The home of the quintessential New England lobster roll is this little roadside shack in Wiscasset, Maine. Red’s Eats is immediately to the left as you approach the Sheepscott River going north on US Route 1.
You will be able to notice it because there will invariably be a long line snaking around the small shack rain or shine. Leave yourself some time because you expect an hour or more wait at pretty much any time of the day. You will get the chance to meet a lot of two footed and four footed friends as you stand in line.
So is it worth the wait? The answer is most definitely yes. The lobster roll is literally piled up with ultra fresh lobster meat. As they say they do not measure the lobster meat they pile it. You can get butter or mayonnaise on the side so you can enjoy the lobster on its own. The best thing to do is eat the lobster with a fork until you can get down to the bun.
Other food at the shack is also great try the fish and chips or steak sandwich.
This is a place all the famous foodies find their way to:
It is well worth the extra time on your trip to Acadia or Northern Maine.