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America's Classics: Traci Des Jardins on San Francisco's Swan Oyster Depot

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

March 03, 2016


Photo by James Collier

Swan Oyster Depot
San Francisco

This is my go-to place for cracked crab and oysters. It oozes San Francisco history and you can see it in the generational forces working here and the pictures on the wall. I’ve been eating here for more than twenty years, and it's a must-stop when in SF for a light lunch of local favorites: Dungeness crab, Tomales Bay oysters, and a bright and clean Sauvignon Blanc to go with.

—Traci Des Jardins, JBF Award Winner


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