Welcome to the photo series Eater Scenes, in which Eater photographers visit some of the country's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Here now, Daniel Krieger at Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco.
[Photos: Daniel Krieger]
At over 100 years old, the iconic San Francisco fish market Swan Oyster Depot is known as much for its raw bar offerings as the for the long lines of customers waiting to try them. One of the city's essential restaurants, Swan Oyster Depot is only open for lunch which draws tourists and locals alike for insanely fresh Dungeness crabs, clam chowder, and the Swan Special: A shrimp cocktail and a beer. Below, photos of the staff prepping for a busy Saturday lunch service and opening the doors to the awaiting crowds: