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Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Kenmore, Boston
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  • Jingshu H.
    Jingshu HuangNovember 5, 2015
    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.
  • Twinkle D.
    Twinkle DenoyoAugust 31, 2017
    Excelent service,waitress knew a lot about their beer and oyster selection. We ordered the island creek oysters, bouillabaise and lobster roll, everything was amazing!
  • Ting
    TingJuly 21, 2015
    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.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 30, 2014
    Instead of saltines or oyster crackers, try the melt-your-brain buttermilk biscuits and house smoked bacon with your clam chowder. Read more
  • Taisiia I.
    Taisiia I.May 27, 2015
    The island creek oysters are amazing. Liked them more than the other ones. Great ceviche and grilled halibut. I'll be back ;)
  • Juanita
    JuanitaJune 24, 2016
    Sat at the bar with no wait during peak hours and it was fine! The oysters were so fresh--Island Creek were by far my favorite
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowMarch 19, 2016
    Oysters, littleneck clams, and bomb-diggity lobster roe noodles - this restaurant has all my favorites! I always get the Moon Shoals - NE oysters are brinier to begin with but these are just perfect.
  • Reserve
    ReserveJanuary 22, 2016
    An elevated take on one of everyone’s favorite football eats, the Oyster Sliders at Oyster Creek Island are served up on a brioche roll with lime chili aioli. Read more
  • Claudio
    ClaudioApril 18, 2016
    One of my favorites in Boston. Fresh and local oysters; must try the clams with bacon, monkfish with black rice or the fish and chips. Friendly staff, great location and a little expensive.
  • Isabel W.
    Isabel WilliamsJuly 12, 2017
    bouillabaisse & ambience were both amazing - the bouillabaisse was seriously one of the best meals i have ever had. 10/10, so good, especially the amazing saffron broth!!! plus a super cool vibe
  • Erin Y.
    Erin YoungDecember 6, 2012
    If you walk in without a reservation, they can sometimes seat you at the dining bar. Excellent place to sit. The Island Creek oysters are the local, cheapest on the menu and huge. Well worth it!
  • Brendan H.
    Brendan HasenstabMay 14, 2014
    The finest meal I ate in Boston, period. (And I did my research before I arrived.) Superb fish (red trout), BUTTERMILK BISCUIT, excellent cocktails, and fine atmosphere. Don't miss it!
  • Christine L.
    Christine LeeApril 26, 2013
    Island Creek oysters are so delicious! Great service, ambience & wine selection. Get the oyster sliders for apps & roe noodles, monkfish, or casserole for entree. Dessert: Rhubarb strawberry turnover!
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TiongOctober 28, 2012
    Lobster roll 4.5/5. toasted brioche. Lobster filling is a nice lobster mayo salad. Kettle chips could be crisper. Island creeks are excellent, nausets saltiest, smoothest. Belon a sweet-sour enigma.
  • Todd H.
    Todd HamiltonAugust 21, 2015
    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.
  • Adam K.
    Adam K.April 5, 2017
    Excellent experience in every respect. Phenomenal staff, phenomenal seafood. Striped bass was to die for. Definitely save room for dessert.
  • Jenna F.
    Jenna FriedmanApril 30, 2017
    Awesome seafood. Oyster selection is top notch. Lobster roll hold the bread for gluten free option was perfect. Waiter even suggested mashed potatoes instead of chips that share a fryer.
  • BU Today
    BU TodaySeptember 6, 2012
    The raw bar occupies center stage and is unquestionably the main attraction. Nestled between piles of crushed ice are a glistening array of some of the freshest oysters to be had anywhere in Boston. Read more
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 17, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-SEAFOOD) Improper Bostonian says, "Bivalves are only the beginning. Whether it's pearlescent crudo, an inspired halibut with mushroom broth/ the gastronomic epiphany of trout..."
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 4, 2014
    Renowned for its oyster raw bar and knowledgeable waiters who can talk you through any variety (and suggest an excellent wine pairing).
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayNovember 26, 2016
    I'm typically not Annie fan of oysters, by this place is a little different. Oysters are fresh, presentations on point and they have alternative main dishes like salmon sooo delicious
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerJanuary 12, 2015
    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
  • المهره الصعبه ماهي لأي خيال
    Great lively atmosphere, nice crowd, amazing oysters collection, and excellent chowder. Ask for the Perennial cocktail 👌🏻🍸
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The stars align at the bar. Don't be afraid to ask for advice on a new favorite based on your old ones. Some of the best cocktails and seafood in the city are served here.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TyzikAugust 7, 2014
    Great oysters (obviously) and great cocktails! The lobster roll was a little too mayo-y for my liking but packed full of meat and the side of homemade chips are great!
