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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (909 reviews)
“lobster stew” (154 reviews)
“horseradish ice” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was excellent. My sons loved all the different oysters! Fish sandwich was excellent. Great desserts. Not a good place to go with a tree but allergy. My daughter could only get a salad and the dressing was not good.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular oyster bar with a great selection of them + local beer selections. It has more food/drink options as well but most go for the slimy shell critters and brews...and why not since they go so well together. Its very small and often crowded...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is exceptional but it really isn’t a restaurant in the traditional sense. More like a lunch counter with high end seafood. There are woefully few tables. A decent number of standing tables, which are really just standing spots where someone will take your...More

Thank Martinirish4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This wasn't my first trip, but it was for a few friends that I was with and they couldn't have been happier. We tried a little bit of everything including the raw bar, lobsters rolls, clam chowder, etc and it was all amazing! This place...More

Thank Angel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a perfect example of the hype exceeding the execution. Long wait, fair service and mediocre food. We came here on a cold snowy Friday for lunch and had to wait about 30 minutes for a seat looking out the window. Not even...More

Thank BaltoMan52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to get fresh local oysters. The ambiance is minimalist, the wait for a table is long, but the oysters make up for all the short comings. We deviated slightly with an excellent lobster roll but the oysters won out. We didn't...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait after we were told 30 minutes...over an hour wait, extremely cold evening so walking around waiting for a text was not an option. Waited in side room at small shelf bar..pleasant service, great beer selection and good cosmo. After we were finally seated...More

Thank bidpool1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the oysters...the drinks were amazing. A little too tight in the seating for me. Glad we went because the seafood was spectacular!

Thank mmoffo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here for a birthday lunch. I love (raw) oysters and the mix and match option is perfect if you want to try various (local and not so local, but why the latter?) varieties. The cocktails were great, especially the smoke and cigarettes...More

Thank Lucipara
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time ,we were greeted right away and she also gave us choices of were to seat ,it was very pleasant and the server was very nice and explained us well and answer my questions . We came with a little baby...More

Thank Ricardo V
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Larry D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long to answer - I just saw your query. The place is very informal so smell nice and show up!
Felicia M
1 August 2017|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
However it might be only for larger parties, like maybe 6+.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Lysanderraf | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure this would work well for kids. It's a loud restaurant with banquet style seating. At first glance the menu doesn't seem too pricey but it is when you take into account the tiny size of the portions, which they... 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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