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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
617-532-5300
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Ranked #14 of 2,852 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kenmore
Transit: Kenmore
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Scituate, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

As I read the book " Schucked" I only romanticized the Duxbury Oysters of Island Creek more and more. The restaurant does not disappoint on any level. It might be lost on the visiting Fenway Park Fans, but the reservation and waiting list is huge so we are better off on them not cathing on. The lobster pie dish? Wicked... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went there with friends. Good selection of oysters. I recommend the lobster roe pasta you won't regret it Next time I'm Boston I'll be sure to revisit this place

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Nokomis, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

A birthday celebration at Island Creek, had just seen them on Top Chef, have to get oyster, can't do raw bar, opt to share a large fried oyster for table. I am a believer, awesome awesome awesome. Looking for my next fried oyster, not as purist as raw, but yummy!! Also, fish n chips, monk fish. Did not love the... More 

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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We could not get a reservation but the restaurant suggested we came around 6;30 pm and we got a table! The oysters were delicious with reasonable price. The fish and crab was wonderfully cooked and presented. The serving staff was very nice too!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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147 reviews 147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I am not sure if I was just expecting more because this is one of the top restaurants in Boston, a town known for amazing food, but in general I thought this place was just good- not excellent. We sat at the bar because we were tight for time and the service could have been better. It was just slow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been here twice and am really late on both reviews but I had to make sure I got this in. By far on of the best two meals I have ever had in my life and without a doubt the best oysters (they're expensive, but worth it) I have ever had eaten in my life. The first time I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Their selection of oysters is amazing and they are oh so good. Main meal was very good and finished with a nice port. Will go back again soon.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

very nice selection on a hard to read menu. Staff was knowledgeable about all of the items ( we had a lot of questions) and was willing to offer opinions. Best dish lobster roe noodles on short ribs!!

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had heard great things about the place and decided to make reservations on my last Boston trip. The place was beautiful and well decorated, staff were attentive and the food was excellent. I highly recommend taking advantage of the extensive raw bar and trying a variety of Oysters (especially the Island Creek ones). Cocktails were well made and delicious. The... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Patient, attentive service - the oysters were described perfectly, so I knew which six to order. The gin included my favorite brand - Plymouth - not necessarily available at most bars. The steamed clams and clam chowder were fresh and tasty. And the restaurant is in the Commonwealth Hotel, which means you can eat to your heart's content and just... 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, Oyster Bar

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