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 11, 2013
    ICOB’s lobster roll – fresh Maine lobster mixed with crème fraîche instead of mayo and pickles on delicious rosemary bread – is a game-changer. For more, follow us on 4sq or at www.renhotels.com.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    Island Creek Oyster bar looks more slick than the restaurant you would expect an oyster farm to operate, but it's no less legit. [Eater 38 Member]
  • CNN
    CNNDecember 3, 2014
    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
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 18, 2010
    Aside from a range of Island Creek's finest, the changing daily menu @ ICOB includes other fruits de mer like a Tarragon butter'd baked stuffed lobster w/ brussels sprouts, carrot, & parsnips. Try it. Read more
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CollinsApril 10, 2016
    Get a dozen oysters from the raw bar, but FYI "just fuck my shit up" is not an acceptable order. Lobster bisque and oyster sliders are a must.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoffeyJanuary 29, 2013
    The One and only Crispy IC Oyster Slider appetizer never disappoints. One of the best appetizers in Boston
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Occasionally they'll have fish tacos as a special…if you're lucky enough to see them on the menu, definitely get them!
  • Sugair A.
    Sugair AlSugairJanuary 11, 2015
    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.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 5, 2012
    Known for a knowledgeable staff and innovative cocktail list, the raw bar is the undeniable main attraction. Not cheap by any means, but a great place for a celebratory dinner. Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    The oysters aren't the only draw here--try the lobster roll fashioned from a family recipe that has been passed down through generations. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HAugust 13, 2013
    Worth the wait. Get the lobster roe noodles, rock harbor oysters, the biscuit, and the oyster sliders. Truly new Bostonian gourmet fish creations
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie S.November 11, 2011
    The biscuit is to die for. Have with dinner or even dessert. Also recommend doing a sampling of oysters so you can taste the subtle flavors. They prepare them beautifully.
  • Jose J.
    Jose JassoAugust 6, 2016
    Best Oyster Bar in Boston. Get a dozen of any oysters you like and a lobster roll.
  • William Z.
    William ZachmannJuly 20, 2012
    Superb spot! One of the best in Boston. Be sure to try a "Death in the Afternoon" cocktail with your dozen Island Creek Oysters! It's to die for! *;-)
  • Sara S.
    Sara SigelJuly 28, 2013
    Splitting the haddock and getting two sides was the perfect portion. Gotta try the old bay fries and ratatouille! Great service at the bar, too.
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemAugust 30, 2014
    The fried oyster sliders were amazing! Raw oysters were super fresh. Seafood casserole had huge chunks of seafood. Definite must for oyster fans.
  • Renee M.
    Renee MailhiotFebruary 10, 2014
    Maybe the best brunch ever. The biscuits and gravy are unlike any I've ever had, and they include an egg.
  • Martin E.
    Martin ErikssonNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The oysters are of course amazing, but try the shrimp cocktail too and both the lobster roe noodles and the biscuit will blow your mind.
  • Kristin D.
    Kristin DambrauskasJuly 29, 2012
    Ask for Nate as a server! He's super knowledgable and gives awesome recommendations! By far the best server ever. Try the oyster sliders too- so delish!!
  • Francisca T.
    Francisca TanJuly 19, 2013
    The oyster sliders and of course the oysters are top notch freshhh! The only 2 things worth getting!
  • Evelyn L.
    Evelyn LingNovember 5, 2016
    this is one of my favorite restaurants ever. island creek oysters, clam chowder and roe noodles are mind blowing 😱
  • Gozde E.
    Gozde ErsahinAugust 13, 2017
    Everything is delicious here! I tried oyster and seafood noodles, hmm yummy! A bit pricy though
  • Kimberly G.
    Kimberly GlasgowOctober 5, 2013
    Water of life cocktail is delightful, as was everything else our bartender Brendan recommended. And you just can't beat island creek oysters..
  • Suzanne X.
    Suzanne XuApril 16, 2016
    Island Creek oysters are amazing and will make you want more!
  • Grace L.
    Grace LeeOctober 7, 2016
    Good cocktails and a large variety of fresh oysters. Try at least 5 different kinds because they are distinct from each other!
