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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (917 reviews)
“lobster stew” (154 reviews)
“horseradish ice” (44 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great spot for oysters and seafood. There’s a full bar and al fresco seating in good weather. Can get crazy busy, and there’s often a wait, but worth it.

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique Portland, Me. restaurant with a large variety of oysters. They offer up a unique menu with small portions, tapas style. We enjoyed a couplle of orders of battered .haddock which was delicious. The lobster roll was a lot different than the conventional lobster...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go. Don't stop, don't think, just go. I sat at the bar. All of the bartenders were gracious, friendly and wonderful! The wine list was perfect (in my opinion). The oysters were amazing! So fresh, so full of flavor, so unique to the area from...More

1  Thank Laura L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eventide has delicious lobster rolls -the bread and the lobster meat just melts in your mouth. But... they are very pricey. They have a good seafood variety and serve fast. It's casual and very crowded for dinner but a great choice for lunch. I would...More

Thank mitochondria2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know I was a fan of oysters, but am now! Cool atmosphere on a busy Saturday night with awesome wait staff and amazing food.

1  Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oysters and calms totally fresh and served with a variety of ices that are hard to duplicate anywhere. Signature lobster roll is pricey but worth it as a unique lobster roll experience and a gastronomic delight.

Thank markA9526JF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok once again the stomach got treated to the best of Portland. Put your name in to get a seat. We did not, 1hr wait however they had standing counter space which we opted for immediately. Oyster was what we came for and did not...More

1  Thank Jenny R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped by Eventide during our Maine vacation in August 2017. I will say that the wait time was insane (a bit undesirable frankly) but I guess that speaks volumes. Oysters in Maine is just super fresh, and you can taste it...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a seafood fanatic And this place is one for the hall of fame. Had a business diner here while in town for work. The meal was amazing and the cocktails even better. A little pricey but well worth it. New England know seafood!

1  Thank FreedomTrain87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious seafood, cool industrial chic atmosphere with very friendly waitstaff, which was a pleasant surprise! We particularly loved the oysters and the variety of sauces. You get what you pay for, which here means $$ and an incredible meal!

1  Thank Naomi F
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Therese M
21 February 2018|
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Response from bbwex | Reviewed this property |
It's not far, but you can also drive if you want. It's on Middle Street, so it is the next parallel street to Fore Street, one block further from the harbor. Then it is about three blocks over to Franklin, and it is almost... More
15 October 2017|
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Response from Larry D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long to answer - I just saw your query. The place is very informal so smell nice and show up!
Felicia M
1 August 2017|
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Response from Lee M | Reviewed this property |
However it might be only for larger parties, like maybe 6+.
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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