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My favorite Bay Area restaurants for oysters

Excerpted from post on 09/02/2014 by Michael Bauer
Sam's Baked Oysters Rockefeller
(photo by Thor Swift / SFC)

Sam's Chowder House

It feels like you're eating seafood at the source at this Half Moon Bay restaurant that overlooks the Pacific. At least five are featured daily, raging from $2.75 to $3. Best deal is the Captain's platter for $34.95 with four each of oysters, clams and shrimp plus ahi tuna poke and a mixed seafood ceviche.

4210 North Cabrillo Highway, (650) 712-0245 or


Oysters in San Francisco restaurants are as prevalent as fog on the Great Highway, and just about every dining destination serves some form of oysters. However, there are some fully-fledged restaurants that go deeper and take special pride in their oyster offerings.