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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (771 reviews)
“lobster stew” (129 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 1:15pm and there was a 30 minute wait for a stool. The oysters were delicious and the Tuna Crudo and Snapper Crudo were tasty however the portion was petite. Lunch was pricy with a couple of cocktails.

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and only waited 5 minutes for three seats at the bar. Service within a minute. Drinks and food arrived quickly. Clam chowder more broth than creamy but wowed in the flavor department. Those clams had to be alive...More

Thank marko18745
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our stuffed clams tasted like burnt breadcrumbs with siracha mayo on top. The lobster roll here is the worst I've had in 3 years in Maine and my husband's burger was gross. We brought friends from out if state and we were so embarrassed and...More

Thank SearchForBeauty
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great oysters, fresh, many varieties, we only ordered one dozen Maine local oysters (3-Gliddeb point, 3-Pemaquid, 3-Johns river & 3- New Meadows), all are excellent, fish burger very good too. Service was good & very fast, from sit down to bill paid total time less...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went out to dinner with friends and I read amazing reviews on Eventide. Excited to try the lobster roll, I was so disappointed to find a little uncooked bun before me, filled with shredded lobster meat. There weren't any fries or...More

Thank Britney M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

To be short the first time we visited eventide we said we would never go back. Our waitress was wretched and we did not feel well after eating here. I MEAN THIS! IGNORE MY FIRST TWO SENTENCES! Our second time here was beyond amazing the...More

Thank Cris N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although looking like an oyster bar, its approach borrows from tapas: order a fish sandwich, and that's exactly what comes, no sides. Fine if one comes for cocktails and wants some light fare to accompany, but this gets absurdly expensive for lunch with hungry family....More

Thank LDWG
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently traveled to Portland, Maine, and looked forward to the opportunity to dine on things unavailable in my home. Obviously, fresh seafood was on top of that list if things. I searched on TA as well as asking around, and unanimously the Eventide came...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Eventide after a show at the State Theater. Really happy to see that they are open late on a weeknight as we were hungry but didn't want fast food. The space is small and tidy with a little bar area and some tables...More

Thank Ihsahn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was incredible! Definitely a place I would visit again, even in Portland ME, the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita! It is so hard to choose my favorite dish. We tried the lobster roll, crab roll, oyster bun AND the...More

Thank Joyce D
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Jill W
What kind of stuff is on the brunch menu?
13 December 2016|
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Response from Nichole O | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure as I was there for dinner and did not see a brunch menu.
dinner price range?
26 August 2016|
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Response from Martin O | Reviewed this property |
Outstanding food, reasonably priced. Had a great brunch, oysters, superb fish, awesome chowder, a couple of glasses of dry wine, ~$70.
evening dinner price range?
26 August 2016|
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Response from TessaU | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what you get. You can easily leave there spending less than $60 for two people (with beer) but if you're looking to try a few items and oysters, it's going to be a little higher. Their menu is online so... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • E-mail
Just opened and is owned by Hugo's next door. Excellent "tapas" small plate seafood. Oysters from Maine and away. Incredible cured Artic Char.