  • Roberto G.
    Roberto GarcesAugust 19, 2012
    Really good lobster roll and brunch but the fried clams are boss and the fresh oysters so good.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReganJune 12, 2014
    Homemade Ginger beer is awesome. Try the other home made mixers too. Warning: spicy
  • Emily
    EmilyDecember 20, 2016
    If you love oysters, obviously this is the place to go. Other favs: oyster sliders, lobster roe and short rib pasta
  • Heather H.
    Heather HarrisJuly 13, 2013
    Went after a game. There had switched to the late night menu but I was more than pleased with my choice of fish and chips. Server was very nice and accommodating.
  • Rose C.
    Rose CherusseryMarch 25, 2013
    Everything here is out of this world. Try as much as you can. You can't go wrong!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 16, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Cape Spear oysters from New Brunswick, Canada often sell out…get them when available!
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 29, 2010
    ICOB imported talent from that operation to set up another stellar cocktail and bar program here with rotating specials based on today's fresh ingredients. Read more
  • Kim O.
    Kim OwensAugust 30, 2012
    Place is popular so you'll have to wait, even for a spot at the bar. Paloma drink is refreshing and tasty. Scallop ceviche was excellent but the lobster was bland. Classy place. Classy staff.
  • Susan J.
    Susan Jung GrantMarch 9, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Flawless execution on oysters, lobster and fresh-caught fish in an urban-chic space. Creative cocktail list is a knock out!
  • Joan M.
    Joan MatelliMay 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sure, the oysters are great, but don't miss out on other raw bar choices. Fluke crudo with orange and sesame is particularly tasty.
  • Manuel Ernesto A.
    Very good restaurant, oysters are pretty good. I got the seafood casserol, it is a small plate with very good flavor.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoffeyApril 25, 2012
    If you come here you have to try the oyster sliders. Best sliders anywhere
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 13, 2011
    Order a dozen oysters and a couple of fried oyster sliders at the bar, and bigger plates like lobster roe noodles with short ribs in the dining room. Read more
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    the water here is amazing. it's so fresh and served chilled at the perfect temperature. best part, it's free.
  • Joan M.
    Joan MatelliMay 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Wonderful oyster selection; try the Hama Hamas. If you need further guidance, ask Vik behind the bar. He'll never steer you wrong.
  • Error404 H.
    Error404 Hack2learnJanuary 19, 2015
    Island Creek Oysters, Shrimps and 1/2 Lobster from the Raw Bar are amazing!
  • Olga K.
    Olga K.February 19, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing place! Highly recommend. I keep going there over and over again.
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GyllenstiernaJuly 16, 2013
    Probably the best oysters and lobster dish (omelette) I have ever had. They also serve great Chemex coffee.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Oysters, shrimp, lobster and Fluke crudo. Otherwise known as a platter of delight. Read more
  • Chris C.
    Chris C.July 13, 2012
    Best scallops I've ever had. No joke. Tough not to want to veer to the panoply of other seafood choices, but the scallops are unmissable.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle ChangOctober 11, 2014
    great beer selections and nice lobster roll :) omelet was not great though.. But I love their fresh prawn shrimp !!
  • A&B American Style
    A&B American StyleJanuary 27, 2014
    Get your oysters two ways. Raw on the half shell. Crispy on a slider. Use Pepper Sauce to kick both up a level.
  • schneidermike s.
    Fabulous oyster selection and great cocktails. Reservations recommended on weekends and during Sox games.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 16, 2014
    Get down on the Clam Chowder. And the Lobster Roe Noodles. And all of the Oysters. Wash it down with a cold Rose.
  • Kath
    KathNovember 26, 2015
    Oysters!!! And don't be afraid to ask your waiter for their fav!!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The Sriracha fries often find themselves on the Late Nite Menu…don't pass them up!
  • GrandTen D.
    Feel free to try your cocktails with our very own, Boston-distilled gin, Wire Works. They carry it there and we guarantee that you'll love it!
  • Jason S.
    Jason S.October 17, 2011
    Wines and bubbles ordered by the glass will be poured to sample first. Don't be alarmed that you accidentally ordered the whole bottle!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJanuary 15, 2016
    Get the clam chowder. Just do it. So fresh, and the little baby biscuits on top are perfect!
  • Zuza K.
