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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (1,022 reviews)
“lobster stew” (171 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a cruise and wanted to try something different than cruise ship food. We looked on Trip Advisor for the #1 restaurant in Portland that serves sea food. We weren't disappointed. It's a small place with big service and great food. We're not...More

Thank ransal1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked like they had plennty of great oysters, but tons of trendy people treating it like a wine tasting. If that is your thing go, otherwise head to the piers and J's for pure shellfish pleasure.

Thank JGL43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eventide oyster co. is an absolute must stop when visiting Portland. The oysters are the best I’ve ever had. We got to Portland and headed straight here within 30 mins of checking into our hotel. Portland is an awesome place to visit and Eventide must...More

Thank jen01085
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We landed, drove to our hotel to ditch our bags, and walked directly to Eventide. Yeah, there was a wait, but who cares? It’s SO worth it. Brown butter lobster roll is next level, and the tuna was almost as good. Excellent service. (Tip- fries...More

1  Thank tvlfam4
Reviewed 1 week ago

a great seafood experience.. from the sushi to the lobster roll to the oyster vodka shots WOW tapas type portions but it lets you try more items!

Thank nh7842
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went there for lunch on the recommendation of a family member. We had to wait quite a bit to get in, so we wandered around the nearby shops to kill some time which was fine. The oysters, along with everything else...More

Thank WWB807
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very welcoming cheerful environment, great music, great service, and fantastic food. My son and I enjoyed several items which are a must in our eyes. The fried haddock was cooked perfectly, fluffy flavorful batter, and the haddock was fresh. The Brown Butter Lobster Roll...More

Thank absolutelysegway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to get oysters if that's your thing. Always a wait, even at 3:00 on a Sunday! Ordered the lobster roll which is a small plate, and yes it was a small plate, delicious, but $15.00! Not sure it was worth it! Good atmosphere...More

Thank grdnT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed up to Portland to meet some friends and I just searched for Oysters in Portland and found Eventide. We arrived early and decided to head over for lunch rather than dinner and so lucked out as this is a wonderful - repeat-wonderful...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was in heaven when we visited this restaurant with our friends. I’m not much of an oyster aficionado, but my husband is and he found everything he could desire at this restaurant. It’s a funky place, with very few seats, but their reservation...More

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15 September 2018|
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Response from PaulSmithiii | Reviewed this property |
There is outside seating but I did not notice any dogs. The outside seating is on the city sidewalk.
Patricia T
3 August 2018|
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Response from Mike43DBear | Reviewed this property |
There is outside seating. But I didn’t notice any dogs or water bowls. But I may have missed them. Overall, Portland is super friendly to dogs. I’d be surprised if they didn’t accommodate them.
15 July 2018|
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Response from 445sandym | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice any children options on the menu but maybe they accommodate without advertising it. Not sure. I would recommend calling ahead to make a rez so you could ask at that time. The place is very popular and very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-8538
Just opened and is owned by Hugo's next door. Excellent "tapas" small plate seafood. Oysters from Maine and away. Incredible cured Artic Char.
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