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Eventide Oyster Company

86 Middle St, Portland, ME
207-774-8538
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Ranked #26 of 535 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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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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
Forest Hills, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Eventide specializes in oysters, but many of the other dishes are just as well conceived and presented. A deep fried haddock was strikingly crunchy outside and steamingly tender on the inside. Even the baked beans ordered as a side ranked very high. The craft beer selection is limited in number but expertly chosen from among local craft brewers. All highly... More

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Mountain View, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While in Portland, I did a quick search for a dinner spot and Eventide came up. My friend and I decided to give it a try. We can't pass up the opportunity to eat oysters. We were so glad we went here! You walk in and they have 15+ types of oysters on ice right at the counter. The oysters... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a return visit. We were SO excited to return to portland and visit here for the huge Korean BBQ baked oyster and were so sad it wasn't being offered! But totally understand our bad timing. Raw oysters were great but the only downer was our server didn't return to check on us until the oysters were gone.. Will... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I put our name in for the one hour wait (no reservations) and wondered Around downtown until our name was called. We were given two seats at the bar which was perfect to see all of the action. Yes the prices are high for the portions but this restaurant is about quality and quality at its best!... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We made a day trip up to Portland while staying down in Ogunquit for the week. We had heard about Eventide from friends - and since Portland is such an amazing food town it was our #1 stop for the day. We were there for an early evening dinner (~5ish) and were not disappointed. Oysters: We had our server bring... More

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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We are a family of Oyster lovers and this place is oyster heaven. It's weird to be able to eat great oysters in July but with the Maine water temperatures the oysters get meaty but not fatty or creamy. They have a big selection of local oysters and we ordered them by the dozen. The albacore sashimi dish is extremely... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Oysters are quite possibly my favorite food. They are not easy to get where I am from, and they often are not very good. During our weeklong vacation to New England, I had them almost every single day. While we were in Portland, I knew I had to stop at Eventide, as they seem to be the most hyped. The... More

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Pike Road, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I spent the holiday weekend in Maine and were looking for a good restaurant in Portland before catching our flight home. We found lots of reviews for Eventide, both lauding the lobster roll but warning about the portion size-to-price ratio, so we thought we knew what to expect and were willing to pay a little more for... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had two overnights in Portland on my cruise in July. A friend from my last ship, a Portland native, insisted that I try this place. I ate here three times in 48 hours. I simply couldn't get enough. The atmosphere is great - cozy, hip, with great music playing. They have some outdoor seating when the weather cooperates. The beers... More

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Unique cocktail list. I was brave and ordered the Brine Martini. Not my favorite but, I tied it! Large selection of fresh local and other area oysters. The waitress wasn’t that knowledgeable about how to describe the types of oysters but she was very attentive and pleasant. They have these unique “rolls” and “buns” that you have to try. My... More

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