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End of summer tradition, lobster roll (the BEST around) from Red's Eats in Wiscasset, ME

End of summer tradition, lobster roll (the BEST around) from Red's Eats in Wiscasset, ME

cbk04

Where’s the roll? Lol, looks amazing


Purplemaxipad

That’s a crap ton of lobster. May I ask how much they are asking for that?


barba_crescit

I live in Wiscasset, prices at Red’s this summer have been $32-35 per roll when I’ve checked. Lobster joints I prefer give you 10% less lobster but charge $10 less, and do not require you wait in line for an hour, as is the case with Red’s due to its baffling popularity.


echo_echo_123

I too would like to know!


Purplemaxipad

I’d pay $20-25 easily.


SugarPlumFarie

This weekend, $34. But lobster prices are up this season. They used to be bout $11 when I was a kid & the most I've ever paid for one here was $46. Worth every darn penny imo. About 2 lobsters worth in every roll.


Davex83

$31-$33


Krispaywaffles

Red's was one of the highlights of our trip to Maine. Also some cool little shops on the same block


PanDariusKairos

Lobstah roh!


azndragon0420

Out of curiosity, how much was that lobster roll?


SugarPlumFarie

>This weekend, $34. But lobster prices are up this season. > >They used to be bout $11 when I was a kid & the most I've ever paid for one here was $46. Worth every darn penny imo. About 2 lobsters worth in every roll.


danishseawench

Maaaannn fuck Red’s Eats, so many better, cheaper, more beautiful places to get a lobster roll in that area.


alexopposite

Care to share some specifics? Headed to Maine soonish


barba_crescit

Five Islands, Spragues (across the street from Red’s), Bite into Maine, many others.


siriusly_guys

Portland lobster company in Portland


danishseawench

The Pemaquid lobster co-op was always my family’s favorite, BYOB, beautiful views


danishseawench

It depends on where in maine you’re headed, you’ll be able to find good ones anywhere along the coast but a good rule of thumb for the smaller towns is the more low-key the better. Anything with wharf or co-op in the name is probably going to slap. Reds Eats got written up in The NY Times or something in the 80s or 90s and since then it’s the go to tourist trap with insane lines when there’s a better place literally across the street.


SugarPlumFarie

Not the best imo, but Taste of Maine has the "biggest lobster roll in the world." It's an interesting place with creepy dolls all over, kitschy decorations, a giant lobster on the roof, & a giant Osprey nest on prem that you can view on a telly in the restaurant. I still highly rec Red's Eats, tho it's not for everyone. I've been going up there for over 30 years & tried just about every lobster shack between Freeport & Boothbay & still think Red's do them best. I know it seems over hyped & has been on multiple Food Network & Travel Channel shows for 2 decades, but, including my daughter, we have 4 generations who have been eating here now & still love it.


pokegirl395

Damn would you like a roll with some lobster?


ackoo123ads

that is way more lobster than you get in virginia. $20+ and you may get less than half of that.


SugarPlumFarie

Almost 2 lobsters worth of meat in each roll. But it's also $34 this season.


casewood123

The Tuckaway in Raymond New Hampshire has buy one, get one free every Monday and Tuesday. 1/4 lb or 1/2 lb of cooked meat. The 1/2 pounder is 32 bucks.


SugarPlumFarie

Oh, thanks for the head's up. That's only about a half hour away from me. Usually when I want one local I head out to Portsmouth/Rye or hit up one of the Johnson's. I keep hearing about Tuckaways & reading about them in the Hippo so now I will have an extra excuse to try them.


casewood123

Expect a wait. But it’s worth it.


FloydetteSix

It’s an entire lobster in their rolls. Some places cheat ya on that. Anyway, I love Reds! Worth the stop if you’re in town.


coffeymp

Wow, that looks fantastic