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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” (962 reviews)
“lobster stew” (158 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed today

My wife and I had dinner, she had the lobster roll(amazing) and I had a variety of oysters! The food was fresh and delicious. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly! Overall, a great time!

Thank chris25612
Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely the best lobster roll! Clam chowder was tasty! There was a line, no surprise there. The dining area is tight, the oyster bar is fun. We ended up standing in the side dining room using a narrow shelf as our "dinner table." It made...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a wait but they take your phone and text you when ready. Very good lobster rolls and oysters with unique accompaniments. Friendly staff. It’s very busy but not uncomfortably crowded.

Thank bkct1
Reviewed 3 days ago

I absolutely love this place; the food is fresh and perfectly cooked. It is, by far, the best place I have eaten since arriving in Portland three days ago.

Thank ranbry
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a Tuesday at 8pm. The wait was a hour. The place is small but nice. The food was good not amazing. The lobster roll was the 4th best we had since we came to Portland. The pastrami bun was delicious. The ice...More

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Flying solo this time. Looked for some local seafood on Yelp. Eventide came up as one of the top joints. Walking distance from my hotel. The line was long. Most groups were waiting an hour to 1.5 hours for a table. Given that I was...More

Thank catlaw98
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service were fantastic. Great to see so many young people work so hard and delivering the most amazing food.

Thank Kåre Sigurd M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very pricey for what you get, but the food is good. The lobster roll was tasty but tiny. The oysters are amazing and the flavored ices are awesome. Great place but get your name on the list and expect a long wait. They will take...More

Thank elle183
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t we all have something better to do than stand in line for 1 1/2 hours to have just OK food. While I will admit that the lobster stew is very tasty, anything would taste great if it was almost all butter. And the tab...More

Thank 2castine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On what your priorities are. The food is excellent and the staff very friendly but waiting 45 minutes to sit at the bar that was a bit too loud for an enjoyable lunch with friends???? Not a perfect experience. Yes, the food was really quite...More

Thank newmoondoc
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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
24 June 2018|
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Response from Jimdessert | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take reservations. Go early.
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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 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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