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J's Oyster

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
+1 207-772-4828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (570 reviews)
“lobster roll” (233 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood is fresh and well prepared. Oysters are fresh. There are 3 choices, but why come here and get anything other than the ones from Maine. There are a few different preparations for variety, if necessary. Then there are clams, lobster, halibut, and probably...More

Thank Marian T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had fresh Maine and VA oysters, oysters rockefeller and a shared a fresh lobster rol!! Go early!!

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place for feeling at home! The food is great and the staff make you feel like a local. I ordered to haddock sandwich and it melted in my mouth. The outside does not do the place justice. If you can, ask for a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the first time a few years ago during my first visit to Portland - and I go back every time I visit. I love the lack of pretention, the outstanding level of service and of course the seafood. You like oysters - this...More

Thank MiddleEastTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

J's is the best local seafood joint in Portland....PERIOD. This is not your average fried food place as a matter of fact there is no fried food to be had. Fresh is the only thing you will get here. I would say the steamers are...More

1  Thank BOSOX18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Portland for two weeks for work and found this whole exploring. This is the place you want to go to when you know exactly what you want and want to keep it simple. Belly up to the bar with locals and tourists, grab a...More

Thank Mindy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on a Friday night at 1030pm and the first thing we were greeted by the bartender was "sure you can sit but you have to order in 5 mins!" We were hungry from our 7-hour drive from NYC so we knew exactly what...More

Thank Mayonaka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

J's Oyster is small so we had to wait for a table on a Saturday night. We were fortunate to get a spot at the bar, where we had drinks and yummy clam chowder while waiting for a table. A glass of wine is filled...More

Thank mamacooking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent seafood. We had the haddock and the seafood casserole. The haddock was a nice large serving, delicious and chunky. The seafood casserole was excellent, but the lobster stuffing on top was a bit bready for my taste. There was a nice variety of seafood...More

Thank asp921
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed! We waited for half an hour for a table during lunch on a weekday, but it was worth it! There is a large bar with a few tables around the bar. Nice view of the marina. There were lots of friendly...More

Thank MarktheWay
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Bob_and_friends-2014 | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is that I've never noticed a dog in J's.
29 January 2017|
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Response from Jay M | Reviewed this property |
No. And it gets pretty crowded on weekend evenings. When you arrive, give your name to the staff by the register inside the main entrance; they will put you on a list.
15 September 2016|
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Response from Chris T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, almost immediately in front of the restaurant entrance.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
11:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Portland Pier, Portland, ME 04101-4713
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-4828
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