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Island Creek Oyster Bar (CLOSED)

  • Restaurants
  • Fenway/Kenmore
  • price 3 of 4
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
  1. Photograph: Courtesy Island Creek Oyster Bar/Michael Harlan Turkell
    Photograph: Courtesy Island Creek Oyster Bar/Michael Harlan Turkell
  2. Island Creek Oyster Co. (Photograph: Courtesy Island Creek Oyster Co.)
    Photograph: Courtesy Island Creek Oyster Co.Island Creek Oyster Co.

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Located in the heart of Kenmore Square, the original Island Creek Oyster Bar is an ideal spot for sampling the namesake bivalves. Sustainably farmed year-round in Duxbury Bay, the oysters are sweet, briny, and always fresh. The noisy, continually-packed space blends the rustic aesthetic of an oyster farm with the polish of next-door neighbor (and sister establishment) Eastern Standard. A long, convivial bar anchors the front, while tables filled with locals, suits, trendsetters, and students stretch toward the rear of the restaurant, where the back wall is lined with cages filled with oyster shells. Jeremy Sewall's lengthy, seafood-focused menu includes "Cousin Mark's" lobster (from York Harbor, Maine), Rhode Island striped bass, Montauk bluefish, grilled Maine salmon, Cape Cod scallops, and more. Landlubbers are well-served thanks to roasted chicken, grilled steak, and an angus burger topped with house-cured maple bacon.

Written by
Time Out editors


500 Commonwealth Ave (Hotel Commonwealth)
Cross street:
Kenmore St
Green line to Kenmore Square
Opening hours:
Mon–Thu 4–11pm; Fri 4–11:30pm; Sat 11:30am–11:30pm; Sun 10:30am–11pm
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