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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Just opened and is owned by Hugo's next door. Excellent "tapas" small...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The best lobster roll

The brown butter lobster roll was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Good selection of beers. Try the chips as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Jeff B
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Tennessee
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Tennessee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The brown butter lobster roll was one of the best things I have ever eaten. Good selection of beers. Try the chips as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited at 1:30pm on a Thursday. Got take-out and ate at a local park. Waited 15 minutes instead of 35 - 40. The wait is longer when weather is not good because outside seating tables would not be available. Pricey, but good. The lobster in the Lobster Roll was overflowing.

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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't care for oysters until we dropped by here! Amazing oysters, if you ever get to Portland this place should be #1 on a bucket list of resturants to go too!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is a unique, small restaurant that specializes in oysters (10-15 different kinds). Inside and outside/streetside (although not any shade) seating. Usually, a line, but once we got seated the service was very good, friendly and congenial. We also got some oysters inside, at the bar, while we were waiting (which was a little more chaotic). It was kind of... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

if you like Oysters this is the place. Friendly staff, outstanding other menu items too. You will be happy

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I wish this restaurant was around the corner from me in London. I'd go all the time! I think these were the best oysters we ate on a recent trip to Maine. And such a fun restaurant! Other than oysters the food was also delicious and comes as small tapas like plates. Yummy lobster stew, clam chowder, thai chicken and... More 

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london,england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is not a dining atmosphere! Really a bar serving "tapas " with a very high price! Noisy and most uncomfortable seating.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

While visiting Portland for a business conference, a few of us decided to explore a few establishments for our free day away from work. We ended up at Eventide and had a great time! Too many oyster options to choose from, on the half shell or in a shooter. The Hamachi Crudo was the BEST I've ever had! But the... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in from other high reviews. Tuna crudo was fantastic. Good cocktail selection. I recommend the testarosa. Others in group really enjoyed the oysters and pickled beets. Prices were a bit high, but a worthy stop.

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

I was there 4 years ago and had a raw lobster tail. It was fantastic. Went back with my Son and wife this weekend and the didn't have it. Asked about it and the made it (better than I remember.).

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Additional Information about Eventide Oyster Company

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

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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

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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