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Hog Island Oyster Company

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$$ - $$$
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610 1st St, Ste 22, Napa, CA 94559-2602
+1 707-251-8113
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place has pretty cramped seating which draws away from the experience. The oysters are very good. The steamers were a little small but very tasty. Oyster po-boy was extremely good! The food was great but the cramped seating and noise caused my rating to be lower than expected.

Thank DesertCreatures
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to go here. The oysters were really good. The sourdough bread was fresh. I liked the clam chowder, quite a bacon taste. The service was good. We walked around a bit later.

Thank diningprincess
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in at Hog Island for a quick appetizer, ended up staying for 2 hours trying every type oyster. I couldn't stop, they were amazing, especially the bar-b-q oysters! Every dish we tried was better than the last. If you're an oyster fan, this is the place!

Thank Brian H
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Hog Island on our way to dinner to enjoy some oysters and a drink - if you like either of those things then I'd highly recommend you do the same. We tried 4 types of oysters from Washington - Capital City, Chelsea Gem, Harstine Island, and Peale Passage. All were incredibly fresh and salty in the best... More 

Thank Jordan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Warm noisy atmosphere inside the market, quieter outside patio. We liked this place, the night we were there the oysters were great. Other menu choices were limited. Agree with other reviewers maybe 30% too pricey. I like the location with in the larger market... Servers work hard to be super friendly. Can get good coffee, ice cream, cheese, fresh fruit... More 

Thank claude b
Modesto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stopped here pre dinner for oysters. We sat at a community table which was nice to visit with people and the atmosphere of Oxbow is alive and exciting especially because it was thanksgiving weekend. We had a dozen oysters of different varieties which was great to have that option. I wasn't over the moon about their mignonette, a bit... More 

Thank Janice P
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I hadn't realized that it's been over 4 years since i last visited HIOC-Napa. Came on a nippy Saturday and was among those fortunate to be part of the first seating of the day. We sat at the the counter and chose the far end of the counter where we had a superb view of their cooking performance. The high... More 

Thank flashncrash
Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Very fresh oysters. We tried 4 kinds. All had different and distinct tastes. YUMMY! Suggest to go for the one at half price during happy hour. Likely will not disappoint. Otherwise, this is Napa, so not going to fit into a tight budget. The clam chowder was delicious - lots of very fresh clams in the shell in a milk-based... More 

Thank Luther N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

It's small, located inside a food market. Crowded feel as you're seated at an actual bar. Very expensive...14$ for 4 oysters, 20$ for a bowl of stew. The food is good and fresh. If you love oysters and don't mind paying a premium this is the place for you! Friendly staff😊

Thank ColoradoKberry
Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had friends in town from Mississippi so they were able to give a good review on the sweetwater oysters. Of course they loved them as well as the awesome grill cheese sandwich and clam chowder. A selection of beers and a couple of glasses of champagne were on the table and all were great. Service was on time and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 1st St, Ste 22, Napa, CA 94559-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-251-8113
Open Daily
11:30am - 8:00pm

Happy Hours
Tues+Wed: 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

We will be closing early, 5 PM, on Dec. 24. Last seating at 3:30 PM.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Days.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?