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Island Creek Oyster Bar

  • 500 Commonwealth Ave. Map It
  • Kenmore Square
  • Seafood
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/13/2016

Fodor's Review

If you're not a fan of oysters, don't let the name of this Hotel Commonwealth restaurant fool you—there's a lot more going on with a menu that's printed fresh daily. Many of the oysters shucked and served here come fresh from the restaurant's own oyster farm in nearby Duxbury Bay; other daily sources can include Maine, Prince Edward Island, and Puget Sound (Washington). Striped bass ceviche and salmon crudo can appear at the raw bar as well. Clams, hand dug on Boston's South Shore, are served both fried and in a classic New England chowder. Fish entrées change daily with what's available and can include day-boat cod, sea scallops, and a small or large seafood casserole that serves one or two people. Chicken and steak are there for those hankering for land food. Sunday brunch features homemade pastries and a decadent lobster omelet.

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500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Massachusetts, 02215, USA

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Published 07/13/2016


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