2010 The Best Seafood Dives

The results are in: We scoured the coast—and filled our paper plates—to find the seaside dives with the tastiest dishes, from fried shrimp to fish-and-chips.

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Anchor Oyster Bar
Photographer Thomas J. Story

The Best Oysters

Anchor Oyster Bar, San Francisco, California

A long marble counter and gleaming stainless steel tables give this cozy joint classic style. Anchor ships in live oysters from all over the continent, so you never know which varieties you’ll get to sample each day. Go mid-afternoon to avoid the crowds.

What you’ll shell out: $2.95 (oyster shooter), $2.95 or market price (oyster on the half shell)

Still hungry? We love the steamed shellfish. Save your bread for sopping up the buttery broth. 579 Castro St.; 415/431-3990 or anchoroysterbar.com

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