Where to Find the Best Seafood in Portland, Maine


Though they had modest expectations for their “little local spot” when they opened Eventide in 2012, chef-owners Mike Wiley and Andrew Taylor, along with co-owner and GM Arlin Smith, had an almost-instant hit on their hands. Business has been booming, and accolades have included James Beard Award nominations three years running — but most impressive may be the fact that in 2017, Eventide will export its sophisticated take on seafood-shack cooking to a Boston location. The showstopper at its Portland home base is the old-fashioned raw bar, packed with pristine oysters on the half shell (many pulled from Maine waters) and presented on a massive slab of Maine granite; however, we recommend leaving room for Eventide’s famous brown butter lobster roll, served on a house-made steamed bun.

Arielle Walrath

Test bio looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.