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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“island creek” (163 reviews)
“oysters” (920 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:30 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Island Creek Oyster Bar for a college graduation celebration dinner and it was a fantastic experience! The waitress was extremely attentive and friendly, while also still knowledgeable about the menu and the different types of oysters. The whole staff was incredibly friendly and...More

Thank Melissa D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful oysters and fresh seafood. Good service. Had a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner there, it was so good. If there is a concert or event at Fenway, go later, as it can get quite crowded. Service is speedy

Thank Alana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been there a few times now. Pretty much same issues. Obviously raw oysters excellent and many to choose from, but pricey! Fried Oyster Sliders-no improvement. Mini rolls over buttered, condiments should be spread evenly side to side on any sandwich!- not a tiny...More

Thank Valri F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed the Hotel Commonwealth and decided we were too tired after our trip to look for a "nice" place to eat, so we just went down and ate at Island Creek Oyster Bar. BOY were we impressed! They seated us right away, they had...More

Thank Siham L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best to reserve in advance as this is a busy restaurant. Service is good, food as well. Scallops were tasty. We found the wine list to have pricey selections only - they could use some mid-range offerings.

Thank echoisland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great selection of oysters. Knowledgeable staff guided and recommended our selection. We chose several Wellfleet and Canadian oysters. All were good. A surprise dish was the lobster noodles with beef short rib. A truly outstanding dish. Additionally, the restaurant has a great bar and bar...More

Thank M S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a great stop in Boston. The atmosphere was great! Our food was delicious! I had the lobster Roe noodles. It was wonderful!

Thank caseylane84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrees served were good, not great. Fish too dry. Service was very good, and the atmosphere was good. Had a selection of seven different varieties of oysters available that night, but honestly they all tasted the same. They were all too,briny(salty). Maybe they were...More

Thank alank1101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great biscuits! Absolutely love their food here! From the crab cakes, to the salmon, ceviche, tartar, to the cocktails. I have to visit every time I'm in town!

Thank Jona G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are midwesterners in town for our daughter's Harvard graduation and had a wonderful dinner here. Oysters were outstanding. I had scallops which were absolutely out of this world. We decided to share one dessert between the three of us and ordered a strawberry semifredo...More

Thank rageisman
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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