Port History: Mission Rock Resort

The Port of San Francisco runs from the Wharf, where Alioto’s reigns, all the way down to the industrial realm of Mission Bay, where the building that houses Mission Rock Resort has long been a fixture. Mission Rock neighborhood is an ex-island on the southern waterfront of San Francisco which, until the 1950s, was surrounded [...]  More »


6 Best Oyster Happy Hours in San Francisco


After a splashy two-million dollar renovation, this old-time waterfront bar and grill near Mission Bay (just south of AT&T Park) lures the crowds with an ambitious midpriced seafood-centric menu and bar program; the sprawling two-floor wooden building features an upstairs dining room and an oyster bar and a downstairs quick-service cafe for breakfast and lunch, but the most coveted seats are on the decks where you can knock back a Sailor’s Shipwrecked Punch or frozen daiquiri.

The details: $0.99 oysters, Monday-Friday, 3-7 PM

817 Terry A Francois Blvd.; 415-701-7625


Mission Rock Specials

HAPPY HOURS — Mission Rock Resort and Oyster Bar (817 Terry A Francois) is offering 99 cent oysters (and free Bauer-approved view) on weekdays from 3-7 p.m. There’s also a new three-course Dungeness crab menu ($32) that includes a main course of cioppino or half a cracked crab


It’s Crab Season!

Go to Mission Rock Resort on a nice, sunny day for its great setting out on the water in Potrero Hill. The joint has passable menus, and since Dungeness is in, you should get the crab cake benedict or try the Rock Roll sandwich, made with a simple mixture of fresh crab, Bay shrimp, and drawn butter on a classic torpedo roll.

Bauer Loves the View

In Sunday’s Chron, Michael Bauer offered up his thoughts on the newish Mission Rock Resort, formerly known as Kelly’s Mission Rock before being rehabbed and improved by Peter Osborne (Pete’s Tavern, Momo’s) this year. He finds himself enchanted by the view, both from the deck and from indoors, and says, “The interior is pleasant but hard to remember because all eyes are on what’s outside.” As for the food, it’s “good enough,” especially the $75 seafood platter, the fish and chips, and the line-caught dorado. But, “when chef Sam Ehrlich gets creative, the results are mixed.” He recommends the eggs Benedict at brunch, saying overall they do a good brunch. But the service, on his four visits, was “uneven.” The verdict: two stars.  By Jay Barmann

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Mission Rock Resort
Mission Rock has a full bar on two stories, balconies, and oysters. The only possible problem is that the amazing view might distract you from the game, but I bet you’ll manage. Their Happy Hour kicks off Mon–Fri evenings from 4pm–6pm, which will coincide with some World Series Games, and you can get $5 glasses of wine, $4 draught beer, $7 cocktails, and $1 oysters. Yep, not too shabby.

Sunny Escape

Someplace such as the deck at Mission Rock Resort newly renovated under Peter Osborne’s ownership. Its view of the open bay is romantic in that noirish, faded-industrial way, ornamented with passing seagulls and container ships.

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