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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant · Kenmore
500 Commonwealth Ave (at Kenmore St), Boston, MA 02215, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

We opened the Island Creek Oyster Bar to bring the restaurant to the farmer. It's a collaboration joining farmer, chef, and diner in one space. We welcome guests to get to know their oyster grower, harvester, winemaker, distiller, brewer, and fisherman. One meal at a time.


Based on 614 votes

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    James G.
    "Both the lobster roe noodles and the whole black bass are fantastic."(10 Tips)
    Margaret W.
    "Great cocktails, but the Island Creek Oysters are excellent."(115 Tips)
    Nick H.
    "Surprisingly great craft beer selection and a solid lobster roll."(19 Tips)
    Conor M.
    "Fried clams and lobster rolls are very good"(5 Tips)
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  • oysters
  • lobster
  • sliders
  • cocktails
  • good for dates
  • lively
  • biscuits
  • trendy
  • romantic
  • wine
  • authentic
  • scallops
  • short ribs
  • good for a late night
  • pastries
  • brunch food
  • great value
  • crab cakes
  • ratatouille
  • omelettes
  • Peter L.

    Best chowder I've ever had.

    Peter Lada · 1 week ago
  • Jingshu H.

    Oyster! They're so so fresh. Shrimp cocktail is also one of my favorite. The lobster roll is aweson.They have some sort of lobster soup, but not every time. So don't miss when you see it on menu.

    Jingshu Huang · 2 weeks ago
  • Guillermo M.

    Fresh oyster are delicious the Moon Shoal from Barnstable MA and the Fin de la Baie from New Brunswick Canada!!!

    Guillermo Mendoza · 3 weeks ago
  • The Taste Sheriff

    Amazing. Try the lobster roe noodles and the crabcakes. It's the closest to NYC you get in Boston.

    The Taste Sheriff · October 21
  • John M.

    Man that was a good lobster roll. @christinaphili5

    John Melas-Kyriazi · October 20
  • Lily

    Duxbury oysters + martini.

    Lily · September 27
  • Shamael A.

    Best oysters!

    Shamael Al-Sharikh · August 31
  • Todd H.

    Our fourth time here and it gets better every time. One of the best restaurants vibes anywhere. The lobster roe fetuchini is outstanding and I can't resist that biscuits with honey.

    Todd Hamilton · August 21
  • Ava P.

    Oyster sliders are amazing

    Ava Pollack · August 17
  • Daniel C.

    Oysters app

    Daniel Cieslik · August 16
  • Dimitrios D.

    Oysters, any seafood

    Dimitrios D · August 16
  • Andy C.

    Cohasset oysters are great. So are the scallops. And try one of the IPAs on draught.

    Andy Chapman · August 14
  • Shion G.

    So many fresh oysters! Finish with a lobster roll.

    Shion Guha · August 8
  • Manuel Ernesto A.

    Very good restaurant, oysters are pretty good. I got the seafood casserol, it is a small plate with very good flavor.

  • Ting

    Very good chowder. Think the secret is in the bacon that enhances the clam flavour. The biscuits r great too.Go for the oysters only if you want to support MA sourced ones.Give the fluke crudo a miss.

    Ting · July 21
  • Daniel T.

    Best upscale Lobster Roll in the city.

    Daniel Tewfik · June 24
  • Ana Q.

    Biscuits, chef choice oysters, lobster row noodles!

    Ana Quiñones · June 7
  • Conor M.

    Fried clams and lobster rolls are very good

    Conor Martin · May 28
  • Taisiia I.

    The island creek oysters are amazing. Liked them more than the other ones. Great ceviche and grilled halibut. I'll be back ;)

    Taisiia I. · May 27
  • Emilia A.

    Wasn't so impressed by the oyster selection (4 types that night) but the ceviche was awesome. Nice trendy ambiance also.

