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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Maye's Original Oyster House

1233 Polk St. (Fern St.) Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Maye's Original Oyster House Restaurant Review

: Opened in 1867, Maye’s is San Francisco’s second-oldest restaurant. These days, it serves predictable old-style dishes: veal Parmigiano, lobster Thermidor and shrimp Newburg are prominently featured. But this old war-horse has undeniable charm. Genial waiters seat you in a dark, cozy room filled with photos of old San Francisco, where you can get comfortable with oysters Rockefeller or the signature pan-fried sand dabs. The regal bar is a good place to find yourself at happy hour.
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