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Island Creek Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (63 reviews)
“island creek” (169 reviews)
“oysters” (941 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed today 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

Thank HiddenGem22
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Oyster shooter and Banana Cream pie were the Bomb. The homemade Slider bun was the best I have ever had. The good news is I have a child in school in Boston, so I can't wait to go back to Boston and back to...More

Thank texaswayno
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an early dinner here. Decor was really nice. Service was attentive. Raw oysters were great. Clam chowder was really good but not the best I’ve ever had. Saw other reviews recommending the lobster roe pasta but while it had tons of lobster meat, I...More

Thank sjc43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The oysters sliders are fantastic. The shelled muscles with couscous is a delicious choice. With a daily fresh fish selection and preparation of Farm to table is worth the visit.

Thank davidtC7269CS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showed up at 9 on a Saturday night. Hostess (not so nice) said it would be at least an an hour for a table. Bartender (very nice) took our names, served us drinks and seated us after only about 10 minutes. She also helped with...More

Thank magivey
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I attended the restaurant on a Saturday Evening. During our reservation, we asked for a quiet table as it was out first night dining as husband and wife. We arrived and were seated in a very crowded location were having a private...More

Thank blackraine04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We actually pick this spot because it was the only restaurant with a time slot on open table, one word Fantastic. Will definitely put this place on my stop list before any game.

Thank Fortguy1415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alright folks... getting a table is an issue so that should tell you something immediately. This not a quiet, romantic spot off the beaten path serving miniscule portions... its big, its loud, its busy and its seriously delicious. Don't worry about a table... cozy up...More

Thank jrc-esq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my birthday dinner here and this place did not disappoint. Very nice dinner atmosphere. The bar choices are good as well. We were early for our reservations and sat at the bar. Drink menu and Oysters/appetizer options are available while you wait. I had...More

Thank SillyFreckles3707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dream of returning to Island Creek. The atmosphere is great, the oysters are fresh and the cocktails are well made. Being from a landlocked state I'm not able to enjoy fresh oysters daily and my knowledge is less than novice. The team at Island...More

Thank 194bjm
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
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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