Eventide Oyster Co.

Row 1

86 Middle St (btwn Franklin and Hampshire)
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-8538
$ $ $
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • The lobster roll with brown butter vinaigrette is the best thing I have ever eaten. Ever.
  • Please please get the lobster roll with brown butter vinaigrette. They steam the buns, so it's like a pork bun and a lobster had a baby. It's on the preemie side, so order biscuits, too.
  • Brown Butter Vinaigrette Lobster Rolls...All Day!!!!!!
  • Awesome new dishes and cool atmosphere. Highly recommend the lobster roll and local Maine oysters.
  • Eventide's Chinese-style steamed bun, filled with crispy fried oysters, tomato, and tart pickled daikon, red onion, and jalapeo, is a standout.
  • Eventide is an awesome restaurant in Portland that often has a ridiculous wait for good reason. If you get in at 5 or even just before 6, you may be able to get a table in less than 3 hours.
  • Best food in Maine. Best lobster roll (seriously). Best chicken roll (cray good). Best scene (straight outta BK)
  • Two words: oyster bun. It's out of this world, with the slightly salty fried oyster balanced out by the tangy pickled onions, spicy jalapeos and mayo. Don't share - just get your own.
  • Clearly the best lobster rolls I've ever had..love the brown butter vinaigrette.
  • Make sure to try the fried oyster bun! It's one of the best snacks in Portland!
  • This place left me speechless. After all these tips, you'd think that their take on the lobster roll is just a hype... nope! DELICIOUS. Grab 1... or 3 ;) Also be sure to try the oysters & biscuits!
  • Oysters are obviously a must, but so is the lobster roll with brown butter vinaigrette. So simple, yet perfect! The fried mussels were playful and tasty, and the Main scallops were clean and bright.
  • Eventide's oyster "ices" (served on the side to avoid watery oysters) come in off-the-beaten-track yet insanely delicious flavors like horseradish, Tabasco, and pickled red pepper.
  • Walk past the oysters and check out the William S. Burroughs picture on the wall. After all, life is short.
  • On a trip to escape Brooklyn I ended up at Eventide, which is as hip as Maine gets. But I have no regrets: there's good food and fun cocktails. A great double date spot!
  • Offering a modern and fresh take on seafood, Eventide also boasts the best selection of oysters in Portland. Indulge in a delicious selection of Maine's finest as well as tasty bivalves "from away."
  • Dirty dirty martini with gin, olive brine, oyster brine, and hot sauce. FTW
  • Great little spot. Some of the best oysters I've eaten - try them with the red onion ice. Also the mini lobster, oyster, and fried chicken rolls are absurdly good.
  • one of the best new oyster spots in Portland. the fried oyster bun is ungodly and the lobster benny is delicious as well. among oysters, my faves are the North Haven + Johns River.
  • The cool blue raw bar was an instant success, making its mark with a granite trough of pristine oysters, and a menu ranging from crudo and charcuterie to baked beans and biscuits [Eater 18 Member]