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Red's Eats

Main St. & Water St., Wiscasset, ME - (207) 882-6128
Many people believe that here is the best lobster roll anywhere: Heaps of meat from at least one whole one-pound lobster is extracted in great hunks and piled into a toasted split-top bun that is accompanied by a cup of drawn butter or, if you wish, mayonnaise to garnish it. It is lobster-eater's nirvana.
81% Approval Rating (65 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Red's is a real lobster shack, a building about the size of a small house trailer with a single window where you both place your order and then get it when it's ready. Opened in Boothbay in 1938, it moved to the north end of Wiscasset in 1954, and it has since become a ..."   [Read More]
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Tammie Petty
August 10, 2011
"My husband and I (and now two children) have been coming to Maine for 18 years. For many years we would drive past this little shack on the side of the road and wonder who would eat there. We noticed when we passed at certain times of the day, the line was fairly ..."   [Read More]
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Robert Beale
December 27, 2007
"I worked in Damariscotta, ME in June and ate at Red's three times. Walking by just as they were closing one evening, I was repeatedly asked if I wanted something; Red's was shut and the owners were about to leave. They insisted and prepared an inexpensive large ..."   [Read More]
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Karen
September 06, 2013
"I travel by wheelchair and when my husband and I saw the long line we almost turned around. But, having heard what wonderful food was served, we decided to park and get in line. It was a hot day and others in line said it looked to be about a 45 minute wait. A few ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

Main St. & Water St., Wiscasset, ME
(207) 882-6128

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Red's boasts that each lobster roll contains all the meat from a one-pound lobster, and then some. Rolls are served with melted butter (or mayo) on the side for you to drizzle on as desired.
"Red's boasts that each lobster roll contains all the meat from a one-pound lobster, and then some. Rolls are served with melted butter (or mayo) on the side for you to drizzle on as desired."
Michael Stern





Lobster doesn't come any tastier than what they serve at Red's Eats.  Somewhere underneath all the meat is a perfectly toasted bun.
"Lobster doesn't come any tastier than what they serve at Red's Eats. Somewhere underneath all the meat is a perfectly toasted bun."
Cliff Strutz


All the way from Florida to taste these!
"All the way from Florida to taste these!"
leilani pare


Debbie or 'Redette' is so friendly as she serves up the hot butter for the lobster roll.
"Debbie or 'Redette' is so friendly as she serves up the hot butter for the lobster roll."
Myra R



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leilani pare


The lobster roll is delicious and worth waiting in line to eat.  Expect a 30 minutes to two-hour wait in line.
"The lobster roll is delicious and worth waiting in line to eat. Expect a 30 minutes to two-hour wait in line."
Myra R


Amazingly, no matter how long the line waiting to place orders up front, there always seem to be available seats at the picnic tables in back.
"Amazingly, no matter how long the line waiting to place orders up front, there always seem to be available seats at the picnic tables in back."
Michael Stern


You will easily spend as much for a meal at this ultra-casual roadside stand as you would in a nice restaurant; but no
"You will easily spend as much for a meal at this ultra-casual roadside stand as you would in a nice restaurant; but no "nice" restaurant we know has a lobster roll as good as Red's."
Michael Stern


Here I am in the middle of landlocked Nebraska, 2000 miles from Wiscasset, wishing I could order a lobster roll from Red's.  Charles Kuralt once did a program on Red's back when he had his
"Here I am in the middle of landlocked Nebraska, 2000 miles from Wiscasset, wishing I could order a lobster roll from Red's. Charles Kuralt once did a program on Red's back when he had his "On the Road" TV show."
Rich Froid



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