We all love Hog Island Oyster Co. Our most recent visit to the farm in Marshall included dozens of raw and grilled Sweetwater oysters that you can see here. It’s a fantastic day trip from San Francisco. If you can’t get a reservation at the farm, you now have a new place to enjoy their food and the scenery on Tomales Bay this summer. Hog Island has recently acquired the historic Tony’s Seafood Restaurant, which will be opening as soon as possible this summer.
Tony’s Seafood, a third generation restaurant, was established in 1948 by Anton (Tony) Konatich, an immigrant fisherman from Croatia. The family business was passed down to Tony’s grandsons, brothers Anton and John Konatich. Ready to retire, the two brothers recently approached Hog Island with the exclusive offer to buy the restaurant. “We are honored to carry forward their family legacy with our own Hog Island touches,” say John Finger and Terry Sawyer of Hog Island.
They will continue to stay true to the spirit of Tony’s, but with Hog Island’s own fresh twist. The menu will be different from all other Hog Island locations, serving for the first time dishes like fish and chips and burgers, along with oysters, of course. They will close again this winter for more extensive renovations, but we’re looking forward to visiting and trying their new fish and chips this summer!
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Photo: Courtesy of Hog Island Oyster Co.