20 cheap eats for under $20 in San Francisco
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3. Hog Island Oyster Co.( Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times )
"Too expensive," a friend said about this popular Ferry Building oyster bar. "But a fabulous view. And very S.F.-cool. Maybe you can get a meal under $20."
Hog Island Oyster Co. definitely qualifies as a happening place: lots of upscale types milling around and sucking down oysters and beer. And the view of the bay is a stunner.
But can you get a meal under $20?
It depends on how hungry you are — and how many oysters you need to quell your cravings.
Two companions shared a mixed plate of 12 ($30) and were happy when they finished. I tried the signature grilled cheese ($14) and was similarly happy. But I also saw some diners with $56 trays of oysters in front of them. I hope they shared.