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Anchor & Hope

Anchor & Hope

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Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
SoMa, San Francisco
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  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 2, 2014
    This seafood restaurant is a find for those who straddle the downtown and South of Market area. The menu divides the bivalves by coasts and there are five from the west and four from the east. Read more
  • Marc
    MarcDecember 19, 2014
    Hidden in a dark alley this seafood restaurant stands out from many in the city. It has a bar with a happy hour menu featuring $1 Oysters and a wide selection of syncretic beers on tap.
  • Jennifer D.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer DanielJanuary 13, 2013
    I knew this was the right place when we saw the beer menu. Best oyster I've ever had—I cherished the shell as a keepsake until I realized that was weird. Everything was AMAZING (except the snails).
  • Isabella W.heart icon on user image
    Isabella WeiDecember 12, 2017
    Come here for happy hour! $1 oysters! Oh and try the angels on horseback you will not be disappointed.
  • Ashley M.heart icon on user image
    Ashley MowreyApril 9, 2015
    Pretty sure these are the most potato tasting French fries I've had in awhile. The beer and wine list is huge, whatever cocktail I had tastes like cool-aid, in a good way, and free chips with aioli.
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    CocoAugust 28, 2014
    We were here for oysters during happy hours. And I was extremely happy with the freshness of oysters. It's juicy, tasty with hint of sweetness and saltiness. You don't need any dipping sauce!
  • Michel Alexandre S.heart icon on user image
    Michel Alexandre SalimJanuary 14, 2016
    My first time there, but my clam chowder and home-made seafood pasta with shrimps and scallops are both excellent. And that Sauvignon Blanc wine... I don't normally like white wine, even.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WarnerOctober 14, 2013
    BEST CLAM CHOWDER EVAH! Made w/ bacon base! Quite thin not thik & pasty like chowda made w/ heavy cream. You can really taste flavors of the individual ingredients. Try it for sure with bread to dip
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 5, 2019
    Fish of the day: whole roasted branzino with mushrooms, potatoes and rosemary $36. Delicata squash with XO sauce $12. Skip brussel sprouts $9
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 31, 2015
    Free house made crisps with aioli & crispy calamari with Thai spicy sauce were best. Skip Branzino Crudo & mussels. Get chocolate fondant & strawberry shortcake
  • Mark H.heart icon on user image
    Mark HeyertJune 30, 2015
    It's all about the lobster roll and beer selection. Just the right amount of seasoning and mayo make this lobster roll the best one west of Cambridge.
  • Daniele C.heart icon on user image
    Daniele CodegaDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing beer and oyster selection. If you are into fish and seafood you can't go wrong here.
  • Chris H.heart icon on user image
    Chris H.July 12, 2015
    Amazing service. The Angels on Horseback is absolutely delicious... Crispy bacon wrapped around perfectly cooked oysters. Will definitely be back to this place!
  • Jaffline L.
    Jaffline LiauFebruary 26, 2013
    Raw Oysters, daily menu, waiters recommend great wines bc they know what they are talking about, try "oysters on horseback" and top it off with a little of every dessert on the menu!
  • SFGate
    SFGateSeptember 16, 2014
    Head to Anchor & Hope for $1 oysters happy hour 4:30 - 6 p.m, plus select $5 beers and wines. Read more
  • Heather R.heart icon on user image
    Heather RodriguezNovember 25, 2018
    Another tasteless lobster roll. Excellent homemade tater tots though. Good service, clean & trendy spot.
  • David Z.
    David ZhangMay 28, 2014
    The lobster roll is amazing and they don't skimp on the claw meat. Start with the angels on horseback too.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    Get the best of all worlds with their seafood plateaux (M.P., available in small, large and grand), piled high with oysters, shrimp, crab remoulade and beyond. Read more
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussDecember 31, 2014
    Really nice "arty-ocean-warehouse" vibe. Love the Minna St location. Cool, but not overly trendy. Nice white wines and raw seafood.
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanOctober 27, 2011
    I love everything about this place... food, drink selection and the true friendliness of everyone. Great to grab a bite after watch belly dance show... make sure to make reservations.
  • Christine S.heart icon on user image
    Christine SmithMarch 7, 2014
    Fish and chips are always good, but these were the best I've ever had. It's hard to make such a classic dish memorable, but they did it.
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RodriguezJanuary 17, 2013
    Great place for a power lunch. Full service menu and I'm always out with 35-45mins with a full and happy tummy! Try the calamari and Seared Tuna (olive tapenade is fab)
  • Rachel
    RachelMay 13, 2011
    Everything is divine. Must haves: oysters, beet salad, salmon tartare, softshell crab sandwich, THE FRIES, and the dark chocolate mousse. Absolutely sinful! And a gorgeous space. Loved every bite...
