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Eventide Oyster Company

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86 Middle St, Portland, ME
207-774-8538
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Just opened and is owned by Hugo's next door. Excellent "tapas"...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Seafood

Excellent raw oysters, Fried Octopus, New England Clambake. Food was awesome. Decor is spartan. Service was a little too casual for one in our party that is in the business. Highly recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
salembluz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent raw oysters, Fried Octopus, New England Clambake. Food was awesome. Decor is spartan. Service was a little too casual for one in our party that is in the business. Highly recommended

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Cuiaba, MT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They were serving brunch so ran out some options. I've tryed the Lobster sandwich and it was really great. Great flavour. I recomend

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place - intimate atmosphere with seating outside, around the windows and by the bar. Very easy to get chatting to people either side of you and everyone is friendly - I think because the food is so good. Yes, the oysters are great (we had a dozen from a variety of places - so did everyone else it seemed!)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin, a local, decided I needed to try Eventide. I had heard great things about Eventide over the summer, but it included warnings of non-existent parking and long lines. We had no problems (granted it was a Tuesday night in January)- parked less than a 1/2 block away, and had a choice of 3 places to sit. We chose... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lobster rolls of steamed buns are amazing. Try anything they have that's crudo. Even if you're stuffed - have dessert. Ask questions about the oysters. If you have kids go around 3/4 to get in with them or a stroller.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the oisters with oignon ice sooo good. Then i had the octopus and the loster roll. Then i had to try the crab roll and finished with the tuna. All the diahes are small so you can sample more of them. All were delicious and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommended it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down some of the best food I have eaten in Portland. Fresh, unique, well priced dishes and cocktails. Been here twice and would go back every time I head to Portland. Warning, you'll have to wait..but its worth every minute!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rather unusual menu for an unusual restaurant. Food is superb and the service is excellent. You may be sharing a table with strangers, so if that's not for you, take a chance, as it's worth it.

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Providence, RI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our love of Portland started years ago with Eventide, an oyster bar serving the freshest and most creative small seafood plates in the city: a killer brown butter lobster roll, tuna crudo that rivals the best sushi anywhere, blackboard special plates like char tartare, and a dozen oyster choices served with inventive accouterments, our favorite being the pickled red onion... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

High quality seafood and ingredients with unique, adventurous preparation. Smaller sized plates intended for sampling and sharing. Hip ambiance with attentive service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 86 Middle St, Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-8538

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Just opened and is owned by Hugo's next door. Excellent "tapas" small plate seafood. Oysters from Maine and away. Incredible cured Artic Char.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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