    Zuza KrzyzstofskaApril 19, 2014
    Not bad, but service is really slow. You can wait for more then 15 min just to get a desert menu, not sure that you will still want to try to get some desert after that (will it take another 30 min?)
  • Verna
    VernaMay 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    amazing food and great service....and an adorable man come to your table giving you a crash course on oysters. def a new boston fave.
  • Lily H.
    Lily HsuFebruary 23, 2015
    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.
  • Apple
    AppleJanuary 16, 2013
    Try the sliders! Has the best oyster selection in town by far. Service is fantastic. Open late :).
  • Clara M.
    Clara Muñoz PalmaNovember 26, 2016
    Oyster sliders, lobster roll and lobster noodels, everything amazing!
  • Joel Y.
    Joel YeatonMay 10, 2015
    Don't miss the G+T. Simple cocktail but with surprising depth from the addition of a grilled lime foam
  • Emilia A.
    Emilia AllonsoMay 27, 2015
    Wasn't so impressed by the oyster selection (4 types that night) but the ceviche was awesome. Nice trendy ambiance also.
  • Boston Magazine
    Boston MagazineNovember 11, 2011
    Duxbury’s Island Creek Oysters are so ubiquitous locally, we’ve come to consider them the gold standard. (Sorry, Wellfleets.) Read on for ordering tips. Read more
  • Michell C.
    Michell CheeSeptember 12, 2014
    The slider is really good. Actually expecting the lobster pasta but they don't have it on that day.. service is extremely good
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The clam chowder with house-cured bacon combines wonderfully with the Schlenkerla smokebeer for a delicious warming snack or first course on a cold day.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJune 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The smoked Idaho trout is a fantastic late night special!
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimMay 19, 2016
    Get the lobster roe pasta! The oysters are divine!
  • Kiki.kik
    Kiki.kikFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The wallpaper at the back is upside down. I still like the place though :)
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteOctober 25, 2010
    Garrett can do no wrong. must order: salmon entree. tuna tar tare. bbq shrimp app w grits. cider doughnuts. cookie frozen milk frappe-like yumminess
  • Andy C.
    Andy ChapmanAugust 14, 2015
    Cohasset oysters are great. So are the scallops. And try one of the IPAs on draught.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    With a group? Get the cool round table in the back left of the dining area!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DonovanFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You can order the entire cocktail list available at Eastern Standard! Aviation, Old Cuban and the infamous Whiskey Smash are musts!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShieldsMay 24, 2014
    lobster roe noodles with short ribs- best thing ever
  • Rich T.
    Rich TongAugust 28, 2013
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters - Doesn't begin to describe how great these were. Awesome bar!
  • Adam S.
    Adam SigelJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best ratatouille I've ever had. Get it for the table. And some oyster sliders.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LDecember 19, 2016
    Get: oyster sliders, raw bar (oysters, clams). Pass on lobster roll, fluke crudo.
  • Mirek N.
    Mirek NowakOctober 27, 2017
    Amazing oyster bar with some killer lobster roe noodles. Must try.
  • Dannie L.
    Dannie LiMay 7, 2012
    Get the island creek oysters and the lobster noodle! Best meal of my life so far!
  • Olya X.
    Olya XaFebruary 5, 2012
    Misty Point, Hog Island, Shigoku, Kumamoto oysters are just awesome!! Ceviche is great as well!
  • Alaina S.
    Alaina SpazianiJuly 24, 2012
    The paper schooner cocktail has the most interesting flavor and is definately my new go-to!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The seasonal Maple Spiced Daiquiri is autumn in a cocktail!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJune 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Amazing new Mezcal-based cocktail — The Defendant! Wonderful lemon flavor…
  • Tangela K.
    Tangela KingMay 30, 2011
    Excellent clam chowder with house-cured bacon, fish sandwich, and get the Snug Harbor Smash. Very attentive staff.
  • Polly P.
    Polly PocketApril 14, 2011
    Billy don't know shit bout nothin! Jeannie made the BEST cosmo I've ever had!! Perfectly executed and perfect taste!!!! Try it!
  • Erica N.
    Erica NormandeauDecember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want Farm to Table come to ICOB and order the Fish Sandwich! Best around!
  • Casey
    CaseyJune 24, 2016
    Oysters on oysters on oysters!!!! Poor service but the food makes up for it!
  • AmabeL N.
