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J's Oyster

5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
+1 207-772-4828
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“steamers” (260 reviews)
“oysters” (577 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:45 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the bakers dozen oysters, that was delicious. I had the broiled scallops casserole. $25 for 6 scallops and a side salad. Very disappointing! We will be back for the oysters.

Thank looselug
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was at J's last week. Lunchtime and sat at the bar with wife. Had excellent steamers. She had the crab salad and I had the lobster salad. We appreciate that the crab and lobster came w/o and dressing and were good sized portions with cole...More

Thank avlfoodie2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the scallops with butter and honey. This is a small place, recommended by hotel and another guest. We sat at the bar and enjoyed delicious food and warm and friendly conversaton with staff and patrons.

Thank DebLongIsland_NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular, crowded, noisy but great food. I would recommend going there during non-peak periods. Service was pleasant and timely.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the oyster combinations, but you will find like many that the Maine ones are better than the Virginia ones. Lobster roll! Best value!!

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit overpriced but all are like this in the area. This one felt like it was more than others. Get the Maine oysters vs the Virginia they are bigger.

Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steamers Steamers and again! There is nothing fried here! all good old-fashioned baked or steamed seafood. Raw oysters also.

Thank nhscooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to say but this place really let me down. I ordered the Morney oysters and clam chowder and was very disappointed with both. The Morney oysters lacked flavor, were spongy and not appealing. The clam chowder was average, at best. Sorry to...More

Thank Ana V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service was wonderful. Place is small and wait wait was tolerable. Can’t imagine being their “ in season “ when the wait would be a problem. Will definitely be back

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended J's for the best seafood. We thought everything was very good - my only wish was that the food came with fries rather than chips but oh well.... Oysters - my husband said they were the cleanest oysters he has ever had....More

1  Thank Rhodymom2012
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Bob_and_friends-2014 | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is that I've never noticed a dog in J's.
29 January 2017|
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Response from Jay M | Reviewed this property |
No. And it gets pretty crowded on weekend evenings. When you arrive, give your name to the staff by the register inside the main entrance; they will put you on a list.
16 September 2016|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, almost immediately in front of the restaurant entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
11:30 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-4828
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