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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%
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“brunch” (63 reviews)
“island creek” (173 reviews)
“oysters” (968 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed every minute of our dinner at ICOB. Walked in on a busy Thursday night and they found a table for us right away. Multiple servers took care of us all night and really knew their stuff when it came to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had her birthday dinner here in January. The service was exceptional, the food outstanding and the ambiance pleasant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a sure bet an outstanding dining experience? Island Creek Oyster Bar is your place. Second timers, It was as good as the first. We had lunch at the bar last Saturday, where Ryan and Stephanie took good care of us. Head on over...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HapBresnahan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a summer favorite of mine- especially for happy hour. They have specialty craft cocktails that are a great refresher in the summer heat. The oysters menu is ala carte and you get to check off each kind you'd like to try. Starts...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank barefootninjatravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal with friends recently. The order consisted of two lobster rolls which were good, one fried clams and chicken. All our meals were very nice. The service was good.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgej418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good selection of quality oysters. If you love oysters you won't be disappointed. My entree besides the oysters was a lobster,jumbo shrimp,scallops dish that was very good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank saltwater2
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

We were staying next door so we stopped in for alight cap after dinner. Loved the decor and the quality of the drinks. The bartenders were very professional. My only minor complaint was the service was a bit slow and inattentive. They seemed to stay...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 568thomask
Reviewed 2 December 2018

I had an excellent late night dinner here while staying at the hotel next door. The food was excellent, amazing selection of oysters and a perfect beer menu. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank faisalmd
Reviewed 20 November 2018

We went here before the hurling match at Fenway. This place seemed to get crowded around noon - but we were her a little earlier. We started with drinks, a local IPA (Exhibit A Cat's Meow, a Bloody Mary, a chardonnay and a "High Ground"....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank W6445OZscottb
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

As part of a work trip myself and 4 other colleagues decided to get a fairly late night bite here after a delayed flight. I very nearly gave this place a 3 but stopped myself at the last minute, because when it comes to what...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HiddenGem22
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
23 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.
5 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
USD 31 - USD 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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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