    AmabeL NgFebruary 23, 2013
    Try the Lobster Roe Pasta With Braised Short Rib And Poached Lobster Tail
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Wow. The monkfish with spaetzle is wonderful!
  • Guillermo M.
    Guillermo MendozaOctober 28, 2015
    Fresh oyster are delicious the Moon Shoal from Barnstable MA and the Fin de la Baie from New Brunswick Canada!!!
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaJune 5, 2011
    The egg white fritatta with mushrooms, red peppers and Parmesan for brunch u delish. As is the chocolate croissant!
  • Robert B.
    Robert Brewer2 weeks ago
    Lobster roe noodles & biscuit are to die for
  • Jacky S.
    Jacky SzetoAugust 21, 2014
    The best selection of fresh oysters and they're very helpful with newbies.
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMay 27, 2014
    Awesome restaurant. Worth taking a trip to the Fenway area for.
  • jin s.
    jin stedgeNovember 15, 2013
    the honey and cayenne pepper butter is even better than the oysters holyy
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMay 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Cute…if you get the cookies for dessert, they'll identify the cookies by type as if they were oysters :-)
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Steamed littleneck clams with bacon, scallion butter, and rosemary-fennel broth.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't forget to get a few shrimp cocktail with your oysters — you won't regret it
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Now a 3-time winner of Boston Magazine's Best of Boston for Best Seafood Restaurant! http://j.mp/1ek08yz
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FosterDecember 29, 2015
    Oysters are amazing and the wine selection is the tits.
  • Patricia
    PatriciaMay 20, 2015
    I could've eaten TWO large fried clam portions by myself. Such a simple dish made so exceptionally tasty.
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffOctober 21, 2015
    Amazing. Try the lobster roe noodles and the crabcakes. It's the closest to NYC you get in Boston.
  • Ricky E.
    Ricky EngelbergJanuary 1, 2017
    Lots good here but the lobster roe pasta is special. Can't recommend enough.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 30, 2014
    One of Boston's bests. The lobster roe noodles are incredible.
  • El P.
    El PelonMarch 8, 2013
    Premium service the the bar - always super friendly
  • Nick H.
    Nick HolroydMarch 12, 2015
    Surprisingly great craft beer selection and a solid lobster roll.
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WangAugust 7, 2014
    Great cocktails, but the Island Creek Oysters are excellent.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DiazJuly 19, 2012
    Oysters,get them! Lobster sliders, yum! Seafood casserole, to die for!
  • Anita T.
    Anita TandonOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong here. Best gin martini in town, hands down. Keila = best server ever.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the oyster sliders (at least two). Delicious little bites of heaven.
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac S.C.October 22, 2014
    The lobster risotto.... totaly amazing and wonderful taste.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LandryOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Tuna tartar, Island Creek Oysters and a few HUGE shrimp are the apps to get! This place is my Cheers!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichonOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't pair whiskey with oysters... Ask for help. But if you love rye ... Have a wildwood and punt the oysters
  • Fernando D.
    Fernando Del RíoJune 7, 2014
    Best oysters in the US. Try the Daisy Bay
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Here in the fall? The pumpkin soup is decadent
  • Angie Ichieh L.
    Angie Ichieh LiMay 12, 2014
    For brunch, the corn blueberry muffin is to die for!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The King Caesar is a delicious recent addition to the cocktail list — co-created by Vik!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerJuly 7, 2014
    Amazing lobster roll- not the most attentive or caring staff
  • Ryan
    RyanOctober 1, 2014
    Wellfleet Oysters. Oyster Sliders. Biscuits.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenApril 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the oysters! My recommendations: Island Creeks (of course) and the Kumamotos!
  • Brian C.
    Brian CantwellAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best seafood restaurant in Boston. Fried clams are amazing.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MarksJuly 16, 2013
    Christopher on the steamed Long Neck Clams "are these stuffed? They're like perfect ravioli"
  • Becky
    BeckyJune 18, 2011
    as an app, order the mussels in white wine cream sauce. amazingly delicate and delicious.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJune 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    When on the menu, the Maine Lobster Risotto is a must-try!
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarrascoFebruary 13, 2011
    If you have room for dessert, the white chocolate and rosemary bread pudding is excellent.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishNovember 10, 2014
    Lobster roe noodles, you won't be mad
  • Alissa L.
    Alissa LudanskaaMay 4, 2016
    Had great oysters and awesome lobster bisque. Recommend
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron ConcannonDecember 2, 2016
    Cava was delicious, fish and chips super tasty
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenApril 24, 2016
    The black bass is a perfect dish. This place kills it.
