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Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant

Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.missionstreetoysterbar.com
  • Phone: (415) 621-6987
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Freddy Gamez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mission Street Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
After nearly two decades of cooking at local institution Anchor Oyster Bar in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood, veteran seafood chef Freddy Gamez left his post as head chef to open his very own restaurant: Mission Street Oyster Bar. Situated in the vibrant Mission district, the inviting restaurant serves several varieties of oysters and generous portions of the freshest fare from the sea. Classic dishes include cioppino, Dungeness crab cakes, caesar salad, prawn pastas and creamy Boston clam chowder. Local fish specials and oyster offerings change daily to ensure premium freshness and quality. Choose from a comprehensive selection of beer and wine for the perfect accompaniment to your favorite seafood dish.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The Mission Street Oyster Bar and Seafood Restaurant was great, food wise, but rather expensive for the area. I think that if the area around this restaurant changes and is cleaned up a bit, this will be a success. The food was fresh and well prepared. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "My third time come here and have never been disappointed. Fresh oysters and great spicy pasta"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Disappointing experience overall. The food was decent - uninspired but tasted fine. The service was extremely poor. The decor of the restaurant was bland. The garlic bread and clam chowder are worth a shot, but our group of five was largely unimpressed by our entrees."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The menu offerings and style is similar to Anchor Oysterbar in the Castro but you can make a reservation at Mission and even so they are seldom crowded. It's a slightly rougher but rapidly gentrifying part of town and an unassuming venue which keeps it a little undiscovered. Oyster crackers, good classic seafood and terrific garlic bread are all there. Haven't made the oyster happy hour but want to try it soon."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This place nestled within the Mission district has some of the best seafood in town! We tried a number of things on the menu and EVERYTHING is good! Must Order: Garlic Crab - fresh and juicy Oysters - lots of variety and always fresh. Cioppino - Full of delicious seafood, including the most tender fish pieces The owners here are genuinely nice and the prices are extremely reasonable for what you get!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I guess it would be unfair to compare this place to Anchor Oyster, but the chef/owner's claim-to-fame was working there for 20 years before opening this place, so I will say this cannot really compare: the overall ambiance of the place is odd (very modern-looking space and paint colors, tacky fish netting hanging up with sea shells and starfish hanging from them, and random paintings you would buy from Ikea). It's also very loud and echo-y. And there are at least 8-10 ceiling fans going, even at night when it's already chilly out to begin with. The service was good. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, so no complaints there. The food itself was just okay. Overall, I would not recommend this place to any of my friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was ok, nothing spectacular. The service was unhelpful, and seemed confused. We ordered oyster shooters and received oysters on the half shell. It would have been nice to see a list of the various types of oysters as well, instead they rambled them all off. Ordered the Cioppino based on reading other reviews and I was not impressed, actually regretted it. Ambiance could have been better, the smell was a little off putting. Considering there are so many excellent seafood places in the area, I don't think i will go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Amazing seafood. Cioppino was fantastic. Oyster selection was great. $2 oysters all day on Thursday."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place had good food and prices were fair and food was plenty. The wine list could be much better however and the service was ok but a little rookie-ish. I would come back for oyster happy hour and/or if I would be hungry while passing by the neighborhood."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "It was an off day - they were low on staff and service was horrendous (took roughly 45-50 mins to get just appetizers.. which were a dozen oysters and one cup of soup). They offered us a discount and apologized so that was good. I'd return again - food was good! :)"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I'm glad to have a good seafood option in the Mission! And, I have to admit...we'd had a few beers before coming to dinner here. But, that didn't stop us from enjoying our meal (cioppino & garlic crab). The only complaint I had relates more to the fact that we chose to come here on Valentine's Day - everybody wants to be out this night & as a result service (slightly) and seating suffered. I'd definitely come here again, esp on a night that wasn't so popular."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's refreshing to have good quality food without all the hip hype these days. The owner/chef does well by the the original Anchor Oyster Bar in the Castro. It's definitely my new go-to spot for fresh and tasty seafood."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They offer happy hours oysters during the week: M to Th 1 $ from 3pm to 6pm I believe and during the weekend: F to Su 2$ all day. The oysters are fresh and excellent. We also ordered some calamari that was really good."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We found this place by accident and were pleasantly surprised that the food was fantastic! I had the cioppino which was absolutely awesome."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Got there at 830 on a Sat night and it was empty. They could have been a little more attentive, but I think they sent the servers home because there were so few people. It was the weekend after NYE so understandable. The bartender came to our take and took the order. I love the fact that ALL oysters are $2 all weekend and $1 at happy hour. Oysters were delicious, chowder was fantastic."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food was a bit slow to come out of the kitchen (Monday night) but other than that it was delicious."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We went in a for a late lunch. The service was friendly but the food was not interesting and not worth the money. Really a run of the mill offering with sterile decor."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Mission St Oyster Bar is a gem of a seafood place hidden inside a very pedestrian set-up. It doesn't look special from the outside -- a bit dark, hard to figure out from the street. The dining room is simple bare tables and chairs, like you'd see in a mid-range restaurant. The menu looks straightforward: salads, soups, calamari, oysters, seafood sandwiches, crab, shrimp etc. But the food is great. Super fresh seafood, skillfully prepared and served. We had fried and fresh oysters, and they were really great. No less than six fresh varieties to try that day. The fried oysters were simply dusted in cornmeal and then perfectly fried -- hot and juicy, not greasy. The garlic crab was fantastic -- well seasoned, super fresh. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "The service was awful as was the ambience. Felt like a cheap restaurant. Old was great and wasn't cheap."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Food was good but over-priced. Trying to be upscale but decor was on the tacky side, so mis-match between expectations."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "great neighborhood spot. the staff is friendly and food is yummy. their portions are sizable too. we left stuffed!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "just the best meal i have had in san fran for a long time. the freshest fish i've had in a long time simmered in a tangy broth, the crispest yet juiciest oysters, a magnificent ceasar with a large portion of shrimp,clams,crab etc etc etc. i lost count. prices so reasonable, staff so congenial. this is my new "go to" restaurant in the city. cant say enough."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Delicious food in a part of town where you wouldn't expect to find such a quality meal."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "I had some oysters, clam chowder and pasta with prawns; a split of French brut went well with it all. My friend had his favorite fish & chips and pronounced it among the best he's had, and he's a fussy eater. Our waitress was friendly and informative, even showing pictures of entrees on an IPad. We had eaten at the chef's previous restaurant, Anchor Seafood on Castro St., and found his new place even better. It's a storefront near Mission & 19th in a neighborhood that's evolving quickly and we hope others discover it soon."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "With food so good, why so empty? My guess is that they need a few non-seafood killer apps to match their delicious oysters, crab and other seafood, salads, etc. Not everyone is a rabid oyster eater like many in my family. I hate to say this because finding a place with good oysters is so rare in San Francisco, where one would think good oysters would be commonplace. Also, no desserts."
    Dined on 10/9/2013