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Eventide Oyster Company

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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Kennebunk, Maine
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh and wonderful tasting food. My problem has been the food delivery. If you order multiple items up front there is a good chance they will be delivered to your table one on top of the other- both hot and cold dishes alike. I finally realized that you need to order progressively to establish the pace you desire.

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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hang out with friends. The oysters were fresh and the clam bake is a perfect sharing dish. The wait can be long but if you have 6 or more people - reservations is a must.

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American in Bogota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yup, it's worth the wait and the hype. We went over on a Saturday afternoon about 3:30 to put our name in and then spent a couple of hours sight-seeing while we waited for a table (they will call you when you are close to getting a table). Since we were 8 people we sampled pretty much everything on the... More 

Thank ChiquiMonster
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good but nothing spectacular. Atmosphere tries to be more "upscale" and I found that made it feel stuffy.

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Bath, Maine
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a late lunch prior to the theater and found Eventide oyster company on Fore Street. We ordered a variety of local oysters that were served in a bed of crushed ice with choice sauces for those that want to disguise the delicate flavors of the oysters. I had a fish sandwich that was deliciously layered with... More 

Thank John M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived after the lunch hour and were seated immediately. Our server was friendly and efficient, explaining the small plate concept and noting that the dishes are delivered as they come out of the kitchen. We started with expertly prepared martinis - followed by the finest oysters, yellowfin tuna crudo, an amazing brown butter lobster roll served on a steamed... More 

Thank Pamela G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Real nice place, great food but you need to order many things to get full. Service was great, kind of communal dining. Great oysters!

Thank Dwayne S
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The server brought our appetizers but forgot or didn't hear our main course order. After sitting for 40 minutes we finally asked about the meal and she said she wasn't aware that we had ordered anything else. The food was good but we didn't get plates and silverware until after our food was served. Just seemed like they didn't have... More 

Thank Tom R
Riverview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came by here three days ago to try it out. Now I'm back the night before I depart to enjoy dinner one more time at Eventide. I tried their oysters both times - fantastic, and their Lobster Strew ( really really good), and finally their lobster roll. All three are excellent and well with the price. The restaurant is... More 

Thank Thomas S
Portland, Maine
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239 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to Hampton Inn not on the water; Usually a queue or up to a 2 hour wait; more expensive drinks than many competitors; small and crowded; limited menu; in between other restaurants in the same group; opposite the other most famous place in town with a queue. So why? Everyone visiting has heard of Eventide and tries to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?