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Island Creek Oyster Bar

#13 of 2,438 Restaurants in Boston}
££ - £££American, , Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“oysters” (908 reviews)
“lobster roll” (210 reviews)
Closed Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday

We love going to Island Creek Oyster Bar -- the staff is always pleasant, the food great, and the oysters fantastic. This time we also had the fish and chips, which were very well done, and very tasty. We also had a an oyster or...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed yesterday

Great ambiance! There's a little bit of a wait even with reservations, grab a drink at the bar. We ordered a couple of all the varieties of oysters they offered, all fresh, all good!

Thank SimonFoodie
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate there because it was so snowy and I anticipated it to be "hotel food" but was pleasantly surprised. Loved the fried clams and oysters were very fresh. Service was friendly.

Thank lineybirdie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Six of us went to dinner here for the first time. We were all still raving two days later. Two of us had what we agreed we're the absolute best lobster roll we've ever had or will have in the future. The fish and chips...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, decent pricing, excellent atmosphere, and efficient help. I love oysters, all kinds of oysters, and they have them all good. Must try their oyster slider appetizer or just fried oysters. So so good.

Thank Innomen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

huge menu selection of oysters and fresh seafood- craft cocktails as the hawthorne has- give it a try

Thank Lana D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of varieties of oysters on the menu, but the ones from ICOB's own farms in Duxbury are the best. Beautifully prepared and presented, they are beyond fresh, the shells still full of natural oyster jus. If you can bear to order anything...More

Thank Gammie8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with some co-workers who wanted seafood. There are not many non-seafood choices on the menu. I tried the roasted main chicken. Was surprised it was a chicken thigh/leg combo with bones on a pile of mashed potatoes. Not much meat on the chicken....More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinner with several friends at this classic oyster bar. Had the waiter recommend which oysters to sample and he was right on the money. Delicious food.

Thank Coachdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boston has a lot of great seafood options! As far as oysters go, you can’t go wrong with island creek!

Thank 27ssb
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this
home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find
victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical
Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located
within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign
is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the
city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports
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Questions & Answers
22 January 2017|
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Response from scout1954 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seeing this now. I would say medium price range. Should be able to get menu on website.
4 November 2016|
Response from 922saundrar | Reviewed this property |
I know that they have a Sunday brunch menu and they open at 10:30 AM on Sundays. I don't know what time their brunch runs until. Sorry.
4 November 2015|
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Response from travellerNewton | Reviewed this property |
I echo the VICKING comment above- just say you're going to the hotel, joining guests for dinner, whatever. Commonwealth Hotel is attached to Island Creek Oyster Bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
  • Public Transportation: Kenmore
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-532-5300
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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