  • pappas
    pappasMay 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The guy boss behind the bar is so accommodating! I wish all busy places were this way. Thanks!
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfMay 12, 2015
    Great oyster and craft beer selection!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LawrenceMarch 27, 2014
    Little neck clams are AMAZING! Great vibe and quality service.
  • Blake S.
    Blake ShawAugust 10, 2014
    Amazing oyster bar! One of my all-time favs.
  • Alessia M.
    Alessia MSeptember 1, 2011
    Delicious drinks (and crab cakes). Great for a drink post-Red Sox.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyFebruary 15, 2016
    Incredible oyster selection and great drinks.
  • Peter H.
    Peter HonederMarch 19, 2012
    This place is great, i expected some random hotel restaurant but it is awesome!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Oyster Sliders are amazing! One person here described them as "a little slice of Heaven"!
  • Bill R.
    Bill RotondiOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Well done! Devan is a world class bartender, the decor is right on, the Oyster selection is huge.
  • Srinivas P.
    Srinivas PaiFebruary 20, 2012
    The island creek oysters are phenomenal. Make sure you have atleast 6!
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimMay 26, 2016
    The oysters divine, and clam chowder delectable.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJune 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best upscale Lobster Roll in the city.
  • Josue E.
    Josue EvillaNovember 13, 2016
    Oysters, of course. Also an excellent drinks selection
  • pappas
    pappasMay 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gin and tonics could be better if they had decent tonic- get some fever tree man!
  • Tim C.
    Tim CummingsFebruary 15, 2015
    Great drinks (and, of course, oysters)
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VolkApril 16, 2016
    Oysters. Lobster roll. Clam dish. Really good.
  • Gary F.
    Gary FurstAugust 8, 2014
    Best oyster bar in Boston(along with its sister spot Row 34.)
  • Marcus W.
    Marcus WatersDecember 26, 2014
    Incredible seafood & cocktails, stylish.
  • Ana Q.
    Ana QuiñonesJune 7, 2015
    Biscuits, chef choice oysters, lobster row noodles!
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LSeptember 17, 2014
    Amazing lobster roll & clam chowda. Loved it!
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The "Wildwood" cocktail is a Bobby McCoy creation imported from ES. It is smooth, refreshing, and the perfect choice after a long day of work. Drink.
  • Spencer S.
    Spencer SchoebenSeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    this place makes me so happy. the music selection is just perfect.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the Baby Iceberg Salad — the Great Hill Blue Cheese is excellent!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wow, get the Snug Harbor Smash! If you like rum, you'll love it!
  • Ian P.
    Ian PoynterAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My go-to location in Boston right now. Delicious everything. Read more
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CFebruary 28, 2011
    Go for the Island Creek...yum! Stay away from the wild belon...very metallic!
  • Junko I.
    Junko IwasakiOctober 21, 2013
    Their Oyster Sliders are so delicious!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 22, 2014
    One of Boston's nest raw bars! As in award-winning.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MarshMarch 6, 2013
    Sit at the service bar. Great service, great food.
  • Thas S.
    Thas SethAugust 16, 2014
    Great oysters! Love the Gypsy hot sauce!!
  • Ken M.
    Ken MortonNovember 1, 2011
    Great scallops. Good oyster choices and appetizers.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DohertyJuly 10, 2013
    Normally good place but tonight it has taken 2 hours to get dinner. On a positive note management has been very attentive
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fancy take on lobster rolls here. Great place.
  • Yangzhi Z.
    Yangzhi ZhaoMarch 22, 2015
    Raw bar and oyster sliders!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RybakMay 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for special occasions and dates.
  • Anya C.
    Anya CohenJune 16, 2011
    Great wine list. They're very good at suggesting wine to pair with your order
  • James G.
    James GibsonDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Both the lobster roe noodles and the whole black bass are fantastic.
  • James W.
    James Wooten IIINovember 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the oyster sliders. Order them without onions to actually taste the oysters.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The lobster salad is beautiful - comes with a tail and a claw
  • Donna Y.
    Donna YuenApril 15, 2014
    Get the oyster sliders and lobster roll.
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SealsJune 2, 2017
    Great oyster selection
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WeisbergApril 25, 2014
    Oyster sliders and some drinks and I'm in heaven
  • Roberto G.
