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Island Creek Oyster Bar

4.8
3347 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
Island Creek Oyster Bar is named simply after our farmer, built on the ideal of bringing guests closer to the farm. Chef Jeremy Sewall offers a daily changing menu with a raw bar featuring Island Creek Oysters and an updated, seasonal selection of New England seafood.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Phone number
(617) 532-5300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jeremy Sewall
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Cross street
Kenmore
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Parking details
Metered parking is available in and around Kenmore Square, or we offer valet for $16.
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Public transit
Kenmore
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3347 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great drinks, great food, great vibe and great company all made for an awesome evening!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Went here for a date. Food was great. The timing of the courses and drinks was very disconnected. Raw bar items came very fast, hot appetizers lagged and essentially came just before our entrees. Overall it was fine and the quality of the food and ambiance trumped the timing disconnects.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Island creek always provides an incredible meal with amazing service. They’re servers are extremely knowledgeable of the menu especially the oysters. I’m never disappointed by my time spent there.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants, and it devastates me that I no longer live close enough to go regularly. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is always great and the staff are attentive, but they are definitely on the slower-paced side.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were amazing! The seafood was really fresh and delicious! I have a couple of dietary restrictions and our server was lovely and willing to help.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic oysters and amazing seafood dishes!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Really good quality oysters. Great service and ambience.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Went for Saturday lunch ahead of afternoon Sox game. Hostess was unpleasant and perfunctory, does it cost more to get a smile? Place was mostly empty and she wanted to sit us on top of large party, at a cramped corner table. We demurred and sat a table away, out of corner and she beat a hasty retreat, bah bye. Our server was great and had good knowledge of oyster selection and was refreshing after hostess snub job. Oysters were fresh and tasty, a little more expensive than, other venues ( Summer Shack for ex.). Limited lunch fare menu, but adequate enough and food was good and timely, lobster roll really good. Bathroom was in adjoining hotel and through exit door and up flight of stairs, not so bad but a little inconvenient. Good location relative to Fenway, but perhaps a little too upscale for casual pre- game lunch, better for more formal occasions, perhaps?

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love the oysters here. Waitress was terrific, apologizing for the way-too-slow bartenders. Drinks are small, too. Too small for the $13/each price.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Island Creek continues to deliver quality seafood in a lovely setting. The bar area is lively and has a nice vibe. We prefer sitting in the back where conversation is easier. The fried oyster sliders are served on a soft roll with pickled onion and a tasty remoulade like sauce. One of these with a few large, perfect shrimp & the half lobster are my perfect meal. My husband agrees ( had two sliders and 5 shrimp. Our friend had striped bass and gave it a big thumbs up. Don’t miss the banafee pie, a deliciously light riff on banana cream pie. If you like mint chocolate chip ice cream, this is the one by which all others pale. The fresh mint flavor is heaven. Our server,Michelle, was attentive and knowledgeable. It is clear she enjoys her job and just added to our enjoyment of the evening. The women who greeted and seated us were friendly,efficient and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Recommended by a friend. Food was outstanding and service was superb. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

First time to Boston. Decided to take a recommendation from a sales clerk at Valentino and dine here after a baseball game. I tried oysters for the first time. Great place!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Good food and service. Good location. A bit pricey for what it is.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Falls within the category of "dining experience". Everything about the meal was apparent that the chefs and staff take pride in their products.

The majority of the menu is locally sourced and all was expertly prepared. The oysters were phenomenal - delicious and fresh. The scallops were rich and succulent. Even the Colorado angus burger was amazing. And the Boston cream doughnuts were decadent.

I hope to be able to visit again.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Really good place for outstanding food. Waitstaff was very good but not outstanding. Atmosphere was very good. Would definitely recommend this place!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Oysters good, nothing else positive worth commenting on. Row 34 is a far better choice!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything was amazing! Island creek oysters were my favorite! Jumbo shrimp cocktail, oyster sliders, clam chowder, and their banana pie were fabulous! We’ll be back! Loved their wall filled with oyster shells! Definitely need reservations.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent bartenders. They steered us in the right direction both with raw bar and entree selections (monkfish and scallop entrees). Could not have been happier.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Opening Day for the Red Sox!! First Class!!

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Not the freshest lobster in the lobster roll

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is wonderful - service was great - we never felt rushed and the server was very knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Tasty and refreshingly fresh, as always. A real delight.

Always enjoy coming here, and sitting at the dining bar in the back. Much quieter, and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Brooke was amazing, we’ll be back soon

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great place. High quality, very friendly services, reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My favorite place to eat and relax in Boston. Try to stay at the commonwealth 1 night and Battery Wharf another. It was great.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This restaurant NEVER disappoints
We have been making it a must visit when in Boston and it always meets and exceeds our memories and expectations
Service is very pleasant and attentive and the menu items all are top notch and reasonably priced (at least as far as Boston dining)

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The very best oysters I’ve ever had! Everything about this place was fantastic... will return when in Boston again for sure!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very nice. Great clams. Polite service, if a little confused.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Perfect for special occasions/get-togethers, business dinners, dates etc. Consistently good service and good food. Always has fresh oysters and seafood.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Top notch. Best oysters I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food is amazing as well as the service

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Très bien. Les huîtres sont excellentes! Peut être un peu cher comparativement à Montréal..,

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Comida deliciosa
Recomiendo las ostras todos los tipos son deliciosos

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Whole staff seemed to be in a bad mood- the food was just ok.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The shellfish tower was exceptional and the crispy oyster slider was delicious. We will return.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Strongly recommending various type of oysters. THEY ARE FREEEEESH! Robester Roll is fine.
Pleasent service, nice environment, good foodie:)

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Probably my favorite Boston restaurant when I’m visiting from the SF Bay Area. They have a wide variety of tasty oysters, a very nice clam chowder, fried oyster slider and especially shrimp pimento cheese spread ( ask for extra crackers ). It’s a vibrant fun scene with many cocktail, beer and wine choices. The wait staff are especially attentive and helpful!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I got engaged! Wait staff was amazing

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