Think iconic waterfront eatery with fresh oysters and chowders. Think crowds of all shapes and sizes from all walks of life. Think quintessential Maine experience. Those thoughts pretty much sum up J’s Oyster. This incredibly popular hot spot serves up fresh seafood year-round in a space that’s as boisterous as it is quaint. The Bloody Marys are legendary as is the down-home service. While you may have to wait a bit for a table or a spot at the bar (J’s doesn’t take reservations), it is most definitely worth it.
Address5 Portland Pier
- (207) 772-4828
According to Portia Clark of Portia’s Barn in Portland.
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