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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” (866 reviews)
“lobster stew” (141 reviews)
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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first stop once we arrived in Portland. We weren't in Portland during a peak time and there was still about a 25 minute wait but they texted us so we could walk around and explore the city. The lobster stew was great...More

Thank Blair M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant has the best seafood in Portland. From oysters to lobster this place is the best. Service second to none. Consistently this restaurant delivers. One downfall is the line but it’s worth the wait.

Thank BG1212
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most I have ever paid for a meal, and would do it again. Awesome small plates, the best oysters ever, and a friendly and accommodating wait staff. It deserves 10 stars!

Thank luvpuggys
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday @ noon. Very busy, 40 minute wait. Hear it's always busy. Smallish restaurant, brief menu w/ emphasis on seafood . Tapas size meals. Fairly expensive. Friend eating burger said it was very good. Pollock fish sandwich was good. Seafood "banquet" for...More

Thank rolleesmith
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stopped into Eventide for lunch while in Portland. The place was packed, but we found a spot by the oyster bar for a cool drink while we waited for our table. (short wait). Our waitress, Lindsay, was incredible. Her recommendations were...More

Thank Tracy B F
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came with no reservations and was told its a 5 hour wait...... I tried to keep talking to the waiter and tell him I'm from NYC etc and luckily, we were offered a standing table. WHO CARES! We got 4 orders of the lobster...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small but delicious lobster roll. Our first ever. We were impressed. Chowder also delicious and contained a very tender piece of pork. In spite of being the most we've ever paid for 2 sandwiches and a bowl of soup we returned early evening and had...More

Thank mandlp
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is good...not great! The oysters, clams were fantastic! The lobster roll was very small with about 4oz. Of meat..seasoned well. Not worth the price!..we waited over a 1/2 hour to be seated. But we were offered a drink while we stood and waited....More

Thank Miish65
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I ordered the lobster roll to compare other lobster rolls I've had while visiting Maine. This has to be the best tasting lobster roll I've had during the trip. It is called the Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll. The tasty chunks of seasoned lobster combined...More

Thank Jose B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friends were visiting, and they had heard that the oysters at Eventide were very good, and the menu offered lots for us non-oyster eaters. When you order, the waitress tells you that the food will be served as the kitchen gets it ready. Just because...More

Thank bbwex
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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+.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Lysanderraf | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure this would work well for kids. It's a loud restaurant with banquet style seating. At first glance the menu doesn't seem too pricey but it is when you take into account the tiny size of the portions, which they... More
Jill W
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.
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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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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
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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