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Eventide Oyster Company

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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
207-774-8538
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lobster roll is to die for the oyster roll is also awesome. This place is a must on your trip to Portland. We hit it up each year. You can't go wrong here! Show up right at 11 (a little before) to avoid the line and get right in. Also the chips with dip are soooo tasty!

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Thank Mcola823
Colchester, Vermont
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious. Creative. Fresh. Three of us shared everything, starting with lobster rolls, a dozen oysters with horseradish and mignonette, followed by a tuna crudo, a lovely halibut ceviche, and a perfect on a plate snapper crudo with a beautiful sweet corn and citrus finish. A crab roll thrown in for good measure, and some delicious Picpoul and Muscadet, and you... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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664 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Peekytoe crab roll was my favorite - so sweet and delicious. The browned butter lobster roll was also very good but rich. The only thing we didn't like were the fried oysters. There was way too much breading. so much so that you didn't know you were eating oysters by the taste.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Only reason I came here is because I had a $100 gift certificate. I got a local heffeweizen which was way too sweet and wasn't very good. We ordered the ceviche, toro, lobster roll and a dozen oysters and left hungry. The portions are tiny. The ceviche was so bland and had absolutely no flavor no citrusy sour delicious flavor,... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't realize how fortunate we were to arrive 10 minutes before opening on Saturday, until we tried to return the following Saturday an hour later. The restaurant is fun with lots of personalities. We enjoyed the shuckers and bar staff. The oysters and lobster rolls were delicious. The menu has originality and we loved it.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As the name suggests, you go here for the oysters. The oysters are beautifully presented, fresh, and free of grit. The buttermilk fried chicken and the blueberry pie, on the other hand, were not good. The fried chicken was heavy on the breading and light on the meat and over-fried too. The pie did not do justice to those blueberries... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First you will have to wait for a table - but it is worth it! Lunch is not as long a wait as dinner. Oysters are their speciality but try the lobster stew. Much better than a lobster roll anywhere in Maine! The Scallop crudo was probably the best composed dish of anything I have tried in the last year!... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Funky and great seafood, especially oysters, lobster and seafood curry stews and greens, which were all excellent .

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderfully fresh selection of local oysters and other fish dishes; will have to wait for a table, but worth it.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish we could have eaten here. We were told this was an excellent restaurant. Too many people and we couldn't get in. We were told to try to go early to get a table

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-774-8538
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?