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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME
207-774-8538
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Ranked #24 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Portland to see a show at the state theater, and it just happened to fall on my birthday. We had brunch reservations at eventide. They were able to accommodate our party of 7 even though the place is tiny. We had a ton of food....chef's choice 2 dozen mixed oysters on the half shell, oyster rolls, lobster rolls,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a first-rate restaurant just a couple blocks off the main drag in Portland. I was in town, alone, and sat at the oyster bar. The beverage manager who served there was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I started with 1/2 dozen oysters. I picked a couple that I recognized, told him what types I enjoy, and he picked the... More 

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maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We live about 90 miles north of Portland on the coast and headed down for the day. Choosing a lunch spot is always tough in a city with so many great places to eat. We decided on Eventide and we weren't disappointed. Plates are very creative, beautifully executed and delicious, though diners shouldn't expect giant portions. Three of us shared... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We'd been anxious to try Eventide because we'd heard such good things. Unfortunately, our lunch failed to impress relative to the so many good Portland dining options. The lobster stew was too salty to eat and had a spice that obscured the flavor of the plentiful lobster. The lobster roll with brown butter was tasty but two would have been... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food was really great, we would definitely return for the quality and atmosphere. Some of the tables are communal seating, and as a couple we were seated at a table with three people. When they got up there was a group of six waiting for our table and we felt a little rushed by the staff. Other than that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Eventide is a must If you are in Portland, ME and love fresh seafood. Buns are insane. Oysters are the best in the world! My recommendation, order one of each oyster & one of everything else on the menu, except order 2 fried oyster buns. #loveeventide

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Tremendous oyster selection, great options for seafood or non-seafood eaters on menu as well. Great cocktail, wine & beer selections. Wonderful people serving it all up. GO!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Oysters were plump and fresh. Steamed seafood was cooked just right. Best to go early to beat the crowd.

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Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stopped in mid afternoon on a Saturday and the place was mobbed. Despite the crowd and the wait, there is a great vibe and energy. Staff takes good care of you while waiting for a bar seat or table to open. Sampled a few menu items and all were delicious. If you are a fan of oysters, the menu is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A local retailer in Portland suggested to my family that we give Eventied Oyster Company a try. We loved it, everything about it, from the ambience to the food.

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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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