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J's Oyster

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
+1 207-772-4828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (548 reviews)
“lobster roll” (226 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
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Reviewed yesterday

Great food and our waitress Missy was awesome. She gave suggestions on the menu and on places to visit on our trip. We went back to J's several times on our trip. Can't wait to go back on on next trip. We loved all the...More

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went here in August. August is the peak of the tourist season. I went here because most of the more prestigious places were over an hour for a table. I sat at the bar with many locals. The service was very good, the lobster...More

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Right on the water with a small parking lot that is for customers only. Grab one instead of paying outrageous parking fees of $5-6 an hour. Better yet find a spot on the street near shipyards brewery for free. You can walk to all establishments...More

Thank boldgo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I don't know how a place by the ocean can have such a terrible sea food. The lobster roll was tasteless as well as the salmon and clam skewers; even the rice and vegetable accompanying the dish was awful!!! Never ever!!!

Thank Marthali
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited J's Oyster on the suggestion of an Ogunquit local. What a suggestion, we were with other vacationers, locals and enjoyed all aspects of the place! We waited about 40 minutes for a spot at the bar, it was well worth...More

Thank workie13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lobster dinner is served with clams- a great combination. It was a good sized lobster- a bit over a pound - and clams were plentiful. Corn on the cob was not good, but I didn't miss it. My husband had the crabby Janice, but didn't...More

Thank 725sde
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

J's is now one of our Portland traditions. my first visit to J's was on a snowy cold February night with my daughter. We sat at a table by the bar and enjoyed The fact that everyone around the bar was friendly talking to one...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were wandering around on Commercial Street looking for a place to eat. It was 8pm on a Tuesday night. We happened to spy J's down a side street and decided to eat there after seeing how crowded it was on a Tuesday well after...More

Thank Carlsbadhappy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portions were smaller than expected...for the prices charged, we expected to have enough food to be full (after a long walk from the East End Beach)...we ended up ordering a 2nd round more over priced food for lunch...the scallops and oysters were good (once we...More

Thank Rod C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two locals recommended this place and they were spot on! Had one of the best dinners of our vacation here last night with some friends that drove up from NH. Food was delicious and service was great. Would highly recommend J's Oyster!

Thank Linda F
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23 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.
28 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.
15 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
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
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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