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Island Creek Oyster Bar

#15 of 2,385 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
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500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (Kenmore)
+1 617-532-5300
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:30
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Boston, MA
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing, fresh food in a sexy upscale environment...What a great addition to Burlington's restaurant collection. Our servers and manager Ryan offered us great suggestions on which oysters to try and what to add that would enhance the natural flavor. Staff was genuinely interested in making our experience fun and informative. Fabulous service...food was delicious...cannot wait to go back again. Next... More 

Thank travelrite45
Red Hook, NY
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115 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Island Creek mid afternoon on a Saturday. Sat a the bar. Service excellent, the place beautiful and clean, and the oysters outstanding.

Thank John G
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute Fresh Oyster, Prawn & Lobster, must have Oyster Slider, Lobster Roe Noodles is amazing! I'll be back!

Thank Lau E
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is arguably good, but not good enough to compensate for the haughty, arrogant service. We dine out regularly and understand that someone can have a bad day and mistakes happen. This was far different. We were treated with disdain and irritation by all but one person. (Shout out to the friendly, bearded guy at the door. Yours... More 

1 Thank karen b
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading the reviews, my family decided to go here after a Red Sox game. My husband and I were the first to arrive and asked for a table for 5 adults - the hostess was a sweetheart and could accommodate us as soon as the people left (they had already paid) so we went to order drinks at the... More 

2 Thank lovetoworkout
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Island Creek Oyster Bar is attached to the Commonwealth Hotel, making it very convenient when staying there, but would recommend reservations; it is always busy especially when there is a Red Sox's home game as it is very close to Fenway Park. I sat at the bar, had half a dozen raw oysters and the Prince Edward Island mussels... More 

Thank Lisa S
Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed Island Creek Oyster Bar for dinner with my husband and a friend. Food and service were great. Good wine options, and a lovely setting. The restaurant is connected to a hotel but does not feel like a typical hotel restaurant--there is a separate entrance etc. Also, the bar next door is great!

Thank VacationTraveler_K
Framingham, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

visited last Saturday with a bunch on friends and had the best oysters!! The drinks were great and the oysters were melt in your mouth. We had 2dozen and also had the oyster po'boys. They were crunchy and sweet. had a great time. Reservations a must.

Thank Firstsquaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the top 15 restaurants in Boston. I found the food rather average and the service perfunctory at best. The waitress did not really show any enthusiasm for helping us select our meals or service in general. The Oysters were fresh, our mains were lacking taste and desert was OK. Would not go back again nor suggest... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this establishment on Wednesday April 5th. I love love LOVE seafood and I have a very severe allergy to shrimp protein and had my EPI pens in tow with me. Upon arrival, we were greeted by our waiter Logan. He was very personable. We explained to him of my shrimp protein allergy and that I had my epi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, 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
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth

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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 mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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