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Sprague's Lobster

22 Main Street, Wiscasset, ME
(207) 882-1236
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Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Wiscasset
Cuisines: Seafood
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78% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I preface this review with the following experience. While taking a picture of the long line at Red's Eats at around 2PM on a weekday, a local gentleman asked me "Would you wait an hour for a hamburger at home?". With that, we entered the line and waited about 5 minutes, then took the man's advice and headed across the... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a roadside shack on a large deck between the river and the railroad tracks (http://www.maineeasternrailroad.com), also across the street from Red's and takes cash only (and checks? why?). There is an ATM RIGHT in front of Red's, so I had to run up the street a 1/2 block to get cash. (Tip to owner of Sprague's, don't make... More

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New Orleans
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Same overstuffed lobster rolls as Reds but no long lines. There are tables with umbrellas where you can sit with a nice view of the water and enjoy boiled lobsters or lobster rolls. There are also a few shops near the place selling things made in Maine. Parking is available and it's a nice place to have lunch.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

BOTH PLACES TAKE ONLY CASH AND THE CLOSEST CASH MACHINE WAS OUT OF SERVICE- don't take any chances! Estimate $16-18 per lobster rolls plus drinks and sides for either and stop on your way up or home depending which direction you are moving! Neither Red's nor Sprague's is what I would consider a 'restaurant' They are both take away joints... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

If you're looking for lobster in the rough in Wiscasett, Maine you can't get it at Red's Eats. Red's has a long line and famous lobster rolls but Sprague's across the street has boiled lobster like its meant to be - cooked in salt water, served with drawn butter, a view and you can BYOB which was nice. The lobster... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I ate at Sprague's this past weekend. A few days earlier we had eaten at Red's Eats (across the street, really long line), and we wanted to compare. I ordered a pound of steamers and corn and my husband ordered a lobster roll and cheese fries. The lobster roll at Sprague's is slightly more expensive than Red's... More

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Wiscasset, Maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just as good as it's famous counterpart across the street, but less expensive The fried clams are better than Red's, with crab and other menu items, and ice cream. Picnic benches available for seating on the dock next to the Sheeoscot River. Well worth the fresh food and good price!

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Myrtle Beach, SC
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great Lobster Roll! Lot of bang for the buck. We sat at picnic table and enjoyed the day. Took 15 minutes or so to get the food but worth the wait. Cool joint.

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Bremen, Georgia, USA
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This sprawling eating options spreads out across a plank 'deck' right across the street from the infamous Red's, whose line was snaking back along Rt 1. We thought this would be an easier alternative - and it was, but I think we waited just as long or longer for pretty minimal lunch orders of one lobster roll, one grilled cheese--and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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138 reviews 138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great lobster roll, fresh and pure tasting, with almost no mayo or other gastronomical "clutter" . Crab cakes were surprisingly good - hearty yet thin crust, moist inside (I'm getting hungry just writing about them). Quick service, nice outdoor setting.

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