Eventide Oyster Co.
Bustling spot for seafood & drinks
Oyster Bar · $$$
Famed for its lobster roll on an Asian-style steamed bun, this small, spirited Old Port seafood destination also offers crudos, ceviche and sophisticated twists on New England classics, plus a raw bar with local oysters. It's ultra-popular and doesn't take reservations, but house cocktails, beer and wine help ease the wait for a spot at the bar, communal tables or teeny sidewalk perches.
hours Open Today · 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
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, United States phone +1 207-774-8538 website www.eventideoysterco.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Business dining
Great cocktails
People watching
Quick bites
Special occasions
Zagat Mentions of Eventide Oyster Co.
Google Reviews
I would indicate 4 and 1/2 stars if I could! The food is delicious, they are famous for their Brown Butter Lobster Roll, but it's the Crab Roll that we we're the most impressed by. The seasoning was balanced and fresh, and the buns have the perfect texture. We also had the Fried Hake, which was just as perfect. We went twice in the week, and we regret not going a third time! It's a bit difficult to get a place, and the service is very hurried, but it is definitely worth waiting for.
Sarah Bédard · January 5, 2018
Great food and even better music. Make sure to call ahead for reservations on weekends. The oysters, lobster roll and clam chowder are some of the best we’ve ever had. They are owned by the same people that own The Honeypaw, next door. If you go to one, they can escort you through the kitchen to the other. The staff, environment and great food give this place a five huge star rating.
Go Find Snow · January 30, 2018
The oysters are, as you’d expect, amazing. Everything else is fine, but overpriced. Go there for oysters and a drink while you’re in town, but do dinner someplace else. There’s better food to be had in Portland that doesn’t call for a two-hour wait and a second mortgage. Also, considering what you’ll pay and how long you’ll wait, the much-vaunted brown butter lobster roll was only decent THERE I SAID IT.
Dan Palheiredo · January 17, 2018