sat and ordered 8 oysters, we devoured them… and… we then immediately ordered 8 more. They were JUST what I dreamed they’d be, salty, fresh, the perfect bite… and at $1.35 an oyster, I can’t imagine a better deal anywhere.
Hog Island Oyster Company. 1 Ferry Building #11A. San Francisco, CA.