Island Creek Oyster Bar - Boston

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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.

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Eastern Standard, Branch Line, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.
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KS
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from the NYC and the Global restaurant scene, Island Creek is always consistent in quality, fresh, upbeat, restaurant experience. We've been back a few times on our visits to Boston. Of course, we'll be back again!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff

AD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything about Island Creek was perfect, from the service to the ambiance to the meal and drinks. We are huge fans and can't go too long without your delicious oysters without going into withdrawal!

MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is incredible. Large selection of oysters and other raw bar. Plenty of choices for entrees whether or not you want seafood. The squid ink pasta was especially delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Very slow, poor service. Waitress went mia for 15 minutes. Food extremely mediocre. $35.00 lobster roll was lobster salad in heavy mayo. Not much lobster for the money. Hamburger was supposed to be medium well was charred. Husband like the fried clams

ST
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing place. Highly recommend. But they served my main before I finished my oysters. A part from that mistake everything was great, specially the service

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brooke was outstanding!

i
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! Fantastic meal again last night.

LT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The biscuit was out of this world.

ID
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a great meal!

PS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great but very dark in the dining area.

JW
Seattle
141 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars for The Biscuit alone, but the oyster bar itself is top notch. Beautiful selection, great suggestions from the wait staff, perfect shucking. A little on the energetic end of the noise spectrum, but the food on the plates in front of you makes you forget the buzz.

EM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is one of our favorite places in the city! The food is absolutely first rate, the service is wonderful, friendly and efficient. It has become our go-to place for celebrating! Thank you for another memorable dinner. Yum!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh!!!

R
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely, done, Island Creek.

KP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great time! Wonderful place! Great service! Great food!

SC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Island Creek is Over priced and over rated. Service at the bar was average. Had raw bar oysters ICO and wellfleets - good but no different than if they were $1 oysters. 3.50+ was ridiculous. Paying for the name of restaurant - nothing else.

FH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had lobster rolls that were delicious. The desert that had perfiteroles were delicious also. Just wish there were a little more lobster and less roll on the lobster rolls. Otherwise it was very good

O
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promplty.
Attentive service.
And as always, outstanding food!!

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love it every time we go.

AV
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual at Island Creek. Hands down my favorite dining spot for oysters and QT with my Love. Always excellent service and fresh, delectable fare. Highly recommend.

GR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails. Always outstanding.

T
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for medical apt and decided to have dinner after. Oysters were fresh and delicious! Mussels on app menu was a good sized portion enough for my dinner. We tried the clam and lobster chowders and enjoyed them as well. Our waiter encouraged us to try the honey biscuit with the rosemary butter and we were not disappointed. Sweet enough to enjoy as dessert with a steaming hot cup of coffee.

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great! Especially the oysters!

m
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters and fresh fish
good drinks
Service was good

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hostess not very insightful

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Boston! Amazing menu, waitress, and ambience. 10/10 recommend!

c
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

So hit or miss. This time a miss. Entree fish undercooked and sloppy. Service also poor, with me overhearing waiters saying how desperate they were to clock off....not the sort of thing you want to hear in a pricey restaurant

C
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn’t aware until yesterday that ICOB had brunch and it was quite good! The restaurant itself is a great space and the food was excellent... especially their homemade biscuits with rosemary butter served on a platter of honey—delicious!

K
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were so fresh. The lobster roe noodles were delicious. And the non-alcoholic drink called Zuzu's Palace was refreshing with a perfect amount of sweetness. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

RA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Maybe it’s because my first time there the service was over the top outstanding, and the food super memorable, that this time things may have been above average but not outstanding. Service was slow and inattentive. Food was fine but nothing memorable. So a solid 4 stars down from 5 the last visit.

SC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were absolutely fantastic. We also enjoyed the haddock, lobster roll, and Brussell sprouts. The chef did very well with modifications due to allergies/preferences, as did the wait staff. Very attentive. The music was outstanding. Really added to the upbeat vibe. Definitely going back.

PM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I ordered the fish and chips, and while it was battered and cooked perfectly, my french fries were cold.

M
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants, absolutely love Island Creek!

B
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal for a special occasion, my husband’s 60th birthday. I had been concerned about the noise level based on a visit a few years ago but this time it was great. Lovely comfy round table in a corner made the evening feel very special. Very good service, drinks and food.

K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buttermilk biscuits were fabulous! They are almost a meal in themselves. Oysters were fresh and excellent.

TD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I once again dined for our anniversary and once again had a wonderful time. We love the oysters as always and the fried oyster slider is one of those dishes I can't stop thinking about and it lasts mere moments when we eat it. The staff was attentive and never overbearing and we had a fantastic third anniversary.

BE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Seems to have fallen off a bit on execution. Food was poor- taste, quality, portions, etc.

P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance. Fabulous oysters. Attentive bartender with great imaginative cocktails.

S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! The oysters and shrimp were so fresh!