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Island Creek Oyster Bar

) #12 of 2,435 Restaurants in Boston ££ - £££ American, , Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“island creek” (152 reviews)
“oysters” (858 reviews)
“lobster roll” (189 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Great seafood place oysters were superb,really enjoyed our time there !Great cocktails good overall experience.

Thank V T
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Wide choice of oysters, fish perfectly prepared and flavored, attentive staff, cosy ambient, great cocktails, reasonable price... What else do you need for a place to be designated the best of the whole city, specially if we talk about sea food, an unexplainably difficult product...More

Thank A_C_Lovefield
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Great atmosphere, service and food. Getting a reservation not such a great experience. Call the restaurant directly, it always shows up unavailable on Open Table. Brunch is great here and easy to get into. The oysters are amazing and not to be missed. My favorite...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Our party of 4 had dinner here on a Friday night recently and luckily had a 5:30pm reservation, which was the only way we would have gotten in - the place was packed even that early. We chose a sampling of 3 different oysters for...More

Thank beachlovergirl-123
Reviewed 5 March 2014

The waiter was very confident with recommendations when I waivered between choices and he was right. The egg white frittata was delicious so was the biscuit. Loved the decor and location.

Thank AHGG
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The seafood is excellent. The menu is interesting and changes based on what fresh seafood is available. Craft beers and great service. Highly recommend!

Thank deborah s
Reviewed 4 March 2014

They have an awesome menu and superb service but honestly the best oysters we have ever had anywhere, ever! I buy gift certificates for my family and friends to dine here often!

Thank Daltonmb
Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you've never had a fried oyster slider, you don't know what you're missing. Head over here and try two or three with beer or a classic French white wine. This is a great spot -- atmosphere, service friendly, great food. It's probably all good,...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Took some friends from out of town here. Awesome meals. Freshest oysters. Cocktails were excellent. Great for a casual night out or a special occasion.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This is by far the BEST seafood in Boston. They are unique! Start out with a dozen oysters and the fried oyster sliders and you will feel like you died and went to heaven! It is not a cookie cutter restaurant, the service is outstanding,...More

Thank TomLKimL
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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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