End of summer tradition, lobster roll (the BEST around) from Red's Eats in Wiscasset, ME
By - SugarPlumFarie
Where’s the roll? Lol, looks amazing
That’s a crap ton of lobster. May I ask how much they are asking for that?
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.
I too would like to know!
I’d pay $20-25 easily.
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.
Red's was one of the highlights of our trip to Maine. Also some cool little shops on the same block
Out of curiosity, how much was that lobster roll?
>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.
Maaaannn fuck Red’s Eats, so many better, cheaper, more beautiful places to get a lobster roll in that area.
Care to share some specifics? Headed to Maine soonish
Five Islands, Spragues (across the street from Red’s), Bite into Maine, many others.
Portland lobster company in Portland
The Pemaquid lobster co-op was always my family’s favorite, BYOB, beautiful views
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.
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.
Damn would you like a roll with some lobster?
that is way more lobster than you get in virginia. $20+ and you may get less than half of that.
Almost 2 lobsters worth of meat in each roll. But it's also $34 this season.
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.
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.
Expect a wait. But it’s worth it.
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.
Wow, that looks fantastic