    Roberto GarcesAugust 19, 2012
    Fried clams and fried oyster slider.
  • Sean C.
    Sean C.August 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Hostess, Laura, always remembers us and is so nice
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaNovember 12, 2015
    Best chowder I've ever had.
  • Veronica H.
    Veronica HAugust 13, 2013
    Lobster roe pasta
  • Sharalee F.
    Sharalee FieldSeptember 29, 2013
    Try the "Currents and Flows" cocktail....delish!
  • Kath
    KathMay 14, 2015
    Make a reservation!
  • Juanita
    JuanitaDecember 4, 2011
    Lobster omelette for Sunday brunch is too good.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't miss the bread - the butter has honey and cayenne!
  • Kenny C.
    Kenny ChungAugust 30, 2011
    Try the Chatham oysters if they're available!
  • Jen P.
    Jen PFebruary 27, 2012
    The oyster sliders are amazing!
  • Michael W.
    Michael WeilerJanuary 20, 2013
    Oyster sliders are to die for!
  • Martin H.
    Martin HermsenJuly 30, 2016
    Trendy place. Food good.
  • Ava P.
    Ava PollackAugust 17, 2015
    Oyster sliders are amazing
  • Dennis G.
    Dennis GreeleyDecember 6, 2011
    The Fried Oyster Slider is ridiculous. U must have this.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GustafsonOctober 12, 2012
    Add some gypsy juice to the clam chowder. Amazing.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a Bicyclette (Campari, St. Germain and bubbles).
  • Shion G.
    Shion GuhaAugust 8, 2015
    So many fresh oysters! Finish with a lobster roll.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Michael Scelfo, chef of Alden & Harlow, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Biscuits. Read more
  • Conor M.
    Conor MartinMay 28, 2015
    Fried clams and lobster rolls are very good
  • Beez S.
    Beez SanJune 24, 2017
    Oyster slider and lobster roe pasta
  • Silene L.
    Silene LimMay 26, 2016
    The lobster pasta!
  • Vivian V.
    Vivian VoNovember 29, 2014
    Oysters & clam chowder
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMay 23, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the latest addition to the drink menu — Highland Punch!
  • Rafael E.
    Rafael EspinosaJanuary 12, 2015
    Everything, great service!!
  • Eric
    EricAugust 12, 2016
    Oysters and shrimp and Lobster Rolls !!! Sooo good !!!
  • Eric P.
    Eric PallottaSeptember 15, 2013
    Love(d) this place BUT, there are multiple species of bugs living under the bar and I alerted the staff, they clearly knew and did not give a shit. Disgusting.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PolloneMarch 17, 2017
    Get a small fried clams and lobster roll. Perfection!
  • Keven L.
    Keven LeeMarch 22, 2013
    Simply Amazing
  • Logan K.
    Logan KerrDecember 5, 2015
    Awesome place for dates!
  • Shamael A.
    Shamael Al-SharikhAugust 31, 2015
    Best oysters!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinMarch 31, 2013
    Too fancy for what it is but food is solid. Order one of each oyster.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Lobster Roe Pasta
  • Love M.
    Love MeMay 30, 2014
    Oysters are superb!
  • Robert C.
    Robert COctober 29, 2014
    - great food, especially oysters!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the McCarthy' Crossing: "a little bit of everything"
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChenJune 1, 2014
    I am in love with their pastas
  • Megan P.
    Megan Pagado WellsOctober 15, 2013
    Get the oyster sliders!
  • julie t.
    julie tolekApril 13, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Their T-shirts are available for sale!!
  • Nathalie A.
    Nathalie AssensApril 21, 2015
    Try the oyster sliders
  • Tom M.
    Tom MMay 8, 2012
    Try the Island Creek oysters
  • Red F.
    Red FabbriApril 8, 2012
    Get 100 oysters and see where the night takes you.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BianchiOctober 13, 2016
    Crispy Oyster Slider
  • David H.
    David HaberJanuary 21, 2012
    Oyster sliders- so good!
  • John M.
    John Melas-KyriaziOctober 20, 2015
    Man that was a good lobster roll. @christinaphili5
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Oysters And Prawns
  • Başak K.
    Başak KunduracıJuly 25, 2013
    Lovely place, delicious food...
  • van
    vanMay 18, 2014
    Holy fried oyster sliders
  • Veronica A.
