The Ultimate Travel Guide to Portland, Maine

Eventide Oyster Co.

It's likely you'll have to wait for a table—or, even better, a seat at the concrete oyster bar—at Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley's hugely popular seafood spot. No worries, though: just use the down time to slurp back a couple of oyster shooters, dig into the nicely curated list of local and international beers, and mull over your order. Thankfully, it's very hard to make the wrong choice at Eventide, where the lobster roll—a sweet steamed bun stuffed with lobster meat that's been tossed in brown butter, lemon juice and salt—the tangy crudos, and the local oysters (accompanied by creative alternatives to mignonette, including Tabasco ice and kimchi ice) are all top-notch. And should you find yourself eating at Eventide more than once on your trip to Portland—well, you certainly wouldn't be the first to do so.

Arielle Walrath

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