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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” (1,061 reviews)
“lobster stew” (184 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

After seeing this restaurant on a Food/Travel television show, we knew we wanted to add it to our lists of restaurants when traveling to Portland. Upon arrival, we found we would be waiting for a bit. Luckily, a couple of seats opened by the window....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank pfletch7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in late one night to make sure to get some lobster before leaving Maine. Food here definitely did not disappoint.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank SnoringFrog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These were the best oysters I have EVER had, and the lobster was so flavorful and plentiful in the stew. My husband and I swooned over our meal. The music was great too, but there was an hour wait, and the place is crowded and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julesausten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although always a wait the food and service from Stephanie was great her recommendations were spot on....the tuna tartar on the warm crispy rice delicious, the fried oysters were wonderful as were the drinks.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 219sheilad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful restaurant that serves dishes made with local produce and products. Their fried oyster dish is the best anywhere.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strong recommend. It’s already famous enough, but to add my 2 cents. - the hostess always gave us enough attention while we waited, despite being very busy - they were very accommodating while we waited - bar drinks were served quickly - the food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
17  Thank hoonkaorukim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked for a selection of briny oysters, and they were fantastic. Their eclectic tapas style menu Included a scallop waffle topped with miso and bacon and other goodies that was so tasty, we ordered a second. What wee didn’t order, but saw someone else’s...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KatonahDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal. We enjoyed the freshest oysters we have ever had ,fabulous chowder and great rolls . Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Still looking for my Wicked Pissah shirt though!!! 🙂 Thanks for the great experience. All the way from Texas!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jspence79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is far and away the best oyster bar in Portland. Large selection, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere. They always gave a wait, but you can drink in the bar next door or take a walk and they’ll text you when your table is ready. Excellent...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonybillator
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wanted a quick but delicious meal after a day spent outdoors (I was in Portland to see a rare U.S. bird, a Great Black Hawk), and Eventide had been recommended by friends. It was smaller than I expected, but eating at the bar was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donna S
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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