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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Ranked #14 of 2,835 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

My daughter chose Island Creek for her Birthday dinner. Funky interior; back wall is designed with shells filling the panels. The service was really good; the folks who keep track of what might seem like small things like filling your water glass were on top of everything. The wait staff were chill but knowledgeable. The menu was interesting but still... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is consistently amazing. Always packed but worth the wait. The best oysters to be found anywhere. I had about 10 different local types with a sour geuze beer flavored with oysters. Not for the faint of heart indeed. The smoked trout and mackerel crudo were amazing too. But the oysters are the real reason to go. They blow... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Wow! I never knew oysters would be my new favorite raw fish. I tried a sampling of the waiter's recommended oysters and I was hooked! Ordered a second flight along with the catfish. It was purely amazing!!! Fun, friendly, reliable staff. We had a blast!

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This, and its partner restaurant Row 34, are the best seafood restaurants in a city that is full of them. Don't order anything without asking the knowledgeable staff for their food and drink recommendations, otherwise you'd be missing out on something new and (likely) amazing. This is truly a beautiful restaurant with a large bar and expansive dining room. Be... More 

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Billings, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was an obvious choice while visiting Boston because we love seafood and it was connected to our hotel. I'm not huge into oysters but I adore most other types of seafood so we picked the salmon tartare and crab cake for appetizers and then the lobster bisque & clam chowder to share. The buttery beautiful flavor of the crab... More 

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Outstanding service and food on Commonwealth. The variety of oysters and the knowledgeable staff was refreshing. Try the Lobster Roe Pasta with braised short ribs & lobster - to die for!

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Lansing, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Delicious! Amazing homemade roll. I am not the biggest lobster fan, but Island Creek has converted me.

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La Quinta, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We came to the Island Creek With a big group (8), including two young children. Everyone went away happy. Its name would require a love of oysters, but this isn't the case. We had: Children - Had grilled cheese and French fries. The food came earlier than the adults - thus enhancing tranquility at the table. French fries better than... More 

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Central Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went for a quick late bite after a show. Needed something light. Sat at the bar and Will our bartender was very knowledgeable and attentive. Fun too! We had a dozen different kinds of oysters and Will helped us select our choices based on what we like. They were perfect.

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Dallas, Texas
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24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at ICOB this evening. We had the chilled seafood platter and the crab cake. My wife pronounced the crab cake the best she has had. The service was excellent. The chilled seafood platter had a couple of types of oysters, littleneck clams, chilled lobster and jumbo shrimp. Plenty for three of us. The pink grapefruit... 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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