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Published on March 27, 2024
LA's Popular Broad Street Oyster Co. Anchors in San Francisco's Iconic Ghirardelli SquareSource: Broad Street Oyster Co.

The seafood game in San Francisco just got a new player with the arrival of the Broad Street Oyster Co., a name that has been making waves down in Southern California. The Lobster roll joint famous in the Los Angeles area has docked at the historic Ghirardelli Square, launching its first Northern California outpost on March 27. The new digs are situated in a prime space offering diners stunning views of Aquatic Park and the Bay, reported Eater SF.

Christopher Tompkins, the East Coast transplant and brains behind Broad Street, has turned his seafood shack into a sensation since the first mobile raw bar debut back in 2017. The formula remains unchanged: simple menus hinged on high-quality ingredients, undoubtedly epitomized by the touted lobster rolls that come with a choice of butter or mayo, which Tompkins asserts is "the best way to experience the dish," according to an interview by The San Francisco Chronicle.

San Francisco's branch touts a seafood-centric menu like its sister locations but, throws in a local twist with a nod to city's renowned seafood traditions - think cioppino and Dungeness crab. The addition of these local favorites is set to tantalize the Bay Area's discerning palates. The beverage offerings won't disappoint either, with a selection of local wines on tap and craft beers, including a signature New England-style IPA that San Francisco Brewing Co. has curated just for the occasion.

While they're currently shucking oysters from Massachusetts, they are on the hunt for a local producer to add to their ranks, ensuring patrons can enjoy the freshest of what local waters have to offer. The restaurant sports a roomy 4,500-square-foot space, able to host approximately 125 seated patrons who can watch the oyster-shucking action from up close at the bar. "San Francisco has always been a place where we wanted to open a full restaurant," Tompkins told The San Francisco Chronicle, reminiscing about his pop-up’s early days.

Locals and tourists alike will get to indulge in Broad Street Oyster Co.’s offerings every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 900 North Point Street. While walk-ins are welcome, one might want to race like the wind if they're angling for a taste of the Bay Area's latest seafood hub without the wait. For more delectable details, you can dive into their website and Instagram pages.