5. Hit up the local favorite and seafood-centric Swan Oyster Depot (San Francisco, CA)
When Anthony Bourdain describes a place using the phrases “true love” and “a touchstone in my worldwide wanderings,” you know it’s going to be pretty damn good. And speaking from our personal experience, the Swan Oyster Depot, located in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, is no exception.
This cash-only joint with counter seating has been around for over 100 years, and they’ve clearly used that time to perfect the art of serving up only the freshest catches. Prepare to wait in a line that stretches well outside the door to feast on the best, briniest oysters in town, hearty clam chowder, and heavenly crab salad.Back to top