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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” (1,053 reviews)
“lobster stew” (182 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband wanted some oysters and a beer. he got what he wanted and I was cold, so I had a Laphroig neat and and delicious hot lobster stew.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best meals I've ever eaten. I'm not typically a huge seafood fan, but the unique play on classic dishes was delightful. When our full table nearly ordered all Clam Chowder, the waitress recommended we try a couple Lobster Stews if...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank redmotlow
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our family was in Portland to celebrate our daughter's birthday. We chose Eventide for our dinner because of the great reviews! It lived up to its reputation. As a larger group, we knew we would have a wait (they don't accept reservations), but the hostess...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PatTeufel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything was outstanding - the oysters, the lobster roll, the drinks, Meg the waitress, the best fish sandwich around. Delicious and delightful!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick thid place because of review; however, still trying to figure out why it is so popular not really memorable but not bad

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is tasty but the portions are quite small. Not much is included for the price (i.e., no sides), $12 or more for lunch entrees. Only a few tables in the restaurant, so you'll likely sit at the bar or the window. Lobster roll...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DocSag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so good! It is popular and also very small, so be prepared to wait 60 minutes for a table. Eventide has some of the best food in Maine. I had a sampling of their freshly shucked oysters, lobster roll, and corn on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jetandbrunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had arrived just 15 minutes after opening time on an October weekend and already found ourselves in a line. We were just 2 and willing to stand so ended up in the adjacent dining room perusing the menu. The limited seating at the bar...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ImmerWandern
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14 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
2 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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