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Island Creek Oyster Bar

) #13 of 2,418 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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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“island creek” (150 reviews)
“oysters” (844 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oysters, waiter's choice. Fresh fish. Cold beer. Nice vibe and crowd. All around a very nice dinner.

Thank NYFoodDude
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were spending the weekend In Boston and decided to try this place out. We visited the Burlington store. Not sure where they get their water but it tasted like like it was what the clams and oysters were in. Our server...More

Thank Baldad25
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was staying at the hotel commonwealth and booked the restaurant for a Monday night. Excellent food, something for everyone dishes from both land & sea. Incredible oyster selection, reasonably priced and fantastic service! The desserts were also incredible.. banoffee pie was out of this world!

Thank kt84
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed on Commonwealth and ate out late. This Hip atmosphere was an excellent choice for late night dining on a Tuesday evening. The décor is cool, food is good. The oysters were fantastic! I had the lobster minestrone, which was fair in my opinion. Light...More

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a late lunch before a game at Fenway. We had some amazing oysters, a great lobster bisque that we shared. I had the fried Ipswich clams (whole belly clams) served with fries and coke slaw. They were plump and delicious. My...More

Thank pugmom61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the burlington location and it was crowded as always. First time for us. Good oyster selections pretty sum it up. Four of us order 4 different Entrees and none of them really taste that good in my opinion. They were all fish...More

Thank Tsuru-hkg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant - food was delicious. Very popular place with the locals. I have had dinners here twice and they were both very good.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here one Saturday evening as out of state visitors celebrating a friends milestone birthday as a group. Phenomenal night was had by all! 4 out of 5 really wanted great oyster and seafood options which we got in spaces! Two of my girlfriend...More

Thank DualvansMommy4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met a local family friend here at his recommendation. Having never eaten cold oysters, he showed the kids how to use the sauces and slurp the oysters. The local "puffers" were our favorites. The lobster salad was also fantastic. Great service, and a beautiful...More

Thank Bathfurnituredsgnr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in New England my whole life and I've been eating oysters a while, I was kind of surprised to taste the freshness of the oysters here in the city. The place was real busy on a Fenway game night, but the staff was great,...More

Thank NHGhogan
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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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, 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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