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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 266
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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 27
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent oysters and other seafood, with refreshing drinks to wash them down!

I met my local friend here for oysters and drinks while in town for work last week. We arrived at 6pm on Easter Sunday and the place was packed! We sat at the window and ordered cocktails and fresh oysters, and everything was delicious. Our server Danielle was great, very friendly and helpful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Mark L
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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451 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
351 reviews 351 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I met my local friend here for oysters and drinks while in town for work last week. We arrived at 6pm on Easter Sunday and the place was packed! We sat at the window and ordered cocktails and fresh oysters, and everything was delicious. Our server Danielle was great, very friendly and helpful with the menu choices. I will make... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loved the atmosphere not your typical oyster bar by any means! Hipster atmopshere and small portions but yummy small portions! Smaller menu with features as well as a large drink menu. Know your seafood and seafood terms as far as fish and preparations etc or you will have no idea what to order or have lots of questions to ask!... More 

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Lynnfield, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Don't be afraid to go here even if you aren't a big oyster fan. The menu has a little something for everyone and the lobster roll - three ways on the steamed bun is so very delicious!!

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2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The wall-to-wall Hipsters was initially a turn off. It made me skeptical. Hipsters aren't known for being particularly fun, engaging, joyous bunch, and I thought that this would reflect negatively in the food. But I was (partially) wrong. The food was absolutely amazing. Every last item we ate was phenomenal -- from the incredible lobster stew, the octo salad, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

As a Midwesterner I love Oysters. Very hard to get in STL. These were the best ever. The lobster roll w/br. buttr was best ev

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Eventide is one of my favorite spots. Oysters are great. Beer list is terrific. Staff is really friendly and together with the music in the background they've really got a good thing going.

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Dayton, Maine, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went here last summer and it was busy but we were able to sit right down at the bar. The bartender was very helpful, informing us about the oyster selections and cocktails. We will go back soon

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Eventide is a bustling place with everyone seeming to enjoy a night out and the fantastic food options on the menu. Oysters choices are extensive and are beautifully on display as you enter the restaurant along with many other raw bar delights. I am not an oyster eater but still had a great experience. I ordered a"torn scallop" dish with... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We stopped at Eventide based on a recommendation from a local and glad we did. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was wonderful. The portions are small, even the lobster roll was on the small side but not short on taste in any way. Perfectly cooked and seasoned very lightly. The halibut carpaccio was wonderful with a... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

...then you just don't like food or can't cope with a bit of a crowd when great food is the reward. We ate at the oyster bar and enjoyed watching the shuckers. College age (non seafood eating) daughter, my (less culinary adventurous) BF and myself (food adventurer). We were told this was the go-to spot by friends who had been... More 

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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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