Portland >Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
Great Place with history - ode to oyster pioneers. Batter on oysters is perfection, they know the perfect temperature for deep frying. The service is excellent and very attentive.
The service is very friendly and helpful. They will let you wander and view all the beautiful plates and pictures on the walls. Food was served hot, or cold as in the oysters. I am going back very soon.
Great service & great food. Had the Admiral's Platter (big enough for two of us to share) and also shared a large, steaming bowl of fresh clam chowder. I now understand why they say this is the best chowder in Portland! Our server was attentive and friendly. The host who sat us outside have us the rundown on the specials before our server even got to us, so extra points for punctuality
We love raw oysters so getting a chance to eat in-season, locally grown/harvested oysters is a real treat. Our party of 3 shared a dozen- 3 of four different kinds and they were absolutely great. It was truly wonderful to be able to sample and compare the different species.We also got the clam chowder and fresh halibut and these were good too! The wait help is friendly and knowledgeable. The ambiance is nautical funky- lots of knotty pine, plates on the wall, family history of the restaurant
Whether it has been for happy hour, a late breakfast, or dinner, the food has always been exceptional. I used to go there quite a bit with my friend and have Makers Mark manhattans. The (female) always remembered how we liked them and has a great sense of humor. Hope that she s still there! Be back soon!
We of course had the raw oysters on the half shell, and they were excellent. As was the rest of our meal. The atmosphere is out of the 50's, and was fun. Excellent service.
Did you know Ankeny St. is closed to traffic and the all the restaurants down there have tables outside? Me either! We had an enjoyable lunch today people watching and eating some tasty oysters and chowder. Great service too. For dessert we went to VooDoo Donuts across the street. Keep Portland Weird!
WOW!!! This place was absolutely
AMAZING. It was like going back in time. All the historic stuff on the walls that they have collected over the years is so much fun to look at. Old newspaper clippings, pics of old stars, and nautical galore.The historical value alone, was worth the visit. Our favoite part was the old cictern (shanghi tunnel??) that you can view through a window in the floor of the bar.
Then there was the food. So good!! I had the oyster sliders, my husband had the cesar salad and our friend had the cioppino. All three were very tasty and seasoned to perfection. The waitress was knowledgeable and super friendly with advice on pairing wine with our food. We will definitely be going back again soon. This is a great place to bring out of town guests because it's so kitchy!! Loved it!!!
SAD, SLOW, DREADFUL SERVICE AND AVERAGE FOOD. The worst service ever. Food is average at best. Service is mistake laden and slow. Entrees served cold. Restaurant seems to be living from its history and implied reputation. Long John Silver is a better value for sea food. Save your money.
The Oysters were great, but that's about it..
I joined my family to try out Dan & Louis Oyster Bar. First, it's a really cool place with tons of historical photos and articles on the walls. The inside looks like the inside of an old wooden ship. That was cool.
We ordered a dozen oysters and they were great. That's pretty much where the good food stopped. The fried food was tasteless and a bit under done. The clam chowder was nothing special at all. I had the "Captains platter" a mix of fried seafood and it just wasn't that good... at all. Charging $20-ish a plate is ridiculous.
The staff was nice enough, but couldn't tell me the difference between the oysters they offered, nor was there a list at the tables to browse and decide for ourselves.
My recommendation, especially for visitors, is to go and have a glass of wine, eat some oysters and check out the history on the walls and then go elsewhere for dinner. There is much, much better seafood in Portland.
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