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Island Creek Oyster Bar

) #13 of 2,405 Restaurants in Boston $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-5300
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (45 reviews)
“island creek” (149 reviews)
“oysters” (838 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Island Creek offers a wide array of the freshest oysters from the USA and Canada with emphasis on local New England varieties. Staff is very knowledgeable and can help with choices. The ambience is high energy happy, always packed before a ball game at Fenway...More

Thank ccarolynneshinn
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had gone there for a celebratory dinner. Yes the place was crowded with people waiting outside. My wife liked her Lobster Roll, but other food items were mediocre, but expensive. Their portions, even in these days of health consciousness, are large. So sharing a...More

Thank nirmal639
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

ICOB is one of my favorite restaurants. Oysters are great and many choices. Lobster roll, Ipswich clams and fish are well prepared and not overpriced. Service is great too. Don't forget the desserts.

Thank minaccess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently attached to the Commonwealth Hotel. Was very busy everyday, which could be frustrating if you're staying at the hotel and don't time it right. But, that's a testament to how awesome the food is.

Thank HappyTravelers1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a reservation at this restaurant, if your group is larger than 4, doesn't mean much. At 9pm, we waited over 40 minutes to be seated. Not Happy

Thank jschipper2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant several times and have had a great time at each visit. Several times we brought our baby and they were always able to accommodate us and the car seat. My last visit was 3 weeks ago and I was...More

Thank Angelica T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place after comparing reviews on three site, all rated very highly for good reason. With in walking distance to where we stayed. The only catch was the place is always busy so reservations area must and you can't always get the time you...More

Thank Patti H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with 5 year old grandson who loved the fried oysters and calamari. We were able to sit outside which worked well. Accustomed to the very best raw oysters in the world from Portersville Bay but theirs were pretty good. Overall everything very good and...More

Thank Rwi302
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice looking place. Huge. Impossible to get a seat the weekend we were there. BUT, if you are willing to sit at the bar, which has its own waiting list, you can get seated much more quickly. We did this both nights we ate...More

Thank VegasGypsyrover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to island creek before the Red Sox game. Managed to get a table with no reservation which was great as was very busy. I had oysters and the biggest shrimp I have ever seen, they were amazing! So fresh and delicious. I also had...More

Thank Andrew1bardsley
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
3 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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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
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