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Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St (between California and Sacramento Sts.)
San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 673-1101
Pluses: Lively atmosphere with down-home counterman, sparkling fresh seafood.
Minuses: No dinner hours after 6p.m. Cash only.
Prices: Moderate; half a Dungeness crab is $11.95
Overview: Open Monday-Saturday breakfast, lunch, and early dinner -- only until 5:30 p.m
Difficult street parking.
For more than 75 years this tiny storefront fish market has showcased some of the finest local products: crab, salmon, sole, rockfish, sand dabs, lingcod, and oysters as well as fish from other areas and a fine selection of smoked seafood. It's equally popular as a lunch destination for the steamy bowls of chowder and oysters on the half shell served at the old-fashioned marble counter. And if you like fish for breakfast, you can find it here.