    Emilia Allonso · May 27
  • Patricia

    I could've eaten TWO large fried clam portions by myself. Such a simple dish made so exceptionally tasty.

    Patricia · May 20
  • Kath

    Make a reservation!

    Kath · May 14
  • Jennifer R.

    Great for special occasions and dates.

    Jennifer Rybak · May 13
  • Holger L.

    Great oyster and craft beer selection!

    Holger Luedorf · May 12
  • Joel Y.

    Don't miss the G+T. Simple cocktail but with surprising depth from the addition of a grilled lime foam

    Joel Yeaton · May 10
  • Nathalie A.

    Try the oyster sliders

    Nathalie Assens · April 21
  • Yangzhi Z.

    Raw bar and oyster sliders!

    Yangzhi Zhao · March 22
  • Nick H.

    Surprisingly great craft beer selection and a solid lobster roll.

    Nick Holroyd · March 12
  • Susan J.

    Flawless execution on oysters, lobster and fresh-caught fish in an urban-chic space. Creative cocktail list is a knock out!

    Susan Jung Grant · March 9
  • Lily H.

    Came in at 11 pm on a Saturday night, the kitchen was about to close and after we ordered oysters servers said they were on the house! In shock from that and how fresh they were.

    Lily Hsu · February 23
  • Tim C.

    Great drinks (and, of course, oysters)

    Tim Cummings · February 15
  • Error404 H.

    Island Creek Oysters, Shrimps and 1/2 Lobster from the Raw Bar are amazing!

    Error404 Hack2learn · January 19
  • Rafael E.

    Everything, great service!!

    Rafael Espinosa · January 12
  • Abi P.

    Oysters and drinks were really good, my party all enjoyed their food, I made a point to try everything, I really found mediocrity, service was great, atmosphere is excellent

    Abi Panicker · January 12
  • Sugair A.

    The helpful and great staff make you chose the best Oysters in house. Don't miss the lobster roll. Bar, one of the best bars I've ever been to.

    Sugair AlSugair · January 11
  • Marcus W.

    Incredible seafood & cocktails, stylish.

    Marcus Waters · December 26, 2014
  • CNN

    Are oysters aphrodisiacs? This is the place to find out, as Island Creek happens to be one of America's most romantic restaurants. Read more

    CNN · December 3, 2014
  • Vivian V.

    Oysters & clam chowder

    Vivian Vo · November 29, 2014
  • Andre G.

    Very good oysters!

    Andre Gil · November 16, 2014
  • Sonia M.

    The biscuit is a gift from the gods. Pause to gaze upon its glistening crust, drizzled with honey and breathe in the aroma before you devour it.

    Sonia Miller · November 15, 2014
  • Alex F.

    Lobster roe noodles, you won't be mad

    Alex Fish · November 10, 2014
  • Veronica A.

    Fallen leaves cocktail is delicious

    Veronica Alvarez · November 8, 2014
  • Robert C.

    - great food, especially oysters!

    Robert C · October 29, 2014
  • Joshua E.

    Steamed littleneck clams with bacon, scallion butter, and rosemary-fennel broth.

    Joshua Eddy · October 28, 2014
  • Isaac S.

    The lobster risotto.... totaly amazing and wonderful taste.

    Isaac S.C. · October 22, 2014
  • Michelle C.

    great beer selections and nice lobster roll :) omelet was not great though.. But I love their fresh prawn shrimp !!

    Michelle Chang · October 11, 2014
  • Ryan

    Wellfleet Oysters. Oyster Sliders. Biscuits.

    Ryan · October 1, 2014
  • Yera H.

    One of Boston's bests. The lobster roe noodles are incredible.

    Yera Ha · September 30, 2014
  • Daniel T.

    Fancy take on lobster rolls here. Great place.

    Daniel Tewfik · September 24, 2014
  • Jeremy K.

    One of Boston's nest raw bars! As in award-winning.

    Jeremy Krantz · September 22, 2014

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