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Eventide Oyster Company

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86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4232
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nashville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

with some many other places by the harborside, I was shocked when loads of people recommended this place. the service was terrible. the lobster roll was small and expensive and the decor was just plain minimal. the hostess had an attitude and seated friends who arrived later before me

Thank WayneHalper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

very tasty, fresh and interesting lobster roll on a soft dough long roll with a wonderful flavor; excellent oysters - great variety. Can be very busy with long waits so try again if at first the wait is too long

Thank Arthur B
New York City, New York
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here on several recommendations and glad we did. The oysters were fresh and like eating a pristine ocean; the peekytoe crab sandwich and lobster rolls were divine and the fried brussels sprouts side dish was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Loved this joint - kudos to the chef and staff.

Thank Dave N
Pennington, New Jersey
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite spot to eat in Portland. This little restaurant is hip and has a great atmosphere. There is an amazing assortment of craft beer and local oysters. Everything on the menus is delicious. We had an assortment of oysters and raw fish. I also had the hake sandwich which was the best fish sandwich I've ever had.... More 

Toronto, ON
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Best Lobster roll in New England as far as I can tell. And from what the waitress told us it's what they are known for. As mentioned in previous reviews the place is small, can be loud but the service is great and overall a great experience. We didn't have to wait to be seated and ordered the Eventide Brown... More 

Thank ssulaman
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The restaurant is very small & very busy. The Lobster Rolls are amazing. I would have to say they were the best I ever tasted. The only complaint I would have it was very noisy & crowded that it was hard to just sit, relax & enjoy our lunch.... More 

Thank RRanella
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Yesterday I had a buttery lobster roll which was absolutely wonderful tasting though smaller than I would have liked. Possibly the best tasting, though smallest lobster roll I've had. If your last name rhymes with Mump, order 2 or 3. The seafood chowder in a Miso broth was pretty tasty as well. I appreciate the interesting take on seafood and... More 

Thank ezyano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, I read about this place online prior to my visit to Portland and decided that this was the place to have my first raw oyster. The waiter helped me pick out 3 flavors and it was such a great experience. I suggest that you go while they aren't very busy because the space was quite small.

Thank Catherine B
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171 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard nothing but great things about Eventide, so I decided to try it while visiting Portland. The hostess was wonderful and very helpful. The oysters were some of the best I've had, and they are fairly priced. The lobster and crab rolls were the best I have ever tasted. Also, the cauliflower was amazing! The place is tiny,... More 

Thank LazyProjector
McLean, Virginia
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331 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eventide gets great reviews because it's really good at the basics: the freshest seafood, fresh local beer, great service. I sat next to a couple of guys from a local brewery and they said Eventide sells more of its beer than any other restaurant, by far! I can understand why. I had a great time and a great meal. Everyone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?