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Island Creek Oyster Bar

4.8
3363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
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 3363 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Even if this place were remote, inaccessible, on the top of Mount Washington, buffeted daily by unforgivable storms - I would still climb to eat the razor clams and house oysters. Incredible food.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing restaurant. Lush food - highly recommend

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful waitress very attentive food was amazing great wine and fab desserts

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Oysters are amazing, 14 different types. Other foods are good only

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Outstanding restaurant

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Oysters, NE clam chowder, and scallops were delicious. My wife thought the black bass was a bit salty, but otherwise fine. The complementary bread and butter was quite good too.

The portion size was fine for us (we're not big eaters), but I think hungry people might find it on the skimpy side, especially given the price (>$30 for an entree).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Superb as has been the case every time we go to Island Creek

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was very slow. Had to wait nearly an hour for our 7 pm reservation. Still even after that, no wait staff came to get our drink orders till we begged the hostess. Food was decent but high priced.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I took my niece out to dinner here and we loved it. Excellent oysters and seafood. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Boston vacation!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The server seemed like they were having a bad night unfortunately

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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 on April 17, 2018

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 on April 17, 2018

Excellent food and great service. The clam chowder and lobster pasta were amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The wine list is AMAZING! The wines are interesting and well curated, and the wait staff knowledgeable, friendly and helpful! Their recommendations were spot on and paired very nicely with the wide range of very delicious seafood. Specials thanks to Michele our server and Lindsay the wine director for making our experience so enjoyable and memorable!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 15, 2018

Waitress was very knowledgeable about the oysters.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

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 on April 14, 2018

Fantastic oysters and amazing seafood dishes!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really good quality oysters. Great service and ambience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely wonderful! The seafood platter was awesome.

A perfect way to end a day after a nice afternoon at Fenway.

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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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