America’s Best Oyster Bars

Here, F&W names our favorite oyster bars in the country.—F&W staff with additional reporting by Eric Steinman
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Swan Oyster Depot; San Francisco

There’s almost always a line at this terrific family-owned spot that recently celebrated its centennial anniversary, and serves outstanding fresh Olympia oysters as well as clams, sea urchin, crab and lobster from the West Coast. The 20-stool marble lunch counter is surrounded by maritime decorations including a mounted stuffed swordfish and framed fish posters. 1517 Polk St.; 415-673-2757.

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