Friday, September 18, 2009
Red's Eats-The Best Lobster Roll in Maine...
Last weekend hubby and I took a nice early Fall drive to the coast. Now of course, the main purpose was to check out a truck he saw in Uncle Henry's but I had another thing on my mind.
I wanted seafood, fresh from the ocean and yummy as well. I had heard about Red's Eats from several tourists and also from my co-workers, who happened to visit it when they were down at our new office. This place is KNOWN for its lobster rolls, which have heaping portions of lobster and are served with butter or mayo...or both if you want. Of course it is only open May-September, so we knew we'd better head there quickly if we wanted to try it out. Hubby actually had been by there several times during the day and early evening and wondered what the long line and traffic jammed up through downtown Wiscasset was-not knowing it was because of Red's!
On a good day, you might have to wait 45 minutes to an hour in line. Now that was WAY more than I was willing to wait, but we went on a drizzly day and I still ended up waiting about a half hour. Jose ordered the lobster roll, there are NO photos because by the time I opened my purse to get the camera he had already devoured half of it and it wasn't pretty. He was worse than a kid with the mayo smeared all over his face as he enjoyed his lobster roll, which was heaping over with big chunks of lobster meat. He was a little disappointed because the roll was small hotdog sized and stuff kept falling out, and it wasn't toasted but served cold-but other than those drawbacks he proclaimed it was the best lobster roll he had ever eaten.
Deja had chicken nuggets and loved them, but then of course she would anyways :) I ordered the clam cakes, thinking they were the RI style ones, nice and puffy and fresh. These were flat, like a hamburger and not very tasty to tell the truth. Kind of like processed seafood that anyone could buy at the store and deep fry. Next time, I am ordering the fresh whole clams in batter and enjoying them. The homemade cole slaw was yummy though, and the onion rings, fries and fried zucchini were pretty good too.
If you are ever heading along the Maine coastal Route 1 and passing by Wiscasset, save room for a lobster roll. They are a little pricey, like $16-17 or so but the yummy taste and the generous portion you get are worth it. Our meal was just a little over $40 not including drinks (which we already had purchased separately elsewhere)but I definitely recommend Red's if you love lobster!