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Island Creek Oyster Bar

) #14 of 2,392 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“island creek” (148 reviews)
“oysters” (833 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience there when we were there in 2015! The atmosphere and food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. The lobster roll was great and the oyster selection was out of this world. I would highly recommend it!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent service and classy place. Yes it is somewhat expensive but the food is top notch. I had lobster bisque. it has chunks of lobster in it. It was different. Hard to describe. It melted in your mouth. Like it melted away. While eating the...More

Thank ABC153
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are heading to or from Fenway, or just happen to be in Kenmore Square, this is the place for a bite. We like this restaurant much better than Eastern Standard. Both restaurants are in the Commonwealth Hotel. Both are good. This one is...More

Thank Claude P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food, the buzzy atmosphere, the wine list, the service - everything was top notch from top to bottom. I could only get a 5:30 reservation on a Saturday but the place was still packed and the bar and tables turned over fairly quickly. We...More

Thank luv2travelgrrl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When we came in the line was absurd. We won't on OpenTable made a reservation for later on the night and went out. Food was excellent

Thank Dayter
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our 'go to' spot for a special dinner. The oyster bar always has fresh selections and service has been good. It is very popular place - so even with reservations we end up waiting during peak period. This time we enjoyed oysters, lobster...More

Thank MSLovell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ambiance and very friendly staff. On top of that the food was outstandingly good. Weather it was seafood e.g. Bostons famous Lobster Roll or Chowder or a regular burger. All in all the prices were suitable for the quality and region. Only (good-bad) thing...More

Thank Travelmo23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks trip advisor.....without you I would have never found this place! After a Sox game we wanted oysters and tried on Island Creek. We did not have a reservation, but we're lucky enough to get a bar seat. We dove straight into the oysters. We...More

Thank Monique H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobster comes in large rolls, but not enough lobster. The lobster was good but it should fill the roll. Had two issues with the fried clams. First the batter was not cooked enough and the clams were very small. For what they charge I...More

Thank bsk_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were recommended to go here for drinks and oysters and also the shrimp cocktail by a local and glad we did..place was jumping when we arrived at five thirty so sat at bar and watched the oyster shuckers at work whilst we had wine and...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
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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what is the price range?show me the menu?
22 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.
hours for Sunday brunch
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.
Valet parking right in front of restaurant?
4 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, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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