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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” (929 reviews)
“lobster stew” (156 reviews)
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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful local oyster selection. Different (mostly meat, little mayo) lobster and crab rolls. Upbeat, hip ambiance

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were in Portland for 24 hours and we had the pleasure to eat at EOC for dinner on our first night. The brown butter lobster roll is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten - I wouldn’t just throw that out there -...More

Thank DubSee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Eventide is a busy place and rightly so. Small and noisy inside but limited outside seating is more relaxing weather permitting. The lobster roll is made with lots of butter, which probably accounts for its popularity. Huge choice of fresh oysters shucked at the oyster...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I return to Eventide, I'm always shocked at how good the food is compared to how I remember it (and my memory is usually "some of the best seafood I've ever had). So just some general tips: 1) They get busy, and do...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had dinner at Eventide. My husband had oysters, a crab bun and the whopee cake, I had the ceviche, a lobster roll (bun) and the oatmeal cookie. The food was delicate, the oysters great, the idea of using a bun for the lobster...More

Thank OmiV95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Please please at least get take out from here. Brown butter lobster roll was to die for. Clam chowder was just the best I have ever had ! I wish I would of ate here instead of J oysters one lunch I wasted a lunch!...More

Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing and great atmosphere. I have never had a bad meal here. My favorites are the lobster rolls and oysters.

Thank dmviolette1993
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the oysters on the half shell, Korean barbecued oysters, the crab roll and clam chowder. Each was very delicate and delicious. The clam chowder was filled with clams, potatoes, and bacon with a savory broth. The drinks were outstanding, too. Our only complaint...More

Thank gparch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried Eventide because I heard good things. And...what I heard was true...the food here is amazing. I could not get enough of the raw oysters, the fried oyster bun and the brown butter lobster roll. Brown butter...need I say more?!! So good. All the...More

Thank Ana V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of oysters from the Portland Maine region and other nearby districts. Incredible lobster rolls that are one of the dishes they are renowned for. Good friendly service and very nice decor. It gets busy so book ahead or be patient. Good drinks list...More

Thank 975garryh
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3 March 2018|
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Response from Work2Travel2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the lobster rolls here are warm and wonderful!! The brown butter is amazing! I would go back here every time I go to Portland!! You will love the lobster rolls here!
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!
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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
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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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