The Hourly Oyster House
Excellent food and excellent service! Will definitely be back. One of the best places we have been to in a long time.
Delicious and fresh Island Creek oysters! Wonderful menu. Special of Fruit de Mar Paella was fabulous !
Oyster platter came out after main course- had to send back mains. Side salad very disappointing- wilted mixed greens straight from bag- no inspiration, no care. Even with half salad half fries still too much.
Great meal! The mussels were plump and cooked right. The fish tacos were excellent - well spiced but flavorful.
Lives up to the expectations based on their Open Table reviews.
Service was great. Oysters were fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the lobster bisque, crab cakes and Chili Lobster
Great service. Fries were cold and immediately replaced. Fish so delicious
We are in Canada so sadly can’t be our regular joint
I ordered a dozen of the largest oysters and a dozen of the smallest ones, to please tastes of my companions. Everyone was very satisfied. This is my second time there but I will come back!
Go for the oysters and complimentary chips! The oysters were incredibly fresh and delicious. There were some great cocktails as well. I wished the dinner menu had more options. Next time I am sticking to the oyster bar side of the restaurant -- it doesn't disappoint!
Amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty food! Likely to return next time I’m in town
Really enjoyed first experience at this restaurant. Food was very good. My only complaint was that the oysters were so small.
Good food and atmosphere. Will definitely go there again when in town.
Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Food ok with quite limited menu. Listed as a seafood restaurant, but really oysters and lobster rolls. Wine list decent.
I had a wonderful dinner here on a Sunday evening with my husband and sister in law. The service was attentive and the food delicious. Would definitely return!
We actually went here for two out of our three nights in Boston! Great food, service and ambience.
The Lobster Roll and the Calamari are outstanding! Enjoy!
I’ve been here several times for both both business and personal. While nothing was outright bad this time, it also wasn’t good. The grilled octopus app was silly. Just 2 slivers of octopus atop a tomato/olive salad. The salmon was fine, although I contend you can cook salmon well done (white all the way through) without drying it out much. Not on this day. Our seating location was cold with the door left open. I should have asked them to shut the door, so that’s on me.
We LOVED the food, especially the clam chowder and the lobster rolls! Wish our server was a little more attentive though.
The service was excellent, good wine list and the food was excellent. This was our second time there and each visit was great.
We had the seafood tower and dinner entrees.
Seafood tower was very nice, good selection and ample quantity.
Entrees were good, with one exception:
the eggplant was inedible; very tough and rubbery and had to be sent away.
No time for a replacement meal.
Sirloin steaks were not fabulous, but were good.
Overall, however, thoroughly enjoyed the venue and most of the food and would definitely go again.
The Brazino roasted in salt with smoked tomato butter was some of the best fish I've had anywhere in the world. The Mookie Blues fresh oysters are our favorite. Service is a bit slow but helpful.
Pretty average all around. Nothing special or novel or even very interesting. Bland
Very delicious. Oysters and lobster are great! Friendly service.
The one thing the Hourly Oyster House going for it is location. The whole belly clams were horrible. Eight or Nine Clams burnt to a crisp with little or no bellys. The fries were cold. The paella had little on nor chirizo and was poorly presented. If you are only stopping in for a drink the rose sangria was very refreshing. Avoid unless you are only stopping in to meet friends at the bar.
The only downside is the food was so good we ate too much!
The Hourly is one of my fave places! Always a great time there!!
Very nice restaurant.They had 6 different oysters to choose from, all amazing. I had the salt baked bronzini and it was spectacular. The acoustics are very good. There was nice music and we could have a conversation.
This is a busy restaurant with excellent seafood. I have enjoyed the oysters, fish and chips and salmon. Their volume means all the fish is very fresh. They have a great selection of wines by the glass, especially whites to go with the seafood. The service is friendly. The kitchen and menu are organized to get the food out quickly so you can drop by for dinner before a movie or concert and not worry about being late to your next stop.
Overall one of the best dining options in Harvard Square.
5 People got crammed into a booth that was a bit too small. Pretty noisy.
Great neighborhood gem!
The hourly oyster bar is one of my fav spots in Harvard Square. The oysters are always fresh and the wait staff is always very kind. Get the Hourly Lobster Roll for the free pastry next door. Amazing
Great service and atmosphere, location right by Harvard Square is perfect.
The food was outstanding and service was great. The only reason I wouldn’t give this five stars is because it was extremely noisy, even sitting in the corner of the restaurant.
Great spot... oysters
Food, wine list, ambiance all outstanding. Perfect for foodies looking for a fresh and creative take on seafood. Will be back soon!
The food value, service, and ambiance melded into a pleasurable dining experience.
This food is way too salty!!!!
I don’t understand why you are doing this salt thing!
I have had lots of salt on specific dishes, but this is awful.
Something to see in Boston. Food is good but the place is very loud.
Great place for oysters and seafood in Harvard Square. The scallops were amazing.
Hourly is always one of my daughter and mu favorite restaurants. The Mookie Blue oysters are exceptional - briny, succulent and full-bodied. We tried the "Composed Oysters" which were special and distinctive. The Pepper-Crusted Tuna BLT is a tremendous value with plentiful French Fries and a healthy salad.
The food was excellent especially the seafood platter. I've had quite a few seafood platters from many restaurants, and the one from Hourly Oyster House is by far my favorite in terms of quality, variety, and taste. The seafood salad was very nicely done, just enough mayo. The mussels were well prepared with a salsa like topping.