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Island Creek Oyster Bar

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” (62 reviews)
“island creek” (163 reviews)
“oysters” (928 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 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

The reviews say it all. The food is excellent. The daily menu offers something for everyone. Excellent service great experience.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ordered food to go. My wife had the lobster roll & I had the fish & chips. The lobster had no flavor at all , did not taste or smell like lobster. The fish & chips also had no flavor . It was heavily battered...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband picked out Island Creek Oyster Bar for us to enjoy a dinner out in Boston. We had a 7pm reservation and had to wait maybe 10min to be seated. No problem, there's a full bar right near the entrance for you to enjoy....More

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are attending an event near Fenway Park, and you want an upscale alternative to bar stuff, regular beer/drinks, and huge crowds, this is a great alternative. Excellent, creating seafood dishes, excellent service and a wide variety of specialty beers and drinks. If they...More

Thank Sonny C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Island Creek Oyster Bar on a recent trip to Boston to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. We loved this place. We had reservations on a week night. The place was packed and busy, but we were seated promptly when we arrived. An awesome...More

Thank staceyfromminnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the food, the staff, and the vibe. Salmon, crab cakes, and oysters are all go to menu choices.

Thank wendymunz
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Island Oyster bar is connected to the Hotel Commonwealth. Its very convenient if you are staying at the hotel as we did. Had 9:45 reservations after the 3rd lose in a row to the Sox. We were seated on time. The service and drinks...More

1  Thank glenn3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oysters are the best deal in the restaurant. I tried scallops but very expensive for the dish. You might go there and stay eating oysters all night with a white wine. They have good ones. But be prepared to spent more than 80 dollars...More

Thank Ana T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Island Creek before and it was excellent. However, on this trip, it was disappointing. That may owe in part to the fact that is was before a Red Sox game, but still. Most disappointing was that they did not have the...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations at the bar and you will not be disappointed. Let Nate the bartender make an original drink and pick out a variety of oysters to start. You will be one happy customer. The other items on the raw bar are all fresh and...More

Thank calwinemd
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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