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Island Creek Oyster Bar

500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, United States
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  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
    Jamie Bissonnette
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    5 May 12, 2014

    Island Creek Oyster Bar is the eponymous offshoot of a family-owned oyster farm in Duxbury, MA. Whatever you get there is super-fresh. My favorite thing to order is the oyster sliders with pickled onion and lime chili aioli.

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    Hanae
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    3 Jun 06, 2014

    Definitely the best oysters I've had during my Boston trip!
    Island Creek Oyster owns the restaurant so their house-oysters are less pricey and meatier than the ones I've had elsewhere.

    LOCATION: inside a hotel, walking distance from the train station

    RESERVATION: is recommended because it is a popular $$$ place to go. We got lucky because we were drinking at The Hawthorne inside the same building and the bartenders got us a seat right away!

    POPULAR DISH:
    The lobster ravioli. Very very pricey but I had to try what people are raving about. The pasta was savory and they were kind enough to split them in two. But I won't get it again because of the price $30+

    Chowder was soupy and not bad

    Island creek oysters: YES get it

    AMBIANCE:
    So much natural light and industrial-ish. You can see the gorgeous oyster bar and you can watch the game at the bar.

    Overall I would recommend this place just for the oysters and a good cocktail from The Hawthorne.

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    5 Jul 15, 2013

    Whether or not you believe in the oyster-as-aphrodisiac theory, this Boston restaurant is the place to indulge on bivalves. And these are fresh—brought in from coastal Duxbury, just outside the city. Romantic ambience comes with shutters made of Wyoming snow fence, a Jet Mist granite bar, Vermont farmhouse-reclaimed wood wainscoting, and a three-dimensional wall of Gabion cages filled with the signature mollusk’s shells.
    —Sarah Storms

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    Allison Cooper
    5 Oct 22, 2013

    Having some of the freshest and most mouth watering food options around, you can’t come to Boston without stopping at the Island Creek Oyster bar to eat some great seafood! The restaurant was open to bring together the chef, farm, and restaurant, which shines through in their stellar menu. They offer everything from brunch to dinner and in between, the whole family will love it!

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Jan 16, 2013

    It's a great sit-down restaurant with outstanding seafood in close proximity to Fenway. Hence, it makes a great (albeit classy...maybe too classy) pregame to a Red Sox game if you're a foodie. The oysters - at least the namesake oysters - were the freshest I've ever tasted. The lobster roe pasta, as seen in my postcard, was also incredible.

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    5 Aug 25, 2013
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    Caroline Carlos
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    4 Jun 23, 2013

    Buttermilk biscuits and lobster omelet for brunch! And oysters, of course -- about a dozen different types. They have a nice selection of wines and probably something like 25 types of beer. The specialty cocktail list is small and novel, though there is a full bar. Attached to the Hotel Commonwealth, this place has a cool vibe - decor is neat and modern, music is eclectic (might be pop reggae one minute, classic rock the next, hip hop another day), and the crowd is hip. The restaurant prints menus daily, having partnered with local fishermen so the seafood is fresh and varied.

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    Laurel W
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    4 Sep 14, 2012

    We had the best oysters ever here at this very contemporary looking restaurant next to the Commonwealth Hotel. The space is large and full of people of every age. The menu offers an extensive range of seafood as well as other items. In addition to oysters, we tried Boston baked beans and fried clams. The wine list is also reasonably extensive and particularly good for seafood friendly wines. Prices were moderate.

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    4 Dec 23, 2012
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  • Island Creek Oyster Bar
    Christian Rodriguez
    5 Nov 13, 2012

    Great atmosphere, great service, great food, and in a great location. Check this out, even if just for a quick Oyster stop, on your stroll through Kenmore towards Fenway!

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    Jamie Wilson
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    My favorite restaurant in Boston if you like fresh seafood!

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    Scott Harris
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Loved it! Come ready to eat, and the order off of the daily updated cocktail menu!

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    5 Nov 20, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
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