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Eventide Oyster Company

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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
207-774-8538
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Scarborough, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We take our son here to celebrate his good grades! The oyters are fresh and the sides they offer are amazing, original, and add a delightful flavor to the oyters! The waitstaff are knowledgable and kind. Great place!

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Thank j0anne207
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Lobster stew is absolutely fabulous!!!! I had oyster dirty shooter. It was yum!! Ladies working were very welcoming. The place is just pricy for small plates. Yes I get it it is small plates but I still felt ripped off a little. Wish there were medium plates for a few bucks more per serving. Great place in any case.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a wonderful idea for a restaurant- we have nothing like this in the UK! A young, fun stylish restaurant with the most enormous selection of the freshest and most delicious oysters on the planet. Everything served beautifully and creatively by super friendly staff. I wish we had an Eventide in London. I will be back on my next visit!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time to Eventide and will likely be the last. I really enjoyed it the first time on a warm summer day sitting outside with friends. This was our first time inside and I almost had to ask them to turn down the music. It was BLARING and I consider myself a pretty cool person. So loud... More 

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Naples, Florida
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like small portions at inflated prices, you should try Eventide. Is this really a restaurant? There are only 3 picnic like tables. Most have to sit at a window counter, and endure portions incredibly small for the price. My wife ordered fried oysters, and 3 small oysters appeared for $12. My lobster stew was the size of a... More 

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the top rated restaurants for Lobster Rolls in Portland. Eventide was the absolute best of any of them!! Yes, we had to wait and yes, the portion is small....but it was absolutely worth it. I would rather a smaller portion of delicious lobster in brown butter than cold unseasoned lobster on a hot dog roll.

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Thank Jean201201
South Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite the hot spot in Portland. Have eaten here two times and the food was ok. But it was a good scene. This summer went back twice and the hostess was rude both times. The last time so rude we decided this restaurant doesn't cater to the locals that would visit in February.

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Hinesburg, Vermont
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I waited for a seat for almost two hours. The place was still hopping when we finally sat down. Our first drinks were great.......then our food came. I ordered fried oysters, the wife a lobster roll. My plate had three (3) oysters and the lobster roll was a joke. Needless to say we weren't tricked into ordering... More 

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Thank Tom A
East Kingston, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny little place. Ate standing up-ha ha- at the oyster bar on a Saturday. We had oysters and a drink. The oysters were amazing!!

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Thank neenmach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were afraid we'd have to wait forever but we got right in and enjoyed what they call rail service where you can stand and get waited on and if a table opens up in the meantime they will move you. It was actually nice to stand the service was excellent, atmosphere was very nice. The food was incredibly fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?