    Veronica AlvarezNovember 8, 2014
    Fallen leaves cocktail is delicious
  • Guokai F.
    Guokai FengAugust 15, 2013
    Make a reservation early!
  • Giulia C.
    Giulia CuffaroApril 25, 2014
    🔝lobster roll
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TurekMarch 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best scallop dish in Boston!!
  • Andre G.
    Andre GilNovember 16, 2014
    Very good oysters!
  • Tomilson M.
    Tomilson MotaMarch 28, 2013
    Fantastic fresh oyster.
  • Andee K.
    Andee KurodaApril 9, 2011
    best urban clam shack in new england!
  • Rich T.
    Rich ThorneJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try Harpoon's Rich & Dan IPA. For a limited time only!
  • Mariana F.
    Mariana FilizolaMay 23, 2012
    The best oysters! Perfect!
  • James W.
    James Wooten IIIMarch 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Guess how many oyster shells are in the cages along the far wall.
  • Elaine M.
    Elaine Mei-KuangSeptember 21, 2013
    Make a reservation before you go...
  • Becky
    BeckyApril 28, 2011
    steamed littlenecks and a seaside spritzer (apricotty wine).
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The ring on the back of the bartenders' shirts is an "oyster sizer"
  • Jason G.
    Jason GardnerAugust 7, 2014
    Oysters and Lobster
  • Sidra M.
    Sidra MichonSeptember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Snug Harbor Smash!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The 1638 is a nice aperitif
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Assorted Raw Oysters
  • Steven B.
    Steven BercuJanuary 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster roe noodle dinner rocks . .
  • Ben K.
    Ben KrolJanuary 23, 2016
    Oysters and the chowder
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Island Creek Oyster Bar is now open and it's awesome!!
  • The International Recipe Syndicate
    THE place for farm to table oysters.
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the New England Clam Chowder
  • Lily
    LilySeptember 27, 2015
    Duxbury oysters + martini.
  • Art V.
    Art VandelaySeptember 24, 2016
    Get the oysters
  • Michael
    MichaelMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Crab Carbonara
  • Sonny V.
    Sonny ViscoApril 10, 2011
    Big Rock Oysters are amazing!
  • Katie A.
    Katie AllenApril 24, 2016
    BLACK BASS. to. die. for.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the lobster and gnocchi!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyNovember 3, 2010
    The red snapper is a must!
  • Simi
    SimiJuly 6, 2013
    This was one of the worst places I have ever experience customer service. Spare yourself and do not give this place your money.
  • Tim M.
    Tim MurphyJanuary 5, 2011
    The Aventinus beer is excellent!
  • 4sqBOS
    4sqBOSNovember 16, 2010
    They have sriracha sauce here...heaven!
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMay 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster ROLLS.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJune 21, 2013
    oysters from duxbury
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CieslikAugust 16, 2015
    Oysters app
  • Tom M.
    Tom MMay 8, 2012
    Try the Donuts
  • Sean D.
    Sean DonovanFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best clam chowder in Boston!
  • Leah K.
    Leah Kerlin-SmithJanuary 1, 2011
    Yummy cocktail heaven!!!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyOctober 28, 2017
    Entree-swordfish
  • Mark
    MarkNovember 14, 2010
    music here sucks
  • Enrique D.
    Enrique D CDecember 10, 2017
    La pasta con langosta & ribeye espectacular !! El ambiente tipo lounge . Excelente lugar para cenar en Boston !
    Upvoted Dec 10, 2017
  • Svetlana P.
    Оочень вкусно! Большой выбор устриц. Ресторан работает с 4х часов(raw bar), но полное меню работает с 5!
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorreaJune 27, 2017
    Excelente lugar, muy rico buen servicio y muy bien ubicado
  • Laura
    LauraMarch 6, 2013
    Delicioso mejor en el bar para ver pasar a gente en kenmoe plaza
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac S.C.December 3, 2015
    Ostras y langostas es único !!! Oysters & lobsters rocks !!!
  • Kat H.
    Kat HCMay 15, 2017
    No me pareció excelente... esperaba más. El lugar muy lindo pero la comida no es espectacular. Clam chowder no sorprende.
  • Maria B.
    Maria B.March 12, 2016
    еда средненькая, официанты на серьезных щах. все нормуль, но специально идти не рекомендую
  • Yuan M.
    Yuan MaAugust 10, 2014
    这里是深夜食堂╮(╯▽╰)╭
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