  • Marc L.
    Marc LeeApril 7, 2013
    Generally, I order Crab wherever I go, but I have never seen or consumed one this size before. Wonderful. Oh and the Beers and selection? Out of this world.
  • Kip R.heart icon on user image
    Kip RuppSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their various squid and octopus dishes. Few things you can go wrong with. Great beer selection too!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJune 19, 2011
    Upscale seafood in a converted warehouse. It’s great for a business lunch – try the “Angels on Horseback” and the Lobster Roll with a side of Stevie’s Coleslaw.
  • Wilson F.heart icon on user image
    Fish dishes on the over complicated side and detrimental to the produce. Stick to the oyster and beer selection.
  • Angel F.
    Angel FuSeptember 7, 2015
    Came here during happy hour. Super busy, but we were able to make a reservation ahead. Love the oysters and Angels on Horseback, but most fried food was a bit salty.
  • Christopher B.heart icon on user image
    Christopher BuckleyJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The lobster roll is the house specialty, but for my money the "Angels on Horseback" (bacon-wrapped baked oysters) win every time.
  • Shagun A.heart icon on user image
    Shagun AulakhNovember 22, 2014
    Delicious seafood. Simple ingredients but put together beautifully. The lobster sandwich is the signature dish and worth it.
  • Marc S.heart icon on user image
    Marc SDecember 30, 2019
    Oysters are great. Check the daily selection on the board.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SolomonMay 2, 2017
    Delicious lobster roll and Sancerre in San Francisco.
  • Bogo G.heart icon on user image
    Bogo GiertlerApril 11, 2017
    Their oyster game is on point. The only true con is an unfortunate lack of martinis. Strong local beer selection though.
  • Uli
    UliOctober 12, 2018
    Lunch Service is a bit slow, somehow the draft beer is also always a bit flatter than it should be. This was the 3rd time in a row both this was true sadly.
  • Suzanne P.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne PhanFebruary 3, 2015
    Go for happy hour! awesome oysters. Love the fries too. Within walking distance of Yerba Buena a Gardens.
  • Fernando T.heart icon on user image
    Fernando TakaiAugust 23, 2018
    Lobster rolls are insane, same with oysters. Kind on the expensive side, but worth it.
  • Gayle M.heart icon on user image
    Gayle MacciaMarch 21, 2016
    Asparagus soup with lemon and sunflower seeds just outstanding. Can't go wrong with any choices!
  • Will C.heart icon on user image
    Will CurranApril 30, 2018
    Lobster roll! Book a table on OpenTable
  • Colin W.
    Colin WhiteJune 6, 2016
    Rock cod is delicious. The small lentil beans it is served upon are amazing.
  • David M.heart icon on user image
    David Muro IISeptember 18, 2019
    The lobster roll is small, but mighty delicious.
  • Hannah G.heart icon on user image
    Hannah GMJune 17, 2016
    The lobster roll is really good! Love the giant tater tots that come with it.
  • Amy B.heart icon on user image
    Amy BJuly 14, 2015
    Excellent everything! Happy hour prices on food is excellent. Get the popcorn shrimp.
  • Sarah T.heart icon on user image
    Sarah TrottAugust 1, 2017
    Have a glass of wine at the bar
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingDecember 23, 2014
    Big restaurant so somehow you can get the table by booking on the day.
  • Craig A.
    Craig AndersonJanuary 26, 2014
    Try the Red Velvet Smores!!! - Evil genius take over the world good!!! This is now my all time favorite dessert!!!
  • Kay V.heart icon on user image
    Kay VierraJanuary 6, 2016
    amazing food. yummy coctails. fast service. I ordered the sea scallops.
  • Phil T.heart icon on user image
    Phil TorontoDecember 4, 2012
    The House Cut Fries with Malt Vinegar Aoli are really, really delicious
  • Nicole A.
    Nicole AJanuary 31, 2014
    Delicious sea urchin & Dungeness crab! Don't miss it. Lobster roll was great too!
  • Adam W.heart icon on user image
    Adam WAugust 16, 2012
    Amazing service. Food came out "later than they wouldve liked" and they offered a free round of drinks to "pass the time". How many places can say the same?
  • yvonnnneeee
    yvonnnneeeeOctober 13, 2015
    delicious but small lobster roll! happy hr $1 oysters are gd although theyre tiny. amazing service!
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