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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“island creek” (161 reviews)
“oysters” (909 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I went here for what was intended as a quick cocktail and light bite before a night out for a female friends birthday. We ended up staying for three hours. Fabulous decor, young vibe. Delicious cocktails served by extremely capable staff and followed by yummy,tasty...More

Thank Jenshmenmurph
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Wow....what a great place. If you are looking for some great seafood in Boston and with a great atmosphere then this is the place to go. First the food - it was absolutely awesome; certainly amongst the very best in Boston! Everything we ordered from...More

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is my 4th or 5th experience at Island Creek Oyster Bar and there will be many more. CRAZY fresh seafood, fun to sit at the bar and watch the shuckers fly through the oysters and clams etc, GREAT Bartenders (helpful, polite, informed, not overbearing)....More

Thank Nell H
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I was looking for fabulous and we got average. We had the bisque and lobster rolls. The lobster roll was ok. Nothing spectacular. I was expecting more. The soup was pretty tasty though. They messed up on my order and brought out chips instead of...More

Thank buffettsgirl
Reviewed 27 December 2013

sta at the bar; great service- bartender was very nice- interesting drinks; best ever shrimp and good oysters too!!!!

Thank randy740
Reviewed 21 December 2013

This place is really packed... We made a reservation and were promptly seated. My friend is an oyster connoisseur. He ordered a half dozen and was very satisfied with the freshness and the reasonable price. We shared an order of cocktail shrimp, which was also...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The lobster roll was one of the best we had. We ate here twice in 4 nights! Great service and great food. What more do you need???

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed 18 December 2013

As we checked into Hotel Commonwealth, we were told that Island Creek Oyster Bar was Boston's best seafood restaurant so we decided to give it a try. FOOD: *Littleneck Clams ($1.50/each) - Delicious! The clams were fresh and served on a halfshell. Served with a...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We worried that we would not find a good restaurant open in the December snowstorm. But our phone call was answered cheerily and we made our way from downtown to the Kenmore stop on the T line. They are 1/2 a block or less from...More

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 12 December 2013

The dining room is light and airy with a back wall made of thousands oyster shells stacked in gaboon cages. The room sizzles with energy and a very active bar scene. You will immediately encounter large ice Filled aquariums stacked high with oysters. We had...More

Thank Will C
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The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but
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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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