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Island Creek Oyster Bar

#17 of 2,707 Restaurants in Boston
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500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (Kenmore)
Kenmore
617-532-5300
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This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 818
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  • 284
    Very good
  • 96
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
BEST OYSTERS IN THE NORTH EAST

We met some family in Boston for a long weekend and found this restaurant on Trip advisor. Let me tell you, we are big oyster lovers & have eaten them all over the world. This place had an extensive menu of local seafood but the service was impeccable. They have a specialist on oysters and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Dino S
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We met some family in Boston for a long weekend and found this restaurant on Trip advisor. Let me tell you, we are big oyster lovers & have eaten them all over the world. This place had an extensive menu of local seafood but the service was impeccable. They have a specialist on oysters and then you have your waiter... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I am surprised by the rating here as it was good but not way above average. The service was awful and the valet took forever to get our car then stopped in front of the car and made a scene of frowning at his tip. I had a smoked salmon BLT sandwich that was good but not worth a special... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was good, I am surprised it is ranked so well. The food was good but nothing to knock your socks off. The worst part was the wait staff, whenever they approached the table they had frowns on their face and it was a huge burden to answer our questions. We went late in the afternoon and the restaurant... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a chance to eat here on a recent family vacation to the area. Everything was wonderful from start to finish! We would highly recommend to all our friends. Thank you to all for taking such good care of us while we were there. Delicious!

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I give it a 3 rating based on 5 for the food (it was superb) and 1 for service (just terrible). The prices are a little on the high side but based on the location and quality of food, certainly acceptable. There were 4 of us and everyone either liked or loved their meals. I thought the bluefish was outstanding.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lobster roll with rosemary bread was great! House made chips topped off the fun, and the wine list is great!

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our sons took my wife and I to Island Creek Oyster Bar to celebrate our anniversary and it was wonderful. The night started out great from the moment we pulled up to the curb in front of the restaurant for the valet parking. Since there was a Red Sox game going on at Fenway Park, it was great to not... More 

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Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Island Creek Oyster Bar for brunch. First of all their menu is fun to look at. The design is entertaining. The food was very good and the service great too! The Bloody Mary was the best part for me. It was very good! The restaurant is bright with fun decor and big on the inside.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I came here with my wife and son, as my son was taking a week long college course at Wentworth, and I was staying for a birthday celebration. We tried every type of oyster on the menu, which I believe was a total of 15 or 16 different kinds. We really had a great time trying the different ones. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First of all you will need reservation. We had done it on the same day, but we might be lucky as it was being weekday. Try some different kinds of oysters and choose your picks. Try the bears - we had one Brooklyn dark ale, and it was a good pick. Has a good wine collection, so you might as... More 

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Additional Information about Island Creek Oyster Bar

Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Phone Number: 617-532-5300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
    (Kenmore)
  • Public Transportation: Kenmore
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-532-5300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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