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Island Creek Oyster Rec's

Heading to ICO for the first time tonight...does anyone have any favorites?

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Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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  1. Take a look at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/742750 and some other threads for ideas. My impression is that you'll do well if you order what appeals to you on the menu, and ask for suggestions from your server--not a lot of duds to be found. Worked for me at least.

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    1. re: emannths

      "you'll do well if you order what appeals to you on the menu"

      I'll second this.

      Also, the Snug Harbor Smash is a nice cocktail.

    2. Went there for another fantastic meal last night. Get some oysters (all were great, but the Chatham ones were underwhelming compared to the others). I had the Cod with clams and chorizo which was great. My wife had the tuna tartare (app sized) as her main, I had it as an app, very good, and our dining companions loved their scallops and haddock. One of my favorite places in town. Enjoy!

      1. I'm always a sucker for the Lobster Roe Noodles.

        1. Gotta get some Island Creeks. I go often and used always try to include several varieties but the Island Creeks are so good I feel it's just a waste to try anything else. The tuna tartare and the fluke tartare apps are excellent however the tuna wasn't on the menu this Wednesday. The scallops are always excellent.

          1. Try the Rocky Nook oysters. They're like Island Creeks in size and overall flavor but with a more intense sweetness, creaminess, and brininess all at once. These oysters are the primary reason I go there.