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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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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went here specifically for the lobster roll, but was so impressed with every dish I had. Great, quick service and a lovely buzzy atmosphere.

Thank emmajaneoliver
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a very popular and small seafood restaurant. There are a few outdoor tables with heaters in front of the restaurant that you can grab without a reservation. The wait was 45 minutes on a Tuesday evening. It’s a very casual place. Outside of...More

Thank Mari9
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very busy restaurant but run really well so that you aren't kept waiting long for a seat. The staff were excellent. We sat at the bar and the waiter that served us was fantastic! The oyster selection was like a fish market. We also...More

Thank McPrio
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eventide is well respected in the Northeast s a great Oyster bar. It is tasty and trendy- everything is served small plate style. Highlights are the browned butter Lobster roll. Make sure to get the lobster stew and the clam chowder!

Thank zrib
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here based on the recommendation of friends and was not disappointed. We came early on a Saturday night and still had to wait about 15-30 mins for a seat. Once seated (outside), we ordered s few dozen local oysters based on the recommendation of...More

Thank supersums
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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March 2, 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
February 20, 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
October 14, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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