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Jul 24, 2014 07:23 AM

Getting into Island Creek Oyster Bar

Going to see Gogol Bordello at House of Blues on Friday (watch this: and thinking of hitting ICOB with a group of 3 or 4 beforehand. No reservations available. No Red Sox game. Any advice on getting in? Assuming we want to be at HOB around 8:30 or so, can we show up at ICOG at, say, 6:30 and expect to be seated at a table or at the bar in time to get out around 8:15 or so?


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  1. Take the pressure off you and go as early as you can.

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      1. Did you call, or check Open Table? Sometimes if you call, they'll have spots not listed, particularly early (say 5:30 or 6)

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          1. re: Blumie

            I have been able to get a res by calling even when Open Table did not have slots. Can't remember exactly when. In any event, I would definitely say to go very early. I have waited 45 minutes there even with a reservation. Still worth it, but since you have a show to get to...

        1. At 6:30 I'd say no. That's not a great plan on a Friday night.

          Maybe 5:30...

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